Wittenau is a rather tranquil district with numerous housing estates. The legacy of the occupation by the French Allied Forces can still be felt.
Wittenau is dominated by housing estates, industrial spaces, and old farmhouses. The landmark of the neighborhood is the Reinickendorf town hall. Originally, Wittenau was called Dalldorf. It was renamed due to the negative response to the mental asylum of the same name located here, which later was renamed Karl-Bonhoeffer Nerve Clinic.
The Borsigwalde housing estate between Conradstraße, Räuschstraße and Schubartstraße is a housing complex built around the turn of the century for workers and employees of the Borsigwerke factory in nearby Tegel. Two- to three-storey residential buildings in the Gothic-Baroque style dominate here. The estate was extended in the 1930s. The oldest part comprises 80 tenements. Each apartment here comes with a small garden.
Industry on Eichborndamm
The brick industrial facades on Eichborndamm bear witness to the period of industrialization. Today, the state archive and various businesses have their offices here, and there are a variety of warehouses and service facilities. Eichborndamm is also the location of Reinickendorf town hall. Directly behind it are the town hall park, a cemetery, allotment gardens, single-family houses, and apartment buildings.
Cité Foch in the North of Wittenau
The housing estate "Cité Foch" is located between Steinbergpark and the Nordbahn railway tracks. This settlement of the French Allies was built between the 1950s and 70s. In total, it consists of 80 buildings with 785 apartments. The apartments range from 50 to 210 square meters in size. After the withdrawal of the French, the settlement fell into a kind of slumber. These days, efforts are being made to revalue and improve the housing estate through the construction of new buildings and the establishment of better connections to local public transport.
Last edited: 20. July 2021