Hellersdorf

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For the subway station, see Hellersdorf (Berlin U-Bahn).
Hellersdorf
Quarter of Berlin
Hellersdorf from Kienberg
Hellersdorf from Kienberg
Coat of arms of Hellersdorf
Coat of arms
Hellersdorf  is located in Germany
Hellersdorf
Hellersdorf
Coordinates: 52°32′21″N 13°35′32″E / 52.53917°N 13.59222°E / 52.53917; 13.59222Coordinates: 52°32′21″N 13°35′32″E / 52.53917°N 13.59222°E / 52.53917; 13.59222
Country Germany
State Berlin
City Berlin
Borough Marzahn-Hellersdorf
Founded 1375
Area
 • Total 8.1 km2 (3.1 sq mi)
Population (June 30, 2008)
 • Total 72,602
 • Density 9,000/km2 (23,000/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes (nr. 1005) 12619, 12627, 12629, 12683
Vehicle registration B

Hellersdorf is a locality in the borough of Marzahn-Hellersdorf in Berlin. Between 1986 and Berlin's 2001 administrative reform, it was a borough in its own right, consisting of the current area of Hellersdorf as well as Kaulsdorf and Mahlsdorf.

History[edit]

Before German reunification in 1989 it was part of East Berlin. Situated at the eastern rim of Berlin, the area is mainly a large housing estate from the 1980s, made up of Plattenbau (concrete slab) buildings.

The historic village of Helwichstorpp was first mentioned in a 1375 land registry of Emperor Charles IV of Luxembourg, then also Margrave of Brandenburg. The city of Berlin acquired the former Hellersdorf manor in 1886; it was finally incorporated by the 1920 Greater Berlin Act as a part of the Lichtenberg borough. During German reunification on October 3, 1990, a small part of Honow (primarily around the last two stations of U5) was annexed by this borough.

Geography[edit]

Subdivision[edit]

Hellersdorf is divided into 3 zones (Ortslagen):

Transportation[edit]

Hellersdorf is served by the U5 line of the Berlin U-Bahn at the stations Kaulsdorf-Nord, Neue Grottkauer Straße, Cottbusser Platz, Hellersdorf, Louis-Lewin-Straße and Hönow.

External links[edit]

Media related to Hellersdorf at Wikimedia Commons