In the former villa district of Friedrichshagen on the northern shore of lake Müggelsee, many artists live in stately old homes, but new buildings also have their place.
In the 19th century, Friedrichshagen was a popular destination and gradually developed into a distrcit of mansions and villas. The poets' society "Friedrichshagener Dichterkreis" was founded here because of the tranquility and closeness to nature. Not only poets but also artists lived and still live in Friedrichshagen. Every summer, their studios open the doors for visitors, while the neighborhood's many galleries are open year-round.
The Spree Tunnel: A Special Feature of Friedrichshagen
Built in the 1920s, a special feature of the area is the Spree tunnel, which makes it possible for pedestrians to cross underneath the river Spree from Friedrichshagen to Köpenick. The Bürgerbräu in its immediate vicinity was Berlin's oldest brewery until it closed in 2010. Part of the brewery building has now been converted into a museum, allowing visitors to experience the historic beer production process.
The center of Friedrichshagen is undoubtedly Bölschestraße, a promenade lined by stately houses from two centuries as well as shops, cafés and restaurants. The street was named after the writer Wilhelm Bölsche, who was a member of the Friedrichshagener Dichterkreis. Among the historical buildings, some of which have been modernized, over a hundred are listed buildings, making Friedrichshagen a heritage area.
Around the center of the Hirschgarten neighborhood, single-family homes and weekend houses from more recent times dominate. The Hirschgarten location with its eponymous S-Bahn station was founded in 1870 as a villa district. Hirschgarten once had a hot spring from which a natural bath was fed. Today, only the Seaside Resort Friedrichshagen at Müggelsee remains.
Last edited: 9. June 2021