In June 2012, Deutsche Wohnen AG opened an info station with a café and an exhibition at the Hufeisensiedlung (“Horseshoe” housing estate). The Hufeisensiedlung, just like the Großsiedlung (Large Housing Estate) Siemensstadt, is a meeting point for local residents, visitors and individuals with an interest in architecture. The info station of the so-called large housing estate Britz is located in a shop/residential unit directly within the horseshoe. Visitors can experience Bruno Tauts’ original colour concept in this residential unit, laboriously restored in accordance with the specifications for the preservation of historical monuments, with its shop and tenant garden. The 1920s kitchen furniture, the bathroom which has been refitted largely in line with the original and the tenant garden which has been restored to its original state give a unique impression of life in the Hufeisensiedlung in the 1920s and 1930s. The information station is managed on behalf of Deutsche Wohnen by “Ticket B – city tours by architects”, an agency which specialises in architectural guided tours, and the registered association “Friends and Supporters of the Horseshoe Estate, Berlin-Britz”.
Info Station Hufeisensiedlung
Tel. +49 (0)30 420 269 612
fridays and sundays (April-October) from 2 pm - 6 pm
fridays and sundays (November-March) from 1 pm - 5 pm
Tours of this and other housing estates can be arranged for a fee via e-mail or by calling +49 (0) 30 420 269 612.
More information on the tours can be found at