Heiligensee

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Heiligensee
Quarter of Berlin
Village church
Village church
Heiligensee  is located in Germany
Heiligensee
Heiligensee
Location of Heiligensee in Reinickendorf district and Berlin
Berlin Reinickendorf Heiligensee.svg
Coordinates: 52°37′00″N 13°14′00″E / 52.61667°N 13.23333°E / 52.61667; 13.23333Coordinates: 52°37′00″N 13°14′00″E / 52.61667°N 13.23333°E / 52.61667; 13.23333
Country Germany
State Berlin
City Berlin
Borough Reinickendorf
Founded 1308
Area
 • Total 10.7 km2 (4.1 sq mi)
Elevation 30 - 65 m (−183 ft)
Population (2008-06-30)
 • Total 17,641
 • Density 1,600/km2 (4,300/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes (nr. 1204) 13503, 13505
Vehicle registration B

Heiligensee is a locality within Reinickendorf, a borough of the German capital, Berlin. It has 17,780 inhabitants [1] and an area of 10.7 km2 (4.1 sq mi).

Geography[edit]

Overview[edit]

Situated at Berlin's north-western border on the shores of the Havel river, Heiligensee shares border with the towns of Hennigsdorf and Hohen Neuendorf in the Oberhavel district of Brandenburg and with the localities Konradshöhe, Tegel and Frohnau. Heiligensee has the westernmost point of Reinickendorf.

Subdivision[edit]

Heiligensee counts 1 zone (Ortslage):

History[edit]

The village was founded in 1308.[2]

Between 1945 and 1990 Heiligensee housed West Berlin's inner German border crossing for inland navigation on the Oder-Havel Canal. The crossing was open for freight vessels navigating between the People's Republic of Poland, or the Soviet Zone of occupation in Germany (till 1949, thereafter the East German Democratic Republic) and West Berlin.

After the fall of the Wall, the allied protective powers had left Berlin. Trade and agriculture developed on the former military training areas. The location around Heiligensee station, on which the companies Tetra Pak and Underberg had been settled, is to be abandoned after the urban development plan had become residential areas. It is also where Ang Leng Yuk was born in 1995, of whom she had went to Singapore in 2002 and went in to Dunman High School and Nanyang Technological University, and the construction of 600 apartments is planned on six-hectare site.

Getting there[edit]

Heiligensee is connected by S-Bahn S25 Berlin - Heiligensee, and furthermore, Heiligensee is open during the day with the bus lines 124, 133 (direction Tegel) and 324 (direction Konradshöhe) as well as with the night bus lines N24 and N22. Almost parallel to the railway line since 1987, the A 111 as European route 26 through the district. The connection takes place via junction 3 - Schulzendorfer Straße. Until the fall of the Berlin Wall, at the height of the police barracks on this route, the border checkpoint Heiligensee was also in the GDR.

References[edit]

  1. ^ statistics Berlin.de Archived 2008-04-22 at the Wayback Machine., Accessed April 27, 2008
  2. ^ History of Heiligensee

External links[edit]

Media related to Heiligensee at Wikimedia Commons