In this rural part of Berlin, more and more apartment buildings join the already existing allotment gardens and single-family homes. The main sights are the village church and the Karow ponds.
The district of Pankow was once intended to supply the whole capital with crops. As a result, farmers and gardeners settled in the suburbs - as was the case in Französisch Buchholz. During the 17th century, the area was home to a colony of French Huguenots, which is how Französisch Buchholz (French Buchholz) got its name.
Gardens and Single-Family Homes in Buchholz
The outward appearance of Französisch Buchholz is still determined by its many gardens. Allotment gardens with pergolas as well as numerous single-family homes with well-kept lawns make up large parts of the view here. In the 1990s, the new Buchholz-West district was created on former fields. Apartment buildings were added, especially on Rosenthaler Straße and Triftstraße.
Development Areas in Französisch-Buchholz
Many areas in Rosenthal are designated for residential development. New neighborhoods and housing estates are to be built around the town center and east of Berliner Straße. However, the north of the district between the A10 and A114 highways, where the Karow Ponds and many open fields with drainage ditches are located, will remain unaffected by the plans.
The Karow Ponds are a popular destination for day trips. This nature reserve is home to many water birds, amphibians, and dragonflies. The ponds were created as a result of the mining of peat and the establishment of a fish farm in the 19th and early 20th century. Several hiking paths wind their way through the area and four observation decks offer views over the water.
Village Green and Church
The Buchholz village greem with its church from the 13th century was partly rebuilt a few years ago. Now, the area offers numerous shopping possibilities as well as the tram stop that connects Französisch Buchholz with the Berlin S-Bahn network.
Last edited: 28. June 2021