Finally done. The renovated Reformation Square in Berlin’s largest pedestrian zone will open this weekend. Since the summer of 2020, thousands of paving stones have been laid in the old town of Berlin-Spandau, tripping hazards and dirty corners have been eliminated, and now there are new lamps and ramps. And on Saturday, May 14, at 12:30 p.m., St. Nikolai pastor Björn Borrmann, City Councilor Thorsten Schatz, CDU, and Christian Gaebler from the Senate will open the refreshed Reformation Square in the old town. Costs: almost 2 million from the federal and state coffers (“urban development funding”).

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On this day, experts explain what they built there and why 20 banana boxes full of human bones were buried next to the church during the construction work: Where the pedestrian zone is today, there used to be a cemetery. Here you can read my whole story in the Tagesspiegel, with lots of photos. From 1.30 p.m. there will be tours of the church tower again.

The renovation of the next square in the old town of Berlin-Spandau is already certain: the market square next door will be cleared out and modernized, even the bulky flower pots and stairs will be removed. But that’s not all, as the current plans by City Councilor Thorsten Schatz show: Here in the Tagesspiegel you will find a sketch with the new trees, photos and information about the construction site.

This construction site on the market square has major consequences – for example for the popular “wine summer” in the old town. The wine festival is moving in 2023 and is leaving the old town. And there are also initial plans for the Christmas market, which Spandau’s chief festival organizer Sven-Uwe Dettmann explains here in the Tagesspiegel interview: In it he talks about the wine summer, Christmas in the citadel and the old town, and the Pentecost festival on the Scharfe Lanke (which is currently is being rebuilt, here are photos and the completion date in the Tagesspiegel).

And another current note on the old town: On Thursday there will be a digital information event on the return of the tram to Spandau. There were ideas to lead the new route through the pedestrian zone, but these plans are off the table. Here is all the information in the daily mirror for you.

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And here are some of the topics that you will find in the current Spandau newsletter. Have fun reading!

Here are some of the current topics that you can find in the current Spandau newsletter.

– Kita-Atlas: Family city councilor speaks in the newsletter about the specific situation in Spandau

– Dogs, ponies, plush unicorn: animal service in Staaken

– Cold War in Moscow: Vladimir Kaminer speaks at the Gatow Air Force Museum

– Music, cinema, theatre: This is how the Jewish theater ship starts its operations

– Open-air season 2022: Stadtfest boss talks in the newsletter about the Pentecost festival on the Scharfen Lanke, about music on the Maselake, about the wine summer in the old town and the new ice rink in the citadel

– Will the Staaken Center get a new citizens’ office in 2023? And when do the branch offices in Kladow and Falkenhagener Feld open?

– Best-of construction site for the Siemensbahn: what color the viaduct will get and what the S-Bahn stations should be called

– Scharfe Lanke: The opening date has been set – all information in the newsletter

– Seniors’ representation: We are on Facebook

– “Girls Day with the Havel brothers”: neighborhood sports from the Hakenfelde stadium to the Eiswerder island and Sportfreunde Kladow

– Cruise Terminal: by boat from Spandau to Amsterdam and the Baltic Sea

–  Newsletter readers report on Post problems from Kladow to Hakenfelde

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