Hermsdorf (Berlin)

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Quarter of Berlin
Village church
Village church
Coat of arms of Hermsdorf
Coat of arms
Hermsdorf  is located in Germany
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
Country Germany
State Berlin
City Berlin
Borough Reinickendorf
Founded 1200
 • Total 6.1 km2 (2.4 sq mi)
Elevation 30 - 65 m (−183 ft)
Population (2008-06-30)
 • Total 16,503
 • Density 2,700/km2 (7,000/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes (nr. 1206) 13467
Vehicle registration B

Hermsdorf is a district (Ortsteil) of Berlin located in the borough (Bezirk) of Reinickendorf.


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.[1]


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.[2]


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



  1. ^ (in German) Historical infos about Hermsdorf
  2. ^ Infos on the NPB official website. Click on "Naturpark", then click on "Region"


  • 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