Hellersdorf

Hellersdorf

Only the manor house and a few farm workers' houses remain of the former village center of Hellersdorf. Today, prefabricated concrete buildings dominate the picture.

  • Hellersdorf Nord - Grabenviertel© Franziska Delenk
    Residential house in Hellersdorf-North
  • Hellersdorf Nord - Alte Hellersdorfer Straße© Franziska Delenk
    Low buildings near the manor
  • Hellersdorf Nord - Helle Mitte© Franziska Delenk
    View of the Fritz-Lang-Platz
  • Hellersdorf Nord - Helle Mitte© Franziska Delenk
    Helle Mitte
  • Hellersdorf Süd - Rotes Viertel© Franziska Delenk
    Cecilienplatz
  • Hellersdorf Süd - Rotes Viertel© Franziska Delenk
    Cecilienplatz
  • Hellersdorf Süd - Rotes Viertel© Franziska Delenk
    Residential house in Hellersdorf-South
  • Hellersdorf Süd - Rotes Viertel© Franziska Delenk
    Rotes Viertel (Red quarter)
  • Hellersdorf Süd - Gelbes Viertel© Franziska Delenk
    Renovated prefabricated building in the Gelbe Viertel (Yellow quarter) in Hellersdorf-South
  • Hellersdorf Ost - Quartier Schleipfuhl© Franziska Delenk
    Colourful buildings in the Schleihpfuhl area
  • Hellersdorf Ost - Branitzer Karree© Franziska Delenk
    Modern living in the Branitzer Karree
  • Hellersdorf Ost - Branitzer Karree© Franziska Delenk
    Schönewalder Straße
  • Hellersdorf Ost - Branitzer Karree© Franziska Delenk
    Branitzer Karree
  • Hellersdorf Ost - Quartier Hellersdorfer Graben© Franziska Delenk
    View of Hoyerswerdaer Straße
  • Hellersdorf Ost - Quartier Hellersdorfer Graben© Franziska Delenk
    Colourful buildings on Riesaer Straße
  • Hellersdorf Ost - Quartier Hellersdorfer Graben© Franziska Delenk
    Riesaer Straße
  • Hellersdorf Ost - Quartier Kastanienallee© Franziska Delenk
    Boulevard Kastanienallee
  • Hellersdorf Ost - Quartier Kastanienallee© Franziska Delenk
    Kastanienallee
In the 1980s, each district of the former East Berlin was allowed to design and construct a unique housing project, and so a large prefabricated housing estate was built in Hellersdorf. The estate was then extended further east into an which at the time still belonged to Brandenburg and only became part of Berlin after the German reunification. When the Berlin Wall fell, the housing estate was still under construction in many places. These days, most of the five- to six-storey prefabricated buildings have been thoroughly modernised. The housing estates are framed by the nature areas of Wuhletal and Hönower Weiherkette.

Hellersdorf-North

Hellersdorf-North is located north of the subway line U5 and the Kienbergpark. This area is divided into different neighborhoods such as the Grabenviertel around the subway station Cottbusser Platz. This part of Hellersdorf is conveniently located and has comparatively high rents due to the recent renovation and landscaping efforts. The neighborhood Alte Hellersdorfer Straße, which is located north of the Grabenviertel on the border to Brandenburg, mostly features 11-storey prefabricated concrete high-rises with green courtyards. Some of the houses here have already been demolished. A "green band" is to run through the middle in a north-south direction. Hellersdorf manor is located in this area.

The Leipziger Tor neighborhood forms the northeastern part of the larger Hellersdorf housing estate and is located at the very limits of Berlin. The neighborhood has a town square and extensive residential courtyards. The Kienberg neighborhood around Eisenacher Straße is located in the direct vicinity of the Marzahn Recreational Park with the Gardens of the World and the natural area Wuhletal. The development here is more spacious than in other areas and the renovation of the buildings was carried out according to environmental criteria.

Hellersdorf-South

In Hellersdorf-South, the neighborhood Gelbes Viertel is located south of Cottbusser Platz, east of Wuhletal, west of Gülzower Straße and Uckermarkstraße, and west of Klingenthaler Straße. This area boasts a southern flair thanks to its Brazilian architectural concept. The neighborhood is located on the U5 subway line around Neue Grottkauer Straße and features spacious residential courtyards.

The neighborhood Rotes Viertel, also known as Cecilienplatzviertel, is located near the Kaulsdorf-Nord subway station. The center of this thoroughly renovated and modernized neighborhood features many shops and restaurants. The facades of the buildings here have been redesigned. In the summer, the open-air cinema Balkonkino at Cecilienplatz takes place.

Hellersdorf-East

Hellersdorf-East is located south of the subway line, east of Carola-Neher-Straße, north of Grottkauer Straße and south of Schleipfuhl and Roßweiner Ring as well as west of Hönower Straße. The Schleipfuhlviertel neighborhood around Hermsdorfer Straße is located here, featuring modernized prefabricated apartment buildings directly next to a protected natural space. The town neighborhood around the town hall, located around Riesaer Straße, borders on Mahlsdorf.

The neighrborhood Branitzer Karree was only built in the late 1990s. Here you can find townhouses and terraced houses with front yards. The neighborhood Hellersdorfer Graben (also known as Dresdner Viertel) around Mark-Twain-Straße is named after a deep gully at the northern border of the development. This is where the subway line runs. The neighborhood Kastanienallee is crossed by a wide boulevard lined by old trees.

Last edited: 8. July 2021

Portrait of Hellersdorf