Berlin is famous for its courtyards. Virtually every pre-war house in the city is built around a central courtyard. Some ... More
Berlin is famous for its courtyards. Virtually every pre-war house in the city is built around a central courtyard. Some buildings (particularly in the Eastern districts) have up to three or four. Many of these Hinterhöfe have been renovated in recent years and are now filled with bars and cafes, shops and galleries. A fine example is the Sophie-Gips-Höfe complex, situated in the historic quarter between Sophienstraße and Gipsstraße. The courtyard is full of gastronomic and cultural delights and is perfect for whiling away a few pleasant hours.
The Hackesche Höfe is a notable courtyard complex situated adjacent to the Hackescher Markt in the centre of Berlin. The
complex consists of eight interconnected courtyards, accessed through a main arched entrance at number 40 Rosenthaler Straße. The complex ...