It’s not for those afraid of heights: on the Skywalk in Marzahn, you are 70 metres above the ground, at the top of the high-rise blocks, where you can enjoy the spectacular view.
A skywalk with a difference – across the rooftops of the city. If ever there’s anything new to discover, then Berlin’s the place you’re most likely to find it. From the viewing platforms, you can see right to the city centre.
How the Skywalk was created
The Grand Canyon isn’t the only place that boasts a skywalk – Berlin has one too. But instead of looking down into a deep gorge, you can see across the rooftops of high-rise blocks and the whole of Berlin. The degewo Skywalk on Marzahner Promenade opened in autumn 2015. The idea for a skywalk was initiated by one of Berlin’s housing associations and was funded by the city government as an urban development project.
From Marzahn to far beyond
70 metres above the ground you are no longer on the roof of a typical GDR high-rise block in the north-east of Berlin, but directly over Marzahner Promenade, the centre of the district of Marzahn. From up here, you literally get a different perspective of the borough of Marzahn-Hellersdorf. The Kienberg, the site of the international garden show and the windmill in what used to be the village of Alt-Marzahn are all nearby and particularly easy to spot. Further on towards the horizon you can see the TV Tower, Schönefeld airport and Müggelsee in good weather. Beyond that, you can also admire the Brandenburg countryside from your lofty vantage point.
You can only go on the viewing platform in the company of a Skywalk guide. The hour-long guided tour is free, but you do have to book it at the degewo customer centre. The mesh floors give you an almost unrestricted view below you. You need to be comfortable with heights to really enjoy the view. Sturdy shoes are recommended for walking on the mesh floors.
The residential high-rise block where the spectacular viewing platform is built is 23 storeys high and on Raoul-Wallenberg-Straße, which you can reach on S-Bahn line 7. From the station, it’s only 10 minutes’ walk to the Skywalk and its unique view.