Luisenstadt

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Coat of Arms Map
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Map de berlin 1789.jpg

Map of central Berlin in 1789 showing
Luisenstadt in the right bottom

Basic Information
City: Berlin
Borough: Mitte and Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg
Locality: Mitte and Kreuzberg
Area:  ?
Population:  ?
Coordinates: 52°31′N 13°25′E / 52.517°N 13.417°E / 52.517; 13.417Coordinates: 52°31′N 13°25′E / 52.517°N 13.417°E / 52.517; 13.417
Elevation: 34 m (111 ft) above sea level
Neighborhoods in Berlin-Mitte: Old Cölln [1] (with Museum Island [1a], Fisher Island [1b]), Alt-Berlin [2] (with Nikolaiviertel [2a]), Friedrichswerder [3], Neukölln am Wasser [4], Dorotheenstadt [5], Friedrichstadt [6], Luisenstadt [7], Stralauer Vorstadt (with Königsstadt) [8], Alexanderplatz Area (Königsstadt and Altberlin) [9], Spandauer Vorstadt [10] (with Scheunenviertel [10a]), Friedrich-Wilhelm-Stadt [11], Oranienburger Vorstadt [12], Rosenthaler Vorstadt [13]

Luisenstadt is a former quarter (Stadtteil) of central Berlin, now divided between the present localities of Mitte and Kreuzberg. It gave its name to the Luisenstadt Canal and the Luisenstädtische Kirche.

History[edit]

The area of the neighbourhood was originally named Myrica and was acquired in 1261 by the city of Cölln.[1][2]

Geography[edit]

Luisenstadt is bounded on the north by the river Spree, in the west by the Lindenstraße (in Friedrichstadt), and in the south by the Landwehrkanal. A smaller part of the zone now belongs to Mitte (in the same-named district) and the greater part to Kreuzberg (in Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg district).

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