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.

  • Baumschulenweg© Franziska Delenk
  • Baumschulenweg© Franziska Delenk
  • Baumschulenweg© Franziska Delenk
    View into Frauenlobstraße
  • Baumschulenweg© Franziska Delenk
    Modernized 1950s apartment building in Baumschulenweg
  • Baumschulenweg© Franziska Delenk
    Modernized building in Baumschulenweg
  • Baumschulenweg - Daheim© Franziska Delenk
    Daheim neighborhood
  • Baumschulenweg - Späthsfelde© Franziska Delenk
    Späthsfelde neighborhood
  • Späth'sche Tree Nurseries© dpa
    The main building of the Späth'sche Tree Nurseries can be seen between blossoming trees.
  • Employee of the tree nursery© dpa
    Employee of the Späth'sche Tree Nurseries. Production has since been relocated to Brandenburg.
  • Baumschulenweg Crematorium© dpa
    Visitors walk through the condolence hall at Baumschulenweg Crematorium.
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.

Baumschulenweg Crematorium

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

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