A manor, farm workers' houses, a lake, and a meadow: Berlin's smallest district in terms of population has retained much of its former village character.
Despite some new buildings and war damage, the village character of Berlin-Malchow has been preserved until today. You can still find old manor houses from the 19th century in the neighborhood. Up until a few years ago, the agricultural faculty of the Humboldt University used the former Malchow manor house on Malchow Lake. Today, it is home to the headquarters of a charitable foundation.
The nature around Lake Malchow is a popular local recreational area for the adjacent Neu-Hohenschönhausen development area. There is a park on the southeastern shore and a small forest to the south. In the west and north, reeds and a forest of broken trees grow. Swimming is not permitted in Lake Malchow so as not to disturb the nesting water birds. The Malchow Meadow (Malchower Aue) north of the lake is a nature reserve and accessible via hiking trails.
Two Housing Estates from the 1930s
There are two housing estates next to the old village centre. The Niles Estate with its small semi-detached houses is located southeast of Lake Malchow and was built in the 1930s. Margaretenhöhe, also from the 1930s, is a housing estate of northeast of the village centre. Originally, the area consisted of allotment gardens, some of which still exist north of the settlement.
Public Transport and Traffic Situation
Berlin-Malchow is difficult to reach by public transport. The closest station is the S-Bahn station Wartenberg. From there you can continue by bus - or by bicycle. The journey takes only a few minutes. Unfortunately, the busy federal road B2 runs through the village. This makes Malchow conveniently accessible, but destroys some of its flair.
Last edited: 9 July 2021