Bike Touring Highlight
The Kaisersteig was originally built in 1898 as a pedestrian bridge for easy access for workers to the AEG from the Schöneweide S-Bahn. (See photo for postcard). On April 22, 1945, the SS blew up these bridges as well as many other bridges to stop the Red Army. During the GDR era, there were plans to rebuild the bridge in the 1950s, but they were never realized. The bridge was not rebuilt until 2007, as the new Oberschöneweide campus has future potential.
November 13, 2020
Great bridge, only for cyclists and pedestrians. Nice view of the Spree and the old industrial facilities of Oberschöneweide. You can take a break on the square north of the bridge with benches on the Spree. Unfortunately, the paths behind are rather less well developed for cyclists, to the south it goes to Schöneweide train station and to the busy Schnellerstraße, and to the north it goes to Wilhelminenhofstraße, partly without a bike path and with tram tracks and car traffic. But you can also go further north into the beautiful Wuhlheide. Still nice connection and shortcut for cyclists coming from Köpenick to Schöneweide.
January 10, 2020
A good, quiet and stress-free way to get from Niederschöneweide to Oberschöneweide, or the other way around, by bike or on foot, is to use the Kaisersteg! The bridge is also very popular during twilight, as the red rays of the sun illuminate the old buildings of the HTW and the surrounding area in a beautiful light and have a romantic touch!
June 14, 2021
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