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24. March 2021

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 1,200 companies and scientific institutions on an area of 4.6 km² – embedded in an integrated urban planning concept. 22,000 people work and 6,400 study here.

The companies and non-university research institutes in the 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 431 commercial enterprises, shops, hotels and restaurants has been created in addition to the Media City with its 196 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. At the end of 2020, around 4,300 people were already living in the Adlershof development area. Further residential developments are currently in construction.


Facts and Figures

As of 31/12/2020

Area: 4.6 km² (1,038 acres)
Employees: 22,000
Companies: 1,200
Scientific Institutions: 14


Science and Technology Park

Companies: 553
Employees: 8,416
Total revenues: 1,043 million EUR (excluding subsidies)


Non-university research institutions
Number: 8
Employees: 1,899

Core funding: 140.6 million EUR
Third party funding: 90.1 million EUR


Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
Number of institutes: 6 (Computer Sciences, Mathematics, Chemistry, Physics, Geography, and Psychology)
Employees: 1,005
Students: 6,400

Core funding: 61 million EUR
Third party funding: 32 million EUR


Media City

Companies: 196
Employees: 3,011 (including freelancers)
Revenues: 315.1 million EUR (excluding subsidies)


Commercial businesses and services

Companies and facilities: 431
Employees: 7,769
Revenues and budgets: 1,115 million EUR (excluding subsidies)



Cindy Böhme
Company Spokesperson
WISTA Management GmbH
Rudower Chaussee 17, 12489 Berlin

Phone: +49 30 6392-2191
Fax: +49 30 6392-2236
Email: cindy.boehme(at)