Eichwalde

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Eichwalde
Coat of arms of Eichwalde
Coat of arms
Eichwalde   is located in Germany
Eichwalde
Eichwalde
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
Government
 • Mayor Bernd Speer (Ind.)
Area
 • Total 2.80 km2 (1.08 sq mi)
Elevation 35 m (115 ft)
Population (2015-12-31)[1]
 • Total 6,426
 • Density 2,300/km2 (5,900/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 15732
Dialling codes 030
Vehicle registration LDS
Website www.eichwalde.de

Eichwalde is a municipality of the Dahme-Spreewald district in Brandenburg, Germany, situated at the southeastern Berlin city limits. With 2.8 km² (1.1 sq mi) it is the smallest Brandenburg municipality by area, while its population density is the second highest (after Glienicke/Nordbahn).

Demography[edit]

Eichwalde:
Population development within the current boundaries (2013)
[2]
Year Population
1875 54
1890 28
1910 1 565
1925 3 069
1933 4 815
1939 6 318
1946 5 847
1950 6 493
1964 6 352
1971 6 377
Year Population
1981 5 962
1985 5 705
1989 5 218
1990 5 141
1991 5 030
1992 4 942
1993 4 860
1994 4 864
1995 4 887
1996 4 972
Year Population
1997 5 277
1998 5 551
1999 5 720
2000 5 737
2001 5 749
2002 5 823
2003 5 837
2004 5 976
2005 6 002
2006 6 078
Year Population
2007 6 073
2008 6 114
2009 6 113
2010 6 205
2011 6 252
2012 6 305
2013 6 359
2014 6 421
2015 6 426

History[edit]

The land settlement of Eichwalde was founded on March 20, 1893. The name means "oak wood" in German.

Culture[edit]

Museen[edit]

The Old Firestation is a cultural center of the town. In the building many concerts, exhibitions, readings and other cultural events are organized by the local Freundeskreis Alte Feuerwache e.V. (Circle of friends of the Old Fire Station) take place.

Music[edit]

Buildings[edit]

  • Center of Eichwalde with an impressing ensemble of buildings from the time of the founding of Eichwalde, for example the Humboldt-Gymnasium (Humboldt High School) and the Alte Feuerwache (Old Fire Station)
  • Churches: Catholic (St. Anthony, neo-Roman style), Protestant/Lutheran (neo-Gothic style), Methodist (Eben Ezer), New Apostolic, Landeskirchliche Gemeinschaft
  • Water tower

Monuments of nature[edit]

  • Friedenseiche (Oak of Peace) => Symbol of the Town

Videogames[edit]

  • "Overwatch" Based one of their maps named "Eichenwalde" on this city. It's the hometown of the game's German hero, Reinhardt

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