Zurück im Wohnviertel der Zukunft – Berliner Moderne
Bike Touring Highlight
Bike Touring Highlight (Segment)
visitBerlin planned a bike ride.
June 13, 2019
In 1957, the International Building Exhibition in Berlin opened its doors. "Berlin is building today according to tomorrow's plans," wrote the time. In Berlin's Hansa quarter, they wanted to present a "residential district of the future". It was not someone who was commissioned to do this, but the stars of the architectural scene who stood for "new building," as the Weimar Bauhaus, for example, represented.Whether the then vision of living the future actually arrived, you can get a picture of yourself on this tour. Because you cycle on your bike through the Hansaviertel, which as a whole is a prime example of modern architecture and urban planning in the fifties in Berlin. Basically, you can stop where you want: you'll always end up in front of a building that today shows you how you imagined the city of tomorrow.That the architects of the time were not completely wrong, you will soon notice. After all, the buildings are still standing, inhabited and it is fun to cycle around the loose ensembles of houses with a lot of greenery.So that your bike gets a bit more "run out", we have attached a small sightseeing tour through Berlin after the drive through the Hansaviertel. You circumnavigate the Tiergarten and come past Berlin's sights again and again. Along the Spree you drive back to the Hansaviertel. There you can round off the tour in the Berlin Pavillon. In it was the entrance hall of the Interbau. Today, here's American fast food - almost symbolic of how times have changed.
June 14, 2019