Reinickendorf was formed in 1920 from Reinickendorf, Wittenau, Tegel, Heiligensee, Hermsdorf, Lübars, and three estate districts. In addition to many forests and bodies of water, Reinickendorf also has two large high-rise housing estates – Weiße Stadt and Märkisches Viertel. It is a green district with much of the western part comprising the Tegel Forest (Tegeler Forst) and Lake Tegel (Tegeler See). Due to large green spaces, Reinickendorf has the third-lowest population of all Berlin districts. The median rent price is between 10 – 15 Euros per sq meter (2020).
Reinickendorf’s offerings range from almost village-like districts such as Heiligensee, Konradshöhe, and Lübars to urban neighborhoods such as Reinickendorf and Tegel, Märkisches Viertel, and Wittenau. Waidmannslust, Hermsdorf, and Frohnau are also relatively quiet places to live. In the latter, the single-family homes that dominate the district often have the character of villas.
Localities of Reinickendorf: Frohnau, Heiligensee, Hermsdorf, Konradshöhe, Lübars, Märkisches Viertel, Reinickendorf, Tegel, Waidmannslust, Wittenau, Reinickendorf
While some of the localities have their origin as rural villages founded in the 13th century, most of the district’s history began in the 19th century. It developed as an industrial powerhouse for the city.
Reinickendorf is located in the northwest of Berlin. Neighboring districts are Spandau in the southwest, Charlottenburg-Wilmersdorf in the south, Mitte in the southeast, and Pankow in the east. The entire north borders on the Brandenburg district of Oberhavel.
Points of Interest include:
- Schloss Tegel
- Theravada Buddhist temple complex in Frohnau (Buddhistisches Haus). It is considered to be the oldest and largest Theravada Buddhist center in Europe and has been declared a National Heritage site
- The side farmstead of the Bauernhof Großkopf, Alt-Reinickendorf 37
- The Weiße Stadt (built between 1929 and 1931), ranks today as one of the key housing estates of Berlin modernism. UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2008 Cultural heritage monuments Little Lette-Colony
- Museum Reinickendorf
- Village church in Alt- Reinickendorf (Dorfkirche in Alt-Reinickendorf) Borsigturm – a landmark of the Borsig Werke, where steam locomotives were manufactured (first high-rise building constructed in Berlin and a highlight of Berlin Modernism