Lovingly called “Schloss” – German for castle – the late-classicist villa can be seen from afar thanks to its striking octagonal tower. The stately house – erected on the highest point of the Barnim Plateau – stands in good company, amongst castles like Schönhausen, Glienicke or Friedrichsfelde – just to name a few – and is a gem in Berlin’s memorial landscape that has only about 25 castles, manor houses and palaces left.
Today Schloss Biesdorf is the municipal gallery of the Marzahn-Hellersdorf district and presents – free of charge – changing exhibitions with contemporary art and art from the cultural heritage as well as a small permanent exhibition on the history of the house. Schloss Biesdorf is a venue for events of all types – from concerts and guided tours, to artist exchanges, to lectures and literary formats. There is room enough, the castle has around 3,000 square meters of space. Located halfway to Brandenburg but still only 20 minutes from the city center with its “own” U-Bahn and S-Bahn connection (U5 / S5), Schloss Biesdorf makes the most of the special urban situation of Marzahn-Hellersdorf, between single-family residences and prefab high-rises.
The reconstruction of Schloss Biesdorf was made possible by the Marzahn-Hellersdorf District Office, by funds from the State of Berlin (European Regional Development Fund – ERDF / ERDF "Cultural Investment Programme – CIP") and with the financial support of the Stiftung Deutsche Klassenlotterie Berlin.