Lichtenberg district

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Lichtenberg coat of arms
Coat of arms of Berlin
11th district of Berlin
Bezirk Mitte Bezirk Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg Bezirk Pankow Bezirk Charlottenburg-Wilmersdorf Bezirk Spandau Bezirk Steglitz-Zehlendorf Bezirk Tempelhof-Schöneberg Bezirk Neukölln Bezirk Treptow-Köpenick Bezirk Marzahn-Hellersdorf Bezirk Lichtenberg Bezirk Reinickendorf BrandenburgDistricts of the Lichtenberg district
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Coordinates 52 ° 32 ′ 0 ″  N , 13 ° 30 ′ 0 ″  E Coordinates: 52 ° 32 ′ 0 ″  N , 13 ° 30 ′ 0 ″  E.
surface 52.29 km²
Residents 294,201 (Dec. 31, 2019)
Population density 5626 inhabitants / km²
Proportion of foreigners 14.3% (Dec. 31, 2016)
Unemployment rate 6.7% (Nov. 30, 2019)
Post Code 10315, 10317, 10318, 10319, 10365, 10367, 10369, 13051, 13053, 13055, 13057, 13059

Administration address
Town hall Lichtenberg
Möllendorffstraße 6
10367 Berlin
Average age 42.7 years (Dec. 31, 2016)
District key 11
Structure of the district

10 districts

District Mayor Michael Grunst ( Die Linke Berlin )
Deputy District Mayor Birgit Monteiro ( SPD )
Allocation of seats ( district assembly as of October 2018 )
left SPD AfD CDU Green non-attached
20th 13 12 7th 2 1
Allocation of seats in the BVV

Lichtenberg is the eleventh administrative district of Berlin . On December 31, 2019, it had 294,201 inhabitants. It was created in 2001 through the merger of the previously independent districts of Lichtenberg and Hohenschönhausen .

All districts of today's district have belonged to the Berlin urban area since Greater Berlin was founded in 1920 , including the eponymous district of Lichtenberg .

Well-known cultural institutions in the district include the Theater an der Parkaue , which primarily performs plays for children, and the Berlin Zoo . Lichtenberg is one of the family-friendly municipalities in Germany.



(Selected examples)

The Herzberge Landscape Park is a landscape protection area in the Lichtenberg district. The park is used for agriculture by grazing the areas with rough-wooly Pomeranian sheep .

The Lichtenberg City Park , designed by General Möllendorff in the 18th century with rare and exotic plants, has belonged to the Lichtenberg community since 1908. For its visitors there is a toboggan slope, sports fields, a paddling pool and sunbathing lawns.

The Fennpfuhlpark , about 12.5  hectares in size, was planned and laid out in the early 1970s together with the construction of the surrounding large housing estate. The two puddles , around 20,000 years old, are relics from the last ice age and were connected by a canal during renovation work between 1978 and 1981.

The most important and largest natural area in the district is the Berlin Zoo , which was opened in 1955. It emerged from the former Friedrichsfeld Palace Park .


Lake Orange

The Rummelsburger See is a Spree bay with a length of 1.6 kilometers. Historically, numerous industrial companies were located on the shore, which means that the lake is still heavily contaminated (as of the 2010s) and is not used for swimming.

On the border between the Berlin districts of Weißensee and Alt-Hohenschönhausen there are Fauler See , Orankesee and Obersee with their surrounding parks. In 1933 the Faule See was secured as a nature reserve . Through the formation of a large sludge layer silted the lazy lake gradually. It is a breeding and resting place for rare water bird species and here you can find reed beds and typical alder and willow stocks.


The district consists of ten districts . The current districts of Lichtenberg , Friedrichsfelde , Karlshorst , Rummelsburg and Fennpfuhl belonged to the then independent district of Lichtenberg until the district merger in 2001. The current districts of Alt-Hohenschönhausen , Neu-Hohenschönhausen , Wartenberg , Falkenberg and Malchow formed the independent Berlin district of Hohenschönhausen from 1985 to 2001 .

Within the official districts, individual areas are also differentiated by tradition. These are indicated separately under the district name.

