Hermsdorf (Berlin)

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Hermsdorf
Village church
Village church
Coat of arms of Hermsdorf
Location of Hermsdorf in Reinickendorf district and Berlin
Berlin Reinickendorf Hermsdorf.svg
Hermsdorf is located in Germany
Hermsdorf
Hermsdorf
Hermsdorf is located in Berlin
Hermsdorf
Hermsdorf
Coordinates: 52°37′00″N 13°19′00″E / 52.61667°N 13.31667°E / 52.61667; 13.31667Coordinates: 52°37′00″N 13°19′00″E / 52.61667°N 13.31667°E / 52.61667; 13.31667
CountryGermany
StateBerlin
CityBerlin
BoroughReinickendorf
Founded1200
Area
 • Total6.1 km2 (2.4 sq mi)
Highest elevation
65 m (213 ft)
Lowest elevation
30 m (100 ft)
Population
 (2021-12-31)[1]
 • Total16,644
 • Density2,700/km2 (7,100/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
Postal codes
(nr. 1206) 13467
Vehicle registrationB

Hermsdorf (German pronunciation: [ˈhɛʁmsˌdɔʁf] (listen)) is a district (Ortsteil) of Berlin located in the borough (Bezirk) of Reinickendorf.

History[edit]

First mentioned in 1200, it was an autonomous municipality merged into Berlin in 1920 with the "Greater Berlin Act". During the Cold War, as part of West Berlin bordering East Germany, it was crossed by the Berlin Wall from 1961 to 1989 at its border with the municipality of Glienicke/Nordbahn.[2]

Geography[edit]

It is situated in the north of the city, bordering the Brandenburger municipality of Glienicke/Nordbahn (Oberhavel district). It borders the Berliner localities of Frohnau, Tegel, Waidmannslust and Lübars. It also borders the forest of Tegel and part of its territory is included in Barnim Nature Park.[3]

Transport[edit]

Hermsdorf is served by the Berlin S-Bahn line S1 at the station Berlin-Hermsdorf.

Personalities[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Einwohnerinnen und Einwohner im Land Berlin am 31. Dezember 2021" (PDF). Amt für Statistik Berlin-Brandenburg. February 2022.
  2. ^ (in German) Historical infos about Hermsdorf
  3. ^ Infos on the NPB official website. Click on "Naturpark", then click on "Region"

Literature[edit]

  • Hans J Arnold: "Als in Hermsdorf noch die Semnonen wohnten". ISBN 3-927611-18-2
  • "Festschrift 650 Jahre Hermsdorf. 1349–1999". ISBN 3-927611-12-3
  • "Ich denke oft an Onkel Franz. Jüdische Spurensuche in Berlin-Reinickendorf". Bd. 2.: Hermsdorf und Umgebung. ISBN 3-923809-82-4

External links[edit]

Media related to Hermsdorf at Wikimedia Commons