An elongated streetline view of the middle section of Friedrichstrasse in Berlin. This is the east side of the street between Französische Straße (left) and Schützenstrasse (right). Friedrichstrasse is a major north-south roadway in Berlins central Mitte area. It is named after the Brandenburg Elector Friedrich III., who later became the first King of Prussia Friedrich I.
This streetview will eventually be prolonged with two more blocks to the left, based on existing material. More streetviews of other sections of Friedrichstrasse can be found in our archive, including an evening view of Quartier 206 + 207.
Friedrichstrasse is a major shopping and business street in the historical centre of Berlin. However, war destructions are the reason nothing much historical can be found today. The three blocks on the left are also called Friedrichstadt Passagen and are connected beneath ground. They had been planned in GDR times, but after the wall came down the existing building shells were torn down again and new projects by well known architects were realised. At the far left the Galeries Lafayette Berlin building (Quartier 207) had been planned by french architect Jean Nouvel. Next to it the Art & Fashion House (Quartier 206), with its extravagant lighting and in Art Déco inspired style, was built after plans of the Pei Cobb Freed & Partners office. The following Quartier 205, also called The Q, was planned by architect Oswald Mathias Ungers.