Quartier Schützenstraße is a building ensemble in Berlin’s Mitte district. It's characterized by colorful, decorative facades that bring a bit of creativity and fun to an otherwise dreary neighborhood. Designed by the Italian architect Aldo Rossi, the ensemble was completed in 1998.
The Berliner Verbindungsbahn (the Berlin Connector Train) was built to connect 5 large train stations around the city. These train stations were built as so-called Kopfbahnhöfe, or Terminus Stations, meaning that trains rode in and out on the same track, and didn’t come in one end and out the other. This meant that it was super difficult to get from one train station to the other. The Berliner Verbindungsbahn was a street-level rail system that connected each of the 5 main stations. It was taken out of service with the completion of the Berliner Ringbahn, which is still in service today.