Slovakian and German cuisine
Favorite Dish: Went there on Dec 26 for Christmas lunch and I had ... uum, you know cordon bleu, right? Okay, so this time not chicken, but turkey meat filled with ham and cheese; dumplings, cauliflower and some other veggies. As dessert Palatschinken (its like a pancake with filling) with icecream.
It became more and more popular since the opening a few years ago and now the New World attracts not just the people living in Wildau or nearby towns, but also people from Berlin and all Brandenburg. But it's located quite a bit outside of the town.
New World One -> Techno, Trance, Electro, House
New World Two -> Disco, Dance, Retro-House, Black, Party
New World Plaza -> Mallorca, Party
Swimmingpool, Restaurant, Bowlingcenter
If you want to go to Wildau or from there to another place in the "Dahme-Spreewald" county, you can do that on bus routes served by the "Regionalen Verkehrsgesellschaft Dahme - Spreewald mbH".
Here's their website:
Wildau is connected to the railway network. There's an S-Bahn station by that the town is connected to the public transportation in Berlin.
Let's say you are in Berlin and want to go to Wildau - then you'd take the train S46.
You can search for those connections and timetables here:
It's one of the typical big shopping centers with a bit of everything, from shops to restaurants...
What to buy: clothes, shoes, books, food, PC's and electronics, bakery, flowers, CDs, cell phones, sports wear, ... ...
Bombs and Engines for the Whole World
The Schwartzkopff factory became too closely associated with Berlin in 1900. Engine production and equipment manufacturing made the company big. Wildau was kinda "dreamy" but Schwartzkopff came with its heavy industry and conquered the area that was formerly the clay mines and built the largest locomotive factory in Europe. Up to 700 locomotives a year found their way to destinations all over the world.
Brick Walls, Gardens and Gables
At the turn of the 19th century, a colony was erected right out of the soil for several workers. An architectural ensemble along with similarly constructed industrial buildings form the city’s façade today. Red brick houses with whitewashed walls are framed with little gardens and bordered by avenues. Ivy entwines the multi-towered gables as well as the wooden bay windows of residential homes.
More Production of Heavy Machinery and Yet Another Path
The production of heavy machinery continued in Wildau after 1945. Eastern European partners also now relied on this production. These markets disappeared almost completely in 1990 after the fall of the Berlin wall. Only individual areas of production survived. This still meant, in general, that those in Wildau had to find new work.
One positive thing was that engineers in Wildau were being trained since 1949. Students from the Industrial School for Locomotive and Freight Car (Wagon) Production (LoWa) just needed to slip out of their classrooms right into the spark-flying chaos of the factory warehouses. From this emerged the Technical Institute of Wildau in 1991. It is now a reason why people from Wildau don’t leave but actually come to the city.
The "Technische Fachhochschule" (University of Applied Sciences) is the reason why I spent time here ;-) Sometimes fun, sometimes just stress ... just uni life :P
Located right beside the Wildau train station, are the faculties of Business Administration, Commercial Information Technology and Economics, Administration and Law. Like giant Lego blocks, the sections of house 15 are situated next to old industrial warehouses made of brick. If I pass the campuy with friends who weren't there before, most of them will ask first what the "lego blocks" are for ;-) There is a photo of the brick buildings in one of my other tips.
The Technical University in Wildau is a nice alternative to the crowded lecture halls in Berlin. Our professors are on the one hand, proud of the increasing number of students in Wildau, and on the other hand, they worry they won’t be able to uphold the very good standards of education if the number of students increases drastically. You could say that the Technical University in Wildau is in quite a dilemma. It’s a victim of its own success. When I began to study there, you knew almost everyone by name (okay, not really, but you get the picture) and now it's kinda flooded with people ;-)