Heiligensee

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Heiligensee
Quarter of Berlin
Village church
Village church
Heiligensee  is located in Germany
Heiligensee
Heiligensee
Coordinates: 52°37′00″N 13°14′00″E / 52.61667°N 13.23333°E / 52.61667; 13.23333Coordinates: 52°37′00″N 13°14′00″E / 52.61667°N 13.23333°E / 52.61667; 13.23333
Country Germany
State Berlin
City Berlin
Borough Reinickendorf
Founded 1308
Area
 • Total 10.7 km2 (4.1 sq mi)
Population (2008-06-30)
 • Total 17,641
 • Density 1,600/km2 (4,300/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes (nr. 1204) 13503, 13505
Vehicle registration B

Heiligensee is a locality within Reinickendorf, a borough of the German capital, Berlin. It has 17,780 inhabitants [1] and an area of 10.7 km2 (4.1 sq mi).

Geography[edit]

Overview[edit]

Situated at Berlin's north-western rim on the shores of the Havel river, Heiligensee shares border with the towns of Hennigsdorf and Hohen Neuendorf in the Oberhavel district of Brandenburg.

Subdivision[edit]

Heiligensee counts 1 zone (Ortslage):

History[edit]

The village was founded in 1308.[2] Between 1945 and 1990 Heiligensee housed West Berlin's inner German border crossing for inland navigation on the Oder-Havel Canal. The crossing was open for freight vessels navigating between the People's Republic of Poland, or the Soviet Zone of occupation in Germany (till 1949, thereafter the East German Democratic Republic) and West Berlin.

References[edit]

  1. ^ statistics Berlin.de, Accessed April 27, 2008
  2. ^ History of Heiligensee

External links[edit]

Media related to Heiligensee at Wikimedia Commons