Wednesday, 9 December 2009
Lustgarten - a beautiful old village in Germany.
Lustgarten is a small village that is part of Strausberg, towards the Polish border. Strausberg was founded around 1240 and in 1333 its first town hall was built. Today an historic defensive wall borders the old town.
Strausberg is 30km east of Berlin (in the district of Marzahn-Hellersdorf) and 30 km to the west of Kostrzyn, at the Polish border. The town is divided into nine boroughs (Gebiet): Fasanenpark, Gartenstadt, Hegermühle, Neue Mühle, Postbruch, Schillerhöhe, Strausberg Nord, Strausberg Stadt and Vorstadt. The municipality has three hamlets (Ortsteile)
Strausberg covers an area of 68 km2. Over 750 years old, it has a population of approx. 26,300 (the largest in its district). There are over 1500 businesses and 100 km of footpath. It is known as "Die grüne Stadt am See" (the green city by the lake). Strausberg's forest and lakes are attractive, family friendly, and great for sporting. Its biggest lake is the "Straussee", located between the town and the biggest forest, the "Strausberger Wald". The forest and water protection nurtures a unique environment.
and they still have all these old cobblestones!
It is a beautiful old area of Germany, truly a photographers paradise.
Click HERE to view my blog posting on the tramrail to Lustgarten.