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.
Berlin’s Central Livestock- and Slaughterhouse - the Zentralvieh- und Schlachthof - was the largest of its kind in the city. It was originally conceived at the end of the 19th century as a remedy to the chaotic situation in Berlin’s livestock and slaughterhouse industry. In the 1870s, there were as many as 800 independent slaughterhouses in the city.
I'm no architect, but I know a Nazi-era building when I see one. And this hotel in Kreuzberg definitely reminded me of other 1930s-era buildings. It turns out, my hunch was right.