Alt-Treptow

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Not to be confused with Altentreptow.
Alt-Treptow
Quarter of Berlin
The building complex "Treptowers"  and the sculpture "Molecule Man"
The building complex "Treptowers"
and the sculpture "Molecule Man"
Coat of arms of Alt-Treptow
Coat of arms
Alt-Treptow  is located in Germany
Alt-Treptow
Alt-Treptow
Coordinates: 52°29′24″N 13°26′58″E / 52.49000°N 13.44944°E / 52.49000; 13.44944Coordinates: 52°29′24″N 13°26′58″E / 52.49000°N 13.44944°E / 52.49000; 13.44944
Country Germany
State Berlin
City Berlin
Borough Treptow-Köpenick
Founded 1568
Area
 • Total 2.31 km2 (0.89 sq mi)
Population (2008-06-30)
 • Total 10,426
 • Density 4,500/km2 (12,000/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes (nr. 0901) 12435
Vehicle registration B

Alt-Treptow (German pronunciation: [ˌʔaltˈtʁeːptoː], Old Treptow) is a German locality in the borough of Treptow-Köpenick in Berlin. Known also as Treptow it was, until 2001, the main and the eponymous locality of the former Treptow borough.

History[edit]

The locality, first inhabited in 6th century by Slavic peoples, was first mentioned in 1568 with the name of Trebow. It merged into Berlin with the Greater Berlin Act in 1920. From 1961 to 1989 its north and western borders were crossed by the Berlin Wall. From January 1, 2001 the former borough of Treptow, composed also by Plänterwald, Baumschulenweg, Niederschöneweide, Johannisthal, Adlershof, Altglienicke and Bohnsdorf; was disestablished to merge into the new Treptow-Köpenick borough.[1]

Geography[edit]

Alt-Treptow is situated in the south-eastern suburb of Berlin and half of its territory is occupied by the Treptower Park. It borders with the localities of Plänterwald, Neukölln (in Neukölln borough), Friedrichshain and Kreuzberg (in Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg borough). Bordered in north by the Spree river it counts in its territory an islet named "Insel der Jugend" (Youth Island).

Transport[edit]

The locality is served by the S-Bahn at Berlin Treptower Park station, on the lines S4, S8, S85 and S9.

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External links[edit]

Media related to Alt-Treptow at Wikimedia Commons