Friday, May 30, 2014
Onkel Toms Hütte
The U-Bahn trip to Haus am Waldsee has the viewer travelling to the end of the U3 line. The second-to-last stop on that line is Onkel Toms Hütte, a modernist housing estate named after Harriet Beecher Stowe's 1852 anti-slavery novel, but also a series of rain shelters placed in a beer garden in 1885 by a local landlord.
These estates were started in 1926 by architects Bruno Taut, Hugo Häring, et al., and completed the year before the Nazi's took power in 1933. Had I more time I would have liked to visit these estates, but as I was rushed, I set it aside for a later visit.