Blankenfelde

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For the municipality of Brandenburg, see Blankenfelde-Mahlow.
Blankenfelde
Quarter of Berlin
Village church
Village church
Blankenfelde  is located in Germany
Blankenfelde
Blankenfelde
Coordinates: 52°37′07″N 13°23′24″E / 52.61861°N 13.39000°E / 52.61861; 13.39000Coordinates: 52°37′07″N 13°23′24″E / 52.61861°N 13.39000°E / 52.61861; 13.39000
Country Germany
State Berlin
City Berlin
Borough Pankow
Founded 1375
Area
 • Total 13.4 km2 (5.2 sq mi)
Population (2008-06-30)
 • Total 1,917
 • Density 140/km2 (370/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes (nr. 0308) 13159
Vehicle registration B

Blankenfelde is a locality (Ortsteil) located within the Berlin bourugh (Bezirk) of Pankow. Of the city's 95 localities, it is the least densely populated.[1]

History[edit]

Blankenfelde was founded around 1375 and was integrated into Berlin in 1920 via the "Greater Berlin Act". After World War II, it was part of East Berlin from 1949 to 1990. From 1961 to 1989, its western borders were part of the Berlin Wall.[2]

Geography[edit]

Overview[edit]

Located in the northern outskirts of the city, Blankenfelde borders on the Brandenburg municipalities of Mühlenbecker Land in the Oberhavel district and Wandlitz in the district of Barnim. Within Berlin, its neighboring localities are Buch, Französisch Buchholz, and Rosenthal in the borough of Pankow and Lübars in the Reinickendorf borough. Blankenfelde's largest lake is the Badesee Arkenberge, located in a rural part of the Barnim Nature Park.[3]

Subdivision[edit]

Blankenfelde is divided into 2 zones (Ortslagen):

Transport[edit]

Though crossed by the S-Bahn line S8, it has no direct access to the railway. Formerly, it was served by the now defunct branch of a local suburban line, the Heidekrautbahn, to which an abandoned station bears witness. Plans to re-activate the former line as part of the Berlin public transport system have been hypothesized but not yet finalized. Bus line 107 serves the area.

Photogallery[edit]

References[edit]

External links[edit]

Media related to Blankenfelde at Wikimedia Commons