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31. May 2020

Berlin Adlershof: Facts and Figures

The Berlin Adlershof Science City is one of the most successful high-technology sites in Germany and Berlin’s largest media site. It is home to 1,203 companies and scientific institutions (Dec 2019) on an area of 4.6 km² – embedded in an integrated urban planning concept. 23,500 people work and 6,458 study here.

The companies and non-university research institutes in the Adlershof Science and Technology Park at the heart of the Adlershof Science City focus on:

Moreover, there are six scientific institutes of the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin (Chemistry, Geography, Computer Sciences, Mathematics, Physics, and Psychology).

In the direct vicinity, an ensemble of meanwhile 454 commercial enterprises, shops, hotels and restaurants has been created in addition to the Media City with its 189 companies. Here, as well as on the approximately 45 hectare area of the Schöneweide marshalling yard ("Gleislinse"), which was closed in 1998, the Science and Technology Park has ideal space for further growth.

Adlershof is not just a place of work. Single-family homes, rented and owner-occupied apartments, townhouses and student apartments have been built. In 2019, around 4,000 people were already living in the Adlershof development area. Further residential developments are currently in construction.


Facts and Figures

As of 31/12/2019

Area: 4.6 km² (1,038 acres)
Employees: 23,500
Companies: 1,189
Scientific Institutions: 14


Science and Technology Park

Companies: 548
Employees: 7,945
New arrivals (2019): 69 companies
Total revenues: 1,027 million EUR (excluding subsidies)


Non-university research institutions
Number: 8
Employees: 1,851

Core funding: 135.8 million EUR
Third party funding: 80 million EUR


Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
Number of institutes: 6 (Computer Sciences, Mathematics, Chemistry, Physics, Geography, and Psychology)
Employees: 980
Students: 6,458

Core funding: 56 million EUR
Third party funding: 30.6 million EUR


Media City

Companies: 189
Employees 2,960 (including freelancers)
Revenues: 299.3 million EUR (excluding subsidies)


Commercial businesses and services

Companies and facilities: 454
Employees: 9,764
Revenues and budgets: 1,006.1 million EUR (excluding subsidies)



Dr. Peter Strunk
Executive Manager Public Relations
WISTA Management GmbH
Rudower Chaussee 17, 12489 Berlin

Tel.: +49 30 6392-2225
Fax: +49 30 6392-2236
Email: strunk(at)