Commercial center: active since 1919
Herzbergstrasse in Berlin-Lichtenberg lends its name to the commercial center, which was built between 1916 and 1919 as a production site for AGA Automobilwerke. Since that time, this place has been used for commercial purposes almost without interruption, and a lot has happened over the past years.
Both are kind of yellow and at home at the Herzberg Campus. Two Berlin originals that fit together perfectly here. When we acquired the center in 2013, the vision of a green, vibrant commercial campus with a number of different companies was just as clear as the fact that this would be a transformation requiring several construction phases. A decade later, the campus is almost fully rented.
Around 100 hectares of protected nature are directly connected to the Herzberg campus: the Herzberge Landscape Park was developed around twenty years ago on former industrial land, and today it continues to impress with its stands of old trees, meadows, and pastures. In addition to a great diversity of species, the Rauhwollige Pommersche Landschafe [rough-wool Pomeranian sheep] grazing the meadows and guarded by a shepherd are a particular surprise. This farm right in the middle of the city carries out urban farming, producing fish, seasonal vegetables, and tropical fruit in the middle of Lichtenberg.
The Herzberg-Campus is a beautiful example of how continuous development can completely transform a place. One day, you wake up and the seeds you sowed have somehow turned into flowers. Buildings have been renovated and the sunny offices and benches in the courtyard are suddenly all occupied.