More than just big housing estates: Marzahn-Hellersdorf is also home to the largest concentration of detached houses in Berlin. And it is the most extensive contiguous site of manufacturing company locations as well. Not to mention attractive natural and landscaped spaces
The district is famous outside the capital mainly for the large housing estates in Marzahn and Hellersdorf. This is where around 100,000 apartment units were built between 1977 and 1992. The Biesdorf, Kaulsdorf and Mahlsdorf subdistricts in the southern part of Marzahn-Hellersdorf paint a very different picture of the district. However, as together they are home to the largest contiguous series of detached houses in Berlin. And also one of the largest in Germany. Marzahn-Hellersdorf ’s five subdistricts were originally independent villages. These were first seen in documents back in the 14th century. Historical structures are still presnet in the village centres in Kaulsdorf and Marzahn. And also all of these structures are now on the list.
Marzahn-Hellersdorf has continuously improved its social infrastructure over the last few years, particularly with regard to schools and leisure facilities. The share of the total area of the district accounted for by green spaces is around 19 per cent. The largest green spaces are the areas of Seelgraben, Hönower Weiherkette and the Kaulsdorfer Seen lakes. Then there’s the Gärten der Welt (Gardens of the World) park in Wuhletal, which extends over an area of 43 hectares and attracts both Berliners and tourists from all over the world. A cable car runs above the valley and Kienbergpark, which is part of Gärten der Welt, and discussions are now under way about possibly integrating the cable car line into Berlin’s public transport system.
Marzahn-Hellersdorf has established itself as a centre for the healthcare industry and is home to, among other facilities, the Unfallkrankenhaus.
Berlin accident hospital and the Augenklinik Marzahn eye clinic, both of which provide care for patients far beyond the borders of Berlin and the region. Industrial and commercial parks with good transport connections make the eastern outskirts of Berlin interesting for companies from other business sectors as well. For example, with an area of approximately 90 hectares, the CleanTech Business Park in Marzahn is the most extensive contiguous site of manufacturing company locations in Berlin. Georg-Knorr- Park – the biggest project for further commercial and residential development – is now taking shape in Marzahn-Hellersdorf. Among other things, plans call for the construction of around 1,000 residential units, as well as 370 student apartments and commercial space for leasing. At least half of the residential units subsidise publicly. The master plan for Georg- Knorr-Park got complete in 2020.