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.
June 15, 2022
"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 🔝
January 28, 2020
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.
May 3, 2020
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.
January 27, 2018
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.
August 23, 2021
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.
April 23, 2021
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