Enjoy modern living comfort high above the magnificent boulevard Unter den Linden in unique accommodations designed by Professor Mäckler in the 1990s. From spacious balconies, let your gaze wander from the Reichstag building over the Brandenburg Gate to the Berlin Cathedral and Alexanderplatz. Surrounded by art, culture, politics and business, Lindencorso offers the most beautiful form of relaxed, independent living in the capital city.
The Gendarmenmarkt, two opera houses, Museum Island and the Humboldt Forum are only a stone’s throw away. Numerous restaurants, cafés, bars and, last but not least, the famous Galeries Lafayette department store cater to urban well-being. There is also the convenience of getting everyday things done around the clock just around the corner on Friedrichstraße.
the Viennese Mathias Bauer opened Café Bauer on the corner of Unter den Linden and Friedrichstraße. As one of the first Viennese coffee houses, it was one of the most modern buildings in the centre of Berlin. In addition to a large room on the ground floor, the café also featured a billiard room and, most notably, a separate ladies’ room. The luxurious furnishings also included numerous murals, including the six-part cycle “The Roman Life” by Anton von Werner framed by stuccoes by the Berlin sculptor Otto Lessing, “Roman Landscapes” by Christian Wilberg and his students, and other paintings by Albert Hertel. From the very beginning, the coffee house’s service was legendary: 800 daily newspapers from all over Europe were available for guests to read.
Café Bauer was the first café to offer its guests electric light: a genuine advance over the usual murky gas or candlelight. The necessary electricity was supplied by a small power station in the building’s basement.
Mathias Bauer’s heirs sold the building to the later Kempinski AG. Until its destruction in World War II, the café was one of Berlin’s most popular venues.
The first plans to reconstruct the destroyed street corner of Friedrichstraße and Unter den Linden date back to 1961. Originally, the East Berlin Magistrate wanted to convert Friedrichstraße into a 60-metre-wide pedestrian zone. An architectural collective led by Werner Strassenmeier then designed a five-storey restaurant and office complex with terraces in the pedestrian area in front of it.
the HO restaurant Lindencorso opened after two years of construction. Featuring a dance bar, a night bar and a concert café, Lindencorso quickly developed into one of the most popular attractions of the former capital of East Germany.
the old HO restaurant was demolished. The reconstruction of the historic streetscape at the intersection of Friedrichstraße and Unter den Linden began under the aegis of the former Senate Building Director Hans Stimmann.
A new building was constructed according to designs by Professor Christoph Mäckler between 1994 and 1997. Its facade was one of very few in Germany to be made of natural stone using traditional methods. Elmkalkstein (limestone from the Elm) was used as a material.
the district around Gendarmenmarkt, Friedrichstraße, Unter den Linden and Pariser Platz has once again become the international centre of the capital city. And the new Lindencorso building is one of the prime addresses in Berlin’s business centre.
Café Bauer opening
Modern furnishings with all the amenities, large, luminous glass facades, modern fitted kitchens, a balcony with awnings and a unique view over Berlin, 24-hour guard protection and underground parking spaces are standard features. Moreover, each apartment is individually designed and furnished.
|Apt. 4||Approx. 160 m²||Unter den Linden|
|Apt. 7||Approx. 140 m²||Unter den Linden|