Embassies are among Berlin’s modern architectural highlights, as the city suddenly found itself the capital of a reunified Germany after the fall of the Wall. The Nordic Embassies complex – comprising the embassies of Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden in one connected structure, completed in 1999 – is particularly enticing. Its Felleshus (the common house open to the public, Danish for “house for all”) is enclosed in a broad copper band, 230 metres long and 15 metres broad, giving the complex a unified appearance from the outside. The Austrian-Finnish architects Berger and Parkkinen designed the concept as a whole and the Felleshus, while each individual embassy building was designed separately.

A definite must for architecture buffs, as well as for fans of Nordic cooking: the cantine, open to the public, is tasty, hearty and affordable, a good refueling stop on a long architecture tour.

Nordic Embassies
Rauchstraße 1, Tiergarten
Bus 100, 200 or 187 to stop "Nordische Botschaften"
Fesselhus open Mon-Fri 10-19:00, Sat-Sun 11-16:00
+49 (0) 30 - 50 50 0

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