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Berlin's Tacheles arts centre under threat

23 August 2010 Last updated at 10:32 BST

One of Berlin's most famous cultural icons is under threat.

The Tacheles arts centre in the former communist east side of the German capital is shutting its doors.

If developers and the banks get their way the centre, once a squat for artists, could be sold off at auction.

Tristana Moore spoke to Burkhard Kieker, the Chief Executive of Visit Berlin, and the artists Martin Reiter and Alexander Rodin.