• Westhafen: The former grain store at Westhafen is today used by customs

    The former grain store at Westhafen is today used by customs Copyright:Senatsverwaltung für Stadtentwicklung und Umwelt und BZI, Foto: Andreas Muhs

  • Westhafen: Westhafen lies directly beside the tracks of the S-Bahn

    Westhafen lies directly beside the tracks of the S-Bahn Copyright:Roehrensee CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons

Westhafen

The Westhafen (western river port) built at the beginning of the 20th century, was for a time one of Germany’s largest inland ports. Despite its long history and unique atmosphere, many Berliners do not know it. The port is connected to the Spree and Havel by canals, and also has rail, road and public transport connections.

Today the port still has two basins, large brick office and warehouse buildings, and numerous later infrastructure buildings, many of which are listed monuments. Over the course of the years the structures have seen changes of use. For some years Ford assembled one of its early models in one of the warehouse buildings. But the main purpose remained the transhipment of goods from all over the world.

Westhafen in the Berlin Monument Database (German)

Westhafen on Wikipedia (German)

 

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