General information and locational advantages

The Lichtenberg district is a historically evolved industrial site with well-developed infrastructure and transport links. Together with its neighboring district Marzahn-Hellersdorf, Lichtenberg today boasts Berlin’s largest cohensive commercial area ("Berlin Eastside").
Roughly 30 percent of its space is devoted to recreation, agriculture, forests, and water.

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
  • Diverse range of living space in different locations
  • Day care centers and schools to meet every need
  • 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 approx. 296,800 residents
  • Historic sites like the Normannenstraße research and memorial site and Hohenschönhausen Memorial
  • 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
  • Four 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
  • Diverse cultural and educational offering

Commercial districts in Lichtenberg

Herzbergstraße | Siegfriedstraße | Josef-Orlopp-Straße

  • Largest commercial area close to the city in the eastern part of Berlin
  • Well-developed traditional location for SMEs from the manufacturing and processing industry, as well as services, wholesale, and trades, but also creative industries
  • Size: 152.3 ha
  • Accessibility via road network and streetcar, as well as 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
  • Size of the commercial area: 109.3 ha
  • Accessibility: Road network, industrial railway connection, streetcar, and bus
  • Location for e-commerce, logistics, trades and production, and transport companies, construction industry, small-scale commercial enterprises, services

Gärtnerstraße | Ferdinand-Schultze-Straße

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

Darßer Straße

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


  • Located in the north of the district
  • The areas are exclusively owned by the state of Berlin
  • Size: 15 ha
  • Accessibility: Road network, connection to the A 10 Autobahn, S-Bahn, bus connection
  • Location for manufacturing and manufacturing SMEs, production-related services, and construction industry

Blockdammweg | Köpenicker Chaussee

  • Size: 73 ha
  • Klingenberg industrial park with additional development opportunities
  • Accessibility: Road network, industrial railway, waterway, and streetcar
  • Location for: Supply and disposal companies in the field of environmental protection, manufacturing, and service companies


  • 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
  • Size: 13.8 ha
  • Accessibility: Road network, S-Bahn, and subway
  • Location for media and communication technology, service companies, and small-scale commercial enterprises

Buchberger Straße | Coppistraße

  • Sectionalized industrial park in Frankfurter Allee Süd area
  • Mainly hosts businesses involved in communications technology
  • Area: 13.8 ha
  • Accessibility: Roads network, S-Bahn (suburban railway) and underground links
  • Location for media and communications engineering, service providers, small commercial businesses

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

Service, trade, and industrial parks

  • The "econopark" business park at GSG Berlin, Plauener Straße 163-165
  • Commercial center Hohenschönhausen, Plauener Straße 163-165
  • Commercial site, Josef-Orlopp-Str. 92-106
  • Wolfert office and commerce lot, Josef-Orlopp-Str. 89
  • Wolff und Müller Industrial Park, Josef-Orlopp-Str. 37-41
  • 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

Business development in Lichtenberg

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

  • Inventory maintenance and setting up businesses
  • Information on commercial space and area offers
  • Company settlements in the district
  • Funding opportunities of proposals and projects
  • Publications on economic topics
  • Contacts with interest groups, advertising associations, Hohenschönhausen-Lichtenberg e.V. business district, and other networks of the economy
  • Information and contacts in training matters
  • Information material about the location
  • Seminars, training courses and information events, and entrepreneurial round tables
  • Settlement and project management

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

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Tomasz Pawlowski

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Burhan Cetinkaya

Head of Economic Development
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