Richtstrasse (Berlin)

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Court Street
coat of arms
Street in Berlin
Court Street
Court Street at the level of the Courts of Justice
Basic data
place Berlin
District Wedding  / Gesundbrunnen
Name received 1827
Connecting roads Müllerstrasse / Reinickendorf
Places Max-Josef-Metzger-Platz / Nettelbeckplatz
Buildings Post office N 65 , crematorium Berlin-Wedding , Urnenfriedhofgerichtstrasse
Technical specifications
Street length 1,200 meters

The court road is a minor road in Berlin-Wedding and Berlin-Gesundbrunnen . It leads from Müllerstraße at the level of Max-Josef-Metzger-Platz to Nettelbeckplatz on Reinickendorfer Straße and then crosses the Ringbahn and the Panke .

When the Wedding lands were parceled out ,gerichtstrasse was rebuilt and was given the name in 1827 after the High Court , which was then located on Gartenstrasse on the site of today's Gartenplatz. Until 1861 the garden square was still called Galgenplatz, since court judgments were carried out there between 1749 and 1840.

In the course of the course, the Richtstraße passes several listed buildings and cemetery facilities, including the building of the Berlin laundry factory built in 1910–1912 , the post office N 65 built by Wilhelm Tietze in 1926–1928 , the urn cemetery on Richtstraße and the Wedding crematorium .


Court Street runs in the immediate vicinity of the former Wedding Vorwerk , which was located between the current streets of Richtstrasse and Wiesenstrasse and Reinickendorfer Strasse. The Vorwerk was acquired by the city of Berlin in 1817 and then parceled out or leased. As the main development, Richtstrasse was given a street width of 23.5 meters, like Müllerstrasse. In the plan of the surroundings of Berlin drawn up by Lampe in 1827, only a few buildings can be found in the area of ​​Richtstrasse.

In 1828 the first Weddinger cemetery was inaugurated at Richtstrasse 21–23 (today 37/38). The first Berlin crematorium followed in 1909/10 . The Stadtbad Wedding was opened on June 15, 1908 based on a design by Ludwig Hoffmann . In 1999 operations had to be stopped for structural and hygienic reasons. After several years of vacancy and temporary use as a place for creative industries, exhibitions and urban art, the building was torn down and replaced by a student residence. From 1910 to 1912, a five-storey factory building was built by the Berlin laundry factory AG, founded in 1858, at Richtstrasse 27. The listed building on the Ringbahn is used by the IB University Berlin . Today about 70 artists have their studios in the six industrial yards of Gesobau from 1912 ( courts of law ).

Web links

Commons : Richtstrasse (Berlin-Wedding)  - Collection of pictures

Individual evidence

  1. a b | title = gerichtstrasse . In: District lexicon of the Luisenstädtischer Bildungsverein
  2. ^ A b c Martin Mende: Richtstrasse Wedding. In: June 2013, accessed October 9, 2016 .
  3. a b Court Street: Laboratory of the new Wedding. In: Weddingweiser, September 12, 2013, accessed October 9, 2016 .
  4. Stadtbad Wedding is being demolished. Der Tagesspiegel , September 12, 2016, accessed on October 9, 2016 .

Coordinates: 52 ° 32 '39.8 "  N , 13 ° 22' 16.8"  E