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What is the Stalin architecture?

Architecturally, the GDR was to become an image of Stalin’s Soviet Union – complete with monumental streets and squares from which citizens were to cheer their regime. Following the USSR’s guidelines, the GDR government delegation formulated “16 principles of urban planning” that were to transform Berlin into “Little Moscow”. Schinkel and 19th-century classicism served as models, and the guiding principle was “national in form, socialist in content.” The Stalin Buildings in Berlin are a remnant of Stalinist urban planning.


What are the Stalin Buildings in Berlin?

This street has already been filmed for the hit series “The Queens Gambit” and claimed to be in Russia: Karl-Marx-Allee, formerly Stalinallee. Between Frankfurter Allee and Straußberger Platz are the so-called “Stalin Buildings”, which were also ridiculed as “workers’ palaces”. The 7 apartment blocks with up to 12 stories were built as part of the “National Reconstruction Program Berlin”. On the one hand, they were supposed to counteract the housing shortage, on the other hand, they were also supposed to underpin and impressively prove the power of the GDR and socialism: In contrast to capitalism, the GDR can offer its workers palaces to live in! The Stalin Buildings have floor plans of up to 145 square meters, have hot water and central heating, elevators, garbage chutes and bell systems. The Stalin Buildings were the first prestige project in Berlin and were built starting in February 1952. The Stalinallee at that time was made extra wide for coming parades. We know the further course of history, the peaceful revolution meant the end of the GDR. The Stalin Buildings are nowadays under monument protection and were sold to private real estate funds – otherwise the buildings could not have been renovated. So they are still habitable today and tell us about the past.


What are the peculiarities of Stalin’s Buildings?

The Stalin Buildings represent a piece of history and thanks to the renovations they are still habitable. The houses in the style of Socialist Realism and Socialist Classicism have parquet floors, stucco ceilings and double windows. From the outside, the ornamental facades, towers and columns draw the eye and explain why the style of construction was also called “confectioner’s style”. What was once mocked is now a monument and famous beyond the borders of Berlin.


Our service for the Stalin Buildings

Our real estate agency specializes in the Stalin Buildings and knows the peculiarities of the building. We have already been entrusted with the sale of individual units and are looking forward to realizing your real estate project as well, combining our passion for real estate and our unique service. Please feel free to inform yourself about our services or call us directly at: +49 30 40 633 051.

Our service for the sellers


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Our service means that we accompany you from the first contact to the successful sale and beyond. AB Real Estate GmbH works transparently, our handshake is valid. Our real estate experts are happy to advise you, explain facts and figures and make recommendations. You always make the decisions. Our team evaluates and markets your property, organizes all documents relevant to the sale and brings the project to a successful conclusion.


As we are an international real estate agency – we have German-French roots – you will especially benefit from our diversified client base. If you wish, we can market your property nationally and internationally. We are also in regular contact with our clients, so that we know who suits your property, be it a condominium, apartment building, loft or penthouse. Independently of this, we carry out a target group analysis and filtering of prospective buyers. This also includes a credit check and a financing check. If you wish, our team will coordinate and conduct the viewings.


We only finish our work when you can hand over your property with a good feeling. If you wish, we will guide you through the sales negotiations together with you. Through the previously conducted SWOT analysis, we know your property down to the smallest detail. It is important to us that all points are discussed with both parties. Our team organizes the necessary documents and takes care of the coordination with the notary’s office. You only have to pay us a commission if the sale goes through.


  • design of an informative and high-quality sales documentation (exposé) in German, English and French language
  • we recommend an “off-market marketing strategy”


  • professional object photography
  • marketing is done to a select group of a few potential investors from our local and international network
  • optional: use of innovative drone technology


  • development of an individual sales strategy
  • permanent processing of interested parties
  • regular telephone updates on the sales status
  • coordination and execution of target-oriented viewings
  • taking over the communication of the sales negotiations
  • support up to the notarization (notary appointment)
    other services (mediation of craftsmen, notaries, lawyers etc.)


Our real estate agency is specialized in the Berlin market. The real estate experts at AB Real Estate have many years of experience in the industry and have insight into current market data. We know what is happening in terms of construction and sales in the individual districts and can estimate trends. This allows us to evaluate your property free of charge and in line with the market in order to subsequently achieve the best price for you.


Our experts know how to successfully market your property. Based on the free property valuation including comprehensive analyses, our team designs a customized sales strategy. You decide whether you want to market online or offline, locally or internationally, discreetly or classically. We provide you with a property photographer, an exposé in German, English and French and present your property within the customer file, on our three websites and on the well-known German real estate portals.


Through our extensive and international network, we can offer you the right contact person for every problem. Whether lawyer, notary, architect, surveyor or craftsman – through proven experts we are able to guarantee you a fast, smooth and successful sale.

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Successful Sales

  • Surface: 73m2
  • Price: 425.000€
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  • Surface: 70m2
  • Price: on request
  • District: Prenzlauer Berg (Kollwitzkiez)
  • Surface: 55m2
  • Price: 225.000€
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Very friendly team. We were able to sell our condo in Charlottenburg to a French family. From the evaluation of the property to the purchase transaction, everything worked very well. Especially the personal contact and the fast communication were a very important factor for us.


If you have any questions regarding the sale or purchase of your property in Berlin, we will be happy to assist you as a professional partner. Our international team of real estate experts looks forward to hearing from you.

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If you have any questions regarding the sale or purchase of your property in Berlin, we will be happy to assist you as a professional partner. Our international team of real estate experts is looking forward to hearing from you.

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