Telefunken Hochhaus building Berlin

Telefunken Hochhaus building Berlin

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The Telefunken Hochhaus at Ernst-Reuter-Platz in Berlin Charlottenburg. The highrise building has 22 floors and with its 80 meters it once was the highest building of Berlin, until the Europa-Center was built in 1965. The building was built as the headquarters of the company Telefunken. When Telefunken and AEG become one company in 1975, the building was acquired by the city of Berlin.

For the past decades most of the building was used by the Technical University TU Berlin.

Kastanienallee Ecke Schönhauser in the Mist

Kastanienallee Ecke Schönhauser in the Mist

Early morning misty glory – view down Kastienallee towards the street corner of Schönhauser Allee a.k.a. Ecke Schönhauser. The neighborhood still seems to be asleep – only a tram waiting at the tram stop and a bicycle rider passing by. Lights reflecting on the wet street.  In the background you see the iconic overpass of subway line U1 near Eberswalder station in the mist.

I like it a lot when it’s like this – a bit cold, a bit misty, a bit grey, a bit dark – during the winter time Berlin can look like this for weeks or even months.