Fennpfuhl is the location of the first large prefabricated housing estate of the former East Berlin. It served as a prototype for the later constructions in Marzahn and Hohenschönhausen. However, Fennpfuhl also has many parks and green spaces.
Fennpfuhl is bordered by Storkower Straße in the south, Vulkanstraße in the east, Landsberger Allee and Hohenschönhauser Straße in the north, and the district of Pankow in the west.
Prefabricated High-Rise Buildings and Anton-Saefkow-Platz
In the 1970s, the development of the first large, contiguous prefabricated housing estate of the GDR began. The square of Anton-Saefkow-Platz served as its social centre. In addition to the high-rise residential buildings, today there are also shops, a swimming pool, a gymnasium, and a department store.
Fennpfuhl and Fennpfuhlpark
Fennpfuhlpark is also located near Anton-Saefkow-Platz. This small local recreational area covers almost 25 acres and is characterised by old and new trees, open meadows, a network of paths, and sculptures by various artists. The Fennpfuhl pond itself is only one and a half meters deep. A fountain and an artificial water circulation system ensure that the water remains clean and the pond does not become silted up.
Green Spaces and Gardens
The high-rise buildings of Lichtenberg are interspersed with green spaces, the largest of which is located between Rudolf-Seifert-Straße and Paul-Junius-Straße. In the very north of Fennpfuhl there is an area of allotment gardens. It borders on the Volkspark Prenzlauer Berg and the Sportforum Berlin, which is the center of competitive sports in Berlin.
Last edited: 13. July 2021