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.
Stage 57 of the Grand Tour de Öffentliche Verkehrsmittel was a lesson in insulin sensitivity. I had to constantly eat to keep my blood glucose in a safe range! Thankfully wearing a CGM helped prevent any dangerous lows. Aside from ever present blood glucose issues, I explored some lovely urban and green areas within Berlin while ticking off another five bus and one tram route.
Stage 54 of the Grand Tour de Öffentliche Verkehrsmittel took on 8 bus routes around the south western districts of Berlin. I was joined by Nick for the final time of this Grand Tour and he successfully completed all the bus routes but couldn’t make it home without incident! We saw a graceful grass snake swimming across the Teltow Canal and enjoyed some coffee and cake too.
Stage 52 of the Grand Tour de Öffentliche Verkehrsmittel was a bit of a sweat-fest. But I saw cats and sheep, a waterfall and some of the best buildings Berlin has to offer!
Stage 48 of the Grand Tour de Öffentliche Verkehrsmittel would be the final visit to Berlin’s working Airports and visit the southernmost part of Berlin. Plus the importance of vowels in the German language.
The U8 was the backbone of Stage 42 of the Grand Tour de Öffentliche Verkehrsmittel. This was very much a modern history tour by crossing along the path of the Berlin Wall and cycling by many of the “ghost stations” during the Cold War.
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.
Visiting many of the industrial areas in Berlin was the focus of Stage 25 of the Grand Tour de Öffentliche Verkehrsmittel. Plus a stark reminder of the measures taken to control the Covid-19 outbreak with so many empty areas.
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!