Greetings from the industrial district! The “Old Texas Town” in Berlin-Haselhorst, built in the 1970s, is wedged between the metro and the new Siemens campus. But the story is older: During the Nazi era, the “Cowboys Club” was founded under supervision in Neukölln, but had to appear in public under the name “Club Deutscher Weidereiter”.

After the end of the war under the US allies, the cowboys had it easier – before their ranch had to give way to the Reuter power plant, which is just around the corner: here is the whole history of the club around Ralf Keber aka Jack Hunter – above you can see a photo of the little dance in the cowboy look.

After the Corona crisis, the club is now opening again. The new Tagesspiegel newsletter for Spandau has now reported on this, in which we give you lots of excursion tips, dates and district news – once a week and bundled district by district: free of charge at

But back to the cowboys from Haselhorst: The start is on June 4th, from 6.30 p.m. until deep into darkness. Admission: 10 euros, children 3 euros. The money goes into the maintenance of the western town. If you want to take a look at the menu in the saloon, please do: The Mexican bean soup is available for 4.50 euros. The grill is on outside.

And here I will name some of the top topics that you will find in the current Spandau newsletter.

Pentecost, holidays, high school exams: Spandau’s DLRG boss talks about the start of the season and the lack of staff, warns against naive bathing in the cold Havel – and mourns the loss of one of the DLRG’s most deserving lifesavers in Spandau

– 25 million construction site: New sketch of Berlin’s water polo arena, details on the demolition of the day care center, noise protection and the giant newt

– Swimming pool Spandau-Süd: This is how much the sauna renovation costs

– 300 meters of trouble at Glienicker See: Update on the nasty cobblestones in Kladow

– “180,000 euros just gone”: frustration at the ailing forester’s house in Gatow

– Millions for the Kladow sports field – and an emergency repair

– A new skate park for Siemensstadt – only where?

– Long-term debate about the BVG bus lane: New information about bollards on the Heerstraße

– Citizens’ initiative concerned about parents’ taxis – and the new construction of the primary school in Staaken is postponed

– 10 mini stories about Spandau and the doctors for the concert in the citadel

– 25 years of puppet theater in the citadel

– Photo art at Gatow airfield

– Guided tour for the blind in the citadel, cultural tip from the historic cellar

– Western town Haselhorst reopens

-Tiefwerder: Reader photographs water buffalo – and lots of tips for the long day of urban nature

– Lots of neighborhood sports: Run of Spirit in the Johannesstift, great school campaign from TSV 1860 Spandau

The Tagesspiegel newsletter is available for all 12 Berlin districts and already has over 260,000 subscriptions. In it we inform you once a week in a bundled and compact way about what’s going on in your neighbourhood. We also often let readers have their say in the newsletter, after all nobody knows the neighborhood as well as the people who live there.