Fischerinsel : Michelin's recommendations
Situated on Spree Island in the historical area of Mitte, Fishermen Island was built on the site of Old Cölln. This island, whose tightly packed buildings were formerly dominated by the steeple of the Church of St. Peter, was totally remodelled in the 70s: modern towers almost totally replaced the ancient houses. Spree Island which encompasses Museum Island on its Northern side and includes the Palace of the Republic and the Castle Esplanade with its stables in its centre is bordered by the Spree on one side and, on its Western extremity, by the Kupfergraben which runs along the length of the historic port. The part of the Kupfergraben between Märkisches Ufer and Spittelmarkt is also called Friedrichsgracht, reminding us that the Spree was canalised during the reign of the «Great Elector» with the help of Dutch engineers. Barricades from the 18th and 19th March, 1848 stand in the immediately vicinity of the Brüderstrasse. Bourgeois, craftsmen and workers waved the black, gold and red flag. The army was forced to withdraw. Amongst other privileges gained by the populace were the right to smoke in the street and the workers could form their own associations. However, the economic situation deteriorated and troubles persisted. The King decided therefore to strike hard: a state of siege was applied. A constitution was granted by the King in December: this allowed for the election of communal assemblies but the voting system based on the poll tax favoured the privileged and left the vast majority of city dwellers to one side.
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