Johannisthal (Berlin)

Johannisthal
Quarter of Berlin
Trümmerfrau memorial
Trümmerfrau memorial
Coat of arms of Johannisthal
Coat of arms
Johannisthal  is located in Germany
Johannisthal
Johannisthal
Coordinates: 52°26′36″N 13°30′08″E / 52.44333°N 13.50222°E / 52.44333; 13.50222Coordinates: 52°26′36″N 13°30′08″E / 52.44333°N 13.50222°E / 52.44333; 13.50222
Country Germany
State Berlin
City Berlin
Borough Treptow-Köpenick
Founded 1753
Area
 • Total 6.54 km2 (2.53 sq mi)
Population (2008-06-30)
 • Total 17,650
 • Density 2,700/km2 (7,000/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes (nr. 0904) 12487
Vehicle registration B

Johannisthal is a German locality (Ortsteil) within the Berlin borough (Bezirk) of Treptow-Köpenick. Until 2001 it was part of the former borough of Treptow.

HistoryEdit

The first mention of the locality was on November 16, 1753. In 1880 it was served by a train station on the Berlin-Görlitzer Eisenbahn and in 1884 it was awarded by the title of Bad (bath), becoming Bad Johannisthal. From 1905 to 1906 it was built the town hall and in 1920 the town merged into Berlin with the "Greater Berlin Act". As part of East Berlin bordering with Neukölln (West Berlin), its borders were crossed by the Berlin Wall from 1961 to 1989.[1]

GeographyEdit

OverviewEdit

Located in the south-eastern side of the city, not too far from the river Spree, Johannisthal borders with the localities of Baumschulenweg, Niederschöneweide, Adlershof, Altglienicke and Rudow (this one in Neukölln district). Its urban park is the Königsheide.

SubdivisionEdit

Johannisthal counts 7 zones (Ortslagen):

  • Alt-Johannisthal (Winckelmannstraße)
  • Eisenbahnsiedlung (Friedrich-List-Straße, Hagedornstraße)
  • Flugplatz-Siedlung (close to Johannisthal Air Field)
  • Johannisthal-Süd (Springbornstraße)
  • Kleinhaussiedlung (Am Alten Fenn)
  • Komponisten-Viertel (Fielitzstraße)
  • Schliemann-Siedlung (Eisenhutweg)

TransportEdit

Between Johannisthal and Adlershof, on September 26, 1909 it was opened the "Johannisthal Air Field", the first airport of Germany,[2] officially closed in 1995.

As urban railways, the locality is served by the S-Bahn lines S45, S46, S47, S8, S85 and S9 at the stations of Schöneweide and Betriebsbahnhof Schöneweide, located at its eastern borders. It is also served by the tramway lines M17, 21, 27, 67 and mainly the 63, that ends in the middle of the quarter. Johannisthal is crossed, at its southern borders by the motorway A113. It is served by the exits n.4 ("Stubenrauchstraße") and n.5 ("Adlershof").

PersonalitiesEdit

ReferencesEdit

External linksEdit

Media related to Johannisthal at Wikimedia Commons

Last modified on 26 February 2013, at 05:39