The former Stralau Glassworks east of the railway tracks is one of many abandoned industrial sites in Berlin. Not so long ago beer bottles for Beck’s were still made here. Production ended here in 1997, after about 100 years.
Originally there was a fishing village on the promontory between the River Spree and the Rummelsburger Bucht, but at the beginning of the 19th century the area increasingly became a place of recreation for Berlin’s growing population. At the end of the 19th century industry took over the now well-developed land and built housing and factories. Little of that remains today, and even the future of the former glassworks is uncertain.Write a comment