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Prenzlauer Berg
A Walk by the Spree 
on the Stralau Peninsula


Stralau Walk 

Ye Rim Won

East Habour

The Eastern Comfort

A particularly pleasant riverside walk amongst the growing number that have been cropping up in the last few years, leads to the end of the Stralau peninsula. For centuries, Stralau, situated between the river Spree and the Rummelsburger See (Lake Rummelsburg), has been a popular destination for daytrippers from Berlin. It offers a view over some small islands and the bank of the Plänterwald. 
Opposite Treptower Park the path crosses the whole peninsula till Elsenbrücke (Elsen bridge). Its nicest part is where it runs into the cemetery of the Stralau village church. Some benches on the bank here offer a pleasant stopover. The church, which was badly da- maged in the war and restored at a later date, is renowned for the only remaining late gothic stained glass in Berlin. 
In the summer, with luck, one might find the church open on Sundays between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. It is also open on the first and third Sunday of the month for services from 10 a.m. to 11.a.m. throughout the year, and on the fourth Sunday for concerts (from 5 p.m.). On weekdays, the cemetery attendant, if one can find him, can be asked for the key. 




Address: Alt-Stralau, Tunnelstr., 10245 Berlin
Bus, Tube, Tram: S8, S9, S41, S42 Treptower Park; Bus 104, 347 Tunnelstr.