We launched our Townscape Spotlights blog in March when we presented Berlin’s Brunnenviertel. Today we’re continuing our journey through the districts in the eastern part of the city – on Revaler Straße in southern Friedrichshain, to be more precise.
The area between the river Spree and Boxhagener Straße, between the RAW campus and Ostkreuz, is the location of our 19,700 m2 THE B office development project. The neighbourhood surrounding Revaler Straße boasts two genuine Berlin landmarks – the famous East Side Gallery and the Oberbaum Bridge. It also has a special cosmopolitan flair that has attracted innovative companies such as Mercedes-Benz, Coca-Cola, Zalando and Universal.
Commuters appreciate the district’s excellent public transport links: located between the Warschauer Straße suburban rail station and the Ostkreuz mainline rail station, Revaler Straße offers access to various rail services. The M10 tramline also travels along Warschauer Straße at five-minute intervals for a quick transfer to the neighbouring Prenzlauer Berg district and the central rail station.
The neighbourhood is named after Boxhagener Platz, or Boxi as the locals call it: a meeting place, a place for recreation and play, and a marketplace. It is also a “garden monument”. The weekly market hosted there on Saturdays sells a wide range of regional and international fresh fruit, vegetables, meat and fish. On Sundays Boxenhagener Platz is the location of a flea market for private individuals and commercial traders. It’s a great place to find books, antique and not-so-antique furniture, second-hand garments and the odd vinyl treasure.
The area surrounding THE B is exactly what many tourists imagine Berlin to be like: a hint of “shabby chic” blended with innovation and creativity. It boasts studios, restaurants, cafes and clubs, all successfully trying out new concepts and making Boxenhagener Kiez one of the most interesting places in Berlin. In addition to a cornucopia of culinary diversity there are countless little concept stores, but also a wide choice of supermarkets.
This exciting neighbourhood has a unique flair that young people find particularly attractive, including artists and creative minds seeking inspiration amidst all the action. Boxenhagener Kiez is not just a lively street and plaza location, it is also close to the river Spree and Rummelsburger Bucht – both top summer destinations for tourists and water sports fans.
This diversity is what makes us such big fans of a district which has long since evolved from its party mile and tourist hotspot days into something far more quintessential.