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Knorrpromenade – A bourgeois idyll

The Knorrpromenade is a narrow, short street – or better: a little esplanade – in the middle of the quarter Friedrichshain. After you’ve walked on the Boxhagener Platz and had some creamy cupcakes in your tummy you shouldn’t miss looking for this little idyllic place.

The houses were built in 1911-1913 to attract more wealthy people to this former worker’s area. Today it is the last example of a bourgeois housing complex in Friedrichshain. The now listed buildings are all individual because they were planned by different builders.

At the southern entry to the street you will find the leftovers of an old gate with ornaments. When I walk through this quiet, homely alley I always get the same feeling: I want to live here! In this place the world still seems fine. 

In spring 2011 an independent organization was founded to renovate the destroyed ornamental gates at the entries. On their website you’ll find many beautiful photos and more about the history of this small idyllic place.

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Knorrpromenade, Berlin

Opening Times

Daily

Price

Free

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Last Changed Date: 2016-05-19 11:45:13 +0200 (Thu, 19 May 2016)