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Quarter of Berlin
Aerial view with Schönhausen Palace
Aerial view with Schönhausen Palace
Coat of arms of Niederschönhausen
Coat of arms
Niederschönhausen  is located in Germany
Coordinates: 52°35′00″N 13°24′00″E / 52.58333°N 13.40000°E / 52.58333; 13.40000Coordinates: 52°35′00″N 13°24′00″E / 52.58333°N 13.40000°E / 52.58333; 13.40000
Country Germany
State Berlin
City Berlin
Borough Pankow
Founded 1910
 • Total 6.49 km2 (2.51 sq mi)
Population (2008-06-30)
 • Total 26,903
 • Density 4,100/km2 (11,000/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes (nr. 0311) 13156
Vehicle registration B
Schönhausen Palace

Niederschönhausen is a German locality (Ortsteil) within the borough (Bezirk) of Pankow, Berlin. It is commonly known also as "Pankow-Schönhausen".


The settlement, characterised by mansions and dwelling houses, developed primarily around the year 1910, on the site of the Schönhausen Palace (Schloß Schönhausen).[1] This short-lived municipality of the former Niederbarnim district merged into Berlin with the "Greater Berlin Act" in 1920. Part of East Berlin during the "Cold War", from 1941 to 1989 its boundary with Reinickendorf (in West Berlin) was crossed by the Berlin Wall.



Located in north Berlin, Niederschönhausen borders with the localities of Wilhelmsruh, Rosenthal, Französisch Buchholz, Pankow and Reinickendorf (in the homonymous district). The locality counts several green areas, as the Schönholzer Heide, the Brosepark, the Schlosspark Pankow,[2] the Bürgerpark and the cemetery Friedhof Pankow III.


Niederschönhausen is divided into 3 zones (Ortslagen):


The locality is served by the tramway line M1 and by the bus lines 107, 150, 155 and 250. The S-Bahn crosses Niederschönhausen at the borders between Schönholz and Reinickendorf and serves it at Schönholz station (lines S1, S25 and S85).



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