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 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.
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.
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.
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.
Stage 9 – the first of many > 100 km stages – of the Grand Tour de Öffentliche Verkehrsmittel toured the southern districts of Lichtenrade and Rudow.