Glienicke/Nordbahn

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Glienicke/Nordbahn
Town Hall
Town Hall
Coat of arms of Glienicke/Nordbahn
Coat of arms
Glienicke/Nordbahn is located in Germany
Glienicke/Nordbahn
Glienicke/Nordbahn
Coordinates: 52°37′59″N 13°19′59″E / 52.63306°N 13.33306°E / 52.63306; 13.33306Coordinates: 52°37′59″N 13°19′59″E / 52.63306°N 13.33306°E / 52.63306; 13.33306
Country Germany
State Brandenburg
District Oberhavel
Government
 • Mayor Dr. Hans G. Oberlack (FDP)
Area
 • Total 4.60 km2 (1.78 sq mi)
Elevation 47 m (154 ft)
Population (2012-12-31)[1]
 • Total 11,357
 • Density 2,500/km2 (6,400/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 16548
Dialling codes 033056
Vehicle registration OHV
Website www.glienicke.eu

Glienicke/Nordbahn is a municipality in the Oberhavel district, in Brandenburg, Germany. It ls located right north of Berlin.

Landscape[edit]

Glienicke/Nordbahn is located on the northern outskirts of Berlin. The addition "Nordbahn" (Northern Railway) is based on the proximity to the 19th century-built railway line Berlin-Stralsund, the Prussian Northern Railway. The town is bordered to the south and west by the district Reinickendorf of Berlin (districts of Frohnau, Hermsdorf and Lübars). North of the city Hohen Neuendorf and east of the town Mühlenbecker Land.. Between 1961 and 1990 was situated at the eastern border of the Berlin Wall. The village is a typical Angerdorf (meadow) of the Mark Brandenburg. The highest point of the village is the "Langeberg" with 55 m.ü.NN.

Situation[edit]

From Glienicke there are 10 Miles (17 km) to Oranienburg, 25 Miles (44 km) to Potsdam, 180 Miles (270 km) to Stralsund near the Baltic See, 180 Miles (271 km) to Hamburg and 90 Miles (150 km) to Cottbus.

History[edit]

  • First mentioned as Glyneck in 1412.
  • Devastated during the War of Thirty Years.
  • Reestablished from 1670.
  • During the Cold War, Glienicke shared its borders with the former West Berlin, and so between 1961 and 1990 it was separated from it by the Berlin Wall.
  • After the reunification of Germany, Glienicke developed as a preferred suburb of Berlin.

Demography[edit]

After (East) Berlin, Glienicke/Nordbahn is the most densely populated municipality of any type in what was formerly East Germany, ahead of third-place Eichwalde (both are classified as rural municipalities, or Gemeinden), and well ahead of larger municipalities with city ("Stadt") status, such as Leipzig, Halle, and Dresden.

Glienicke/Nordbahn:
Population development within the current boundaries
[2]
Year Population
1875 201
1890 251
1910 912
1925 1 823
1933 3 713
1939 5 187
1946 5 232
1950 5 392
1964 4 997
1971 4 930
Year Population
1981 4 774
1985 4 768
1989 4 483
1990 4 407
1991 4 370
1992 4 327
1993 4 365
1994 4 515
1995 4 641
1996 4 965
Year Population
1997 5 338
1998 5 943
1999 6 947
2000 7 709
2001 8 324
2002 8 714
2003 8 929
2004 9 140
2005 9 597
2006 9 879
Year Population
2007 10 270
2008 10 461
2009 10 774
2010 11 005
2011 11 085
2012 11 357

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

Pictures[edit]

Politics[edit]

The Council consists of 22 members.

(Election: September 28, 2008)

Mayors[edit]

  • 1990 - 1994 Karin Röpke
  • 1994 - 2010 Joachim Bienert
  • 2010 - Dr. Hans G. Oberlack

Personalities[edit]

  • Gustav Bauer, former Chancellor (1919–1920), is buried on the cemetery of the Protestant church of Glienicke.
  • Uwe Barschel, former Prime Minister of Schleswig-Holstein, was born in Glienicke.
  • Walter Felstenstein, former director of the "Komische Oper", lived in Glienicke.
  • Fali Ramadani, its player agent company named Lian Sports have its headquarter in the city

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