Friedrichshagen – A Place full of History
Friedrichshagen now is a district of Berlin. It is situated near the Müggelsee (Lake Müggelsee).
Founded in 1753 by Frederick II, King of Prussia, it once was a village of cotton spinners from Bohemia and Silesia.
In 1880 it became a climatic spa with a lot of beergardens, mansions and bathing areas. People from Berlin made trips to Friedrichshagen on the weekend in order to get some fresh air and nature.
In 1920 Friedrichshagen was incorporated into “Big Berlin”.
Today, when I visit Friedrichshagen, I still get that feeling of being completely out of Berlin, in a totally different world. And then I take the train back and – whoosh – I am again in the middle of the big, noisy city. Quite a contrast!