High-rise buildings in Berlin-Neu-Hohenschönhausen
Lemke House (Mies van der Rohe House) in Alt-Hohenschönhausen
Flock of sheep in the Herzberge landscape park
Districts Area
December 30, 2019
per square kilometer
1101 Friedrichsfelde 5.55 53,813 9,696
Berlin Brandenburg Wartenberg Falkenberg Malchow Neu-Hohenschönhausen Alt-Hohenschönhausen Fennpfuhl Lichtenberg Rummelsburg Friedrichsfelde KarlshorstDistricts of the Lichtenberg district
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1102 Karlshorst 6.55 27,956 4,268
Berlin Brandenburg Wartenberg Falkenberg Malchow Neu-Hohenschönhausen Alt-Hohenschönhausen Fennpfuhl Lichtenberg Rummelsburg Friedrichsfelde KarlshorstDistricts of the Lichtenberg district
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1103 Lichtenberg 7.22 41,758 5,784
Berlin Brandenburg Wartenberg Falkenberg Malchow Neu-Hohenschönhausen Alt-Hohenschönhausen Fennpfuhl Lichtenberg Rummelsburg Friedrichsfelde KarlshorstDistricts of the Lichtenberg district
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1104 Falkenberg 3.06 1,870 611
Berlin Brandenburg Wartenberg Falkenberg Malchow Neu-Hohenschönhausen Alt-Hohenschönhausen Fennpfuhl Lichtenberg Rummelsburg Friedrichsfelde KarlshorstDistricts of the Lichtenberg district
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1106 Malchow 1.54 635 412
Berlin Brandenburg Wartenberg Falkenberg Malchow Neu-Hohenschönhausen Alt-Hohenschönhausen Fennpfuhl Lichtenberg Rummelsburg Friedrichsfelde KarlshorstDistricts of the Lichtenberg district
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1107 Wartenberg 6.92 2,548 368
Berlin Brandenburg Wartenberg Falkenberg Malchow Neu-Hohenschönhausen Alt-Hohenschönhausen Fennpfuhl Lichtenberg Rummelsburg Friedrichsfelde KarlshorstDistricts of the Lichtenberg district
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1109 Neu-Hohenschönhausen 5.16 56,918 11,031
Berlin Brandenburg Wartenberg Falkenberg Malchow Neu-Hohenschönhausen Alt-Hohenschönhausen Fennpfuhl Lichtenberg Rummelsburg Friedrichsfelde KarlshorstDistricts of the Lichtenberg district
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1110 Alt-Hohenschönhausen 9.33 48,979 5,250
Berlin Brandenburg Wartenberg Falkenberg Malchow Neu-Hohenschönhausen Alt-Hohenschönhausen Fennpfuhl Lichtenberg Rummelsburg Friedrichsfelde KarlshorstDistricts of the Lichtenberg district
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1111 Fennpfuhl 2.12 34,074 16,073
Berlin Brandenburg Wartenberg Falkenberg Malchow Neu-Hohenschönhausen Alt-Hohenschönhausen Fennpfuhl Lichtenberg Rummelsburg Friedrichsfelde KarlshorstDistricts of the Lichtenberg district
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1112 Rummelsburg 4.52 25,650 5,675
Berlin Brandenburg Wartenberg Falkenberg Malchow Neu-Hohenschönhausen Alt-Hohenschönhausen Fennpfuhl Lichtenberg Rummelsburg Friedrichsfelde KarlshorstDistricts of the Lichtenberg district
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Kieze (LOR)

The small-scale structure for Berlin is the lifeworld-oriented rooms (LOR) with delimitation according to professional criteria. These are used for socio-spatial planning purposes and have replaced the spatial reference system of the “statistical areas / traffic cells”. Data on the population structures in these planning areas are available online in the Kiezatlas der Sozialraumdaten. The key numbers of the LOR each consist of the two digits of the district (Lichtenberg = 11), the forecast area, the district region (roughly aligned with the districts) and the actual planning areas.


Earliest settlement

The earliest archaeological finds in the area of ​​today's district date from the Middle Stone Age , but finds from the Bronze Age , Iron Age and the early Middle Ages also bear witness to a recurring settlement before the medieval German conquest.

The administrative district of Lichtenberg was created by amalgamating several historically independent villages and districts. The actual village of Lichtenberg, also known as Alt-Lichtenberg since the 21st century , is just one of these settlements. Other former villages in the Lichtenberg district include Friedrichsfelde, Hohenschönhausen, Falkenberg and Malchow. Many districts of the administrative district Lichtenberg bear the names of these villages.


Falkenberg is mentioned for the first time in a document from Margrave Otto V in the spelling Valkenberg 1370 . Marie-Elisabeth von Humboldt , mother of Alexander and Wilhelm von Humboldt , received the Falkenberg manor in 1791. After her death she was buried in the Falkenberg church.
The first historical evidence for the village of Rosenfelde (renamed Friedrichsfelde in 1699 ) comes from the year 1265.
The naming of Henricus bilrebeke (Heinrich Billerbeck) as pastor of the church of Hohenschönhausen in 1352 was the first direct evidence of this later district.
During the German Empire , the villa colony of the same name was built on the Carlshorst Vorwerk (since 1901: Karlshorst ). The unconditional surrender of the Wehrmacht was signed in the officers' mess of Pioneer School I on the night of May 8th to 9th, 1945 . The German-Russian Museum is located there in memory of this event .
Manor house of the Malchow estate, built in 1704
The village of Lichtenberg emerged in the course of the German colonization of Barnim around 1230. However, it was only mentioned in a document on May 24, 1288 in a border treaty.
In 1344, Malchow was first mentioned in a deed of donation from Ludwig the Elder ( Margrave of Brandenburg). In 1684, the landowner Paul von Fuchs had a two-story manor house, Malchow Castle , a brewery and other buildings built in Malchow .
The village of Wartenberg was first mentioned in a Brandenburg document in 1270 . In 1783 the later Prussian Minister of State Otto von Voss acquired the village and estate Wartenberg. He built a mansion with farm buildings that have been under monument protection since the 1980s .

