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General information and locational advantages

Pankow and its thirteen neighborhoods offer diverse locations ranging  from the old-Berlin central area of Prenzlauer Berg to the nature reserve areas like Blankenfelde or Karow/Buch in Berlin’s outskirts. 385,000 people live in the district along the Panke river with an area of 10,000 hectares. This makes Pankow Berlin’s most populous district.

Location advantages

  • The capital’s most populous district
  • Continual population growth
  • Active start-up and entrepreneur scene
  • Potential for building new residential buildings
  • Excellent transport connections on the A114 on the autobahn beltway, and to the city center via the main thoroughfares  Schönhauser Allee, Prenzlauer Allee and Greifswalder Straße
  • Good public transport

Attractive surroundings

  • Art and cultural centers such as Pfefferberg or Brotfabrik
  • Vibrant international music scene with institutions like Kulturbrauerei and Black Box Music
  • Schloss Schönhausen palace including a park and adjacent buildings
  • Europe’s largest Jewish cemetary in Weißensee
  • Weißer See lake with parks and tourist attractions
  • Recurring festivals like the Blumenfest Weißensee (flower fest) or the river festival, Fest an der Panke with Lucia market and popular art markets
  • Sports facilities including Friedrich-Ludwig-Jahn-Sportpark and Max Schmeling Halle
  • Many additional tourist attractions from TIC

Commercial districts in Pankow

Pankow offers entrepreneurs and young companies a wide variety of locations at which to put their ideas into practice.

The six most important commercial districts are as follows:


  • One of Berlin's greatest industrial memorials.
  • Berlin's largest self-supporting hall (Length: approx. 250m; height: 22m; useable space: approx. 21,000m²).
  • Over 1,800 employees working in more than 80 companies.
  • Offices, commercial premises and workshops with modern communication facilities.
  • Education, vocational and further training on offer

ABB Grundbesitz GmbH
Lessingstraße 79
D - 13158 Berlin
+49 30 9177-0

econopark Pankstraße

  • New construction erected in 1997 on the site of a former leather factory.
  • 8 buildings with a total area of 35,000 m².
  • More than 80 handicraft businesses and service providers.
  • Pleasant surroundings with much greenery and a biotope with pond.
  • Very good traffic/transport connections to the city centre and the surrounding area via the A114.
  • Gewerbegebiet Pankow-Nord is only a kilometre away, offering scope for synergies.
  • The Pankow start-up-centre "Go Panke" is also based in the newly-constructed building.

Gewerbesiedlungs-Gesellschaft mbH
Pankstraße 8-10
D - 13127 Berlin
+49 30 965358-830

Gewerbegebiet Pankow-Nord

  • Vacant plots upwards of 2000m² are available.
  • Variable sizes provide greatest-possible flexibility in adapting to individual requirements.
  • Parts of the area are earmarked for purely industrial use.
  • Three-shift operation possible.
  • The many green spaces guarantee a pleasant working environment.
  • Logistics services centre on a 12-hectare site.
  • Connections to the A10 and A114 motorways and B109 trunk road make the area especially attractive for transport firms.

Warschauer Str. 41/42
D - 10243 Berlin
+ 49 30 90166-1660

DGZ BusinessLifePark

  • For single offices, office suites and office floors with teleport from 20 to 2,000m².
  • More than 1,400 parking spaces for staff, 150 short-term spaces.
  • Bus stop directly outside, kindergarten and shops.
  • Weissensee Art College is situated on the DGZ site.
  • The DGZ occupies a central position, only a few kilometres from the heart of Berlin and only 2km from the A114 motorway.

Einemstr. 24
D - 10785 Berlin
+49 30 2789 52274
Fax +49 30 2789 5219

Campus Berlin Buch

  • Close co-operation between research establishments, hospitals and companies provides the ideal basis for scientific exchange.
  • Total utilisable area: approx. 26,500m²
  • Innovation and business start-up centre (IGZ)
  • Attractive conditions for commercial units for laboratory-office combinations in various sizes as well as individual laboratories and offices with shared facilities.
  • Some 10,000m² of utilisable space may be added.
  • Thirty-nine companies with just under 550 employees
  • The workforce has more than doubled since 1998.

BBB Management GmbH
Campus Berlin-Buch
Robert-Roessle-Straße 10
D - 13125 Berlin
+49 30 9489-2511
Fax: +49 30 9489-3812

Business development in Pankow

The district’s economic development office answers questions about commerce, trade and business in the district, individual questions about starting or running a business, commercial law, relocation, analyses, funding and financing, addresses and contact with officials and administrative offices.

Your contact at the local authority in Pankow

Nadia Holbe
Business Promotion Office
+49 30 90295-5665
Fax: +49 30 90295-6130
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Your contact at Berlin Partner for Business and Technology

Jan-Martin Zwitters
Project Manager Pankow
+49 30 46302-409