World's Greatest Public Bathrooms

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When you gotta go, you gotta go, but sometimes the options are few—or rather unsavory. These public-accessible toilets provide sweet relief.

Alexanderplatz, Berlin

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The city of Berlin didn’t flush money down the toilet in 2007 when it sunk about $1 million into renovating the belowground WCs of its most famous square. The previously dank den—built in the 1920s—was converted into a snazzy space of light and garnered awards for the new design. The black-and-white scheme melds with extensive use of glass, stainless steel, and stone, while oversize cityscapes photographed by Tobias Wille are part of an overall aesthetic that’s said to be “graffiti-deterrent.”

Where to Go: In front of the C&A store in Alexanderplatz in the Mitte district.

World's Greatest Public Bathrooms

Alexanderplatz, Berlin

The city of Berlin didn’t flush money down the toilet in 2007 when it sunk about $1 million into renovating the belowground WCs of its most famous square. The previously dank den—built in the 1920s—was converted into a snazzy space of light and garnered awards for the new design. The black-and-white scheme melds with extensive use of glass, stainless steel, and stone, while oversize cityscapes photographed by Tobias Wille are part of an overall aesthetic that’s said to be “graffiti-deterrent.”

Where to Go: In front of the C&A store in Alexanderplatz in the Mitte district.

Courtesy of Com Berlin
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