In front of Karlshorst train station is a strangely situated fruit and veg shop with a great selection of wines to go with the natural fair. the area Karlshorst itself was the where all the major horse racing took place on the east side of Berlin during the time of the GDR. Shortly after the reunification in 1990 the track was closed and horse racing and big meets moved to other locations around Berlin. Today the land surrounding the track
and ultimately the track itself is prime real estate for developers who are throwing up houses there at a rate of knots.