Eisenhüttenstadt Travel Guide

  • Fürstenberg, channel, old lignite pits in the back
    Fürstenberg, channel, old lignite pits...
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  • Zwillingsschachtschleuse ..hehe! try to pronounce
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Eisenhüttenstadt Things to Do

  • the biggest fire-brigade museum in east...

    Beside lots of fire-trucks you can gaze smaller equipments like pumps and water canons, and their development through the centuriesit´s really fascinating!

  • visit the small zoo!

    This zoo is not that big attraction but somehow really snugly, though.You can see hogs, boars, donkeys, stags, deers and so onthe cutest are the raccoons! ;-)as kids we used to gather acorns and chestnuts to better our pocket money selling it to the owner ;-)

  • relax on the "Insel"

    "Insel" is island in Englishit´s situated between a new and an old arm of the Oder-Spree-Channelit´s a huge recreation area with nice beds of flowers, fountains, cosy trails, lots of benches, places to lie in the sun and people, who make a decent walkyou can play mini-Golf, visit the small zoo (see below), or watch the kids brag with their...

  • take a steamer trip

    Make a trip with the steamer along the channel, down the watergate Zwillingsschachtschleuse to Oder river, watch Fürstenberg passing by, see the bombed bridge and lots of beautiful landscape while having a tea, a coffee and some cake inside.Or you go up the deck and enjoy fresh air.

  • Zwillingsschachtschleuse

    Ready-made in 1929 it ensures a smooth traffic between Oder-Spree-Channel and Oder river 15m below. The procedure takes about 30 min.It works this way:you have two chambers! ("Zwilling" means twin in English)at the start of the process always one is completely filled with waterif one ship, or preferably two ships (one up and one on bottom) want to...

  • this one alone is worth the way!

    Since 1993 the Documentation Centre of Everyday Life in the GDR develops to a touristical magnet in the region. Goal of that institute is to research the life in the GDR and to present it. It has a collection of more than 70 000 items.Everyone willing has here finally the chance to see free of either propaganda what it was about to live in...


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    by Sympathisant Written Nov 27, 2002

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    Eisenhüttenstadt is interesting in the context of history.
    Some areas are looking very gloomy, so do not few people...
    keep to the youth and younger people!
    and only them do speak English

    most of our bus drivers are f**kers
    the Taxi drivers are fine, I think

    Unique Suggestions: just decent behaviour, like everywhere abroad

    Fun Alternatives: there´s no alternative ;-)

    you have to come to Eisenhüttenstadt!

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Eisenhüttenstadt Off The Beaten Path

  • das Schlaubetal / Schlaube valley

    Hike one of Germany´s most beautiful brooke scenery.It´s a very small water, though, but situated in an old forest with water mills, small lakes and fogs.

  • Monastery in Neuzelle

    Neuzelle is a village 8 km south of Eisenhüttenstadt.There is an old monastery with an huge and richly outfitted church. Next to it is a nice park with an orangery.see the travelouge for pics !!

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  • Eisenhüttenstadt today

    Well, today the steel works has a gloomy future. Hope/enthusiasm and despair/depression are still taking turns now but sooner or later it may sink into insignificance. I mean, today 2500 people are working there. That is what is left of more than 11 000 in 1989. But, still, it´s by far the biggest employer in the region.The City tries to strengthen...

  • part VI, Stalinstadt becomes...

    According to the plans of architect Kurt W. Leucht, who was responsible for the urbanistic and architectural design, the city should be complete after the finishing of the first four residental complexes.However, by upgrading of the steel works and the affiliated moving in of more and more workers the city needed to be expanded. In 1963 Schönfließ...

  • part V, foundation of Stalinstadt

    After the formation of the German Democratic Republic, on October the 7th 1949, at the III. Party Congress in July 1950 the building of a steel woks combination was decided (Eisenhüttenkombinat Ost - EKO).On August the 18th coverage work began. Start of construction for the barracks-town was in 1953, on Septmber the 19th in 1951 the 1. furnace was...


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