Lichtenberg as Berlin district 1920–2000

When Greater Berlin was founded in 1920, the city ​​of Lichtenberg, together with the rural community and the estate district of Biesdorf , the rural communities of Friedrichsfelde , Kaulsdorf , Mahlsdorf , Marzahn and Hellersdorf including the estate district of Wuhlgarten, became the newly founded 17th Berlin administrative district, which was named Lichtenberg received.

Main building of the former Ministry for State Security, Stasi Museum since the 1990s

Friedrichsberg and the western part of the former municipality Boxhagen-Rummelsburg , which lie within the S-Bahn ring , were added to the Friedrichshain administrative district in 1938. This reduced the population of the district, which had been just under 247,000 in October 1937, to around 184,000 in October 1938.

In 1965 Lichtenberg had 168,897 inhabitants, the number of which decreased by 1979 because the districts of Marzahn, Mahlsdorf, Kaulsdorf, Biesdorf and Hellersdorf had been spun off. The magistrate created the independent Marzahn district , which was divided into the Marzahn and Hellersdorf districts in 1986 and restored in 2001 under the new name of Marzahn-Hellersdorf .

Between Normannenstrasse and Frankfurter Allee, the headquarters of the Ministry of State Security settled in the late 1960s, for which existing buildings were used but new ones were also built. The Normannenstrasse research and memorial site has been located in some rooms since 1990 .

After the administrative reform in 2001

The administrative reform passed by the Senate in 2001 led to the merger of Lichtenberg with the previously independent district of Hohenschönhausen . The eleventh district of Berlin thus created continues to bear the name Lichtenberg.

In 2008 the district received the title Place of Diversity awarded by the federal government .



Population development from 1900 to 2017 for the respective territorial status

On June 30, 2016, the Lichtenberg district had 294,201 inhabitants on an area of ​​52.3 square kilometers. As a result, the population density on the reporting date was 5,626 inhabitants per square kilometer. The unemployment rate in November was 6.7 percent. As of December 31, 2016, the median age of the population was 42.7 years.

Listed is the population of the Berlin administrative district Lichtenberg since it was founded in 1920 and in a few years before that in the corresponding area borders. Historically, the population of the village and the city of Lichtenberg before it was incorporated into Berlin can be found in the article about the district of Lichtenberg .

The figures from 2001 (as of December 31) are based on data from the residents' register of the Berlin State Office for Citizenship and Regulatory Affairs.

Population groups

On December 31, 2016, the proportion of foreigners was 14.3%, while the proportion of the population with a migration background was 22.2%. However, the number of migrants varies between the different districts: In 2010, in Hohenschönhausen to the north, 3.5% had a migration background, while in the southern district of Lichtenberg around 25% of the inhabitants had a migration background. The largest foreign countries of origin are the states of the former Soviet Union , most of which are repatriates or Germans from Russia . The second largest group is made up of Southeast Asians , primarily Vietnamese . Around 15% of the students at Lichtenberg grammar schools have a Vietnamese migrant background. There is also an increased influx of people with Muslim roots. On June 30, 2011, around 8,800 inhabitants (3.3% of the district's population) came from a Muslim or Middle Eastern country.

Infrastructure of East Asian immigrants; the Dong Xuan Center
Population pyramid of the Lichtenberg district 2010
Population figures from 2011 to 2016
category 2001 2011 2017
German and foreign residents 254,691 256.280 283,334
Average age 40.9 43.3 42.7
German citizens (total) 235.863 236,561 242.997
German citizens without a migration background 217.737 219.983
German citizens with a migration background 018,824 023,014
Foreign nationals 019,719 040,337
Foreigners and residents with a migration background 038,543 063,351
Germans (nationals) in total 236,561 242.997
Proportion of Germans without a migration background (%) 092.3% 085.8%
Proportion of Germans with a migration background (%) 007.3% 008.1%
Proportion of residents with foreign citizenship (%) 007.7% 014.2%
Total number of Germans with a migration background (in the district) 018,824 023,014
- * from the EU 003,421 003,637
- * from the former Yugoslavia 000601 001,270
- * from the former Soviet Union 009,919 010,618
- * from Islamic countries 005,709 006,864
- * from Vietnam 001,476 002,260
- from the USA 000079 000170
Foreign residents (in the district) 019,719 040,337
- from the EU 004,810 011,517
- from the former Yugoslavia 002,347 003,578
- from the former Soviet Union 004,002 005,509
- from Islamic countries 003,222 011,871
- from Vietnam 004,456 005,661
-- from the USA 000137 000288


The Berliner Kindl Schultheiss brewery

Lichtenberg's economy is shaped by a large number of small and medium-sized companies in the trade, craft and service sectors.


Modern and export-intensive industrial and technology companies in metal processing , tool and vehicle construction , scientific device construction and electrical engineering are also characteristic of the economic structure of the district . There are also print shops and food manufacturers as well as industry-related service providers.

The district has ten industrial parks with a total of over 460  hectares . In 2015 around 20,000 companies were registered. In 2015, the number of companies in the business park around Herzbergstrasse increased by 97.

In recognition of the social and economic commitment of the Lichtenberg entrepreneurship to the location, a “Lichtenberg company of the year” is awarded every year. As the only Berlin district office, Lichtenberg offers a company portal as an information and communication platform for companies in the region and organizes several network meetings for portal members every year.

