01 November 2014

Berlin Boogie: Neu-Venedig

Back during when the weather was still warmer, we opted to visit Neu-Venedig (New Venice), in east Berlin. It is located deep in the former east, and it took us more than an hour to get here, from where we live. As the name suggests, there are plenty of canals and waterways, as well as bridges, in this area.

Little did you know, but Berlin actually has more bridges than Venice. Yes, Venice might be famous for its canals, but Berlin has more bridges. And this one is just a small sample of the city that features bridges. We did a daytrip here, eating lunch, as well as strolling around the neighborhood, checking out the interesting landscape of the houses, facing the canals. This reminds me of a similar neighborhood in Los Angeles which I have visited a couple of years ago.

As you can see, this neighborhood is very colorful, and the water was definitely a nice feature of it. It was very different from the other neighborhoods surrounding it, and was definitely worth the visit. We had lunch in a nice fish restaurant, and overall had a very good time. This is perhaps one of the less-known places in Berlin that is worth visiting, and I definitely recommend doing the excursion to get here, even though it is rather far from the center of town.


  1. Never heard of it! Pretty cool and surprisingly green.

    1. Zhu,

      Berlin overall is very green: you can definitely see it when you land at its airports, with all the greenery (and the lakes) surrounding it. Not surprising since the area was a former swamp before the city emerged.