Did you know that Berlin had an island? And that it is an island alive with history and an amazing place to enjoy nature and beautiful views? Welcome to Eiswerder in the heart of the district of Spandau, a place that makes a perfect stop during a bike tour around the city.
Located in the river Havel, this historic place was once home to Spandau’s uprising industry where gunpowder, acid and artillery was produced. In the 1820s Eiswerder was even home to the royal firework laboratory. Those same buildings are now home to artists and bands, and from time to time there are legendary parties on the island that have the whole city in attendance.
On a regular day, though, you can enjoy amazing views over the river and the city from there and relax on one of the benches. Via Eiswerder, you can follow the bike trail either to the city center or to the suburbs of Berlin, with one trail even leading 600 kilometers up to Denmark straight. Eiswerder is definitely Berlin’s Treasure Island.