At the end of the 19th century Historicism developed out of Romanticism. In Prussia this style was also named "Wilhelminismus"after the Prussian King and German Emperor Wilhelm I.
During Historicism a variety of styles emerged, which were based on the model of different historical periods.
Two importent buildings of this time are the Berlin Cathedral, built by Julius Carl and Otto Raschdorff, and the Reichstag (Parliament) by Paul Wallot.
During this time architect Ludwig Hofmann put up municipal buildings in neo-Renaissance and neo-Baroque style.
After 1870, during the so called "Gründerzeit" (Foundation Era), Berlin began to grow rapidly. Numerous tenements, often with several courtyards, were quickly put up and their street facades were decorated with historical stucco elements.