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Engelbecken

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  • Anette

    After Friedrich Wilhelm IV became King of Prussia in 1840, he commissioned the landscape architect and city planner Peter Joseph Lenné with the urban planning of Berlin. One of the projects was the connection of the Landwehr Canal to the Spree. Lenné also implemented his ideas that the canal should also be a decorative feature and the creative center of a new district.

    The Luisenstadt canal was created over a length of almost two and a half kilometres. It was opened in 1852, but never gained significant importance in water traffic. In 1926 it was filled in except for the Engelbecken and transformed into a garden that still shows the course of the canal today.

    At the Engelbecken you will find many benches for a short break or the café with a large terrace that is open daily.

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    • June 15, 2022

  • Markus

    Good for a little walk. Especially nice in hot weather are the benches in the shade of roses.

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    • January 9, 2017

  • R 🐺 & G 🚶‍♀️on Tour

    "Angel basin", because the angel is reflected in the water.
    A nice restaurant is located here by the small pond with an indoor area, which is also visited by many tourists.

    Swans breed here right next to your coffee and cake :))

    Look at the Buddha 🔝

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    • January 28, 2020

  • Andrea Grauer

    Beautiful park with lawns around the small lake filed.

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    • May 31, 2018

  • Lemmi alias Schlumpf

    The Luisenstadt Canal is a historic inner-city canal in Berlin's Luisenstadt, which connected the Spree to the Landwehr Canal. It was opened in 1852 and ran through the later districts of Kreuzberg and Mitte. In 1926 the canal was filled up to the Engelbecken and redesigned into a garden. With the construction of the Berlin Wall in 1961, the border between East and West Berlin ran along the northern part of the canal until 1990. The gardens, which had been destroyed since the Second World War, have been partially reconstructed since 1991.
    Wikipedia

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    • May 3, 2020

  • Berlinnic

    Nice little park, with a café to stay - right on the water.

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    • October 30, 2017

  • Werner

    Former Luis Canal and the oldest district of Berlin, Luisenstadt, a historic and beautiful area.

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    • December 27, 2019

  • Gerd

    Nice place to stay if you sit in the cafe. The environment is unfortunately not well maintained - many graffiti and rubbish.

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    • August 18, 2019

  • Lutz - Berlin

    In the middle of the city a small oasis.

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    • June 3, 2018

  • hansakeks

    Built as a Luisenstädtischer channel from 1848 to the connection of Landwehrkanal and Spree to 2.3 km in length. In part, the adjacent houses were supplied directly from the ship with building material. Filled in 1926 and designed as a green corridor. Exciting history under Wikipedia.

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    • January 27, 2018

  • DAGGY

    In 1926 the canal was filled up to the angel basin and converted into a garden.

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    • April 9, 2021

  • ROSEMARIE Z

    Interesting is the Michaelskirche and who has time and is well on foot, can continue on the Waldemarstraße to Mariannenplatz (Kunstquartier Bethanien) and then strengthen in the Markthalle 9.

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    • October 6, 2019

  • Cosmos Garibaldi

    The path through the Engelbecken with café, Luisenstädtischer Kanal and Indian Fountain - from Kunsthaus Bethnien to Oranienplatz - is the most beautiful stage of my Kreuzberg hike.

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    • October 10, 2019

  • Strampelpfade

    The previous speakers have already written a lot of information about the angel basin. I still remember the wall and the border strip behind it.

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    • April 5, 2021

  • Uli

    A wonderful place to rest, either on beautiful benches in the rose garden or in the cafe at the Engelbecken - with a wonderful view of the water surface and St. Michael's Church. The level is approx. 2 m below street level, we are in the former, silted-up Luisestadt canal.
    However, there are only a limited number of places in the Cafe am Engelbecken, which experience shows are very popular. So be sure to reserve.

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    • August 23, 2021

  • Tom

    Hard to believe, but that used to be a port !!!

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    • September 24, 2020

  • Andreas Bikefan

    The remnant of the otherwise filled-in Luisenstadt canal. Very nice with the church in the background.

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    • January 27, 2022

  • Sopho, Micha, Frieda & Bella 🐶🐾

    The "Engelbecken", which is located in the striking yellow corner building with the inviting terraces on Witzlebenstrasse/Steifensandstrasse. can be found has been shaping the neighborhood around the Lietzensee for over 20 years, both visually and in terms of cuisine.
    However, it was not always based there in Charlottenburg.
    Founded in 1995 in Berlin Kreuzberg, on the corner of Reichenberger Straße and Erkelenzdamm, it owes its name to the nearby water basin named after Archangel Michael in the historic Luisenstädter Kanal, which connected the Landwehr Canal and the Spree.

    (Source: engelbecken.de)

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    • April 23, 2021

  • 🏊 🚴 ToBe 🎨🔬

    Not a special highlight if you ask me

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    • January 30, 2018

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