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Atlas Obscura The Bierpinsel

Built in 1976 by architect couple Ursula and Ralph Schuler in the Steglitz neighborhood of South Berlin, the Bierpinsel (aka The Beer Brush) is an iconic example of the german Brutalism craze.

Originally designed to resemble a tree, the science fiction-like structure rises vertiginously to 47m from the ground, offering a panoramic view of the city. 

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Residential House Hohenzollerndamm 86
Atlas Obscura 2019
Schöneberg Gasometer

Discover Schöneberg Gasometer in Berlin, Germany: The skeletal frame of a decommissioned gas-pumping station offers breathtaking views of greater Berlin.

Atlas Obscura 2013
Das Schicksal Der (Fate of) Bravenleavanne

Discover Das Schicksal Der (Fate of) Bravenleavanne in Berlin, Germany: The site of good faith and good nature.

Atlas Obscura 2016
Freedom Bell

Discover Freedom Bell in Berlin, Germany: A replica of the Liberty Bell rang daily from West Berlin's City Hall throughout the Cold War.

Atlas Obscura 2012
The Bierpinsel

Discover The Bierpinsel in Berlin, Germany: A tree-like building perches on its trunk in the Steglitz neighborhood of Berlin.

Atlas Obscura 2012
Propeller Island City Lodge

Discover Propeller Island City Lodge in Berlin, Germany: Come stay at a live-in art installation.

Atlas Obscura 2011
The Frame Collector’s Museum

Discover The Frame Collector's Museum in Berlin, Germany: Antique frame collection with 2,400 frames.

Atlas Obscura 2012
Berlin Botanical Garden

Discover Berlin Botanical Garden in Berlin, Germany: Started as a kitchen garden, now the second largest botanical garden in the world.

Atlas Obscura 2017
Natur-Park Südgelände

Discover Natur-Park Südgelände in Berlin, Germany: Art installations, derelict railcars, and endangered grasshoppers all call this south Berlin park home.

Atlas Obscura 2009

Discover Schwerbelastungskörper in Berlin, Germany: Super-heavy Nazi architectural experiment.

Atlas Obscura 2020
Alliierten Museum

Discover Alliierten Museum in Berlin, Germany: This museum is home to a sugar sculpture of the Berlin Airlift Memorial.

Central Animal Labs “Mouse Bunker”, Freie Universität Berlin (Zentrale Tierlaboratorien “Mäusebunker”)
Atlas Obscura 2016

Discover Fliegeberg in Berlin, Germany: This conical hill was built as a testing ground for an engineer known as the Glider King.

Parking Garage and Apartment Complex Kirchbachstraße 1 & 2
Brutalism 1966
Institute for Hygene and Microbiology (today: Institute for Hygene and Environmental Medicine), Freie Universität Berlin
Atlas Obscura 2016
Dahlem-Dorf U-Bahn Station Benches

Discover Dahlem-Dorf U-Bahn Station Benches in Berlin, Germany: A traditional U-Bahn station in Berlin gets a string of rather untraditional benches.

St. Norbert
Atlas Obscura 2019
Onkel Toms Hütte (Uncle Tom’s Cabin)

Discover Onkel Toms Hütte (Uncle Tom's Cabin) in Berlin, Germany: The 1852 novel "Uncle Tom's Cabin" lends its name to a subway station, a street, and several shops on the edge of Berlin.

Atlas Obscura 2021
Platform 17 Memorial

Discover Platform 17 Memorial in Berlin, Germany: This platform is now a memorial dedicated to those who were deported during the Holocaust.

Atlas Obscura 2016
Wir Waren Nachbarn (We Were Neighbors)

Discover Wir Waren Nachbarn (We Were Neighbors) in Berlin, Germany: A unique Holocaust memorial tells the personal stories of the Jewish residents exiled from greater Berlin.

Atlas Obscura 2017
Berlin’s Museum of Unheard of Things

Discover Museum of Unheard of Things in Berlin, Germany: A wunderkammer of mysterious objects and stories.