General information and locational advantages

In Lichtenberg, metropolitan flair in locations close to the city meets rural idyll on the outskirts. The district is in parts a historically evolved industrial location with several original and modern commercial centers as well as a well-developed infrastructure and transport connections. 
Almost 30 percent of its area is recreational, agricultural, forest and water areas. Lichtenberg is the first Berlin district to be certified as a “family-friendly municipality”.

Attractive Environment

  • Numerous parks and nature preserves and recreational and water areas, such as the Rummelsburger Bucht.
  • Tierpark Friedrichsfelde, with 160 hectares, is one of the world’s largest zoological gardens
  • Old buildings and villa settlements, large urban streets and picturesque village churches, industry and large housing estates
  • Working and living between tradition and modernity
  • Sportforum: The Olympiastützpunkt Berlin is the largest and most high-performance in Germany.
  • Theater in der Parkaue - Germany’s largest children’s and youth theater
  • German-Russian Museum in Karlshorst
  • Family and child-friendly district with more than 300,000 residents
  • Historic sites like the Normannenstraße research and memorial site and Hohenschönhausen Memorial
  • A wide range of art and culture offers
  • Karlshorst harness racing track
  • Schloss Friedrichsfelde and Mies-van-der-Rohe-Haus in Alt-Hohenschönhausen

Location Advantages

In particular, the district, located on the northeastern edge of the city center, offers businesses:

  • A convenient location that is close to the city with access to highways and the rail network, as well as excellent infrastructure
  • Over 400 hectares of developed commercial areas
  • Historically evolved and newly developed industrial and commercial sites for young and established companies
  • Industry mix of manufacturing, trades, as well as services
  • Skilled workforce and low unemployment rate
  • Three universities, including the University of Applied Sciences (HTW) and The Berlin School of Economics and Law
  • High-performance administration at several locations
  • Large, contiguous new building complexes

Commercial districts in Lichtenberg

Herzbergstraße | Siegfriedstraße | Josef-Orlopp-Straße

  • Largest commercial area close to the city in the eastern part of Berlin
  • Established industrial location for SMEs from manufacturing and processing industries and business-oriented services, wholesale, crafts and construction, but also creative industries
  • Size: 152.3 ha
  • Accessibility: Road network, streetcar and bus

Marzahner Straße | Plauener Straße

  • Industry park “econopark GSG Berlin” with 13 multi-story buildings and 75,000 m² of floor space for SMEs from all sectors
  • Location for e-commerce, logistics, craft trade and manufacturing and transportation companies, construction, small-scale commercial enterprises, production-related services
  • Size: 109.3 ha
  • Accessibility: Road network, industrial railway connection, streetcar, and bus

Gärtnerstraße | Ferdinand-Schultze-Straße

  • Location for small and medium-sized enterprises from manufacturing, trades, construction industry, services
  • Size: 28 ha
  • Accessibility: Road network, streetcar, and bus

Darßer Straße

  • At the western edge of the district, in the immediate extension of the Berliner Allee commercial area
  • Land owned by the State of Berlin and fully developed
  • Location for manufacturing industry, small-scale commercial enterprises, trades, production-related services, construction, research and development, and wholesale
  • Size: 3.7 ha
  • Accessibility: Road network, bus connection, connection to the A10 Autobahn


  • Located in the north of the district
  • The areas are mostly owned by the State of Berlin
  • Location for SMEs from manufacturing and production-oriented trades
  • Size: 15 ha
  • Accessibility: Road network, connection to the A 10 Autobahn, S-Bahn, bus connection

Blockdammweg | Köpenicker Chaussee

  • Klingenberg power plant site with further development opportunities
  • Location for supply and disposal companies in the field of environmental protection, manufacturing industry, service companies, creative industries
  • Size: 73 ha
  • Accessibility: Road network, industrial railway, waterway, and streetcar


  • Headquarters of the Berliner- Kindl- Schultheiss- brewery and the bus depot of the Berlin Transport Authority
  • Size: 19.6 ha
  • Accessibility: Road network, streetcar

Buchberger Straße | Coppistraße

  • Articulated commercial area in the area of Frankfurter Allee Süd
  • Location for media and communication technology, service companies, and small-scale commercial enterprises
  • Size: 13.8 ha
  • Accessibility: Road network, S-Bahn, and subway

Hohenschönhauser Straße

  • Headquarters of the shared service center and logistics center of Coca-Cola Erfrischungsgetränke GmbH
  • Size: 13.2 ha
  • Accessibility: Road network, A 10 Autobahn, S-Bahn, bus


  • Large areas in the process of restructuring
  • Location for small-scale business, crafts, service and office use, wholesale, data center
  • Size: 48 ha
  • Accessibility: Road network, suburban train, bus and tram


  • Location for small-scale trade, crafts and creative industries
  • Size: 4 ha
  • Accessibility: Road network, suburban train, bus and tram

Service, trade, and industrial parks

  • The "econopark" business park at GSG Berlin, Plauener Straße 163-165
  • Dong-Xuan-Center
  • Commercial site, Josef-Orlopp-Str. 92-106
  • Fa. Wöltinger commerce lot, Herzbergstr. 33-34
  • Industry and commerce center, Hauptstr. 13
  • Siegfriedshöfe, Siegfriedstr. 201-204
  • Lichtenberger Höfe, Josef-Orlopp-Str. 32-54
  • The JOS 037 business park at Josef Orlopp Str. 37
  • Aurelis-Unternehmerpark, Wollenberger Straße 4
  • Citydock Panattoni, Marzahner Straße 21 (under construction)
  • Topas-Park, Vulkanstraße 13 (under construction)

Business development in Lichtenberg

The Lichtenberg Office for Business Development is the district contact point for companies and your competent contact for

  • Location-related consulting and development
  • Settlement and project management
  • Commercial street development
  • Business services and start-ups
  • Information on commercial space and area offers
  • Funding opportunities of proposals and projects
  • Publications on economic topics
  • Location marketing
  • Contacts with interest groups, advertising associations, Hohenschönhausen-Lichtenberg e.V. business district, and other business networks
  • Information and contacts in training matters
  • Seminars, training courses and information events, and entrepreneurial round tables

Your contact at the local authority in Lichtenberg

Burhan Cetinkaya
Head of Economic Development
+49 30 90296-4338
Fax: +49 30 90296-4319

Office Economic Development

Your contact at Berlin Partner for Business and Technology

Tomasz Pawlowski
Projektmanager Lichtenberg
+49 30 46302-471