Friedrichsfelde

Friedrichsfelde

Friedrichsfelde is known for the zoo as well as for its many prefabricated high-rise buildings, most of which have been renovated. The old village center is still visible in some parts.

  • Friedrichsfelde© dpa
    Alt-Friedrichsfelde
  • Friedrichsfelder Bilderstadt - Triptychon Berlin© dpa
    Alt-Friedrichsfelde
  • View over Berlin© dpa
    Alt-Friedrichsfelde
  • Friedrichsfelde Nord© Franziska Delenk
    Rosenfelder Ring
  • Friedrichsfelde© Franziska Delenk
    Schnellstraße
  • Friedrichsfelde© Franziska Delenk
    Alfred-Kowalke-Straße
  • Friedrichsfelde - Sewanviertel© Franziska Delenk
    Sewanstraße
  • Friedrichsfelde - Tierpark© Franziska Delenk
    Tierpark
  • Friedrichsfelde Palace in Berlin© dpa
    Friedrichsfelde Palace
Friedrichsfelde is bordered by several light rail lines and the district of Rummelsburg. The federal roads B1 and B5 cross the district in west-east direction.

Friedrichsfelde-North

In the north of Friedrichsfede lies the neighborhood around Rosenfelder Ring, Charlottenstraße and Kowalkestraße, which is characterised by renovated prefabricated concrete buildings. In the late 1990s, the neighborhood of Gensinger Viertel, also called Friedrichsfelder Viertel, was created between Alt-Friedrichsfelde, the S-Bahn, and Gensinger Straße. In addition to five- to six-storey residential buildings in curved form, it also features offices and commercial areas. About three quarters of the neighborhood are green spaces.

Alt-Friedrichsfelde

In Alt-Friedrichsfelde, the historical center of the district is still visible. Several buildings from the time around 1900 are still preserved: some farmhouses and apartment building still stand, but also a reconstructed inspector's house and the old boys' school on Rummelsburger Straße. Today, these buildings are listed as historical monuments. The old village green with the Friedrichsfelde village church also offers a glimpse of a bygone era. The church itself dates from the early 1950s. The previous building was destroyed during the Second World War.

Tierpark and Friedrichsfelde Palace

The zoo in Friedrichsfelde, called Tierpark Berlin, borders on the old village center in the east of the neighborhood. Once laid out as a palace garden, the zoo is now a popular destination for family excursions. It is considered the largest landscape animal park in Europe and is home to over 9000 animals. The zoo also houses Friedrichsfelde Palace. Its classicistic building, which was completed in 1685, is used as a museum and event location today.

Friedrichfelde-South

To the south of the Friedrichsfelde subway station is the prefabricated housing estate Sewanviertel, formerly known as Hans-Loch-Viertel. It was built from the 1960s onwards and has since been renovated and greened over. At the southeastern end of Sewanstraße lies the Splanemannsiedlung, which was built in the 1920s as the first German prefabricated housing estate. The one- to three-storey houses are grouped around an inner courtyard used for small-scale gardening.

Last edited: 13. July 2021

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