GERMANY – On a short holiday in Berlin (my first visit since I moved away in June 2019), I decided to visit Eisenhüttenstadt, a town near the Polish border in a forgotten corner of the country. I didn’t know much Eisenhüttenstadt, except that it means ‘Metal Hut Town’, and that one of my colleagues at Berlin-Schönefeld Airport came from there.
Eisenhüttenstadt was founded as Stalinstadt in 1950. A socialist model city built to house the workers for the nearby steel mill, it looks like a small (and much less hip version) of Frankfurter Allee in Berlin. To be honest there’s not very much there. It is actually located next to the historic town of Fürstenberg an der Oder, but I didn’t know that yet (even though my colleague had a picture of a historic looking town on a river as a desktop background). Well, that’s for next time, if there is a next time.
Not much in the mood for making pictures, I decided to make quick snaps, often not even bothering to get off my bike.