A meeting place for Berlin

Located close to Museum Island, DomAquarée is a popular meeting point for national and international visitors and businesses.

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.

“The wide range of configuration options in the light-filled offices offer maximum opportunities for personalisation.”

Mark-Antonius Rothe

Project manager, TechCode

Public transport

DomAquarée Berlin
Liebknecht-Straße 5
10178 Berlin

Museums

DomAquarée Berlin
Liebknecht-Straße 5
10178 Berlin

Cinemas

DomAquarée Berlin
Liebknecht-Straße 5
10178 Berlin

Art

DomAquarée Berlin
Liebknecht-Straße 5
10178 Berlin

Banks

DomAquarée Berlin
Liebknecht-Straße 5
10178 Berlin

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.

Architecture

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.

  • Image 1: DomAquarée residential building and hotel from the Spree river.
  • Image 2: Terrace at DomAquarée Berlin business center.
  • Image 3: Spree promenade and entrance to the GDR Museum in the DomAquarée building.
  • Image 4: Overhead view of Berlin business and city center with the television tower, river Spree and cathedral.
  • Image 5: DomAquarée’s Heiligegeistgasse passage with its restaurants at night.

History

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.

  • Image 1: Berlin Cathedral and the television tower are located in the immediate vicinity of DomAquarée
  • Image 2: View from above of the DomAquarée building designed by Sergei Tchoban, Berlin Cathedral and the business center.
  • Image 3: Berlin Cathedral and DomAquarée at sunset.
  • Image 4: Autumnal view of the Spree promenade with the cathedral in the background.
  • Image 5: A boat on the Spree glides past the business center DomAquarée Berlin.
  • Image: DomAquarée CityQuartier, business center and Berlin Cathedral at night.

DomAquarée ten years on

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.

  • Image 1: Ten year anniversary of DomAquarée Berlin.
  • Image 2: Mayor Klaus Wowereit at DomAquarée Berlin’s anniversary celebrations.
  • Image 3: Presents for tenants to mark the tenth anniversary of DomAquarée Berlin
  • Image 4: The winners of the cake competition held to mark DomAquarée’s tenth anniversary.
  • Image 5: Presents for the anniversary of DomAquarée Berlin.
  • Image 6: Mayor Klaus Wowereit gives a speech to mark DomAquarée Berlin’s anniversary.
  • Image 7: DomAquarée anniversary birthday cake

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

2004–2014 highlights

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.

Image: The conference lounge at DomAquarée Berlin business center.

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.

Image: Reading festival at DomAquarée.

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.

  • Image: Water festival with high diving show at DomAquarée Berlin.
  • Image: high diving show at water in front of  DomAquarée Berlin.

2013 Live acts and reading day

Top bands every month and prominent Berlin children’s reading patrons at “Reading at DomAquarée”.

Image: Street musicians playing in front of DomAquarée.

2014 Anniversary year

A summer of culture to mark ten years of DomAquarée

Image: Brightly illuminated business location DomAquarée Berlin.

Artistic concept

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

Image: Atrium in the DomAquarée Berlin office building.

DomAquarée Berlin is run by a team of CityQuartier management experts under the auspices of property management company Bilfinger Real Estate 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.

Other buildings in Berlin

A premium address for premium businesses

Rosmarin Karree is situated on Friedrichstrasse, the most important shopping street in central Berlin. Alongside premium office and retail space, there is a hotel and a fitness studio, as well as various restaurants.

Event shopping in style at Alexanderplatz

With 180 shops, 56,200 sqm of space and some 16 million visitors annually, Alexa is one of Berlin’s largest shopping centres. Since opening in 2007, it has set new standards in event shopping and design.

Service & contact

DomAquarée service point

DomAquarée CityQuartier management

DomAquarée information point

Phone: 030 / 26 07 – 1196

infopoint@domaquaree.de

24-hour service hotline exclusively for DomAquarée tenants

Phone: 030 / 26 07 – 1113

domaquaree@cc-sicherheitsservice.de

CityQuartier Management

CityQuartier Management
Karl-Liebknecht-Str. 5 / DomAquarée
10178 Berlin-Mitte

Alexandra Meyder-Cyrus (CityQuartier manager)

Phone: 030 / 726243-361

alexandra.meyder-cyrus@apleona.com

Ulrike Dawartz (Assistant Asset Management, DomAquarée Marketing Association)

Phone: 030 / 726243-366

ulrike.dawartz@apleona.com

Property mgmt and building services

Property management and building services

Winfried Rix (technical property management)

Phone: 030 / 3199 830-23

winfried.rix@apleona.com

Antje Schwank (commercial property management)

Phone: 030 / 3199 830-13

antje.schwank@apleona.com

Reimar Krause (building services)

Phone: 030 / 3199 830-33

reimar.krause@apleona.com

Karsten Kaun (building services)

Phone: 030 / 3199 830-32

karsten.kaun@apleona.com

Letting

Union Investment Real Estate GmbH
Karl-Liebknecht-Str. 5 / DomAquarée
10178 Berlin

Andreas Kämpfer (Office Lettings)

Phone: 030 / 600 860 0
Fax: 030 / 600 860 10

berlin.vermietung@union-investment.de

Helmut Specker (Retail | Restaurant/Café Lettings)

Phone: 040 / 34919 4242
Fax: 040 / 34919 5242

helmut.specker@union-investment.de

Antje Schwank (Apartment Lettings)

Phone: 030 / 3199 830-13
Fax: 030 / 3199 830-40

antje.schwank@apleona.com

Press contact

Britta Höpker
Real Estate Marketing and Communication
Union Investment Real Estate GmbH

Directions, opening hours, parking

CityQuartier DomAquarée
Karl-Liebknecht-Straße 5
10178 Berlin

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DomAquarée – shops, restaurants & cafés
Monday to Friday from 10.00 am to 8.00 pm (some restaurants & cafés
open longer)

Car park (600 spaces)
Car park 24 hours

Parking charges
€2.00 per hour
Max. daily rate €22.00
(Charges are per hour or part of an hour)

Emergency contact number: + 49 (0)30 2607 1113