The neighborhood of Niederschöneweide, which formerly belonged to the district of Treptow, is bordered by the Spree, the Britz Junction Canal, Adlergestell, Köllnische Heide, and Spindlersfelder Straße.
The former industrial site of Niederschöneweide is still in the process of changing. Many of the old residential buildings have been renovated, and new ones are being added. Retail is moving in on old industrial sites.
Industry and Life in Niederschöneweide
Dense development is characteristic of Niederschöneweide, greenery is mainly found in the form of allotment gardens in the east of the district. Once there were pubs and reastaurants on the banks of the Spree. Later, the area became an industrial location, and this industrial character is still present. Since then, the riverside promenade has been extended and the historic industrial and residential buildings have been largely renovated. On the site of the former semis fabricator VEB Metallhütten- und Halbzeugwerke, new apartments and offices are being built.
A lot of retail has settled around the Schöneweide train station. Zentrum Schöneweide is a newer shopping mall offering fashion stores, services and goods for everyday needs. Several large furniture stores and a hardware store have opened branches on the site of the old Bärenquell brewery. Other specialty stores are to be added. The station itself is currently being rebuilt and thoroughly renovated. The construction work is expected to be completed in 2024.
Oberspree Housing Estate
The Oberspree housing estate from the 1920s in the east of the district is located between Oberspreestraße, Moosstraße and Hartriegelstraße. It was expanded in the 1930s. Single-story, mostly semi-detached houses and 1960s new buildings predominate. The gardens are small but well-kept.