Ahrensfelde

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Ahrensfelde
Aerial view of Ahrensfelde (foreground) with Berlin-Marzahn housing estates (background)
Aerial view of Ahrensfelde (foreground) with Berlin-Marzahn housing estates (background)
Coat of arms of Ahrensfelde
Coat of arms
Ahrensfelde is located in Germany
Ahrensfelde
Ahrensfelde
Coordinates: 52°34′33″N 13°34′35″E / 52.57583°N 13.57639°E / 52.57583; 13.57639Coordinates: 52°34′33″N 13°34′35″E / 52.57583°N 13.57639°E / 52.57583; 13.57639
Country Germany
State Brandenburg
District Barnim
Subdivisions 5 Ortsteile
Government
 • Mayor Wilfried Gehrke (CDU)
Area
 • Total 57.74 km2 (22.29 sq mi)
Elevation 56-85 m (−223 ft)
Population (2012-12-31)[1]
 • Total 12,761
 • Density 220/km2 (570/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 16356
Dialling codes 030
Vehicle registration BAR
Website www.ahrensfelde.de

Ahrensfelde is a municipality in the district of Barnim, in Brandenburg, Germany. It is situated on the Barnim Plateau at the city limits of Berlin, about 13 km (8.1 mi) northeast of the city centre. The municipal area comprises the villages of Ahrensfelde, Blumberg, Eiche, Lindenberg, and Mehrow.

History[edit]

Ahrensfelde parish church

Ahrensfelde, like the neighbouring village of Eiche, was first mentioned in the 1375 Landbuch (domesday book) survey executed for Emperor Charles IV, after he had acquired the Margraviate of Brandenburg two years before. The oldest village however is Blumberg, once a possession held by the Bishops of Brandenburg, which was first mentioned as Blumenberch in 1253. Blumberg manor was acquired by the poet and diplomat Friedrich von Canitz in the late 17th century, the castle was later rebuilt according to plans by Karl Friedrich Schinkel with a park designed by Peter Joseph Lenné. It was destroyed by the advancing Red Army during the 1945 Battle of Berlin. The art historian Adolf Bötticher was a native of Blumberg.

In 1908 the Ahrensfelde Cemetery was established by the Evangelical Church of the Prussian Union as a multi-regional burial site outside of Berlin. Parts of the municipal area near Ahrensfelde station were overbuilt and finally incorporated into the East Berlin borough of Marzahn in 1990. The present-day municipality was established by the merger of Ahrensfelde proper with Blumberg, Eiche and Lindeberg on 26 October 2003.

Demography[edit]

Ahrensfelde:
Population development within the current boundaries
[2]
Year Population
1875 2 766
1890 3 130
1910 3 320
1925 3 477
1933 5 041
1939 6 766
1946 7 055
1950 7 711
1964 7 178
1971 6 918
Year Population
1981 5 674
1985 5 438
1989 5 043
1990 5 036
1991 5 154
1992 5 309
1993 5 389
1994 5 999
1995 6 494
1996 6 697
Year Population
1997 7 701
1998 8 559
1999 9 640
2000 10 612
2001 11 130
2002 11 553
2003 12 128
2004 12 538
2005 12 848
2006 13 040
Year Population
2007 13 006
2008 13 090
2009 13 114
2010 13 028
2011 12 727
2012 12 761

Detailed data sources are to be found in the Wikimedia Commons.[3]

Politics[edit]

Seats in the municipal assembly (Gemeindevertretung) as of the 2008 local election:

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Bevölkerung im Land Brandenburg nach amtsfreien Gemeinden, Ämtern und Gemeinden 31. Dezember 2012 (XLS-Datei; 83 KB) (Einwohnerzahlen auf Grundlage des Zensus 2011)". Amt für Statistik Berlin-Brandenburg (in German). 31 December 2012. 
  2. ^ Boundaries as of 2013
  3. ^ Population Projection Brandenburg at Wikimedia Commons