This exclusive garden city is located at the northernmost tip of Reinickendorf and impresses with magnificent villas, old trees, and a lot of tranquillity.
Frohnau was only laid out between 1908 and 1910 by the "Berliner Terrain-Centrale". The company, initiated by Guido Henckel von Donnersmarck, created a villa district under the name "Gartenstadt Frohnau" (Garden City Frohnau) based on a development plan laid out by urban planning professors.
Villas and Country Houses in Frohnau
Frohnau is the most upscale neighborhood within the sitrict of Reinickendorf. It features many exclusive country houses and is characterised by cobblestone streets, unpaved sandy paths, pine trees and firs, as well as numerous villas built during the 1910s and 1930s. However, there are also some more modest detached houses and apartment buildings as well as avenues lines by large magnificent old trees and ponds.
Zeltinger Platz, Casino Tower, and Buddhist House
The centre of the neighborhood is Zeltinger Platz near the Frohnau S-Bahn station, which offers various shopping facilities. The 30-meter high Casino Tower on Ludolfinger Platz is Frohnau's main landmark. Another sight is the Buddhist Center, which is located on a hill and features an Asian garden and a library. It was built in the 1920s and Buddhist monks still live here today.
Invalidensiedlung in the North of Frohnau
The housing estate Invalidensiedlung (Invalid Settlement) in the north of Frohnau was built in 1938. It consists of two-storey, Dutch-style clinker brick houses with a total of 50 apartments, a farm building, the "commander's house", and two entrance gates with sign houses. Above the buildings' entrances are reliefs and script decorations with dates or place names.
Ponds, Pools, and Lake Hubertus
Frohnau has a total of 18 ponds and other smaller bodies of water, some of which were created naturally and some artificially for rainwater infiltration. The Amselteich, the Artuspfuhl, and the Nibelungenteich are among the larger ponds in the neighborhood. In the far northeast is the 3.5 acre Lake Hubertus, the northernmost lake in Berlin. It is easily accessible via hiking trails.
Last edited: 19. July 2021