Siedlungen der Moderne, Nordtour – Berliner Moderne
Bike Touring Highlight
Bike Touring Highlight (Segment)
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June 11, 2019
Modernism has left a lasting mark on Berlin's cityscape. Particularly noteworthy are the Berlin housing estates, which were created at the time of modern times. A forward-looking form of housing - six of these settlements were therefore included in 2008 in the UNESCO World Heritage. These settlements and their special atmosphere can be optimally discovered on the bike. The four northern settlements you erradelst on this approximately 33-kilometer tour.Right from the start, you're right in the middle of the first highlight of the tour. This begins at the S-Bahn station Prenzlauer Allee, in the middle of the residential town of Carl Legien, whose green courtyards are characteristic of the design of the two Bauhaus representatives Bruno Traut and Franz Hillinger. From here you roll partly over the beautiful Mauerradweg to the White City. Even from a distance, the steel-white facades of the large housing estate in Reinickendorf welcome you.The next highlight is not far: In the English quarter in Wedding you reach the settlement Schillerpark. Here is a break in the adjacent Schillerpark, before you make your way to the large settlement Siemensstadt. The workers of the neighboring Siemens plants used to live there, which gave the settlement its name. Again, you recognize the many open spaces and green spaces that are typical of the settlement of Berlin Modernism. Interesting here are the names of the streets and squares: they were named after scientists and inventors who were important for the success of Siemens AG.The way back leads you through Charlottenburg to the shore of the Westhafen Canal and through Wedding back to Prenzlauer Allee. If you also want to discover the two large settlements in the south of the city, you can do that on this tour: komoot.de/tour/72245347.
June 13, 2019