Lichtenberg: Home of Hidden Champions and Countless Success Stories

Publish Date:  February 4th, 2021

Lichtenberg: Home of Hidden Champions and Countless Success Stories

The centrally located Lichtenberg district, in the NE of Berlin, is a historically evolved industrial site, which combines the metropolitan flair of urban Berlin with idyllic village life on the outskirts of the city. With excellent infrastructure and transport links, Lichtenberg has become a vibrant and green district ideal for children and families with numerous parks, nature preserves and recreational areas. Its unemployment rate below the Berlin average.

Lichtenberg is a well-developed traditional location for over 7,500 SMEs active in tech, manufacturing and processing Tools services, wholesale, various trades and creative industries. It is home to established companies and to young start-ups and to “Berlin eastside”, industrial park and Berlin’s largest contiguous commercial area located between the border of the Lichtenberg and MarzahnHellersdorf Districts. Two state-owned centers of excellent or “Future Sites”, Darßer Straße /Graaler Weg and Pablo Picasso, are also located in Berlin eastside.

The district’s four universities including the Hochschule für Wirtschaft und Recht Berlin (HWR) and the Hochschule für Technik und Wirtschaft Berlin (HTW), are integrated into the economy working closely with enterprises on cooperative events and projects to foster innovation, knowledge transfer and talent.

Modern housing developments, 19th -century homes, farmsteads and industrial landmarks make Lichtenberg a district of contrasts. During the Cold War, many Vietnamese immigrants to East Germany settled in Lichtenberg and created an Asian shopping paradise upon the Herzbergstraße. The Dong-Xuan Center, for example, occupies six vast market halls has become quite a tourist magnet and on the other side is the prominent waterside location of Rummelsburger Bucht.

Lichtenberg is a green district with plenty of attractions for all agegroups. The Orankensee Lake offers nature, relaxation, and a beach area. Tourists are drawn to the Stasi Museum, which is a research and memorial site Normannenstraße focusing East Germany’s political systems.


Population: 290.000
Surface Area 5.212 hectares
Businesses: 21.700


For further information about opportunities in Lichtenberg, please contact
Tomasz Pawlowski
Project Manager Berlin Districts
Berlin Partner for Business and Technology
c/o Bezirksamt Lichtenberg von Berlin | Wirtschaftsförderung
Frankfurter Allee 35-37 | 10247 Berlin | Phone +49 30 46302-471
[email protected] |