On the occasion of the 700th anniversary, the Museum Reinickendorf is showing an exhibition about Tegel and, using the geographical spaces of town, forest and lake, is not only illuminating the past of this district of Reinickendorf, but is also asking what makes Tegel special today and what ideas and forecasts there are for the future.
The district is characterised by its location on the lake, which made Tegel famous early on as a place for excursions. Steamboat trips, lido baths, water sports and pubs still influence the atmosphere today. Tegeler Forst in the north and west is a popular local recreation area and is considered an ecologically diverse mixed forest. But what about pine, oak and beech in the wake of climate change? The city is characterised by a variety of buildings - from castles to stately villas, Wilhelminian-style buildings to tenement blocks and high-rises. The Schuhmacher quarter on the site of the former airport will soon be home to pioneering housing. Tegel's development was also greatly influenced by the numerous industrial settlements, especially the Borsig works. Many companies are still located in Tegel, and new ones are soon to settle in the "Urban Tech Republic" around the former airport building. Here, research will soon be carried out into new technologies and work will be done with these innovations. In addition to historical objects, documents and photos, the exhibition will also feature current exhibits, and different people and Tegel experts will have their say.
Interested parties are cordially invited to the exhibition opening on Thursday, 2 June, 6.30 p.m. in the GalerieETAGE. The band "Bojolé" plays folk music from Alt-Tegel.