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Impressive mosaic

Haus des Lehrers (German for House of the teacher) features an imposing mosaic frieze by Walter... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
At Alexanderplatz

This is a remain from the "socialist" art - a huge mosaic on the walls of the building, showing the... read more

Reviewed 27 June 2016
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Haus des Lehrers (German for House of the teacher) features an imposing mosaic frieze by Walter Womacka, consisting of about 800,000 coloured glass tiles, depicting life and work in the GDR. Located in Alexanderplatz in Berlin. The frieze is affectionately known as the abdominal bandage,...More

Thank MalcolmsGlasgow
Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

Excellent mural which was visible from our hotel room window. We wandered along and had a good look around, you can see all sides quite easily. The quality of the art is amazing and there's a deep nostalgic undertone to the work.

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Reviewed 27 June 2016

This is a remain from the "socialist" art - a huge mosaic on the walls of the building, showing the importance of learning. Just pass by.

Thank 545medva
Reviewed 20 June 2016

We got caught in a rain storm waiting in garage the street from this, and took pictures. did not know it was an attraction until now! I was more impressed with this artwork than the Eastside Gallery. If you are nearby have a look.

Thank pirdapir
Reviewed 11 May 2016

Just off Alexanderplatz, on the much-trafficked Otto-Braun Strasse, it is a typical building of the Communist Era, which shows here its best side: the building is in fact surrounded by a beautiful mosaic by Walter Womacka representing the importance of education and of teachers. As...More

Thank fabiopesa
Reviewed 18 March 2015

Worth keeping an eye out for one of the last remaining icons from the soviet era. Visible from the bus tour we took.

Thank Butters297
Reviewed 6 August 2014

Look out for this mural if you are on bus trip around Berlin. Wrapping itself around an ugly modernist skyscraper built in 1964, know as House of Teachers. At 125m long it is one of the largest murals in Europe. Entitled ‘Unser Leben’ (Our Life)...More

Thank Jolyon67
Reviewed 15 August 2013

When Germany was reunified, in the East there was a push to eliminate much of the visual images produced in East Germany in the 1950s-80s. This building is a survivor of that. It's a boxy, mini-skyscraper sitting in the noise and swirling traffic of the...More

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The centre of Berlin, Mitte is most famous for sights
like the Brandenburg Gate, Alexanderplatz, and Museum
Island. The central location makes this one of the
city's most expensive places to live. It is here the
oldest traces of the city can be found, and evidence
of some significant transformations, as well. The
gangsters that once ruled the impoverished streets
between Alexanderplatz and Hackescher Markt have given
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