Gropiusstadt

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Gropiusstadt
Overview of the Gropiusstadt Complex
Overview of the Gropiusstadt Complex
Location of Gropiusstadt in Neukölln district and Berlin
Berlin Neukoelln Gropiusstadt.png
Gropiusstadt is located in Germany
Gropiusstadt
Gropiusstadt
Gropiusstadt is located in Berlin
Gropiusstadt
Gropiusstadt
Coordinates: 52°25′33″N 13°27′41″E / 52.42583°N 13.46139°E / 52.42583; 13.46139Coordinates: 52°25′33″N 13°27′41″E / 52.42583°N 13.46139°E / 52.42583; 13.46139
CountryGermany
StateBerlin
CityBerlin
BoroughNeukölln
Founded1960
Area
 • Total2.66 km2 (1.03 sq mi)
Elevation
52 m (171 ft)
Population
 (2020-12-31)[1]
 • Total37,686
 • Density14,000/km2 (37,000/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
Postal codes
(nr. 0805) 12351, 12353
Vehicle registrationB
WebsiteOfficial website

Gropiusstadt (German: [ˈɡʁoːpi̯ʊsˌʃtat] (listen)) is a locality (Ortsteil) within the Berlin borough (Bezirk) of Neukölln. It was named after the architect who projected the complex: Walter Gropius.

History[edit]

Building of the quarter, initially named Britz-Buckow-Rudow and projected in a modernist style by Walter Gropius,[2] ended in 1960. In Berlin, Gropius also projected the Sommerfeld House, the Interbau and the Großsiedlung Siemensstadt quarter. As part of West Berlin, its borders with Brandenburg (part of East Germany) were crossed by the Berlin Wall from 1961 to 1989. As of 2001 it was still an autonomous Ortsteil.[3]

It became infamous as the place in which the German writer Christiane F. lived from childhood to adolescence,[4] author of the novel "Wir Kinder vom Bahnhof Zoo".

Geography[edit]

Located in the south-eastern suburbs of Berlin, a short section of Gropiusstadt borders on to Schönefeld, a municipality in the Dahme-Spreewald district, Brandenburg. It also borders on to the Berlin districts of Britz, Rudow and Buckow.

Transport[edit]

Gropiusstadt is served by 4 U-Bahn stations, all located on the U7 line: Johannisthaler Chaussee, Lipschitzallee, Wutzkyallee and Zwickauer Damm.[5]

Photogallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Einwohnerinnen und Einwohner im Land Berlin am 31. Dezember 2020" (PDF). Amt für Statistik Berlin-Brandenburg. February 2021.
  2. ^ (in German) Historical infos on "Pilotprojekt Gropiusstadt" website
  3. ^ (in German) Historical infos about the Gropiusstadt Archived 2009-12-02 at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ (in German) Infos on an article on B.Z.
  5. ^ Partly located at Rudow

External links[edit]

Media related to Gropiusstadt at Wikimedia Commons