Located between Kreuzberg and the more lively part of Friedrichshain, the Stralauer Kiez has many new buildings with a view of the water. However, a lot of beautiful old buildings still remain.
The Rudolfkiez or Stralauer Kiez is located between the city railway tracks, Warschauer Straße, the Spree and Markgrafendamm. Its center is Rudolfplatz with its landmark, the Zwinglikirche. There are sports fields, a school farm with goats and crocodiles, daycare centers and architectural monuments such as the transformer station.
Oberbaum City and Osthafen
The neighborhood is characterised by residential streets with mostly renovated Art Nouveau and Wilhelminian style buildings and a lot of greenery. After the fall of the Wall, new innovative businesses are once again settling here. The western part is home to the redeveloped Oberbaum City, with the beautiful brick facades of the former Osram-Narva lamp factory. The river Spree with the Osthafen pier is right next door.
In the eastern part lies the Stralau peninsula, a popular excursion area and former industrial center. After the factories and businesses disappeared, the peninsula has become a densely built-up residential area. The area is popular with families, who live in predominantly upscale modern houses with the Spree river and Rummelsburg Bay in their backyards. A riverside path leads around the peninsula. Houseboats and sailboats are moored at the quays in front of it. The old Stralau village church from 1464 and some industrial monuments are preserved and form a nice visual contrast with the newer buildings.
Last edited: 18. June 2021