Away from the highlights of the Reformation, you can get to know another side of Lutherstadt Wittenberg in the Piesteritzer Werkssiedlung. The idyllic settlement was built in 1916 as a workers' housing estate and is still a tranquil residential area with a bright, friendly character. Take a walk through the colorful settlement, take in the beautiful front gardens and take a deep breath in this relaxed, car-free area of the city. The yellow facades of the houses as well as the many green spaces make up the special charm of the settlement. The heart of the settlement "Piesteritzer Hof" was intended as a department store and is now an event location for various events.
History of the settlement
In 1916, the factory housing estate in Piesteritz was built to provide suitable living space for more than a thousand people. At that time, ordinary industrial workers and plant managers lived side by side in the houses to strengthen the community of the workforce. Within the framework of Expo 2000, the settlement was extensively renovated true to the original and has since shone in its new, old splendor. Incidentally, walkers can move around freely here, because the Piesteritzer Werkssiedlung is the first car-free settlement in Germany. The yellow facades of the houses and the many green spaces add to the special charm of the settlement. The heart of the settlement "Piesteritzer Hof" was intended as a department store and is now an event location for various events.
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Experience the flair of the former workers' housing estate on a guided tour of the estate and have the architectural features explained to you.
You can reach the Piesteritzer Werkssiedlung from the city center, for example, by bicycle, which you can easily rent from us at the Tourist Information. By train from the main station you can reach the settlement within 5 minutes.