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Onkel Toms Hütte (Uncle Tom's Cabin)

Onkel Toms Hütte or rather the Waldsiedlung Zehlendorf is a housing estate in Berlin, built 1926-1931. It has been designed by the architects Bruno Taut, Hugo Häring and Otto Rudolf Salvisberg and comprised at the time of its completion 1,100 multi-family and 800 single-family houses. Their colorful as well as clear and simple design according to the architecture of Neues Bauen was formative. During the design and construction, care was taken to preserve the natural tree population of the settlement as much as possible. The settlement got its name from the neighboring restaurant Onkel Toms Hütte, which was opened in 1885.