Markgrafenstraße / corner Gendarmenmarkt

The Flair of Friedrichstadt

The Metropolenhaus is located at the southern end of Markgrafenstraße that parallels Friedrichstraße from Gendarmenmarkt down to the Jewish Museum. The district Friedrichstadt is part of the historical center of Berlin called 'Mitte'. This site has enormous development potential since its former position as Berlin's vibrant centre has been restored after the fall of the wall. Its backbone Friedrichstraße is one of the most requested business areas and the most exclusive and prominent shopping boulevard in Berlin.

Close to the Metropolenhaus there are some of Berlin's most prominent cultural attractions that enjoy international attention such as the Martin-Gropius-Bau, the Jewish Museum, the Berlinische Galerie, Checkpoint Charlie and the Gendarmenmarkt with its famous concert hall built by Schinkel. Besides the district is well known for its density of galleries that represent modern and contemporary artists whose works are traded worldwide. A couple of years ago more than a dozen of galleries have gathered in Zimmer- and Kochstraße. In recent years well established galleries from West Germany have moved to Berlin and most of them chose the area around Checkpoint Charlie as the location of their capital branches. Further galleries have announced to open new spaces in Friedrichstadt this year so that the district will even extend its status as Berlin's top-ranking gallery quarter.