At first sight the industrial area „Herzberge“ in Lichtenberg seems to be rough, dusty, ruined and desolate. Even though It is only twenty minutes away from the city center, you will feel a little bit as if you have gone astray. Between recycling yard, scrap and car dealers are today small niches, where you can find galleries and artist´s studios. Previously the area was a large industrial area, with a variety of state-owned enterprises of the former GDR. Today these abandoned factories and buildings get new usage concepts by artists, designers and musicians. But you can still find hints to the past history at nearly each of the places. Because many things are still improvised and imperfect it is a perfect contrast to the crowded places of the city.

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