Berlin and around
Sundials in Treptow and Köpenick
The shorter end of the Sonnenallee behind the former wall is placed in Treptow.
When the bridge of the Südostallee over the Britzer Zweigkanal would be
still existing, then it would be a direct way from the sundial at the
Sonnenallee to the sundial at the Sterndamm which is shown below:
Sundial at the Sterndamm in Berlin-Treptow, Autumn 1999
Coming from the city train station Schöneweide or from the
Südostallee, the basically renovated flat house with the sundial
is at the other end of the Sterndamm behind the last bend on the left
street side. The clock is pointing to the south east, that is the direction
in which you will going, then, so you have to turn around to see it.
Special details of the morning and noon sundial are the different wind wheels
which will move if there is a breeze from the right direction. At the time
of the photo it wasn't, which is visible when comparing the
picture above with the referenced
second picture. (I'm afraid I wasn't
able to combine the two images with a transparent area for
a more efficent animation. Better luck next try.)
Sundial at the Willi-Sänger-Schule, Berlin-Treptow, Spring 2000
This sundial is mounted at the school at the Willi-Sänger-Straße 1
in Treptow and can be counted to the sundials within the vicinity of the
Archenhold observatory. The school (and the sundial) were completed as the
date of the sundials shows in 1963, and they are somewhat hidden within a residential
area of the same time. The photo was made in the late Spring of 2000 and is
referencing to a
close-up to the sundial
(165kB) of the same day.
The Dämmeritzsee is placed at the south east border of Berlin east of
the Müggelsee. The western part of the lake is within Berlin, while the
eastern part from Erkner on belongs to Brandenburg. At the Dämmeritzsee
there are many villa, where one of them in the
Berlin-Köpenick region Hessenwinkel has a sundial, visible as seen from
Collage to the sundial at the Dämmeritzsee, Berlin-Köpenick, late spring 1999
The Collage above is referencing to 7 images of the sundial and its surroundings, seen from water:
- Boat-house in Neu-Venedig (New Venice) (166678 Bytes 750x500 Color-JPEG) - Between Müggelsee and Dämmeritzsee the Müggelspree is flowing, spreading into a small delta in this area. At this partly artificial delta one can find Neu-Venedig, a residence area, where in former GDR times good functionaries of the central party had (and partly have) their weekend residence, their datscha.
- Boat-house in Neu-Venedig (New Venice) (161356 Bytes 750x500 Color-JPEG) - while some of the houses in Neu-Venedig were extended by some levels (possibly not that legal, because the ground of this area is partly muddy), some of the water estates are still waiting for their restauration.
- On the Müggelspree (103291 Bytes 720x440 Color-JPEG) - On the Müggelspree one can pass the excursion boats which are shuttling the visitors mainly from the Jannowitzbrücke to Erkner and back.
- Müggelspree flowing into the Dämmeritzsee (94062 Bytes 720x440 Color-JPEG).
- On the Dämmeritzsee (59301 Bytes 720x440 Color-JPEG) - the southern shore of the Dämmeritzsee is a nature protection area around the old Spree branch, the Alter Spreearm.
- The sundial at the villa at the Dämmeritzsee in Hessenwinkel (44459 Bytes 560x420 Color-JPEG) - the partly renovated villa with sundial is nearly oriented to the south, so that the sundial at the tower is nearly valid for the whole day. I'm sure that in the same region there is at least another house at the lakeside with a morning clock, which I had seen at an excursion without camera and which was shadowed at ca. 3 p.m. I would never had been got up that early to travel to the far east of Berlin for photographing the sundial before noon without reason! ;-)
- The villa at the Dämmeritzsee in Hessenwinkel (151993 Bytes 580x880 Color-JPEG, Foto: DD) - while all other impressions of the water area behind the Müggelsee were made with a Pentax MZ-5 with a FA70-200mm objective on Kodak VR100, the last picture of the complete house was done with a Minolta Vectris 25 on a Kodak APS film. An interesting aspect is the difference in the color of the sky over Berlin (which may partly caused by the zoom objective).
Berlin-Johannisthal is a village within the Berlin district Treptow-Köpenick
and is located in the Southeast of Berlin. The following sundial stands
within a garden at the Eisenhutweg and is a self made sundial, which also
can be adjusted to the daylight savings time by shifting the ring of the dial:
Sundial at the Eisenhutweg, Berlin-Johannisthal, Summer 2003, photos: W. Tost
The pictures were made digitally with a Olympus C3030Z.