Hufeisensiedlung

Hufeisensiedlung information

Berlin , Germany
Address
Street Lowise-Reuter-Ring
Getting there
subway Parchimer Allee
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Lonely Planet review

Anyone interested in modern architecture should swing by the Hufeisensiedlung (Horseshoe Colony), a 1920s housing project by Bruno Taut and Martin Wagner and not far from Schloss Britz. It features about 1000 balconied flats in a three-storey-high, horseshoe-shaped building wrapped around a park and is considered one of the earliest attempts to humanise high-density housing. In 2008 it was one of several modernist colonies in Berlin inducted into Unesco’s list of World Heritage sites. To get here from Parchimer Allee U-Bahn station, walk 250m north.