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Coat of arms of Zeuthen
Coat of arms
Zeuthen   is located in Germany
Coordinates: 52°22′00″N 13°37′00″E / 52.36667°N 13.61667°E / 52.36667; 13.61667Coordinates: 52°22′00″N 13°37′00″E / 52.36667°N 13.61667°E / 52.36667; 13.61667
Country Germany
State Brandenburg
District Dahme-Spreewald
 • Mayor Beate Burgschweiger (SPD)
 • Total 12.66 km2 (4.89 sq mi)
Population (2012-12-31)[1]
 • Total 10,693
 • Density 840/km2 (2,200/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 15738
Dialling codes 033762
Vehicle registration LDS
Website www.zeuthen.de

Zeuthen is a municipality in the district of Dahme-Spreewald in Brandenburg in Germany.


It is located near the southeastern Berlin city limits on the western shore of the Dahme River and the Zeuthener See. It borders Eichwalde in the north, Schulzendorf and Schönefeld in the west, Wildau and Königs Wusterhausen in the south, as well as the Berlin borough of Treptow-Köpenick (Schmöckwitz locality) on the eastern shore of Zeuthener See, where the municipal area also includes the Miersdorfer Werder exclave. The four municipalities of Zeuthen, Eichwalde, Wildau and Schulzendorf form a coherently built-up suburban area.

Zeuthen railway station is a stop on the Berlin-Görlitz line, it is served by the Berlin S-Bahn.


Martin Luther Church

Probably of Slavic origin like many Brandenburg settlements, Zeuthen with neighbouring Miersdorf and Gersdorf was first mentioned in the 1375 Landbuch (domesday book) written at the behest of the Luxembourg emperor Charles IV, who had acquired the margraviate from the Bavarian House of Wittelsbach two years before.

Devastated in the Thirty Years' War and with a population of only 122 still in 1860, the rapid development of the former village on the riverside to a coveted suburban residential area began with the building of the railway line to Görlitz shortly afterwards and the rise of Berlin as capital of the German Empire in 1871. Zeuthen station was inaugurated on 1 November 1897. Neighbouring Miersdorf was merged into the Zeuthen municipality in 1957.

In World War II, the German Reichspostministerium research department under Wilhelm Ohnesorge had begun to build up a cyclotron particle accelerator and an isotope separator at Zeuthen, which from 1962 formed the nucleus of the East German Institute for High Energy Physics (IfH), part of the Academy of Sciences of the GDR. Following German reunification, the premises were merged as the second site of the DESY institute on 1 January 1992.


Population development within the current boundaries
Year Population
1875 372
1890 590
1925 2620
1933 5249
1939 8358
1946 8730
1950 9624
1964 9078
1971 9121
1981 8610
Year Population
1985 8236
1989 7979
1990 7860
1991 7738
1992 7696
1993 7652
1994 7794
1995 7923
1996 8056
1997 8171
Year Population
1998 8665
1999 9005
2000 9375
2001 9646
2002 9831
2003 9959
2004 10094
2005 10219
2006 10377
2007 10344
Year Population
2008 10272
2009 10290
2010 10400
2011 10574
2012 10693

Detailed data sources are to be found in the Wikimedia Commons.[3]


Town hall

Seats in the municipal assembly (Rat der Geminde) as of 2008 elections:

International relations[edit]

Zeuthen is twinned with: