Unvollendete Metropole – Guided tour of the exhibition + Peter Behrens Building (incl. tower ascent)

On October 1, 2021, on the site of the former WF – today Peter Behrens-Ufer – the exhibition
the exhibition “The Unfinished Metropolis” will open.
On display will be the history, present and future of Berlin.

Guided tour of the exhibition followed by an exploration of the historic automobile factory, including a climb up the tower.

All year
every Saturday at 3 pm

Start:  Entrance to the exhibition in the courtyard of the Behrens Building.
The entrance to the courtyard is located in the gateway.
Address: Ostendstraße 1-4 / corner Wilhelminenhofstraße, 12459 Berlin
Price: 8,50€/red.6€
Duration: ca. 90 min

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Elektropolis-Tour/Standard

Discover the historic founding center of Berlin’s electrical industry with its exciting history! During the guided tour you will experience the important industrial area in transition – towards a dynamic future location for science, production and art.

After an introduction with historical photographs and background information in the industrial salon, you will set off along the imposing industrial facades, evidence of Berlin’s “electropolis”, which once electrified the world.

 

Behind it you will find hidden places, like the historic AEG canteen. Part of the large cable factory is now used as a new modern campus of the HTW Berlin.

The destination of the tour is a monument of industrial culture: an impressive floor factory, designed for automobile construction by the industrial designer Peter Behrens. As a crowning finale, enjoy the fantastic Berlin panorama from the high tower terrace.

 

All year round
every Friday at 2 p.m. every Sunday at 12 p.m.

Meeting point: Industriesalon
Price: 10€/red.8€
Duration: about 2,5 hours

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Coupon now available

You want to give something very special as a gift?
We recommend our voucher for participation in a guided tour of industrial culture in Schöneweide. Everything is possible:
Participation for a whole group on your desired date.
Or for individual participants on one of our standard tours.
Always a nice surprise!

You can order the voucher from us by mail: info@industriesalon.de.
Or you can come in person to the industrial salon.
Tuesday to Thursday between 10 and 17h – Friday between 10 and 14h.

Der Bildausscdhnitt zeigt die Glühbinre - hochgehalten von der "Göttin des Lichts" Elektra

Electropolis Tour/Individual bookable

Discover the historic founding center of Berlin’s electrical industry with its exciting history! During the guided tour you will experience the important industrial area in transition – towards a dynamic future location for science, production and art.

After an introduction with historical photographs and background information in the industrial salon, you will set off along the imposing industrial facades, evidence of Berlin’s “electropolis”, which once electrified the world.

The destination of the tour is a monument of industrial culture: an impressive floor factory, designed for automobile construction by the industrial designer Peter Behrens. To top it off, enjoy the fantastic Berlin panorama from the high tower terrace.

Bookable all year round
On request, the tour can be conducted in English.
Meeting point: Industriesalon
Base price: 100€ incl. 7TN
each additional TN 10€/red.8€
Duration: approx. 2,5 hours

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Modern living in the electropolis

Around 1900, Schöneweide became known far beyond the Berlin area as an industrial site and modern “electropolis”. Together with the industrial plants, a residential area was created in which typical neo-Renaissance and Art Nouveau forms of the time have been preserved. The later residential buildings were oriented toward reform architecture with spacious courtyards and gardens.

With its dynamic design, the local housing development of the 1920s is one of the outstanding testimonies of modernism in southeast Berlin. In the 60s, further settlements of the type Q3A (cross-wall type No.3) were added – an example of the early industrial construction of the GDR.

All year round
On request

Meeting place: industrial salon (or to a pre-arranged place of your choice)
Base price: 100€ – incl. 7TN,
each additional TN 10€/red. 8€
Duration: approx. 2 hours

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Light and transparency

A discovery tour through the masterpieces of industrial construction – the daylight factories from the historic Oberschöneweide transformer plant.

The “aesthetic factory buildings” bear witness to the new objectivity in industrial construction. Light walls encase the steel skeleton like a skin of glass. The monumental assembly hall is supported by steel frames and enveloped by “curtain walls”. The glazed side walls provide ideal lighting conditions in the production area.

All year round
every 1st Saturday of the month at 2pm
for groups bookable at any time

Meeting place: industrial salon
Price: 10€/red. 8€
for groups: Base price100€ incl. 7 TN, each additional TN 10€ /red. 8€
Duration: approx. 2 hours

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Light & Magic

For photographers, the industrial district in Schöneweide offers fascinating motifs. Join professional photographer Paul Langmead on a tour of discovery through the historic founding center of Berlin’s electrical industry. Patched facades, tracks leading to nowhere, cranes and rusting giant tanks – hidden witnesses of the vanished large-scale industry. The decommissioned transformer plant offers industrial charm with countless details, while rusting machine parts lure visitors to the cable plant next to piled-up cable drums – a paradise for detail-loving photographers.

Paul Langmead gives helpful tips and tricks – also for analog photography and without complicated technical vocabulary. For the crowning finale you climb the tower of the Peter Behrens building. A photo location with a great Berlin panorama, sensational in any light!

Hint:
The exact course of the tour depends on the weather and the wishes of the participants. Please remember to wear appropriate clothing. Your own tripod is recommended!

Bookable all year round
Meeting point: Industriesalon
Base price: 140€ incl. 6 TN,
each additional TN 25€
Duration: approx. 3 hours

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Heroes of labour

Schöneweide came into being with large-scale industry – characterized by the rhythm of the machines, accompanied by smoke from the chimneys, noise and stench. In the beginning, the workers in the factories had to endure hard physical labor and long working hours. Only slowly did things change. The tour is a journey through time to the authentic places of work. Stories are told about the people who worked here over the last 120 years.

 

The tour begins with Anna, who started working at the cable factory as an unskilled worker in 1897. At a further six stops, everyday working life in different times is reported. Finally, the tour includes a visit to a high-tech company. The experience of today’s working world is described from the perspective of a female laboratory technician. The tour is also linked to current questions about the prospects for the “brave new world of work.

All year round
Meeting place: Industriesalon
Price: 100€ incl. 10 participants, each additional TN 10€/red. 8€
Duration: approx. 2,5 hours

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City rally for adults

An entertaining and educational city game – an exploration tour of the local industrial culture. Suitable also for team building.

At 16 stations, quizzes are set on 150 years of site history. In an original way you can determine the solutions and explore hidden places. The rally is fun and creativity in the group is rewarded with a prize at the end!

All year round
on request for groups

Meeting place: Industriesalon
Price: 15€ per TN
Duration: approx. 3 hours + award ceremony

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Pupil Rallye “Under Power”

There’s a lot going on in Schöneweide, the once ultra-modern “Chicago on the Spree”, also known as the historic “Silicon Valley”. Today, high-tech companies and the Berlin University of Applied Sciences continue the great tradition at the location. In search of the solution word, participants explore the former founding center of Berlin’s electrical industry on their own.

 

You will get to know the former car factory and explore hidden places. Finally, there will be an award ceremony with small gifts in the industrial salon. The tasks are suitable for project work – they are based on the teaching content of the STEM subjects.

 

All year round
on request

Meeting point: gateway at the Peter Behrens building (after consultation with the Industriesalon)
Price: 5€ per TN (and by arrangement)
Duration: approx. 2 hours + award ceremony

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