Establishments and medical institutions

Commercial areas

Housing and construction industry

The HOWOGE Housing Association based in Lichtenberg is one of six municipal housing companies of Berlin. In 2017, the company managed a property portfolio of 70,308 units. In 2019, Howoge built Berlin's first climate-neutral residential quarter in the Lichtenberg district. By 2025, the company plans to increase its portfolio to 73,000 residential units through acquisitions and new construction.


Rail transport

In the Lichtenberg district of mainline and regional train station are Lichtenberg and the regional train station Hohenschönhausen . The regional train stop in Karlshorst was closed in 2017.

The Ostkreuz station is a small part of Lichtenberg.

Private transport

One of the longest streets in Berlin, Landsberger Allee , runs through the district . Until the district merger in 2001, it was the border between the district of Lichtenberg (south of the street) and Hohenschönhausen (north of the street). A long stretch of the - on a common route out - federal highways B 1 / B 5 , which is the district east-west direction crosses in a section of the Frankfurter Allee and the street Alt-Friedrichsfelde . The federal road B 2 also runs through Lichtenberg.

The completion of the tangential connection east (TVO), the third construction phase of which runs through Lichtenberg, was decided in 2011 and is currently (as of 2020) in the planning phase. The connection to the motorway network has been planned since 2016 with the construction of the 17th section of the A 100 in the Federal Transport Infrastructure Plan 2030 .


A multiple tram stop on Landsberger Allee with the Hotel Vienna House Andel's Berlin

The district is served by the S-Bahn lines S3, S41, S42, S5, S7, S75, S8, S85 and S9 as well as the underground line U5 . Several tram and bus lines run through the district. Most of the Berlin tram network is located in Lichtenberg. There is also a depot for trams and omnibuses in Siegfriedstraße , which until 1973 housed the only East Berlin trolleybus fleet .

Bicycle traffic

Numerous larger roads have separate cycle paths that are not always in good condition. Since the end of the 2010s, wider and more clearly marked cycle lanes have been and are being created, which better correspond to the goal of a city ​​that is suitable for cycling .

Together with the Spandau district , Lichtenberg is a pioneer in providing cargo bikes that can be borrowed free of charge . In addition, many bike rental companies have established themselves here outside the city center .


Election to the district assembly in 2016
Turnout: 60.1%
Gains and losses
compared to 2011
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+ 19.2  % p
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-6.3  % p
+ 2.1  % p.p.
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District Assembly

The election to the District Assembly (BVV) of Lichtenberg on September 18, 2016 resulted in the following distribution of seats:

Political party Seats
The left 18th
SPD 13
AfD 12
CDU 07th
Alliance 90 / The Greens 05
All in all 55

After 1990, politics in the Lichtenberg district was determined by an absolute majority of the PDS in the district council assembly (BVV). In the election for BVV 2006, the PDS (now: Linkspartei.PDS) lost nine seats and thus its absolute majority, but remained the strongest parliamentary group. The second largest group was the SPD with 17 seats.

Lichtenberg was one of the five federal electoral districts in Germany that Die Linke won directly in the 2017 federal election .

District Mayor

The BVV appoints a district mayor after its election according to the political majority . It is based in the town hall on Möllendorffstrasse . The Lichtenberg district is represented at the state level in the council of mayors .

Period Surname Political party
2001-2001 Wolfram Friedersdorff PDS
2001-2011 Christina Emmrich The left
2011-2014 Andreas Geisel SPD
2015-2016 Birgit Monteiro SPD
since 2016 Michael Grunst The left

District Office

Members of the district office are (as of April 2020):

  • Michael Grunst ( Die Linke ), District Mayor
  • Kevin Hönicke ( SPD ), District Councilor, Deputy District Mayor
  • Katrin Framke (non-party for Die Linke), district councilor
  • Martin Schaefer ( CDU ), district councilor
  • Frank Elischewski ( AfD ), district councilor

The various departments of the district office are located in the town hall (Möllendorffstraße 6), in Alt-Friedrichsfelde  60, in Alfred-Kowalke-Straße  24, in Große-Leege-Straße  103 and in Egon-Erwin-Kisch-Straße  106.

Citizen participation and awards

Participatory budgeting has existed since 2005, and was first drawn up for the 2007 budget year.

In 2006, the first was the election to the House referendum Berlin held at district level. Specifically, the Lichtenberg voters were able to vote on the merger plans of the three southern high schools in the district. The referendum was introduced by parents, students and teachers of the Hans-und-Hilde-Coppi-Gymnasium, who rejected a planned merger with the Immanuel-Kant-Gymnasium and alternatively bring about a merger between Immanuel-Kant-Gymnasium and Georg-Forster-Gymnasium wanted to. The latter proposal was then implemented.

Since 2003, the district office has been awarding a certificate of honor from the Lichtenberg district to citizens who have rendered outstanding services to the district or its residents - politically, economically, socially, culturally, athletically, in charitable terms, through intellectual or human achievements. On the occasion of Women's Day , the Lichtenberg Women's Prize has been awarded annually since 2017 to projects, initiatives or individuals who have made an outstanding contribution to the emancipation of the sexes.

coat of arms

The coat of arms of the Lichtenberg district was redesigned after the merger of the former Lichtenberg and Hohenschönhausen districts . While the name for the district was quickly determined, the process of finding the coat of arms dragged on for just over five years. There was already a draft in 2004 that did not meet the heraldic requirements by the Senate Commissioner and therefore had to be revised. The coat of arms, which has been in effect since then, was awarded on February 28, 2006 by the Berlin Senate .

