What you need to know about Steglitz-Zehlendorf
According to German writer Kurt Tucholsky, everyone in Berlin dreams of “A house in the country with a large terrace, the Baltic Sea out front and Friedrichstraße in the back yard”. Nearly one hundred years later, Berlin reggae and hip hop musician Peter Fox echoed just that sentiment in his hit song Haus am See (House by the Lake).
It’s a dream that comes close to reality in Steglitz-Zehlendorf, Berlin’s south-western borough, with its stretching shorelines dotted with upscale town houses. But as a vibrant mix of shopping centre and greenbelt recreational area with parks and palaces, a university campus, resplendent mansions in prime locations, and historic sites, this large borough has much more to offer. Comprised of what were once seven villages – Wannsee, Nikolassee, Zehlendorf, Dahlem, Lichterfelde, Steglitz and Lankwitz – , today’s Steglitz-Zehlendorf has many facets to discover!
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For your excursions to nearby Potsdam, take advantage of our sanssouci + day ticket, which connects most of the palaces and gardens: