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Berlin Marzahn Hellersdorf Kaulsdorf Mahlsdorf Biesdorf BrandenburgHellersdorf on the map of Marzahn-Hellersdorf
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Coordinates 52 ° 32 '21 "  N , 13 ° 35' 32"  E Coordinates: 52 ° 32 '21 "  N , 13 ° 35' 32"  E
surface 8.1 km²
Residents 82,109 (Dec. 31, 2019)
Population density 10,137 inhabitants / km²
Postcodes 12619, 12627, 12629, 12621, 12623
District number 1005
Administrative district Marzahn-Hellersdorf
  • Hellersdorf-North
  • Hellersdorf-East
  • Hellersdorf-South

Hellersdorf is a district in the Berlin district of Marzahn-Hellersdorf . The district of Hellersdorf had existed since 1986 until the administrative reform in 2001 . The district emerged from the project of a large housing estate in prefabricated construction by outsourcing from the then Marzahn district . The districts Kaulsdorf , Mahlsdorf and the eponymous district Hellersdorf belonged to the former district of Hellersdorf.


From the first mention to the 19th century

Hellersdorf, 1984
Housing construction, 1986

Like many other villages in the vicinity of Berlin, Hellersdorf was first mentioned in a document in the land register of Emperor Charles IV from 1375. It was named "Helwichstorpp", comprised 25  hooves and belonged to the Dirike brothers. They also owned a nine-hoof knight's farm, the pastor had three free hooves (Wedemhof). In addition to the pitcher listed , a mill was already working in the Barnim village at that time . "Hellwichstorf", which also appears in the land register, was subordinate to Köpenick Castle , but at that time it was " desolate " and was therefore uninhabited.

In the documents of the 15th and 16th centuries, for the first time in 1416, the second "Hellersdorf" was also referred to as "wuste dorff helwerstorff". After the Brandenburg Chancellor Johann von Löben bought Hellersdorf in 1618 and annexed it to his manor district Blumberg , after the change of ownership of the place Blumberg (and thus also Hellersdorfs) to the Count von Arnim, the village was expanded into a manor in 1836.

In 1886 the city of Berlin acquired the Hellersdorf estate and laid out Rieselfelder east of the Wuhle . In addition, the Berlin magistrate had the institution for epileptic Wuhlgarten built here to accommodate and care for the chronically ill.

After 1920

With the formation of Greater Berlin in 1920, Hellersdorf was incorporated and part of the new Lichtenberg district . After the Second World War , it belonged to the Soviet sector of Berlin from 1945 . In 1979, Hellersdorf became part of the newly founded Marzahn district and, as part of the development of the new building area in 1986, gave its name to the then new Hellersdorf district .

From 1985 the construction of a new large housing estate began in the area of ​​the former sewage fields . The underground connection to the city ​​center was put into operation in 1989. Areas were also built on that actually belonged to the municipality of Hönow in the Frankfurt (Oder) district and were therefore outside the city limits, namely the residential areas on both sides of today's Louis-Lewin-Straße . Due to the four power agreement over Berlin , it was not possible to move the city limits. Therefore, these areas remained formally part of Hönow. The supply and disposal (electricity, water, post) were done from Berlin. In the course of the unification of Berlin in 1990, the city limits were officially swiveled to the east to their current position.

As the second largest building project in Berlin, the district center Helle Mitte was completed and officially opened on September 11, 1997 . It has been considered the urban center of Hellersdorf since the 2010s .

As part of the Berlin district reform in 2001, the detachment of the districts of Hellersdorf, Kaulsdorf and Mahlsdorf from the Marzahn district created in 1979 was reversed. The new district now bears the name Marzahn-Hellersdorf.

