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Address: Alexanderplatz 9, 10178 Berlin, Germany

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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.

Reviewed 27 June 2016
Budapest, Hungary
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Budapest, Hungary
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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.

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Santa Rosa de Copan, Honduras
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Reviewed 19 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.

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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 in many other pieces of Socialist art, it shows the whole people involved in progress.... More 

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Leicestershire, United Kingdom
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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.

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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) by Walter Womacka, it shows typical scenes of how life was like in the GDR... More 

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Reviewed 14 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 architecturally awful Alexanderplatz---but it's worth it just to take a while to look at 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 way to an international crowd pursuing fashionable designer clothes, the newest food trends and frequenting the many craft shops. Graphic designers have taken up residence in what used to be backyard barns and stables. There are still vestiges of the old days, however. The occasional housing complex is a reminder of the neighbourhood’s past. And if you look carefully, an old 1920s ball house nestled amongst the art galleries and exhibitions of Auguststrasse can still teach you how to dance the old fashioned way.
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