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, Karow or Buch in Berlin’s outskirts. About 420,000 people live in the district along the Panke river with an area of 10,322 hectares. This makes Pankow the most populous district of Berlin - and certainly one of the most diverse.

  • Leading location for medical technology and biotechnology
  • Industry and transport technology in Wilhelmsruh
  • Modern services and startups in Prenzlauer Berg and Pankow
  • Trades and manufacturing in Weißensee
  • Innovative media technologies throughout the district
  • Largest percentage of small, traditional trade/crafts companies per residents in Berlin

Location advantages

  • The capital’s most populous district
  • Continual population growth
  • Heterogeneous mix of industries
  • Active start-up and entrepreneur scene
  • 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
  • Numerous educational and leisure facilities

Attractive surroundings

  • Art and cultural centers such as Pfefferberg or Brotfabrik
  • Vibrant international music scene with institutions like Kulturbrauerei
  • Schloss Schönhausen palace including a park
  • Europe’s largest Jewish cemetary in Weißensee
  • Weißer See lake with parks and tourist attractions
  • Recurring festivals like the Blumenfest Weißensee (flower fest), Fest an der Panke (river festival), the Lucia market and numerous famous 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 five most important commercial districts are as follows:


  • One of Berlin’s largest industrial monuments.
  • The largest self-supporting hall in Berlin (length approx. 250 m, height of 22 m, usable area of about 21,000 m²)
  • Over 1,800 people in more than 80 companies
  • Office, commercial, or workshop spaces with modern communication equipment
  • Offerings from training, education, and continuing education institutions

econopark Pankstraße

  • New construction from 1997 on the site of a former leather factory
  • 8 building segments with a total area of 35,000 m²
  • Over 80 trades and service companies
  • Very good transport connections to the center of the city and the surrounding area via the A 114
  • Only 1 kilometer to the Pankow-Nord Commercial Area - Synergies are on the program
  • The “Go Panke” startup center is headquartered in the new construction

Pankow-Nord Commercial Area.

  • Variable sizes allow for optimal adaptation to individual space requirements
  • In some parts, the area is designated as a purely industrial area
  • 3-shift operation possible
  • The transport links to the A 10, A 114, and B 109 make the area particularly attractive for transport companies

Campus Berlin Buch

  • Close spatial cooperation of research, clinics, and companies as an ideal basis for scientific exchange
  • Biotechnology Park with Innovation and Startup Center (IGZ)
  • Effective area: 26,500 square meters of laboratory and office, including 22,500 square meters of laboratory and office space in the startup center
  • Attractive conditions for commercial units as laboratory-office combinations in different sizes, but also as individual laboratories and offices and community facilities
  • Extension by approx. 10,000 m² of usable space possible

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, 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 90295-6700
Fax: +49 30 90295-6709

Your contact at Berlin Partner for Business and Technology

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

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