Karlshorst

Karlshorst

Because of its beautiful villas, Berlin-Karlshorst was once called the "Dahlem of the East". Today, many new residents flock to the area and many new building projects are under way.

  • Karlshorst - Prinzenviertel© Franziska Delenk
    Heiligenberger Straße
  • Karlshorst - Carlsgarten© Franziska Delenk
    Housing near the Karlshorst Race Track
  • Karlshorst Ost© Franziska Delenk
    Köpenicker Allee
  • Karlshorst Ost© Franziska Delenk
    Köpenicker Allee
  • Karlshorst© Franziska Delenk
    Trotting race track
  • Karlshorst© Franziska Delenk
    Trotting race track
  • Karlshorst - Prinzenviertel© Franziska Delenk
    Prinzenviertel
  • Karlshorst - Prinzenviertel© Franziska Delenk
    Prinzenviertel
  • Karlshorst - Prinzenviertel© Franziska Delenk
    Preinzenviertel
  • Karlshorst - Waldsiedlung Wuhlheide© Franziska Delenk
    Waldsiedlung Wuhlheide
  • Deutsch-Russisches Museum Berlin-Karlshorst© dpa
    German-Russian Museum
  • Deutsch-Russisches Museum Berlin-Karlshorst© dpa
    German-Russian Museum
  • Blick auf Eingang zu S-Bahnhof Berlin Karlshorst© dpa
    The S-Bahn station Berlin Karlshorst in the evening.
Karlshorst, which ist best known for its horse race track, combines various types of buildings. Magnificent villas and apartment buildings from the Wilhelminian period stand next to housing estates from the 1920s and 30s and private detached houses. The district is idyllic and very green. There is little need for renovation.

Karlshorst-North

The city train line S3 divides Karlshorst into two parts. In the north, old buildings - especially to the west of Treskowallee - and single-family homes dominate. East of Treskowallee, a lot of new construction has been added. Around Zwieseler Straße, on the former site of the KGB's largest foreign headquarters, single-family and terraced houses have been built. A lot has changed in the neighborhood Rheinisches Viertel, on the former site of the Federal Office for Radiation Protection between Waldowallee and Köpenicker Allee. Today, there are city villas and terraced houses here.

Karlshorst-South

There is also a new building project in the southern part: private homes and row houses have been built in the new neighborhood "Carlsgarten" at the Karlshorst racecourse.

The neighborhoods of Seenviertel and Prinzenviertel, located around Ehrlichstraße and Liepnitzstraße, were formerly named after Prussian princes. Today, Brandenburg lakes are their namesakes. The villa district of Karlshorst features mansions and coutnry houses in a rich variety of architectural styles as well as paved and tree-lined streets. The tram stops on Ehrlichstraße and there are shops for daily necessities.

Waldsiedlung Wuhlheide

The Waldsiedlung Wuhlheide, located around Hegemeisterweg, is a listed estate of terraced houses from the 1920s. It consists of two-storey single- and multi-family houses with gardens and stables for small animals. The streets are narrow, the houses are colorful: they shine in wine red, ochre and light grey, the doors and shops are painted green and blue.

Last edited: 13. July 2021

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