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What you need to know about Reinickendorf

Whether you are a nature or sports lover, keen on quality family time or an architecture buff – Reinickendorf is sure to have what makes your heart beat faster! This is a borough which breathes variety.
In the wake of the 1920 land reform, Reinickendorf was created from six very different villages –the root of today's colourful mix. Here, you can find upscale town houses and working class housing estates, bustling industrial locations and quiet recreational areas, big city lifestyles and spreading natural lakes.



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Green Idyll

Since the 19th century, the green district of Tegel has attracted day trippers keen to stroll its large forest, laze on idyllic lakeside beaches, relax at the attractive harbour or visit the manor house belonging to the famous Humboldt brothers.

The attractions also include the spreading Tegeler See lake with Berlin’s only landing stages for river cruise boats, and the lakeside district of Tegelort which even has a car ferry across the water to Spandau. The mood is rather more eerie at Heiligensee lake. Here, an ancient tale recounts how two bells float across the water at midnight, talking to one another.

Visiting Lübars village, with its charming farms, village school and baroque church, is like travelling back in time to a rural past. The Tegeler Fliess nature conservancy area starts just beyond Lübars – perfect to relax and recharge your batteries! Fully refreshed, head for the lovingly designed Heimatmuseum, the local history museum, or for Wittenau with its carefully maintained village green.

Our tips

  • Green city Berlin

    Berlin’s tranquil and leafy side

    From Frohnau via Heiligensee to Tegel

    Enjoy the peace and quiet of the north of Berlin. Charming on foot and even more relaxed by bike – whichever you prefer.
  • Borsigtor in Berlin

    Architecture and history in the north of Berlin

    From the village hall to the industrial workshop

    Explore the many architectural jewels in Reinickendorf. We have great tips about buildings you should see in the borough.
  • Lake Tegeler See in Berlin

    From country festival to sailing: Discover the events in the neighbourhood. 

  • Tegeler Fliess in Berlin Reinickendorf

    Whether nature freak, sports fan, architecture lover or family person, in Reinickendorf you are right: Find your hotel in Reinickendorf.

Manor houses and Modernism

And it’s no distance from the manor houses there to the modern “Märkisches Viertel” development of high rises. Constructed in West Berlin at the time of the Wall, the Märkisches Viertel district was long claimed to exemplify all the downsides of a commuter town. Today though, it has become a popular, well-kept housing estate with lots of green space, almost like a small town of its own.

Reinickendorf is also home to the Weisse Stadt (White City) development along Aroser Allee, one of the six Berlin Modernism estates inscribed as UNESCO World Heritage. Reinickendorf’s old city centre also has a very particular sight to offer – the remains of the village green going right back to 1230!

Tegeler See in Berlin

Bike tour in Reinickendorf

The tour takes you from the lake Tegeler See until the old quarter "Märkisches Viertel".

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