This is the first in a two part series of my Tour to all six of the Siedlungen der Berliner Moderne (Berlin Modernism Housing Estates). This post looks at the Großsiedlung Siemensstadt, Siedlung Schillerpark and Weiße Stadt. Enjoy these estates full of sleek lines, flat roofs and colour accents in some glorious sunshine.
Cycling the Berliner Mauerweg (Berlin Wall Path) has been on my To Do List for ages! I finally managed to complete the whole path in a single day and it was well worth it. Starting (and ending) in central Berlin, passing along waterways and along fields – the varied terrain and sights were fantastic. But also a reminder of how West Berlin was surrounded by a huge concrete wall and that many East Berliners risked their lives to cross that border.
During Stage 33 of the Grand Tour de Öffentliche Verkehrsmittel I enjoyed the springtime in some of Berlin’s idyllic nature while battling my self-inflicted high blood glucose.
It was peak cherry blossom time for Stage 31 of the Grand Tour de Öffentliche Verkehrsmittel so I completed a Stage that maximised the cherry blossom experience. Plus visiting most of the transport hubs of Berlin on a beautiful spring day.
Stage 29 of the Grand Tour de Öffentliche Verkehrsmittel was one of the toughest yet! I battled headwinds, my own energy levels and plenty of traffic during this huge loop in Berlin.
Stage 19 of the Grand Tour de Öffentliche Verkehrsmittel took in bus routes in many of the Southern districts of Berlin. I discovered a donkey statue, Las Vegas inspired dorms, a thatched roof U-Bahn station and more!
Stage 15 of the Grand Tour de Öffentliche Verkehrsmittel paid its respect to the historical tram at Woltersdorf. Also included were ER flashbacks, bus dancing and magnificent architecture bathed in glorious sunshine.
Stage 13 of the Grand Tour de Öffentliche Verkehrsmittel had huge significance – it would be the first time the Grand Tour would pay tribute to Pi’s birth place in Mahlsdorf!
The longest and shortest U-Bahn routes were conquered during Stage 10 of the Grand Tour de Öffentliche Verkehrsmittel. Plus an additional S-Bahn route to connect them.
The first Stage of the Grand Tour de Öffentliche Verkehrsmittel in 2020 took me towards Spindlersfeld and Altglienicke. I also saw the best graffiti ever!