City walk: modern architecture in Frankfurt (Oder)

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The First World War and the associated loss of the eastern provinces of Prussia meant a weakening of the economy for Frankfurt (Oder) and the admission of many new residents who wanted or even had to relocate from the lost areas.
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  • View from the Marienkirche over Frankfurt , Foto: Sandra Haß, Lizenz: Seenland Oder-Spree
  • Frankfurt from Slubice , Foto: Florian Läufer, Lizenz: Seenland Oder-Spree
  • Go for a walk in Frankfurt , Foto: Florian Läufer, Lizenz: Seenland Oder-Spree
  • Frankfurt (Oder) at sunset , Foto: Florian Läufer, Lizenz: Seenland Oder-Spree
The settlement company Ostmark m.b.H. with managing director and chief architect Martin Kießling was founded solely for the construction of apartments for the officials of the Reichsbahndirektion Osten. Numerous residential areas have been created since 1921, as well as open spaces and public buildings. Many different styles have been used in construction technology over the years. Starting with the traditionalist character of the first railway settlements, through brick expressionism, to an objectified brick architecture that resembled the Bauhaus.

The tour continues to Kießlingplatz or Ostmarksiedlung. This housing estate is probably one of the most interesting residential areas in Frankfurt (Oder). The settlement was built on the site of the Paulinenhof estate.

It continues to today's Carl-Friedrich-Gauß-Gymnasium and further to the beginning of the Gerhart-Hauptmann-Straße, where a training center for music, dance and amateur play for teachers, pastors and youth workers.

The last stop on the tour is the Erich Kästner School (August-Bebel-Straße 18-24), which was inaugurated as the Hindenburg School in 1927. Originally there were four interconnected buildings, two of which served as residential complexes.

Length: approx. 1 km, duration: approx. 20 minutes pure walking time

Literature:
  • City guide Frankfurt (Oder) / Slubice (2021), publisher: ScottyScout, editors: K. Hinrichsen / M. Nesselrodt

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The First World War and the associated loss of the eastern provinces of Prussia meant a weakening of the economy for Frankfurt (Oder) and the admission of many new residents who wanted or even had to relocate from the lost areas.
Continue readingcollapse
  • View from the Marienkirche over Frankfurt , Foto: Sandra Haß, Lizenz: Seenland Oder-Spree
  • Frankfurt from Slubice , Foto: Florian Läufer, Lizenz: Seenland Oder-Spree
  • Go for a walk in Frankfurt , Foto: Florian Läufer, Lizenz: Seenland Oder-Spree
The settlement company Ostmark m.b.H. with managing director and chief architect Martin Kießling was founded solely for the construction of apartments for the officials of the Reichsbahndirektion Osten. Numerous residential areas have been created since 1921, as well as open spaces and public buildings. Many different styles have been used in construction technology over the years. Starting with the traditionalist character of the first railway settlements, through brick expressionism, to an objectified brick architecture that resembled the Bauhaus.

The tour continues to Kießlingplatz or Ostmarksiedlung. This housing estate is probably one of the most interesting residential areas in Frankfurt (Oder). The settlement was built on the site of the Paulinenhof estate.

It continues to today's Carl-Friedrich-Gauß-Gymnasium and further to the beginning of the Gerhart-Hauptmann-Straße, where a training center for music, dance and amateur play for teachers, pastors and youth workers.

The last stop on the tour is the Erich Kästner School (August-Bebel-Straße 18-24), which was inaugurated as the Hindenburg School in 1927. Originally there were four interconnected buildings, two of which served as residential complexes.

Length: approx. 1 km, duration: approx. 20 minutes pure walking time

Literature:
  • City guide Frankfurt (Oder) / Slubice (2021), publisher: ScottyScout, editors: K. Hinrichsen / M. Nesselrodt

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August-Bebel-Straße 2

15234 Frankfurt (Oder)

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17 30
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    19 32
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    18 31

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Weather Today, 13. 8.

17 30
Mostly cloudy throughout the day.

  • Sunday
    19 32
  • Monday
    18 31

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