Deutsche Telekom’s Representative Office in Berlin-Mitte is housed in the largest and oldest surviving building from the earliest period of telecommunication in Germany. Its impressive presence has made the building something of a symbol of the identity of the city. Built between 1863 and 1878, the building – which originally housed the country’s central imperial telegraph office remains to this day the most expensive and complex postal building ever constructed in Germany. In the many decades between the time it first opened its doors and 1992, it served as the nerve center for long-distance transmissions and telecommunications in Berlin.
Today the building connects the world of interactive media with the immediate reality of futuristic technology, uniquely linking the past with the future into a unified whole. Its historic façade has been extended with a new glass construction that gives visitors an unrestricted view of its brightly-lit atrium. The effect is to create a stylish, modern atmosphere.
How to get there by car
Plenty of pay-parking facilities are available in the streets adjoining the Representative Office. Public underground parking lots are accessible from Französische Straße and Behrenstraße.
How to get there by public transport
Taking the U2, get off at Hausvogteiplatz, take the Oberwallstraße exit Taking the U6, get off at Französische Straße, take the Gendarmenmarkt exit. From Berlin-Tegel Airport: take the TXL bus route (in the direction of S+U Hauptbahnhof) and get off at Invalidenpark. Change to bus route 147 (in the direction of Märkisches Museum) and get off at Werderscher Markt. Your travel time is about 42 minutes (by car/taxi approx. 25 min.).
From Berlin-Schönefeld Airport
Take the RE7 regional line (in the direction of Dessau Hauptbahnhof) or the RB14 (in the direction of Nauen Bahnhof) and get off at S+U Friedrichstraße. From there, take the 147 bus (in the direction of S Ostbahnhof) as far as Werderscher Markt or the U6 underground rail service (in the direction of U Alt-Tegel) to U Französische Str. Your travel time is about 40 minutes (by car/taxi approx. 40 min.).
Take the S75 suburban rail line (in the direction of S Wartenberg) and get off at S+U Friedrichstraße.
From there, take the 147 bus (in the direction of S Ostbahnhof) as far as Werderscher Markt or the U6 underground rail service (in the direction of U Alt-Tegel) to U Französische Str. Your travel time is about 12 minutes (by car/taxi approx.10 min.).