Wartenberg (Berlin)

Wartenberg is a district in the Lichtenberg district of Berlin. In the language is not usually the old village center meant but the development area Wartenberg, which belongs to the neighboring district of New Hohenschonhausen and is located on the former field mark of Wartenberg.


Wartenberg is located in the northern part of the district of Lichtenberg. The district borders the neighboring districts Malchow, New Hohenschonhausen and Falkenberg and to the Brandenburg Barnim.


Margrave Albert the Bear took from 1157 new settlers to Brandenburg, who came especially from the Altmark, the resin, Flanders and the Rhine areas. The newcomers took often the geographical names ( place names ) of their home with Anger and founded villages and road villages (such as Wait and Falkenberg ). In this way, 1230 also Wartenberg (there are the same places in the Altmark) have arisen.

In the time of 1250 the building of the former village church Wartenberg is dated. Construction counted until its destruction in 1945 of the most beautiful village churches of Berlin, some inventory items, such as the Marienplatz altar, however, were removed before the destruction and can be viewed in the Hohenschönhauser Tabor Church and in the Mark Brandenburg Museum today.

The first written mention of the village took place in 1270: Bernhardus de Ward mountains was mentioned in a document of the Brandenburg margrave. Around 100 years later, another mention in the Country Book of Charles IV took place. It 's possessions Wartenbergs were given 1375 there were 53 hooves, three of the village priest tion states and the village church. There were eight Kossäten, a pitcher and a Lehnsschulzen.

Until 1448 the village was in possession of several Berlin and Cöllner citizens, including the families and Blank field Boytin. After the " Berlin Indignation " lost that their possessions to Elector Frederick II (called " iron teeth " ), which in turn distributed them to fealty vassals, including the noble family Robel, which included the surrounding villages Hohenschonhausen and book. 1451, the village was divided into two manors.

In 1783 the Prussian Minister of State Otto von Voss bought the estate Wartenberg, he put the two manors back together and had built a new manor house with outbuildings. After his death in 1823 initially inherited by his three sons, the estate, his eldest son Carl was after the death of the two younger sole ruler of Wartenberg.

The city of Berlin bought the estate in 1882 Wartenberg and began the installation of drainage fields. The estate itself was to the town Vorwerk Good Malchow. In 1920, the Greater Berlin Act, the amalgamation; Wartenberg, now a district of the then 18 County Weissensee.

On 21 April 1945, the village church was blown up by members of the Wehrmacht, as they provide guidance for the invading Red Army would otherwise serve. This reached the village center, which also represents one of the first crossing of boundaries of Berlin, despite the explosion on the same day around 10:30 clock.

Structurally Wartenberg is designed very differently. So is right at Wartenberg S-Bahn station skyscrapers in slab construction, which were built in the 1980s. Around the restaurant " Wait Hof " there are numerous newly built single-family homes and in the village there are still old farms. North of the colonization of the landscape park Wartenberg field mark is being developed as a recreational area on the former sewage farm since 2000.


Wartenberg is conveniently located on the Berlin outer ring. The district is served by three bus lines, of which two of the BVG. There are driving opportunities to Lichtenberg, Old and New Hohenschonhausen, as well as Lindenberg after book. Also located just across the border to the development area, the Wartenberg station with S -Bahn connections towards the city center. Until 2002, this area was one of Wartenberg.

The main streets of the hamlet are the village street with connections to New Hohenschonhausen, Falkenberg, Malchow and in the inner city and the Lindenberger Road into the area surrounding Berlin.