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  • Weisser See

    Weißensee bathing beach

  • Open Air Cinema Weissensee

    Open Air Cinema in Weissensee

  • Kulturhaus "Peter Edel"

    Kulturhaus "Peter Edel"

  • Summer in Weißensee

    Primo Levi high school

  • Jewish Cemetary Weißensee

    Jewish Cemetary Weißensee

  • Weißensee - Komponistenviertel

    Old buildings in Komponistenviertel

  • Weißensee - Komponistenviertel

    New buildings in Komponistenviertel

  • Weißensee - Gründerviertel

    Langhansstraße in Weissensee

  • Weißensee - Munzipalviertel

    Woelckpromenade in Munizipalviertel

  • Weißensee

    New build flats in Weißensee

  • Weißer See im Winter

    Weisser See in Winter

Multi-storey old buildings make up most of the housing in Weißensee.The name of the district is given by the Weißer See (White Lake). In its vicinity are a park and various amusement facilities.

In addition to the namesake Weißer See lake, the district is also known for the Weißensee Academy of Art. In the 1920s, films were produced in Weißensee, including the cult classic silent film "The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari". In honor of the filming location, the square in front of the bread factory was renamed Caligariplatz. Marlene Diedrich and Fritz Lang also filmed in Weißensee. Today, only traces of the old filming location remain.

Komponistenviertel and Jewish Cemetery

The Komponistenviertel (Composers' Quarter) is dominated by four-story old buildings and buildings from the 1960s. The neighborhood stretches from the Jewish cemetery to Berliner Allee, which is the central shopping street of the district. The Weißer See is in the immediate vicinity, featuring a lido, open-air stage, boat rental, cafés, and a park. Opposite the lido is the Weißensee village church, which was built in the 14th century. It is the oldest building in the entire district.

Gründerviertel and Munizipalviertel

The Gründerviertel is characterized by former industrial yards around Langhansstraße and Behaimstraße, which were once intended for living and working. In the Munizipalviertel around Kreuzpfuhl, which still bears witness to its past as a feudal manor, there is interesting Wilhelminian architecture by Carl James Bühring.

Bruno-Taut-Siedlung on Buschallee

Weißensee also has a housing estate by Bruno Taut, located on Buschallee. The housing ensemble was built around 1925 according to the "Neues Bauen" (New Building) concept. The rest of the area is dominated by post-war buildings from the 1950s to 1970s (Hamburger Platz, Else-Jahn-Straße, Falkenberger Straße Süd) as well as many apartment buildings.

Last edited: 30 August 2023

Portrait of Weißensee