Skip to main content
Glasswerk Stralau

Glasswerk Stralau

Stralau glass factory

On the Stralau headland between the Spree and Rummelsburger See, in Germany's capital, Berlin, you'll find some impressive industrial heritage, established by the Jewish businessman Edmund Nathan in 1889: the ruins of the Stralau glass factory.

Glaswerk Stralau spat out wine bottles for the Rhine, Saar, and Mosel regions, sherry bottles for Spain and Portugal, green Bordeaux bottles for France, and beer bottles for Belgian breweries. The nearby Engelhardt brewery was also a regular customer.

Its extensive customer portfolio could not prevent the glass factory from getting into bad shape after privatization. In 1997, the curtain fell for Glaswerk Stralau. Today, The brick building ensemble is protected as a monument but awaits its new purpose. Next to the glass factory, you can see the contours of the 'Flaschenturm' (German for 'Bottle Tower'), a remnant of the former Engelhardt brewery that filled 300,000 bottles of beer daily. A property developer has converted this ruin into apartments and lofts.

How To Get There?
Gain Access to all of the information!

  • Get access to all practical information to prepare your visit, for example addresses, GPS-coordinates and instructions how to legally visit this venue.
  • Discover this location on a detailed map.
  • Get instructions how to get there, together with extra info for walkers and bikers.
  • Discover more interesting places nearby.
  • Explore hundreds of other hidden landmarks on the interactive heritage map.
  • Download the Hidden Monuments 2024 travel guide with 10 hand-picked destinations off the beaten track across Europe.

Become a member only 49,90 euro / year

Already subscribed? Log In

Discover more

Find sites in or discover more

Latest from the blog