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Biorama: Schorfheide-Chorin

Biorama: Schorfheide-Chorin

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  • Ducky

    The biorama project in the Joachimsthal district of the Barnim district is a converted historic water tower, now privately owned. The name derives from the Biosphere Reserve and Panorama, which makes the new use of the historic building in the Schorfheide-Chorin Nature Park understandable. The hemp designer Richard Hurding and the artist Sarah Phillips bought in 2002 the unused since 1990 water tower to use it as an apartment. The English, together with the German architect Frank Meilchen, developed the project they called "Biorama". The tower became a vertical home, for the conversion of which EU funds of 240,000 euros were provided, the new owners themselves invested about 250,000 euros. On the roof of the 21 meters (123 meters above sea level) high listed tower, a viewing platform was built in place of the water tank. In the tower itself, a study, a bedroom, a living room, two offices, a kitchen and a sanitary cubicle are housed on four levels on a total of 140 square meters. Ina Brzoska: Vertical home. An artist couple from England made his dream come true - it moved into a water tower in the Schorfheide. The prospect can be reached by the visitors either via a modern metal exterior staircase with 118 steps or via an adjacent futuristic and handicapped accessible elevator, which was also built according to plans by Frank Meilchen. The attractiveness of the Biorama could be further increased by changing exhibitions at the foot of the tower. In 2009, the art projects were titled "Potato Art", which should bring attention to the endangered biodiversity. - The artist couple also plans to convert a neighboring building known as the White Villa into a theater.
    (Source: wikipedia)

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    • July 31, 2016

  • Ducky

    For more information see: biorama-projekt.org
    With an elevator, the tower is barrier-free.

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    • July 31, 2016

  • Sachsen Onkel

    It is an unused since 1987 water tower, the tower was privately sold in 2003, and opened in 2006 both as an apartment, as well as a lookout point. You have a fantastic view around the Schorfheide.

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    • June 2, 2017

  • Königsborner 😎

    Great view from the tower platform which can be climbed up 118 steps around the tower, but is also accessible by elevator. Admission per adult 4 € (including exposure of the White Villa next door).

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    • July 19, 2019

  • Lemmi alias Schlumpf

    Excursion destination with a beautiful view of the surroundings of Joachimsthal. Entry 4 €. A small café with showrooms.

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    • August 17, 2020

  • Axellent 🚴‍♂️

    The panorama is really fantastic, absolute recommendation. In the White Villa next to the tower are displayed art objects. For 4, - € entrance you can visit both.

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    • May 13, 2018

  • Henry

    Nice view from the tower

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    • May 21, 2020

  • Caramba2019

    In addition to the great view, there is also the white villa for 4 € with changing exhibitions. The café offers delicious slow food snacks and cakes at reasonable prices.

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    • July 26, 2020

  • Lemmi alias Schlumpf

    From the platform on top of the old water tower you have a wonderful 360 degree view

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    • August 17, 2020

  • RadlerJan

    Water tower as an observation tower, even with an elevator.
    Beautiful view.
    More information: de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Biorama-Projekt

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    • October 21, 2020

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Location: Joachimsthal, Barnim, Barnimer Land, Brandenburg, Germany

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