Address Hansa Studios Köthener Str. 38, 10963 Berlin, Germany

Opened in 1965 by Peter and Thomas Meisel, Hansa Studios is one of the most legendary studios in Europe. Their reputation was built on prestigious collaborations, both before and after the fall of the Berlin Wall.

Originally located in the Halensee district, the studio complex moved to its final address in 1975. Its façade, with beautiful columns, is remarkable in itself. Among the big names to have recorded there are David Bowie and Iggy Pop, Nina Hagen, Depeche Mode, Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds, Marillion, Killing Joke, Siouxsie and the Banshees, Pixies, U2, Charles Aznavour, R.E.M., The Hives and Manic Street Preachers. A documentary entitled Hansa Studios: By The Wall 1976-1990 tells its story.

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