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General information and locational advantages

Steglitz-Zehlendorf: As large and varied as a midsized city; a district with a good quality of life.

The district comprises the following areas: Wannsee, Dahlem, Nikolassee, Zehlendorf, Lankwitz, Lichterfelde, Steglitz, and Südende.

Thanks to excellent motorway and suburban railway (S-Bahn) links you can reach the city center or the countryside surrounding Berlin in a matter of minutes.

The district of Steglitz-Zehlendorf, also known as a "green district" has a total of 853 hectares of recreational space including 745 hectares of green areas.

Apart from this there are a further 2,448 hectares of woodland, including the Grunewald and Düppel forests, and 1,127 hectares of wetland, including the Kleine Wannsee, Große Wannsee, Schlachtensee, and Krumme Lanke lakes.

The region’s unmistakable profile is reflected in a multitude of science and research institutes, attractive shopping streets, traditional quarters, and a high concentration of tourist attractions.

The Schlossstrasse with its 2.1 km, is the district’s longest shopping street and includes "Das Schloss," with 36,000 m² sales area and 12,000 m² service area, one of Berlin’s most modern shopping centers.

Attractive surroundings

  • Otto Lilienthal Memorial
  • Titania Kinopalast cinema
  • Gutshaus Steglitz, one of the last vestiges of Prussian early classicist architecture
  • Klein-Glienicke castle and gardens, featured on UNESCO's World Heritage List.
  • The Botanical Gardens, including the "Grosse Tropenhaus", the world's tallest greenhouse, at 25m in height. Spanning a total area of 42 hectares and housing some 18,000 species of plants, this is the largest facility of its kind in Germany.

Location advantages

  • Business-friendly location in Berlin’s southwest, close to research
  • Close cooperation with universities, institutes and business
  • Important life science location in Berlin’s southwest with 19 hospitals, 29 institutes and more than 40 manufacturing and developing companies in the sector
  • Regional business networks for supporting SMEs
  • Active founder scene thanks to spin-offs and start-up companies against the backdrop of the Free University of Berlin and beyond
  • The historic "Goerzallee/Zehlendorfer Stichkanal" commercial area covers 77 hectares and is home to 170 companies

Business development in Steglitz-Zehlendorf

The district’s economic development office uses the web to list current news and business-relevant dates in the district, give an overview of events and projects and serves as a comprehensive business and service center.

The service center includes information about consultations and funding availabilities, as well as assistance in founding a new small business or a start-up.

Your contact at the local authority in Steglitz-Zehlendorf

Michael Pawlik
Head of Economic Development
+49 30 90299-5257
Fax: +49 30 90299-3385
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Your contact at Berlin Partner for Business and Technology

Stefanie Sommer
Project Manager Steglitz-Zehlendorf
+49 30 46302-335