The Stralau peninsula, nestled between Treptow and Rummelsburg Bay, has as much an eventful history as it has a long history – one that most Berliners know nothing about. Archaeological finds date back to the Neolithic Age, and the Stralau “haul” was the largest fair in the region. Well-known figures such as Theodor Fontane and Karl Marx enjoyed the peace and quiet of what had once been a fishing village, so close to the center of Berlin.
The permanent exhibit in the Stralau town church offers a look inside Stralau’s past, from its early days to today, presenting selected themes and artifacts discovered during archaeological digs.
The guided walk through history, in parallel with a visit to the permanent exhibit, makes the peninsula’s historical sites again visible to the public, with the help of information stations at places such as the opening of the now closed Spree Tunnel between Stralau and Treptow or the complexes of the former Stralau Glassworks and Engelhardt Brewery.
A collaborative project of the Förderverein Stralau Dorfkirche e.V. and the FHXB museum, funded by the Stiftung Deutsche Klassenlotterie
Stralau town church, Tunnelstraße 5–11, 10245 Berlin
On the bus lines 104 and 347
Nearest S-Bahn station: Ostkreuz and Treptower Park
The exhibit on the history of the Stralau peninsula in the Stralau town church can be viewed by appointment.
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The exhibition is only available in German!