Berlin Modernism Housing Estates
is an ensemble of six subsidized housing blocks that are dotted around the city. Built in the Weimar era
in the early 20th century, the estates were recognised as UNESCO World Heritage Sites for their architectural brilliance. Famous architects Bruno Taut, Martin Wagner and Walter Gropius were some of the leader brains behind the buildings, which have stood the test of time. The estates have had a huge influence on the development of housing around the world, and embody the technical and aesthetic innovation Germany has mastered. While true modernism architecture buffs will enjoy visiting all six estates, exploring them all might be over the top for others. For visitors who want to check out one of the sites, the best to head to is Gartenstadt Falkenberg in Treptower
. Bright, colourful and exciting, this is probably the most charming estate of all six and it’s located just 30 minutes out of central Berlin by public transport.