Coat of arms of borough Lichtenberg.svg

Blazon : The upper green field of the divided shield shows a silver mountain, which is connected on both sides with a small silver hill. A growing golden shining sun shows up behind the mountain. The sun is accompanied by two silver deciduous trees with black branches and a black and silver trunk that stand on the small hills. In the lower blue field there are three floating golden ears of wheat next to each other, the middle one a little deeper. A red three-tower wall crown rests on the shield , the central tower of which is covered with the Berlin coat of arms .

Reasons for the coat of arms: The horizontally divided shield shows elements from the former Lichtenberg district coat of arms in the upper field and elements from the Hohenschönhausen district coat of arms in the lower field. The upper field with the sun behind the mountain refers to the elevated, bright clearing that gave the district its name. The lower field with the three ears of corn symbolizes the three historic villages Malchow, Wartenberg and Falkenberg, which were brought in with the district of Hohenschönhausen. The blue of the lower field takes up the blue wavy band of the old Lichtenberg coat of arms and thus refers to the location on Rummelsburger See and the banks of the Spree . The green and the trees in the upper field are an expression of the forest's wealth. The crown of the wall is the connecting element of all Berlin districts .

Town twinning

With its town twinning, the Lichtenberg district pursues the goal of contributing to international understanding and peaceful coexistence. Lichtenberg has seven partnerships with cities in six different countries. Especially the cooperation with the following institutions and associations contributed to this:

Association Solidarity Service International (SODI), Association for Solidarity and Development of Self-Help in Mozambique (Associação de Solidariedade e Desenvolvimento de Auto-Ajuda, ASDA), Evangelical Youth and Welfare Association (EJF), Association for Eastern Europe Center Berlin (OEZB), Alexander-Pushkin -School, Barnim-Gymnasium, Association of the Association of Vietnamese in Berlin & Brandenburg (VdVBB e.V.), Association for Outpatient Care Hohenschönhausen, Citizens Association Fennpfuhl and Berlin Society for International Cooperation (BGZ).

Lichtenberg town hall , seat of the district mayor and the district office

MozambiqueMozambique Kamubukwana , the municipality of Maputo in Mozambique , since 1995:
2015 marked the 20th anniversary of this twinning. For this purpose, a delegation from the most populous district (around 280,000 people) of the Mozambican capital Maputo visited the Berlin district. In autumn 2015, the Lichtenberg district and its partner municipality Kamubukwana started the project sustainable municipal development through partnership projects (NAKOPA).
Białołęka , district of Warsaw in Poland , since 2000: On November 2, 2016, the former district mayor Birgit Monteiro and her counterpart Ilona Soja-Kozlowska signed the new priorities of the Polish-German partnership for the years 2016-2018. Kaliningrad , city in Russia , since 2001: In 2011, the two partner cities agreed on closer cooperation, especially in the field of tourism and the associated marketing . In addition, school partnerships are to be concluded and the exchange of young people and athletes is to be intensified. Exchange of experiences, mutual visits to the Kaliningrad City Festival or the German-Russian Festival in Karlshorst characterize the partnership. Hajnowka , city in Poland, since 2001: The district administrator Miroslaw Romaniuk of the partner municipality Hajnowka , region received Andreas Prüfer, the deputy district mayor at the time, in 2015 to sign the partnership agreement 2015–2017. One focus is on inclusive youth encounters. Jurbarkas , city in Lithuania , since 2003: On the occasion of the ten-year existence of this partnership, a reminder tree was planted at the Fennpfuhlfest Wir von hier 2013 in the presence of representatives from both administrations. Jurbarkas celebrated its 755th city anniversary in 2014. A delegation from Lichtenberg attended the celebrations. Margareten , district of Vienna in Austria , since 2015: Birgit Monteiro and a district delegation visited the 5th district of Margareten in 2015 as part of the Vienna Weeks for Career and Further Education . Both partners had agreed to continue to exchange experiences on the topics of climate protection , business platform for local companies, family-friendly district, art and culture as well as youth work. Hoan Kiem , district of Hanoi in Vietnam , since 2015: The then mayor Birgit Monteiro sealed the town twinning with the district of Hoan Kiem in the Vietnamese capital Hanoi during an on-site visit . The focus was placed on cooperation in various areas such as social and economic as well as on cooperation between administrative offices.






Police and fire brigade

Directorate 6 of the Berlin State Police is responsible for internal security in the Lichtenberg district . It is based in the neighboring district of Marzahn-Hellersdorf at Poelchaustraße 1.

The Lichtenberg professional fire brigade is located on Josef-Orlopp-Straße. In some districts there are also professional fire stations, such as in Karlshorst in Dönhoffstrasse, and volunteer fire brigades, such as in Ferdinand-Schultze-Strasse 128 in Alt-Hohenschönhausen.



