The property was built in the end of the 19th century as a residential building for officers before it became a military hospital during the First World War. The house also survived the Second World War and was occupied by the Russian secret service from then on. The KGB operated a telephone surveillance station to monitor the phone conversations between East and West Berliners. Some weeks after the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989, the agents left the building overnight, their job was over. From 1990, the neighbourhood became a booming district for arts, underground clubs and galleries, and so the house was a place of subculture and parties for over a decade. In 2005, after two years of refurbishment, Lux 11 opened as a boarding house.
It became the favourite of Berlin’s creative scene immediately and is now the most popular designer residence in Berlin, being first choice for DJs, musicians and celebrities.
Lux 11 is a luxury apartment house in Berlin that offers 72 spacious open-plan apartments and suites, ranging in size from 25 – 55 m², featuring a fully equipped kitchenette, creating a truly cosy and at-home feel. All four-star comforts, such as 24-hour reception and room service, are available.