Reinickendorf, situated in the ‘green north-west’ of Berlin between Wedding and Pankow, is popular for its mix of residential and commercial buildings, establishing a great balance between relaxed housing and vibrant street corners. As well as being home to a plentiful selection of shops, supermarkets and restaurants, the area is particularly popular with those who enjoy nature and the outdoors, with an abundance of green spaces in the district. With almost one quarter of the suburb consisting of forests, parks and water beds, including Schaefer lake, Schiller Park, Statepark Rehberge, as well as the Tegler lake, there are plenty of green retreats through which to escape the urban landscape.
In Reinickendorf you will find Berlin’s oldest farming village called Lübars as well as the most important Buddhist place of worship in Europe – the Buddhist house in Frohnau. In contrast, Reinickendorf is also home to the first high-rise housing bloack to be erected in the former West Berlin. Also in the district is Berlin’s oldest tree – the oak “Dicke Marie” between the castle park and the Great Malchsee, as well as the oldest skyscraper in Berlin- the 65 -meter-high Borsigturm. It‘s an incredibly family-friendly place to live but also a very suitable location for those looking for a little peace and quiet but with easy access to the city.
Though famous for its green and open spaces, the fantastic public transport connections to the urban city mean you can enjoy the best of both worlds. The many train stations mean you can easily reach the city centre (Alexanderplatz) in just 20 minutes, as well as the famous Ku’Damm shopping boulevard in the city west, in around 30 minutes. Additionally, the ‘Seestrasse’ entrance to the motorway (A100) is easily accessible, connecting you to the rest of Berlin and outer cities.