Haus des Lehrers
Haus des Lehrers
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The area
Address
Neighborhood: Mitte (Borough)
How to get there
  • Alexanderplatz • 3 min walk
  • Klosterstraße • 6 min walk

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G2865LGianm
Kyogle, Australia10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
The highrise was built between 1962 and 1964 and designed by architect Hermann Henselmann. The mosaic "Our Life" was made during construction by Walter Womacka.
Written February 2, 2020
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Malcolms Glasgow
Cumbernauld, UK15 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2018 • Couples
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, surrounding a block of what are now offices, designed by Hermann Henselmann between 1962 and 1964.
Written September 15, 2018
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Alex P
Newcastle upon Tyne, UK25 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2017 • Couples
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.
Written August 9, 2017
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Kirk M
Edmonton, Canada1,936 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2012 • Solo
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 architecturally awful Alexanderplatz---but it's worth it just to take a while to look at the mural that wraps itself around the lower part of the building. Heroic workers in a Utopian Communist/Socialist setting! It seems so outdated now, The mural is so over the top that's it's really quite interesting as a political statement of a failed society.
Written August 14, 2013
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PrestonGuild
United Kingdom55,856 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2018 • Friends
The mural is artwork that celebrated teachers.

The building is East German architecture that takes on the US skyscrapers. Built in the 1960s, It looks a bit Brutalist to me.

In Alexanderplatz, you will come across this on the HOHO tour.
Written January 21, 2019
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545medva
Budapest, Hungary3,905 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2016 • Couples
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.
Written June 27, 2016
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pirdapir
Tuxtla Gutierrez, Mexico71 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2016 • Couples
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.
Written June 19, 2016
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fabiopesa
Rimini154 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2015 • Friends
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 in many other pieces of Socialist art, it shows the whole people involved in progress. I know that real Communism was not a paradise, but these ideals still appeal to me.
They still look naive and pure.
Go and see the mural if you are in Berlin.
Written May 11, 2016
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Butters297
Leicestershire, UK35 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2015 • Friends
Worth keeping an eye out for one of the last remaining icons from the soviet era. Visible from the bus tour we took.
Written March 18, 2015
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Jolyon67
Melbourne, Australia5,679 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2014 • Friends
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) by Walter Womacka, it shows typical scenes of how life was like in the GDR in the early 60's. Today the building houses lawyers and Nokia. Look out for it on the corner as you leave Karl Marx Allee and turn left into Alexamderplatz.
Written August 6, 2014
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