High-rise buildings and historic half-timbered houses, churches and industrial spaces: the district of Spandau exudes small-town, metropolitan, and medieval flair at the same time.
Surrounded by the Mühlengraben trench, the old town of Spandau is home to the district's main shopping mile, Carl-Schurz-Straße. Surrounding it are a multitude of historic alleys in their original structure, some with half-timbered houses and manor houses. These historic buildings alternate with houses from different eras and give Spandau its small-town charm.
Spandau Old Town and Kolk
The so-called Kolk is the oldest settlement area within the old town of Spandau. It is located on the former island of Behnitz, and some of the old houses date back to the 18th century. In the small alleys with their warped half-timbered houses, you feel transported back to the Middle Ages. A remnant of the old city wall from the 14th century is also still preserved here.
Stresow lies opposite the old town of Spandau on the Havel River. The neighborhood mainly consist of industrial and commercial spaces in between the residential areas around Stresowplatz and Ruhlebener Straße. Barracks and former artillery workshops are located between Schürstraße and Obermeierweg. Towards the south there are allotment gardens and the Schiffbauerdamm riverside promenade.
Tiefwerder, Klosterfelde, and Spandau-West
The old village center of Tiefwerder with its small, recently restored houses on the waterfront belongs to Spandau while the rest of the peninsula belongs to the district of Wilhelmstadt. Klosterfelde is located around Brunsbütteler Damm in the southwest of the district. Here the view is dominated by modest, older single-family homes in the south and industry and commerce in the north. Spandau-West lies on both sides of Seegefelder Straße and features simple residential buildings of different periods and the Georg-Ramin-Siedlung, a high-rise housing estate.
Neustadt Spandau is located north of the old town and is a closed housing estate with predominantly four-storey buildings. Schönwalder Straße is the lifeline of the neighborhood. The neo-Gothic Lutheran church located close to Koeltzepark is well worth a visit. The nearby Schultheiss Quarter is a residential and commercial area. The old town harbor at Wröhmännerpark invites you to take a stroll near the water.
Last edited: 28. July 2021