• Oberschönweide Estate: Housing estate by Peter Behrens, built from 1919

    Housing estate by Peter Behrens, built from 1919 Copyright:Senatsverwaltung für Stadtentwicklung und Umwelt und BZI, Foto: Andreas Muhs

  • Oberschönweide Estate: The Protestant church east of the green

    The Protestant church east of the green Copyright:Senatsverwaltung für Stadtentwicklung und Umwelt und BZI, Foto: Andreas Muhs

Oberschönweide Estate

The Oberschöneweide Estate is one of Berlin’s most important working class housing schemes. At the beginning of the last century, housing for workers was built close to the factories springing up by the River Spree at the same time. The planners, some of them famous, sought to create good-quality housing in which people would feel happy. So there was a lot of green space in the surroundings and the flats were well-equipped by the standards of the time. Alongside the residential buildings, infrastructure was also provided for the new population.

Most of the estate has listed monument status. It has been successively renovated since 1995 and is today again a popular place to live for young and old.

Portrait in the folder “Berlin’s Industrial Heritage”

Oberschöneweide Estate in the Berlin Monument Database (German)

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