• Osthafen: Osthafen has acquired a new look in recent years

    Osthafen has acquired a new look in recent years Copyright:Senatsverwaltung für Stadtentwicklung und Umwelt und BZI, Foto: Andreas Muhs

  • Osthafen: In 1963 about 10,000 tonnes of goods were transshipped daily here

    In 1963 about 10,000 tonnes of goods were transshipped daily here Copyright:Bundesarchiv, Bild 183-B0521-0004-001 / CC-BY-SA via Wikimedia Commons

Osthafen

The Osthafen (eastern river port), was built in the early 20th century, and was at the time the city’s largest industrial port. The existing ports had already been operating at full capacity for years. Its almost symmetrical ensemble stretches about 1,400 metres. The office and service buildings in the middle are surrounded mainly by warehouses for various goods.

In the past two decades the port’s use has changed radically. Instead of transport and warehousing, there are now various media and fashion firms here. The power station built specially for the port has reopened as a nightclub. But according to present planning it will have to make way in a few years for the extension of the A100 urban motorway.

Portrait in the folder “Berlin’s Industrial Heritage”

Club Osthafen Berlin (German)

visit-Berlin about the area Osthafen

Osthafen in the Berlin Monument Database (German)

 

 

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