The Westend district was originally planned as a pure villa colony. Today it is partly urban with typical Berlin apartment buildings.
The centre and shopping street of Westend is the Reichsstraße between Theodor-Heuss-Platz and Steubenplatz. Borders are the Spree, the Stadtring, Heerstraße and the Berlin ExpoCenter City.
Mansions in Neu-Westend
Neu-Westend is characterised by blocks of flats and housing estates from the large housing associations between Spandauer Damm and the northern Reichsstraße. Steubenplatz is located in the centre, while the Brixplatz park, a listed building, is located on Reichsstraße. The villa colony Neu-Westend is a very sought-after residential area, many famous people like Paul Hindemith, Robert Koch and Kurt Weill lived here. The villas date from the early 20th century, and there are also apartment buildings from the 1950s. North of the Spandauer Dam there is the Park Ruhwald and countless allotment garden colonies.
Olympic Stadium and Pichelsberg
South and north of Heerstraße is the Olympic area with the Le Corbusier House. There are also many individual buildings, high-quality villas, parks and pine forests and of course the Olympiastadion. While Pichelsdorf, Pichelswerder and Pichelssee belong to Spandau, the Pichelsberg, the surrounding district and the associated Pichelsberg S-Bahn station are located in Charlottenburg. After a brief interlude as a film studio site since 1958, three apartment blocks with 12 to 16 floors were built by 1970 and a sports and recreation centre with tennis courts, sauna and swimming pool was opened in 1974. Nothing has been preserved of the former excursion destination.
Nature reserve Fließwiese and Murellenberg
In the northwest you will find the nature reserve Fließwiese, the Ruhleben settlement with terraced and semi-detached houses, the Ruhleben cemetery, as well as the area around the Murellenberg. In the south west end there are two settlements with a rural character. The development is mainly characterised by terraced and semi-detached houses with an abundant stock of trees in the surrounding area.
The settlement Eichkamp is located between the AVUS in the southeast and the settlement Heerstraße in the northwest. It is bordered by the fairground in the north and by the Grunewald in the southwest. It was once a settlement for low-income civil servants and workers. Among the better known inhabitants were Max Taut, Marie-Elisabeth Lüders and Arnold Zweig.
Housing estate Heerstraße
The settlement Heerstraße is located between Heerstraße in the north, the settlement Eichkamp in the east and is essentially bordered by Grunewald in the west. The Waldschulallee forms the southern border. Terraced and semi-detached houses dominate here, with many pine trees in between. The settlement is now a listed building.
Last edited: 22. May 2020