Nollendorfplatz

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Nollendorfplatz is a square in the Schöneberg district of Berlin. Colloquially called Nolli it was named in 1864 after the village of Naklé?ov (today part of Petrovice, Czech Republic), a site of the 1813 Battle of Kulm.

It is shaped by the U-Bahn viaduct and the facade of the Neues Schauspielhaus. The adjacent area in the south around Motzstraße is Berlin's most prominent gay village. It has a long history as being a gay area which dates back to the turn of the 20th century. Within the gay community this part of Berlin is most famous for its leather and darkroom bars. It also plays a little role in the musical Cabaret by Joe Masteroff as the home of some of the characters.

Literature

Susanne Twardawa: Der Nollendorfplatz in Berlin. Motzbuch, Berlin 2001, ISBN 3-935790-02-3

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