Conquering urban spaces
DomAquarée CityQuartier Berlin is embedded in an urban culture that blends development and tradition. In the heart of one of Europe’s most vibrant cities, it’s a marketplace and business location for meeting people and for communication, as well as a space to rest and relax. The focus is always firmly on people.
An excellent location for business and leisure in Berlin
DomAquarée is the ideal base from which to explore the historic heart of Berlin. Berlin Cathedral, the vibrant Hackescher Markt district and Alexanderplatz are just a few minutes’ walk away and the Unter den Linden boulevard is also nearby. Another advantage are the very good public transport links.
Access by public transport:
Suburban rail (S-Bahn): Hackescher Markt (S5/S7/S9/S75)
Bus: Spandauer Straße / Marienkirche (100/M48/200/248/TXL)
Underground (U-Bahn): Alexanderplatz (U2/U5/U8)
Tram: Spandauer Straße / Marienkirche (M4/M5/M6)
Architecture & history
DomAquarée’s architecture in the business center of Berlin blends seamlessly with the historic structures of the local district, thereby integrating the site into its surroundings. Its access pathways, alleys and public squares open up the whole ensemble to the outside world.
A building ensemble as a piece of architectural art
Each of the buildings comprising the four-part ensemble has its own distinctive character thanks to the different façade design, which features Spanish sandstone. The Heiligegeistgasse passage with its glass roof connects the busy Karl-Liebknecht-Strasse with the Hackescher Markt area to the south – a favourite tourist destination. The proximity to water defines the architectural design by Sergei Tchoban. The cafés, restaurants and shops along the river Spree look out onto the waterfront.
An eventful past – an exciting future
The former Palasthotel had just been demolished and DomAquarée was still at the development stage when the first cafés started to open up, still surrounded by building sites. The vision of regenerating the area as a prestigious business and leisure location in the heart of Berlin was established early on. The largest new cultural building project in Europe, the recreation of Berlin Palace, offers exciting prospects: restoring the Brandenburg Gate – Unter den Linden axis will transform central Berlin.
An eventful and exciting time
Alongside art and music, in recent years the CityQuartier has made headlines above all for its illuminations during the Berlin Festival of Light. Its tenth anniversary in 2014 was celebrated with a huge cake competition. All tenants and residents received a thank you gift.
DomAquarée ten years on – Mayor of Berlin, Klaus Wowereit, insisted on passing on his congratulations in person. Together with other guests, he sampled the artistic creations produced by trainee pastry chefs from well-known Berlin hotels as part of a celebratory competition.
Ten years of DomAquarée CityQuartier Berlin
Events, new ventures and premieres
2004 The hugely popular Floriale event
The flower show attracted 5,000 visitors to DomAquarée
2005 The conference lounge is officially opened
Launch of an innovative and highly successful business and conference service concept.
2006 Successful opening of the GDR Museum
Within only two months, it attracted 35,000 visitors from all corners of the globe.
2007 DomLounge, the new event location
The opening of an extraordinary location with a unique view of the city.
2008 Neptune’s Mirror Maze at SEA LIFE Berlin
Covering 100 square metres, cleverly arranged mirrors create baffling optical effects.
2009 Festival centre and light exhibition
DomAquarée is the official festival centre for the Festival of Light.
2010 Usedom Baltic Fashion
During Mercedes-Benz fashion week, nominees for the ninth BALTIC FASHION AWARD showed their collections.
2011 Amazon opens new customer service centre
Over 8,300 sqm office in Berlin let to Amazon for its new customer centre.
2012 Water festival with high diving show
Spectacular leaps from up to 25 metres high into a water tank only three metres deep.
2013 Live acts and reading day
Top bands every month and prominent Berlin children’s reading patrons at “Reading at DomAquarée”.
2014 Anniversary year
A summer of culture to mark ten years of DomAquarée
2015 Berlin glows
Imaginative light performances and light parades as part of the "Berlin leuchtet" festival of lights
2016 Installation of the pendant lights
Atmospheric lighting with warm white light in the evening to dynamic, colored settings for special occasions.
2017 Kick-off Oktoberfest
At the Oktoberfest on the Heiligegeistkirchplatz with the popular neighborhood festival, Union Investment traditionally celebrates the good cooperation.
2021 ALEXA meets DomAquarée - the laboratory for young creatives
Young, creative and sustainable innovations were promoted by the upcycling project of Union Investment and the shopping & leisure center ALEXA.
2022 DomAquarée today
Colorful, lively, likeable - just like the capital itself - the DomAquarée presents itself even after 20 years.
The open air gallery: Art in the neighbourhood
The open-air gallery at DomAquarée is a special highlight. Sculptures, installations and photography created by artists of international renown exclusively for this location offer an interesting take on contemporary art. The pieces serve as fun orientation aids through the site and give the CityQuartier a unique identity.
“Torwächter” by Stephan Balkenhol
Sculptor Stephan Balkenhol created three larger-than-life figures on wooden pillars in the Heiligegeistgasse entrance which act as “gatekeepers”.
“Changing Invisibility” fountains by Jeppe Hein
At the crossroads of the ensemble’s passages, Dane Jeppe Hein echoes the water motif of DomAquarée with his “Changing Invisibility” fountains.
“Pic-Nic Poker” by Massimo Vitali
The Italian photographer’s large-format photo of Paris’s Jardin du Luxembourg on the glass walls of the external elevator evokes DomAquarée as a place to see and be seen.
“Drei Mädchen und ein Knabe” by Wilfried Fitzenreiter
The sculpture once decorated the fountain in front of the former Palasthotel. In 2007, the four figures, three girls and a boy, were reinstated close to their original location and now look out over the Spree like mermaids at rest.
CityQuartier management: In good hands
DomAquarée Berlin is run by a team of CityQuartier management experts under the auspices of property management company GOLDBECK Property Services GmbH. We create the ideal environment in which tenants can focus on their core business. The centre management team is always available to assists tenants with any questions or requests.
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Service & contact
- DomAquarée service point
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- Directions, opening hours, parking
Property management and building services
Union Investment Real Estate GmbH
Karl-Liebknecht-Str. 5 / DomAquarée
- Shops: daily from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.*
- Restaurants: daily from 11 a.m. to open end*
*Opening hours may vary on public holidays and due to corona related conditions.
Car park (600 spaces)
Car park 24 hours
€2.50 per hour
Max. daily rate €25.00
(Charges are per hour or part of an hour)
Emergency contact number: + 49 (0)30 2607 1113