Karl Max Allee is a monumental thoroughfare one and a half miles long and spanning 300 feet. Built in 1949, it was initially called 'StalinAllee' before being renamed and becoming a prestigious boulevard in the GDR. It was built in a very Muscovite or 'wedding-cake' style, as the Berliners called it. Karl Marx Allee is lined with gigantic buildings whose façades are uniformly covered with slabs of white concrete and ceramics. At first glace, this film set backdrop seems almost comical with its combination of extravagant and incongruous styles. However, leaving this aspect aside, there is in fact a certain charm to be found in this tasteless kitsch. As you've no doubt gathered, we really recommend you visit it.