|One can hardly imagine a more direct and dramatic change than the transition from the shrill traffic of the Müggelheimer Straße to the rustic scenery of the area on the banks of the Frauentog. "Kietz", now a sleepy little street, was an independent fishing village until its incorporation into Köpenick at the end of the 19th century. There were 31 houses
spread out on both sides of the street. Half a dozen of the old one-storey houses have been preserved. Together with their outbuildings they form little courtyards and gardens, and they have been restored and nicely spruced up by the Department for the Conservation of Monuments and Ancient Buildings. Multi-storey buildings dating from the Gründerjahre have pushed up inbetween. Kietz No.12, the former bakery, is the most striking and perhaps the most attractive of the small buildings. The house, which is about 240 years old and still has traditional fishing rights, encloses a tranquil courtyard garden. Accomodation for two guests is offered in the attic. Frau Boerger, an English teacher and a trained city guide willingly passes on her knowledge and charges 35,-DM per person for an overnight stay.
Directly opposite in Kietz 21 is another historic fisherman's house where visitors will find further accomodation. Frau Wachsmuth, whose house has been lovingly restored with attention to detail, rents out a holiday house for two in a specially converted garden house. The guests have a separate entrance over the Breite Gasse, one of three passageways to the water which was used by the fishermen who lived on the far side of the river. A large terrace opens into the garden which stretches down to the landing stage on the bank of the Frauentog. From here there is a view of the Köpenick Palace which lies on an island between Frauentog and Dahme. This idyllic place, not only for those travelling by water who can moor their boats here, is available for 40,-DM per person per night.