The Day of Architecture

One of the strongest features of Berlin as a city is its architecture. Many of the stories of the city’s past can be told through its buildings and Berlin’s diverse blend of architectural styles really give the city its unique character. For the past 20 years, the ‘Tag der Architektur’ (Day of Architecture) has been held on the last weekend of June and that of course means its on this weekend! On Saturday June 27th and Sunday June 28th, this initiative from the Federal Architectural Association (B.A.K) gives the public the opportunity to learn more about Berlin’s buildings and urban design.

Am Lokdepot Image © Tag der Architektur programme

Am Lokdepot in Tempelhof Image © Tag der Architektur programme

Residential spaces such as private houses, rental apartments and complexes will be open as well as office buildings, schools, workshops for crafts and trades people and parks and gardens. Many of these are not normally open to the public so if you’ve ever stood outside a building you loved and wonder what’s inside – now is your chance to find out! It’s a great opportunity to explore some of your favourite buildings and learn more about their history and function. In addition, there will be guided tours and open doors of architecture firms around the city.

Jan Kleihues in one of his most familiar environments, his office next to the Spree.

Of course if you scroll through the program online you will see that in Charlottenburg, the Sofitel Ku’damm’s own lobby and restaurant are featured in the program, as well as the offices of the hotel’s architect, Kleihues and Kleuhues nearby in Helmholtzstrasse.

The Sofitel's Restaurant Le Faubourg

For full details about what’s on offer, you can read the program online (only in German) or download their App on Google Play or the Apple App Store.



Melinda Barlow is an Australian freelance writer and editor, based in Berlin since 2012. Melinda works with print and online media and has a natural curiosity that informs her work. She is passionate about travel and great content. She loves to write most about the world, its people and why we all do what we do.

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