View of Hellersdorf and Kaulsdorf-Nord from the Kienberg , which belongs to the Marzahn district

The municipal housing company Gesobau will build the Stadtgut Hellersdorf district with around 1,500 apartments by 2023 on the site of the former Stadtgut and surrounding areas . Residential houses are being built along Zossener Strasse and Kastanienallee . The listed buildings of the estate and the historic residential buildings are being renovated. 7000 to 9000 m² of commercial space should be available through renovations and new buildings. A new center for the district with restaurants and cultural facilities is planned.

Culture, science, sports, education


With the arrival of many young families, numerous children came to Hellersdorf. The administration therefore built standardized daycare centers and school buildings between the residential buildings. The Alice Salomon University and an upper school center are located in the Helle Mitte area .

Selection of schools in the district <! "- alphabetically pre-sorted according to name, order
from elementary schools to high schools ->


In Hellersdorf there are a large number of large sculptures , most of which date from the 1990s and early 2000s. The largest independent sculpture can be found at the intersection between Hellersdorfer Straße and Gülzower Straße and is an approximately 18 meter high greyhound by the artist Rolf Lieberknecht .

Selection of other sculptures:

  • Balancing act by Hubertus von Goltz on the skyscrapers at Eisenacher Strasse 61 and 63
  • Sculpture without a name by Amilcar de Castro on Neue Grottkauer Strasse
  • Iron logs from Elisa Bracher in front of the Hellersdorfer Corso
  • Sundial by an unknown artist in a courtyard on Neue Grottkauer Strasse


There are numerous sports clubs and facilities in Hellersdorf. The Athletics Club Berlin (various German and Berlin champions in the field of athletics ) is of supraregional importance . Another facility is the “Hellersdorfer Walkout” on Cecilienplatz . Here amateur athletes can choose between two routes and perform sporting tasks, which are distributed on small blue and white signs everywhere in the vicinity. The “casual route” is around 300 meters long and has eight stops, while the “brisk route” is around 1100 meters long and has fourteen stops.


Tram line M6

The large housing estate is connected to the Berlin transport network by the U5 ( Alexanderplatz - Hönow ) line with seven stations.

The trains of the S5 ( Westkreuz - Strausberg Nord ) stop at the Wuhletal S and U-Bahn stations .

The tram lines M6 and 18 cross the northern and eastern areas of the district. Furthermore, several bus lines operate, u. a. the bus line 195 ( S-Bahn station Mahlsdorf - Kaulsdorf , Myslowitzer Straße).

Via Berliner Straße in the north of the district you can reach the federal motorway 10 , which runs on the eastern edge of the district, at junction 3 Berlin-Marzahn . In the south, Hellersdorf is touched by the federal highways B 1 / B 5 , which run on the same route and which also reaches the federal motorway 10 at junction 4 Berlin-Hellersdorf . Although the way from Hellersdorf to the Berlin-Marzahn junction is significantly shorter than to the Berlin-Hellersdorf exit, the exits are named that way.


See also


  • André Gaedecke: Hellersdorf. History of the Berlin administrative districts. Vol. 14. Stapp, Berlin 1996, ISBN 3-87776-073-2 .

Web links

Commons : Berlin-Hellersdorf  - Album with pictures, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. Johannes Schultze (ed.): The land book of the Mark Brandenburg from 1375 . Commission publisher von Gsellius, Berlin 1940, Barnym. Districtus Berlin. Helwichstorpp , S. 115 .
  2. Johannes Schultze (ed.): The land book of the Mark Brandenburg from 1375 . Commission publisher von Gsellius, Berlin 1940, De castris super Teltow , p. 38-41 .
  3. Quartier Stadtgut Hellerdorf at
  4. Architectural monument of the municipal Rieselgut Hellersdorf
  5. A new district is growing. In: Berliner Woche , Hellersdorf, Kaulsdorf and Mahlsdorf edition, June 10, 2020, p. 2.
  6. ^ Sculptures in Hellersdorf ( Memento from January 21, 2017 in the Internet Archive ) on
  7. The Hellersdorfer Walkout ( Memento from January 21, 2017 in the Internet Archive ) - a short description of the two routes with some additional information