Adlershof - Vicinity - Overview

Living and working in Berlin Adlershof

It only takes half an hour by S-Bahn  to get from Alexanderplatz in central Berlin to Adlershof. Once you arrive, there’s plenty to discover to either side of the railway that crosses the site. To the east you will find the old town, once upon a time a farm, and today boasting 19th century architecture, a market square, schools, churches, a cinema and shops and restaurants around Dörpfeldstraße, between the historic district of Köpenick, the Teltow canal and Adlergestell.

Historically, the area to the west of the railway has been less tranquil. This is the site of Germany’s first airfield, Johannisthal-Adlershof. It was a place for work, not residence. It has witnessed many a turn of era with the rise and fall of the German Empire, the Weimar Republic, the Nazi regime, the Soviet occupation, the GDR, and the vacation of the site by East Germany’s state television, academy of science, and state security.

There is little to remind us of past upheavals, and mostly only the monuments remain: the ‘Trudelturm’ (a vertical spin tower, built for aerodynamics research), the wind tunnel, the Ehrlich building, the thermo laboratory dubbed the ‘Adlershofer bosom’, and a few 1930s lab and office blocks. Otherwise, this area is so new and futuristic-looking, that one could be forgiven for mistaking the Technology Park for the set of a Stanley Kubrick film.

The main road here is Rudower Chaussee, and the tram running along it connects the university campus, the Technology Park and even a new residential area, further linking the areas to either side of the railway.

Right around the corner

Logo Dörpfeldstraße

Further information about Adlerhof’s leisure and culture offerings can be found in the Adlershof Newspaper and on the following pages:

The surrounding neighbourhoods are also worth a visit: Altglienicke, Köpenick, Johannisthal, Niederschöneweide, and Rudow.

Events / Dates

Tue 23 Jun Thu 23 Jul

Öffentliche Auslegung Bebauungs­plan XV-51a-2 (ehemals Studio 5) Rudower Chaussee 19, 12489 Berlin
Turmzimmer im 3. OG

Tue 30 Jun Sat 01 Aug

Ausstellung: pirouettes en dehors Dörpfeldstraße 56, 12489 Berlin
Galerie Alte Schule Adlershof

Thu 02 Jul Mon 31 Aug

Ausstellung: COVID-19-IoT-Schaufenster Florian-Geyer-Straße 109a, 12489 Berlin
in den Marktpassagen

Fri 03 Jul

19.00 Eisbrenner ! 40 Jahre ! Songs Lyrik Prosa Moriz-Seeler-Straße 1, 12489 Berlin

Sat 04 Jul

19.00 Sagte mal ein Dichter - Holger Biege Moriz-Seeler-Straße 1, 12489 Berlin