Strausberg has an old city wall whose construction was started in 1254. The original length was 1600 metres and it was up to 6 metres in height. Also built into the wall were Wikhäuser which were defensive buildings which were later converted into houses. Some restoration work is taking place on the wall.more
St. Mary's Church is the oldest and tallest building in Strausberg. It dates back to the 13th Century and is one of the oldest buildings in Brandenburg. It originally had a tall wooden tower but this was demolished in 1922. A monument to victims of the Holocaust was erected outside the church in 1992.more
I had already decided I would visit the Handelscentrum in Strausberg before I arrived. I thought it would make an interesting place to lunch and have a rest on my walk around the lake. The Handelscentrum is not pretentious like some shopping centres and could best be described as a covered area with shops. It opened in 1999 and has been expanded in...more
The Wasserturm in Strausberg was constructed in 1910. It is located on the marienberg hill and is 35 metres tall and nearly 13 metres in diameter. It was built to increase the water pressure in the town. The water was pumped into the 400 cubic tank when it was quiet overnight. In recent years the tower was no longer required and was closed in 1990....more
One of the main reasons for going to Strausberg was to walk around the beautiful Straussee. Because it takes a while on the S-Bahn from central Berlin to Strausberg I allowed more time. You can of course half the distance by using the ferry but I decided I would walk all the way around which is 9.5kms. There is a well laid out and marked footpath,...more
After 2 trips to Strausberg on cold November and March days I decided to visit in the summer instead, much more pleasant. I went down to the lake and saw that the electric ferry was operating. The ferry is operated by the local light railway/tram company and is numbered F39 by VBB. The ferry has its own fare structure and costs €1.20 for an adult...more
Gielsdorfer Chaussee 6, Strausberg, 15344, de
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Ernst-ThÃ¤lmann-Strasse 82a, Strausberg, Brandenburg, 15344, Germany
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Protzeler Chaussee 8A, Strausberg, Brandenburg, 15344, Germany
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You catch the S5 to Strausberg Stadt, it is about a 45 minute journey from central Berlin. Check the timetable as the service is not as frequent as some of the other routes. As I discovered on my last visit, trains can sometimes be cancelled at short notice.
Handelscentrum is the name of a little mall in Strausberg which sits right hand of the exit of the autobahn, coming from Berlin into Strausberg. Also there's McDonald and Subway. Very easy to find parking spots. The mall is pretty neat, modest yet lovely with a couples of nice dining places such as an ice house and Asian eatery. The stores all are placed on groundfloor (beautiful bricks), no upper floors. There I happened to find a candles store with a very kind lady also offering from a selection of countless postcards.
1714 to 1763 Strausberg was a town of permanent military post, base to Brandenburg-Prussian companies. To learn about that part of history, I thought the link below to the Bundeswehr page would be interesting? Unfortunately no English translation provided.