Elementary schools

Robinson Elementary School
  • Adam Ries elementary school in the Friedrichsfelde district
  • Bernhard Grzimek Primary School in the Friedrichsfelde district
  • BIP creativity school, in the district of Karlshorst
  • Brodowin elementary school in the Alt-Hohenschönhausen district
  • Mayor Ziethen primary school in the Friedrichsfelde district
  • Lichtenberg Protestant School in the Friedrichsfelde district
  • Feldmark School, in the Neu-Hohenschönhausen district
  • Friedrichsfeld primary school in the Friedrichsfelde district
  • Primary school at Roederplatz in the district of Fennpfuhl
  • Primary school am Wäldchen in the Neu-Hohenschönhausen district
  • Primary school on Wilhelmsberg in the Alt-Hohenschönhausen district
  • Elementary school on the clear mountain in the Lichtenberg district
  • Green Campus Malchow in the Malchow district
  • Elementary school in the Gutspark in the Lichtenberg district
  • Hermann Gmeiner Primary School in the Lichtenberg district
  • Karlshorster elementary school in the district of Karlshorst
  • Catholic school Sankt Mauritius in the district of Lichtenberg
  • Kirsten Boie Primary School in the Rummelsburg district
  • Lew Tolstoy primary school in the district of Karlshorst
  • Martin-Niemöller primary school in the Neu-Hohenschönhausen district
  • Matibi primary school in the Neu-Hohenschönhausen district
  • Obersee primary school in the Alt-Hohenschönhausen district
  • Paul and Charlotte Kniese School in the Friedrichsfelde district
  • Randow elementary school in the Neu-Hohenschönhausen district
  • Richard Wagner Primary School in the Karlshorst district
  • Robinson elementary school in the Rummelsburg district
  • School at the Faulen See in the district of Alt-Hohenschönhausen
  • School at the Victoriastadt in the district of Rummelsburg
  • School in the Ostseekarree in the district of Neu-Hohenschönhausen
  • Sundial elementary school in the Fennpfuhl district
  • Selma-Lagerlöf-Schule (speech therapy school) in the district of Fennpfuhl

Secondary schools


In the Lichtenberg district there were the following secondary schools in the 2019/20 school year:


  1. Barnim-Gymnasium, Latin from the 5th grade, in the Falkenberg district
  2. Hans-und-Hilde-Coppi-Gymnasium in the district of Karlshorst
  3. Immanuel-Kant-Gymnasium , founded in 1904, oldest school in the district, in the Rummelsburg district
  4. Johann-Gottfried-Herder-Gymnasium in the district of Fennpfuhl
  5. Manfred-von-Ardenne-Gymnasium in the district of Alt-Hohenschönhausen

Integrated secondary schools (state):

  1. Alexander Pushkin School, Friedrichsfelde district
  2. Fritz Reuter School, Neu-Hohenschönhausen district or Wartenberg
  3. George Orwell School, Friedrichsfelde district
  4. Gutenberg School ( UNESCO project school ), Alt-Hohenschönhausen district
  5. Mildred Harnack School ( European School ), Lichtenberg district
  6. Paul Schmidt School, Alt-Hohenschönhausen district
  7. Philipp Reis School, Alt-Hohenschönhausen district
  8. School on the green ground, district of Lichtenberg
  9. School at the town hall , district Lichtenberg
  10. Vincent van Gogh School , Neu-Hohenschönhausen district
  11. Werner-Seelenbinder-Schule (school and competitive sports center Berlin) in the district of Alt-Hohenschönhausen

Other secondary schools:

  1. Creativity High School (private school)
  2. Green Campus Malchow in the Malchow district (community school)
  3. Paul and Charlotte Kniese School in the Friedrichsfelde district (community school)

Other schools and libraries

Max Taut School (Upper School Center)
  • Carl-von-Linné-Schule Berlin, one of the largest schools for the physically handicapped and winner of the German School Prize 2007
  • Nils-Holgersson-Schule Berlin, school with a special focus on intellectual development ; rebuilt in the 21st century
  • Upper school center Max-Taut-Schule in the district of Rummelsburg
  • Shostakovich Music School Berlin-Lichtenberg , music school that also offers training in traditional Vietnamese music
  • Volkshochschule Berlin-Lichtenberg in the building of the music school
  • There are various libraries in the district such as the Anna Seghers Library (district central library), the Anton Saefkow library (central library), the Bodo Uhse library (central library) and the Egon Erwin Kisch library (central library).


Theater an der Parkaue for young audiences in Lichtenberg
Sculpture in the Tierpark Berlin


Events and festivals

The Long Night of Pictures has been held annually since 2007 in the districts of Lichtenberg and Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg . At this event, exhibitions are presented at various locations in the districts, open studios are shown and concerts, readings and discussion groups are organized. The district office cooperates with the Kulturrring in Berlin e. V.

The techno club Sisyphos is located in the district of Rummelsburg .

The district in art

Scenes from the film Die Legende von Paul und Paula , premiered in 1973, were filmed at Lake Rummelsburger See . The Berlin animal shelter in Falkenberg served several times as a film and photo backdrop. B. in the science fiction film Aeon Flux (2005).


