Plänterwald

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For the railway station, see Berlin-Plänterwald station.
Plänterwald
Quarter of Berlin
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Plänterwald  is located in Germany
Plänterwald
Plänterwald
Coordinates: 52°28′47″N 13°28′31″E / 52.47972°N 13.47528°E / 52.47972; 13.47528Coordinates: 52°28′47″N 13°28′31″E / 52.47972°N 13.47528°E / 52.47972; 13.47528
Country Germany
State Berlin
City Berlin
Borough Treptow-Köpenick
Founded 1760
Area
 • Total 3.01 km2 (1.16 sq mi)
Population (2008-06-30)
 • Total 10,618
 • Density 3,500/km2 (9,100/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes (nr. 0902) 12435, 12437
Vehicle registration B

Plänterwald is a German locality (Ortsteil) within the Berlin borough (Bezirk) of Treptow-Köpenick. Until 2001 it was part of the former borough of Treptow and the site of its former town hall.[1]

History[edit]

The name Plänterwald derives from the German word Plenterwald, referred to a timber forest. The 89 hectares of the forest were first economically used in 1760, and in 1969 the northern side became part of the Spreepark (better known as Cultural Park Plänterwald [2]). In 1920, as part of the former municipality of Treptow, it merged into Berlin with the "Greater Berlin Act". Crossed by the "Berlin Wall" on its borders with Neukölln from 1961 to 1989, the locality became autonomous in 1997, separated from Alt-Treptow and Baumschulenweg.[3]

Geography[edit]

Located in south-east Berlin and crossed by the river Spree, Plänterwald borders with the localities of Alt-Treptow, Oberschöneweide (separated by the Spree), Baumschulenweg and Neukölln. The Spree also divides it from the peninsula of Stralau (a zone of Friedrichshain, in Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg district) and Rummelsburg (in Lichtenberg).

Transport[edit]

The locality is served by the S-Bahn lines S8, S85 and S9 at the homonymous railway station. It is also served by several bus lines.

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External links[edit]

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