Day 5

Today we visited part of Schoeneweide, an abandoned industrial ‘ghost town’ in East Berlin.

Between its creation in the late 19th Century and it’s closure in the 1980s the area became one of the most important industrial sites in Europe. The skeletons of  Schoeneweide’s huge factories still remain and dominate the banks of the River Spree. These huge buildings were once owned by AEG and provided most of the capitals heating and electricity, now they are simply relics of a not so distant past. When stood in the middle of it all, it felt like we were far away from the capital. Instead we could have easily been in Russia or Ukraine… This heartland of old East Berlin couldn’t be further away from the well developed areas around Mitte yet you can get from one to the other in 10/15 minutes on the S Bahn.

Below is a small collection of images that captured our imagination today, enjoy!

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