Reception of the Eisbären Berlin in the Rotes Rathaus after winning the German Championship in 2005

In the Lichtenberg district there are 93 sports clubs with 112 locations, the range includes 66 sports (as of 2004). A total of around 23,000 club members are registered in Lichtenberg.

The most famous sports clubs in the district include the multiple German ice hockey champion EHC Eisbären Berlin , the former GDR series champion in football BFC Dynamo and SC Berlin ( athletics and swimming ), all of which are based on the grounds of the Hohenschönhausen Sports Forum . The Sportforum is part of the Olympic base in Berlin and was or is a training facility for numerous well-known German athletes (such as the speed skating world champion Claudia Pechstein or the former swimming world and European champion Franziska van Almsick ).

Other well-known clubs in the district are the soccer clubs SV Lichtenberg 47 , which plays its home games in the Hans-Zoschke Stadium , SV Sparta Lichtenberg and Wartenberger SV with the sports of soccer, gymnastics, volleyball and running.


  • Jan Feustel : Walks in Lichtenberg. Haude and Spener, Berlin 1996, ISBN 3-7759-0409-3 .
  • District office Lichtenberg of Berlin (Ed.): Lichtenberger walks. 4th edition, Berlin October 2017.
  • District Office Lichtenberg of Berlin (ed.): Lust auf Lichtenberg, Berlin 2004.
  • District Office Lichtenberg of Berlin (Ed.): City Hall Lichtenberg. Nicolaische Verlagsbuchhandlung, Berlin 1994, ISBN 3-87584-532-3 (history of Lichtenberg and a lot of old maps, focus on the town hall of Lichtenberg).
  • Museum Lichtenberg im Stadthaus (publisher): 725 years of Lichtenberg - great stories of the small villages. Exhibition catalog, Berlin 2013.
  • Museum in the Stadthaus (ed.): The modern city of Berlin-Lichtenberg. An architecture guide , Berlin Story Verlag, Berlin 2016.
  • Jürgen Hofmann: Lichtenberg - Brief history of a Berlin district , Lichtenberg district office of Berlin (ed.), Berlin 2013, ISBN 978-3-00-043170-8 .

Web links

Commons : Lichtenberg district  - collection of images, videos and audio files
Wiktionary: Lichtenberg  - explanations of meanings, word origins, synonyms, translations

