The civic association Bürgerverein Hansaviertel e.V. was founded in 2004. With the motto “Living heritage – living monument”, we are committed to the preservation and upkeep of Germany’s largest and – along with the Werkbundsiedlung of 1927 at the Weissenhof in Stuttgart – most important building exhibition.
The activities of the association are many and varied. With our current 165 members (as at: summer 2018), we have, among other things, repaired orientation maps and fought for the preservation of the Hansabibliothek (public library).
In our infoshop visitors will find useful information about our district.
Even though the focus of the Bürgerverein Hansaviertel e.V. is on the architecture of Interbau 57, working groups do research on, and publish information about, the (first) Hansaviertel, which existed between 1895 and 1943.
In addition to doing research into the buildings of the earlier Hansaviertel and its prominent residents, we researched the names of 1030 Jewish neighbors around Hansaplatz who were deported. “The Window of Remembrance” at the south exit of the underground station reminds us of them today.
Store and Infoshop
Since 19 May 2008 the civic association has been located at Hansaplatz with books about the architecture and history of the Hansaviertel, as well as postcards and DVDs. You can also see a selection of what we have to offer in our shop on the website.
Bürgerverein Hansaviertel e.V.
Bartningallee 5, 10557 Berlin, Germany
If you want to reach the civic association, please send a mail to: info(at)hansaviertel.berlin
In case the shop is closed, you can purchase our publications across the street in the wine store.
And of course online here in the store.
Carsten Bauer ( 1st Chair )
Fabian von Xylander ( 2nd Chair )
Katharina Bahn ( secretary )
Sabine Smentek ( treasurer )
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The Bürgerverein Hansaviertel e.V. is a non-profit organization.
We are exempt from corporation tax and trade tax according to § 5 para. 1 no. 9 of the Corporation Tax Act and § 3 no. 6 of the Trade Tax Act due to the promotion of monument protection and preservation according to the exemption notice of the Berlin Tax Office for Corporations I, tax number 27/657/50945 dated 28.07.2021 for the last assessment period 2018–2020.
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