Berlin, 14-1-2013

Today I went to Oberschöneweide, where Emil Rathenau founded the Allgemeine Elektricitäts-Gesellschaft (AEG) or in the translation, General electricity company, in 1883. After the Second World War the AEG continued its business in West-Germany and the factories in Oberschöneweide were closed. The buildings that survived the war are still existing. Some beautifully restored, some almost in ruins and many decaying, but surviving and housing all kinds of small businesses.