Individual evidence

  1. a b c d Statistical report - residents in the state of Berlin on December 31, 2016 (PDF; 3.1 MB). Office for Statistics Berlin-Brandenburg . Retrieved June 25, 2016.
  2. a b November: Unemployment in Berlin at an all time low . In: Berliner Zeitung , accessed on January 16, 2020.
  3. Group status lost: next exit from the BVV parliamentary group of the Greens . In: Berliner Woche , Lichtenberg edition, January 19, 2018
  4. Numbering according to the district key
  5. Why Lichtenberg is Berlin's most child-friendly district , Berliner Morgenpost, accessed on January 16, 2020.
  6. Upper and Orankesee ( Memento from March 7, 2018 in the Internet Archive ) on Umweltbü; accessed in March 2018.
  7. Residents in the State of Berlin on December 31, 2019, data from the Berlin-Brandenburg Statistics Office , accessed on August 27, 2020 ( PDF file ) ( help on this ).
  8. Significance of the LOR and address directories of the lifeworld oriented spaces.
  9. Access to the data of the individual neighborhoods is provided by adding the key numbers to the web address. The data from 2008 and 2009 are available as a PDF, the later as an HTML list.
  10. Number in the LOR: On the lower level of detail, the urban area of ​​Berlin is subdivided into 447 planning areas that do not intersect any blocks. The two-digit numbers of the planning areas are characteristic within the districts.
  11. The numbers are linked to the web addresses for the social room data of the neighborhood (planning rooms in the LOR system). This also includes the map sections of the neighborhoods based on " maps CC-BY-SA".
  12. Further information on the age structure is included in the linked social room data.
  13. Germans without a migration background.
  14. Germans with a migration background are here: (1) Germans with a foreign country of birth or naturalization mark or option mark (children born in Germany to foreign parents have been given German citizenship since January 1, 2000 under the conditions set out in Section 4 (3) Citizenship Act (StAG) (Option regulation)). (2) Germans under the age of 18 without their own migration characteristics with a foreign country of birth or naturalization number of at least one parent, if the person is registered at the address of the parents / parent.
  15. Foreign citizenship. In the linked social room data, the nationality is further broken down by area of ​​origin.
  16. Germans without a migration background. The Berlin average for the proportion of Germans without a migration background is 67.7%, for those with a co-migration background it is 12.4% and foreign nationals across Berlin are given as 17.9% as of December 31, 2016.
  17. ^ Joachim Krüger / Reena Perschke / Thomas Thiele: Fascination Archeology. Finds from prehistory and early history in Lichtenberg and Hohenschönhausen. In: MuseumsJournal Berlin , 26th year, No. 3, July – September 2012 (Berlin 2012) 62–63.
  18. Monument ensemble Dorfstraße Wartenberg
  19. Population of the imperial capital Berlin . In: Berliner Adreßbuch , 1939, part 1, p. 18.
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  21. Inhabitants in the state of Berlin on December 31, 2012. Statistical report AI 5 - hj 2/12 of the Office for Statistics Berlin-Brandenburg, p. 7.
  22. Inhabitants in the state of Berlin on December 31, 2017 (PDF) Statistical report A I 5 - hj 2/17 of the Office for Statistics Berlin-Brandenburg, p. 5.
  23. ^ Residents and people with a migration background in the Lichtenberg district on December 31, 2010 . ( Memento of January 10, 2016 in the Internet Archive ) (PDF) Lichtenberg district office of Berlin, accessed on June 17, 2013.
  24. Strict education - The best German students come from Vietnam . In: Die Welt , February 6, 2011, accessed June 17, 2013.
  25. a b Residents in the State of Berlin on June 30, 2011 (PDF; 2.6 MB). Statistics Berlin-Brandenburg, accessed on June 17, 2013.
  26. Statistical report AI 5 - hj 2/11 - residents in the state of Berlin on December 31, 2011
  27. Statistical report AI 5 - hj 1/17 inhabitants in the state of Berlin on June 30, 2017
  28. Lichtenberg as a business location. Retrieved October 25, 2016 .
  29. District Office Lichtenberg of Berlin Department of Economy, Personnel and Finance - Office for Economic Development (Ed.): Economic Report 2015 . February 2016, p. 3 .
  30. Lichtenberg company portal. Accessed January 21, 2020 .
  31. District Office Lichtenberg of Berlin Department of Economy, Personnel and Finance - Office for Economic Development (Ed.): Economic Report 2015 . February 2016, p. 6 .
  32. Annual financial statements for the 2017 financial year, annex to the group management report for the 2017 financial year. HOWOGE housing company with limited liability, February 18, 2019, accessed on June 3, 2019 .
  34. Your free cargo bike in Berlin - fleet , accessed on October 24, 2018.
  35. a b The State Returning Officer for Berlin , accessed on October 28, 2016
  36. Elections for the District Assembly 2016
  37. ^ Council of Mayors, accessed May 18, 2019
  38. ^ Members of the District Office
  39. Organizational structure of the district office (PDF)
  40. ^ Berlin-Lichtenberg - participatory budget
  41. Awarding of the certificate of honor of the Lichtenberg district . Website of the Lichtenberg district office of Berlin, accessed on April 9, 2019.
  42. Lichtenberger Frauenpreis 2019: Proposals wanted . Lichtenberg district office of Berlin, press release, December 21, 2018, accessed on April 9, 2019.
  43. Rita Schulze: Award for women in the Karlshorst cultural center . In: Berliner Morgenpost , March 14, 2019, accessed on April 9, 2019.
  44. ↑ National emblem of Berlin - district coat of arms
  45. Town twinning newly sealed. Press release from the Lichtenberg District Office from November 15, 2017.
  46. ^ Association for solidarity and the development of self-help in Mozambique. Retrieved April 16, 2017 .
  47. ↑ Twin City Maputo. Retrieved April 16, 2017 .
  48. Map of NAKOPA projects. Retrieved April 16, 2017 .
  49. Mayors extend partnership. Retrieved April 16, 2017 .
  50. Cooperation: Sister city partnership is expanded. In: Berliner Morgenpost . Weekend extra, Lichtenberg issue, 12./13. November 2011.
  51. District Office Lichtenberg of Berlin (ed.): Annual report 2015 . S. 17 .
  52. Monika Arnold: A colorful cultural afternoon at "Wir von hier", the 11th Fennpfuhl Festival . ( Memento of October 13, 2013 in the Internet Archive ) on ; Retrieved November 1, 2013
  53. Jurbarkas celebrates. Delegation from the district congratulates . In: Lichtenberger Rathausnachrichten . October 4, 2014, p. 8 .
  54. ^ City partnership with Margareten (Vienna). Retrieved August 2, 2016 .
  55. ^ Margareten of Vienna. Retrieved April 16, 2017 .
  56. partnership with Hoan Kiem of Hanoi. Retrieved April 16, 2017 .
  57. Homepage of Police Directorate 6, accessed on March 7, 2018.
  58. ^ School directory at the Berlin Senate Administration
  59. Monika Arnold: Inclusion - not an empty word at Barnim-Gymnasium . ( Memento from December 9, 2014 in the Internet Archive ) In: Berliner Morgenpost Online , October 10, 2013
  60. ^ Berlin-Lichtenberg City Library
  61. ^ Museum Lichtenberg
  62. ^ Long Night of Pictures in Lichtenberg. Retrieved August 2, 2016 .
  63. ^ Aeon Flux Pictures: Aeon Flux Images. Production design with the main entrance of the Berlin animal shelter. IGN, archived from the original on February 23, 2014 ; Retrieved December 23, 2010 .
  64. Aeon Flux Pictures: Image 81 of 117. Scene with the exterior facade of the dog houses of the Berlin animal shelter. (No longer available online.) IGN, formerly in the original ; accessed on January 13, 2014 .  ( Page no longer available , search in web archivesInfo: The link was automatically marked as defective. Please check the link according to the instructions and then remove this notice.@1@ 2Template: Dead Link /  
  65. ^ Website Wartenberger Sportverein , accessed on February 26, 2019.