The Industriepalast was designed by the well-known architect Johann Emil Schaudt and then built at 34-44 Warschauer Straße between 1906 and 1907. The factory, where each building was associated with the whole complex was also earlier referred to as Industriepalast! Schaudt also planned the famous Kaufhaus des Westens (KaDeWe) at Wittenberg Platz.
In the past Industriepalast housed many different Warehouses and factories, an underground train connection and a crane system for the transport of heavy equipment. In the underground levels you could find timber and leather workers and the production of electrical equipment. To the street there was lots of life and husstle and busstle. There were numerous pubs, restaurants, businesses and a cinema. The heritage listed fascade of the Industriepalast was partially destroyed in WW2 and was therefore repaired in 1992/1993.
Building number 43/44 stood empty for several years until the Industriepalast Hostel was opened here in July 2010. As you can imagine we have used the name by which the building was previously known to keep the history of the building and the area alive. When you take a closer look inside the Industriepalast you will still discover a few ‘accessoires’ from times gone by. For example the huge group room which was once a basement storage area, or the luggage ‘cages’ in the lobby where today you can store your bags but was once used to store and move heavy machinery and equipment. But don’t worry – In the Industriepalast you will hardly notice anything from the tough, sweaty work which once took place here. In our comfortable and spacious rooms and in the cozy lobby you will forget all about work and will be able to enjoy your holiday completely. Our guest kitchen, beautiful terrace, comfy bar, and our friendly team are all sure to make your stay in Berlin even more enjoyable!