Lichtenrade

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Lichtenrade
Quarter of Berlin
Gymnasium Carl Zeiss
Gymnasium Carl Zeiss
Lichtenrade  is located in Germany
Lichtenrade
Lichtenrade
Coordinates: 52°24′00″N 13°24′00″E / 52.40000°N 13.40000°E / 52.40000; 13.40000Coordinates: 52°24′00″N 13°24′00″E / 52.40000°N 13.40000°E / 52.40000; 13.40000
Country Germany
State Berlin
City Berlin
Borough Tempelhof-Schöneberg
Founded 1375
Area
 • Total 10.1 km2 (3.9 sq mi)
Population (2008-06-30)
 • Total 49,451
 • Density 4,900/km2 (13,000/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes (nr. 0706) 12305, 12307, 12309
Vehicle registration B

Lichtenrade is a German locality (Ortsteil) within the borough (Bezirk) of Tempelhof-Schöneberg, Berlin. Until 2001 it was part of the former borough of Tempelhof.

History[edit]

The locality was first mentioned in 1375, named Lichtenrode. Autonomous Prussian municipality of the former Teltow district, Lichtenrade was incorporated into Berlin in 1920, with the "Greater Berlin Act". During World War II, a branch of the Sachsenhausen concentration camp was located in this locality.[1] Since 1941, war prisoners from Ukraine were interned in the camp. During the "Cold War" it was a part of West Berlin bordering with East Germany. Its long boundary with Brandenburg was surrounded by the Berlin Wall from 1961 to 1989.[2]

Geography[edit]

Located in the southern suburb of Berlin, it is one of the southernmost areas of the city, largely bounded by the Brandenburger municipalities of Schönefeld (Dahme-Spreewald district), Blankenfelde-Mahlow and Großbeeren (both in Teltow-Fläming district). It borders with the Berliner localities of Marienfelde, Mariendorf and Buckow (this one in the district of Neukölln).

Transport[edit]

Lichtenrade is served by the S-Bahn line S2 at the stations of Schichauweg and Lichtenrade. The locality is also crossed, from north to south, by the federal highway B96.

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Media related to Lichtenrade at Wikimedia Commons