Berlin's Classic Remise opened in 2003 as the first classic car center of its kind in the world. Housing garages, services and dealers, as well as model cars, restaurants and shops selling spare parts, clothing and accessories,the site is a major hub for car lovers.
Located in a historic 1899 tram depot that was lightly damaged during war time, the Classic Remise has parts of its ceiling with visible bomb damage still present. When the tram system was abandoned in the 1960s, the depot was no longer useful and remained abandoned until 2002. Today, the decidedly modern interior offers 88 glass boxes to showcase classic cars in addition to the dealer showrooms, giving it a museum-like quality. Many specialists work in the center, offering motor and mechanical work, bodywork and repainting. The Classic Remise also caters to motorcycle enthusiasts, with dedicated bike specialists.
The Classic Remise Berlin can easily be reached by public transport and car, and offers on-site parking. In addition to being a car center, it is also an event space and has two restaurants, Trofeo and Parc Fermé, each with outdoor patios for use in the summer. Admission is free. It is open from 8 a.m. until 8 p.m. from Monday to Saturday, and from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Sundays. Restaurant opening times may vary.