Monday, September 14, 2015

Nature and canals at Neu Venedig (New Venice)

If you need an escape day from Berlin for Breaking the Circle, this place can be a good compromise in distance, you just need to take the S3 from Ostkreuz till Wilhelmshagen (still in AB zone) and you have to walk for 15min and you will be in Neu Venedig (New Venice).
This village is made by small canals and bridges, small cottages and silence.
In the aftermath of the Second World War New Venice was inhabited by bombed-out families. During the DDR-time political functionaries of the SED had a weekend property here, the famous "dacha".
Starting at the end of the 19th century from a marshy meadows piece of land they developed a five-kilometer-long canal system, dividing the area in six islands and more than ten car and three pedestrian bridges.

More infos: WIKI (german)

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