For the time being, the borough Lichtenberg still rates as one of the hidden champions in the eastern part of town. With its diversified cityscape of Belle Époque quarters, mansion districts and new housing developments, it is increasingly moving into focus for many people who find it the perfect place to make a new home. The element that links them all is the abundant verdure in the form of green spaces, parks and the nearby riverbank. Large sections of the borough therefore lend themselves to a peaceful and quiet lifestyle.
Our two well-appointed period buildings on Irenenstrasse and Zachertstrasse, respectively, are located in a particularly charming quarter—the Weitlingkiez neighbourhood. Located in the southern part of Lichtenberg, between Rummelsburger Bucht, the Herzberge landscape park, and the Tierpark zoo, it is a very green quarter that is nonetheless close to downtown and has direct access to public transportation. Here, you will find quiet residential streets lined by old-growth trees, and an abundance of protected architecture with green residential courtyards from the 1930s, and well preserved Belle Époque buildings.
The quarter, whose main axis is Weitlingstrasse, showcases the adaptability and sheer vibrancy of Lichtenberg. A growing number of young people have been relocating here lately, along with families who crave a quiet environment while remaining within reach of the inner city. You will note them in the street, brightening things up. They are behind the colourful mix of cafés and boutique stores, and the reason why so many green spaces now feature playgrounds.
Lichtenberg Attracts People Young and Old
But it is not just young people you see. In fact, elderly people are the ones least likely to leave once they have settled down. The advantages of living her are simply too numerous. Aside from the tranquillity, the borough’s infrastructure is well developed. Several supermarkets and stores are within walking distance, and the conveniently accessible underground and rapid transit lines will quickly take you to either of the two Ring Center shopping malls on Frankfurter Allee. It is this well-balanced blend that explains the high liveability of Lichtenberg.
And whenever you feel like having a night on the town or mingling with the downtown crowd, the trendy districts of Friedrichshain and Prenzlauer Berg are practically next door. Having experienced city life will make it all the sweeter to return to the relaxed ambience of the green and richly varied neighbourhoods of Lichtenberg.