University town of Wildau
Blick über die Dahme auf das Clubhaus am See und die Schwartzkopff-Siedlung

University town of Wildau

Located in the German capital’s green belt with its many lakes, Wildau is a feel-good city with direct connections to Berlin.

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Outstanding location for science and business

As a young and small town with a population of just over 10,000, Wildau is unique in its scientific and economic strength. The town's historical origins date back to 1898, when a leading locomotive factory was built on what is now the campus of the Technical University of Applied Sciences Wildau. Innovation, scientific education of the highest level and the attraction of skilled workers have thus been a tradition at the location for 130 years!

Today, Wildau is home to successful mechanical engineering and aviation companies. Advanced research is carried out not only at the TH Wildau, but also at the Fraunhofer Institute and other scientific institutions. The listed ensemble of campus and associated settlement still tells of the special history of this up-and-coming town - and has been successfully transferred into the present at the TH Wildau with the most modern architectural solutions and technical equipment.

Leisure, lakes, living quality

Wildau is located in the green and water-rich belt of the German capital. Only a few minutes' walk away from the campus, the river Dahme meanders through the town and flows into the lake Zeuthener See. Due to this proximity to the water, Wildau attracts water sports enthusiasts and invites them to relax, swim, stand-up paddle and sail.

But there are also other opportunities to do sports: the city has two fitness studios, an adventure pool and a yoga studio - in addition to the diverse range of sports and leisure activities at the TH Wildau itself.

Small town with excellent infrastructure

For its size, the town of Wildau is characterised by an excellent infrastructure. Thanks to the connection to Berlin every 10 minutes by suburban railway, you can enjoy all the advantages of the metropolis in just half an hour - without having to put up with the disadvantages of big city life. Berlin Brandenburg International Airport can also be reached comfortably by public transport in just 20 minutes.

Education is considered a lifelong concept in Wildau: in addition to the Technical University of Applied Sciences, there are several daycare centres, schools and a municipal library. The city also offers a wide range of leisure activities - from the A10 Center, the largest shopping mall in the state of Brandenburg, to a diverse range of restaurants, bars and cafés, to the cinema.

Appealing region

Wildau, together with the neighbouring municipalities of Zeuthen, Eichwalde and Schulzendorf and the town of Königs Wusterhausen, forms a metropolitan area in the south-east of Berlin. There is a lively local cultural scene here that is very well connected. Thanks to the close proximity of the municipalities and towns, (almost) everything that is not available in Wildau can be found in the next town.


Blick auf der Schloss Königs Wusterhausen mit Rosen im Vordergrund
© Stiftung Preußische Schlösser und Gärten Berlin-Brandenburg / Wolfgang Pfauder

The district of Dahme-Spreewald, which includes Wildau, is a fascinating region for recreation and boasts a diverse landscape. Nature can be experienced here in the Spreewald, but also in the two nature parks Dahme Heideseen and Lower Lusatian Ridge and of course in the 72 nature reserves.

Interesting facts

  • Wildau has 10,944 inhabitants (as of March 15, 2023)
  • The surface area of Wildau is 9.11 km²
  • In 1922, the town was officially renamed "Wildau" (formerly "Hoherlehme")
  • Wildau has had city status since 2013
  • In the 2022 regional ranking, the district of Dahme-Spreewald takes 11th place among Germany's economically strongest districts
  • Brandenburg has over 3,000 lakes and 33,000 km of waterways
  • 41 % of Brandenburg's area is nature and landscape conservation areas
  • 3,750 crane pairs breed in Brandenburg every year
  • Brandenburg is one of the main German distribution areas of the pine tree
  • The eagle - heraldic animal of Brandenburg since 800 years - has its own conservation programme in the federal state