Joachimsthaler Strasse

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Joachimsthaler Strasse
coat of arms
Street in Berlin
Joachimsthaler Strasse
At Café Kranzler, Joachimsthaler Straße (horizontal course) crosses Kurfürstendamm
Basic data
place Berlin
District Charlottenburg ,
Created Mid 19th century
Hist. Names Street 20, Dept. V / 1 (Charlottenburg) ,
Street S 20 (Wilmersdorf) ,
Joachimstaler Strasse
Connecting roads Bundesallee
Cross streets Hardenbergstrasse ,
Kantstrasse ,
Kurfürstendamm ,
Augsburger Strasse ,
Lietzenburger Strasse ,
Places Hardenbergplatz ,
Joachimsthaler Platz ,
Buildings Bahnhof Zoo ,
Zoofenster ,
" Café Kranzler "
User groups Pedestrian traffic , bicycle traffic , car traffic , public transport
Technical specifications
Street length 740 meters

The Joachimsthalerstrasse (until 2014: Joachimstalerstraße without th) is a 740-meter-long street in the Berlin districts of Charlottenburg and Wilmersdorf (both in the Charlottenburg-Wilmersdorf ), which as a main thoroughfare in the City West to Hardenberg place with the federal avenue connects. There are several listed residential and commercial buildings along the street .


Joachimsthaler Strasse begins south at the intersection with Hardenbergstrasse at the Zoologischer Garten station . At the beginning of the street there was the Aschinger-Haus on the western side until the demolition in 2015 and next to it the former Beate Uhse Erotic Museum at the intersection with Kantstraße . On the eastern section of road between Hardenberg and Kantstraße stands which opened on January 3, 2013 Zoofenster . Joachimsthaler Strasse crosses Kurfürstendamm around 150 meters further on . The connection between Kantstrasse and Kurfürstendamm is on the western side of the New Kranzler Eck . The development complements the existing listed building complex Victoria-Areal from the 1950s. These include the former Bilka department store , which is roofed over with a dome ( also known as the “Groschenmoschee” in Berlin because of the construction method and the cheap offers ), the low-rise building of the old Café Kranzler and the Victoria House .

Other buildings on Joachimsthaler Strasse, house numbers 10–12, 30 and 39/40, are on the Berlin list of monuments. From 1908 the painter Ernst Oppler lived in house number 10 . Particularly noteworthy here are the former community dual school built in 1888/1889 according to plans by the architect Paul Bratring and the Central Orthodox Synagogue in Berlin (ZOD) in the courtyard at Joachimsthaler Straße 13 by the architect Siegfried Kuznitzky from 1901/1902. The Kakadu bar was located at the current location of the Allianz high-rise until 1937 .

Joachimsthaler Platz is on the southwest side of the intersection with Kurfürstendamm. On it is the traffic pulpit from the 1950s and now also a listed building . The route of the U1 line , which has the Kurfürstendamm underground station here, also runs here . Following the course of the road, Joachimsthaler Strasse crosses Lietzenburger Strasse after around 250 meters . The district of Charlottenburg ends here. The remaining part of the road, around 80 meters to Schaperstrasse, is already in the Wilmersdorf district.


The name 1887 is connected to the new location of the Joachimsthal School, opened a few years earlier, at the southern beginning of the street. In contrast to the eponymous city and school, the spelling has been without "h" since the late 1920s / early 1930s. The renaming probably goes back to the definition of the " Orthographic Conference of 1901 ". This had regulated that in local words after a "t" no "h" should follow. The "h" then disappeared from the name despite an exception rule for proper names. Likewise, Joachimsthaler Platz, named in 1936, was written without an "h" from the start.

In 2013, the city asked Joachimsthal the Borough Assembly Charlottenburg-Wilmersdorf to a correction of the street name. While the parliamentary groups from the CDU and the Pirate Party reacted positively to the proposal, the SPD and the Greens were still undecided on the question. The district mayor Reinhard Naumann of the SPD supported the renaming, however, after holding talks with representatives of the city of Joachimsthal in January 2014. Around 70 residents and 240 tradespeople are affected by the renaming. On May 20, 2014, the district council decided to rename it back to the current spelling with "h"; on September 15, 2014, the new street signs were unveiled in the presence of the district mayor and the mayor of Joachimsthal, René Knaak-Reichstein.

Carstenn figure

The southern end of the street also forms the northern boundary of the so-called Carstenn figure , a regular urban arrangement of streets and squares in the form of a figure with a surrounding street with an avenue (the federal avenue ) in the center, that of four squares is captured. The corner points of the Carstenn figure are Fasanenplatz , Nürnbergerplatz , Prager and Nikolsburger Platz .


A 380-meter-long street of the same name is located in a residential area in the Alt-Hohenschönhausen district of Berlin's Lichtenberg district . In contrast to its namesake, it has been spelled correctly with "... th ..." since its creation in 1976.

Web links

Commons : Joachimsthaler Straße (Berlin-Charlottenburg)  - Collection of images, videos and audio files
Commons : Joachimsthaler Straße (Berlin-Wilmersdorf)  - Collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. The world of sport in the "Groschenmoschee". In: Berliner Zeitung , October 17, 1996
  2. Victoria area in the list of monuments
  3. School building in Joachimsthaler Strasse
  4. Synagogue on Joachimsthaler Strasse
  5. Kurfürstendamm underground station, exit Joachimsthaler Straße
  6. The lost letter. In: Berliner Morgenpost , February 8, 2014

Coordinates: 52 ° 30 ′ 13 ″  N , 13 ° 19 ′ 52 ″  E