Photo by Paul Sullivan
Landwehrkanal | Landwehr Canal
Built between 1845 and 1850 according to designs by famed landscaper Peter Joseph Lenné, the Landwehr Canal stretches for more than six miles through Berlin, starting in Friedrichshain in the East and winding its way (parallel to the Spree River) to Charlottenburg in the West. A stroll passes through several key neighborhoods and includes a number of intriguing historical and architectural sights. One of the most interesting stretches is from the canal's source near the Treptow border, where you can find one of Berlin's only existing GDR watchtowers, up to Kreuzberg’s Paul-Lincke-Ufer, a street with cafés, restaurants, and a Turkish market (Tuesday and Friday). After you complete your walk, celebrate with a beer at the wonderful Schleusenkrug beer garden next to the Tiergarten.
By Paul Sullivan, AFAR Local Expert
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Lichtensteinbrücke, 10787 Berlin, Germany