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Made in Spandau – with factory tours
In Spandau, the Wild West frontier is just behind Paulsternstraße underground station. On a site of more than 10,000 m², hidden behind a palisade fence, there’s a true-to-life cowboy town with a saloon, a bank, a printer’s shop, a church and a jail.
It was none other than Buffalo Bill who sparked the cowboy craze in Europe at the end of the 19th century. His Wild West Show also toured Germany, setting off a wave of cowboy and Indian clubs.
Every day in Old Texas Town begins with the hoisting of the Lone Star flag, a gift from a Texas mayor. The inhabitants of Old Texas Town in Spandau not only slip into cowboy hats and boots in their free time, but also into another role. Each of them has been ceremonially given a new name in the local church. The customs and traditions of the Wild West come alive in the Spandau district of Siemensstadt.
A whiskey in the saloon, a tequila in the Mexican cantina: the Wild West town is open every first Saturday of the month, and can also be hired for parties, complete with cowboys and cowgirls. Weddings have also been held in the church. The bars in the jail were donated by Tegel prison.
Paulsternstraße 18, 13629 Berlin