• Stahnsdorf Sewage Works: Main building at the entrance to Stahnsdorf Sewage Works

    Main building at the entrance to Stahnsdorf Sewage Works Copyright:Andreas Lippold CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons

Stahnsdorf Sewage Works

In 1905 the village of Stahnsdorf and its neighbours jointly built a sewage works, but high operating costs caused it to cease operations in 1923. For the rapidly growing city of Berlin, a new sewage works opened in Stahnsdorf in 1931. With its state-of-the-art equipment, the plant was the largest sewage works in Europe. Several expansions followed and improved new technology was installed several times. In the 1990s there were especially many alterations for energy production.

Interested visitors can visit the plant today with prior notice, or learn more about the history of Berlin’s sewage treatment at the Teltow Region Industrial Museum.

Teltow Region Industrial Museum German)

Information by the Berlin Wasserbetriebe

History of Stahnsdorf (German)

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