Hackesche Höfe

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The Hackesche Höfe from Hackescher Markt
Plan of the complex

The Hackesche Höfe is a notable courtyard complex situated adjacent to the Hackescher Markt in the centre of Berlin. The complex consists of eight interconnected courtyards, accessed through a main arched entrance at number 40 Rosenthaler Straße.[1]

The complex was designed in the Jugendstil (or Art Nouveau) style by August Endel, and the first courtyard is adorned with a magnificent facade of polychrome glazed brick. The construction of this project, launched in 1906, follows a pattern of clear separation between residential areas, crafts, trade and culture, which distinguishes it from the courtyards of the 19th century.[1]

In 1909 Kurt Hiller and Jakob van Hoddis established Der Neue Club here[2] which hosted such events as the literary evenings they called the Neopathetisches Cabaret (Neo-pathetic Cabaret). These proved to be very popular, often attracting hundreds of spectators. There is a plaque commemorating van Hoddis as one of the victims of National Socialism at the Hackesche Höfe.



  1. ^ a b "Hackesche Höfe". Land Berlin. Retrieved 2011-05-05.
  2. ^ Berlin, Gedenktafeln in. "Gedenktafeln in Berlin - Gedenktafel Anzeige". www.gedenktafeln-in-berlin.de (in German). Retrieved 2 July 2018.

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Coordinates: 52°31′27″N 13°24′08″E / 52.52417°N 13.40222°E / 52.52417; 13.40222