While the German cities of Cologne, Hamburg, Munich and Frankfurt have more than one Apple Store, the capital Berlin has only one – the Apple Kurfürstendamm, which opened in 2013. That, however, will soon change.
Render 43-45 Rosenthaler Straße by Values Real Estate project developers
Speculation that Apple could settle in the eastern part of Germany’s largest city has been around for several years, but recent construction work on a site in Mitte district bought by Values Real Estate developers has offered concrete evidence pointing to the exact location of Apple’s second Berlin store. .
iFun.de reports that Apple is preparing a second store in the east of Berlin, at 43-45 Rosenthaler Straße. Values Real Estate announced in 2018 that it will demolish several old GDR buildings in Rosenthaler Straße and create a new three-part building with office, residential and business shares in the vacant space.
The construction site is near the River Spree, within walking distance of Alexanderplatz, and was recently covered with black wood paneling that Apple had previously used. The large glass facades that stretch from the ground floor to the second floor of adjacent buildings are clearly reminiscent of the aesthetics of Apple’s store.
The photos show the recess in the large glass facade above the front door that is needed to place the glowing Apple logo. Other footage suggests that as construction progresses, it will likely be months before the store opens.