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Horseshoe Estate - view from the air
Horseshoe Estate - view from the air © Oliver Lang

Hufeisensiedlung Britz (Horseshoe Estate )

Functional architecture in the south of Neukölln

The Hufeisensiedlung (Horseshoe Estate) was built according to the plans by Bruno Taut and Martin Wagner in 1925-1933, on a former manor estate in what is now the Neukölln district of Berlin.

Even today, the horseshoe formation visible from the sky harks back to the site's former use. The functional and modest design gave the direction for housing estate architecture in the 1920s and 1930s. The asymmetrical architecture arranged in a staggered fashion gave way to a new form of urban design. There are now just under 2000 flats and over 679 single family houses in the estate. The "Tautes Heim" holiday home in the Hufeisensiedlung gives visitors the chance to feel what living was like in the 20s and the 30s. The house, which was restored under historical protection can accommodate up to four people and has three authentic rooms with furnishings which are typical of the time, as well as a bathroom, kitchen and garden with sun terrace.

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