With its renovated prefabricated buildings and single-family homes on former tree nursery grounds, the Baumschulenweg district is just the place for those who like things a little quieter.
The district got its name from the former Späth'sche Baumschulen, once the largest tree nursery in the world. Jewels Its former grounds are home to the manor house and the arboretum in the style of an English garden. In addition to woody plants and mountain plants, the arboretum also features many medicinal and spice plants in full splendor. At the eastern end of the park there is a large pond. Today, the show garden and house are mainly used by the Faculty of Biology of the Humboldt University Berlin.
Structure of Baumschulenweg
There are two different areas in Baumschulenweg. The northeastern part is densely built-up. Here, around the main artery of Baumschulenstraße, you can still find old apartment and row houses made of brick. To the west, around Heidekampweg, there are newer housing estates built in the 1950s with four-story buildings and a lot of greenery, most of which have been modernized. There are also some terraced houses, stately homes and tenement buildings.
In the northeast of the district there is a cemetery with a crematorium, which had to be demolished in the 1990s due to dilapidation. The new building was designed by the architects of the Federal Chancellery. The Sonnenallee border crossing played a major role in the film of the same name.
Daheim and Späthsfelde
The southwestern part of Baumschulenweg is more loosely built-up. Its two main neighborhoods are Daheim and Späthsfelde. The latter is characterized by single-family home, allotment gardens and the tree nursery grounds. During the GDR, the area was restricted because of the Berlin Wall, but after the Germany reunification many single- and two-family homes were built here, as well as terraced houses on the area of the former tree nursery (the Zapf estate). The housing estate is located between Königsheide and the Teltow Canal. To the north and south it borders Späthstraße and Johannisthaler Chaussee, respectively.
Last edited: 21. June 2021