Gropiusstadt

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Gropiusstadt
Quarter of Berlin
Overview of the Gropiusstadt Complex
Overview of the Gropiusstadt Complex
Gropiusstadt  is located in Germany
Gropiusstadt
Gropiusstadt
Coordinates: 52°25′33″N 13°27′41″E / 52.42583°N 13.46139°E / 52.42583; 13.46139Coordinates: 52°25′33″N 13°27′41″E / 52.42583°N 13.46139°E / 52.42583; 13.46139
Country Germany
State Berlin
City Berlin
Borough Neukölln
Founded 1960
Area
 • Total 2.66 km2 (1.03 sq mi)
Population (2008-06-30)
 • Total 35,844
 • Density 13,000/km2 (35,000/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes (nr. 0805) 12351, 12353
Vehicle registration B

Gropiusstadt is a locality (Ortsteil) within the Berlin borough (Bezirk) of Neukölln. It was named after the architect who projected the complex: Walter Gropius.

History[edit]

Building of the quarter, initially named Britz-Buckow-Rudow and projected in a modernist style by Walter Gropius,[1] ended in 1960. In Berlin, Gropius also projected the Sommerfeld House, the Interbau and the Großsiedlung Siemensstadt quarter. As part of West Berlin, its borders with Brandenburg (part of East Germany) were crossed by the Berlin Wall from 1961 to 1989. As of 2001 it was still an autonomous Ortsteil.[2]

It became famous as the place in which the German writer Christiane F. lived from childhood to adolescence,[3] author of the novel "Wir Kinder vom Bahnhof Zoo".

Geography[edit]

Gropiusstadt is located in the eastern suburb of Berlin and a small part of it (the easternmost one) borders with Schönefeld, a municipality in Dahme-Spreewald district, Brandenburg. It borders with the Berlin localities of Britz, Rudow and Buckow. This locality also separates Buckow from its northern exclave, a zone named Buckow-II.

Transport[edit]

As urban rail, the locality is served by 4 U-Bahn stations, all located on the U7 line: Johannisthaler Chaussee, Lipschitzallee, Wutzkyallee and Zwickauer Damm.[4]

Photogallery[edit]

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External links[edit]

Media related to Gropiusstadt at Wikimedia Commons