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Coordinates: 52°33′N 13°30′E / 52.550°N 13.500°E / 52.550; 13.500

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Sign of Hohenschönhausen The location of Hohenschönhausen in Berlin
Area: 26 km²
Inhabitants: 107,113 (2000)
Population density: 4120 inhabitants per km²
Status: Disestablished as borough with the 2001 administrative reform

Hohenschönhausen was a borough of Berlin, that existed from 1985 until Berlin's 2001 administrative reform. It was composed by the localities of Alt-Hohenschönhausen (core of the borough), Neu-Hohenschönhausen, Malchow, Wartenberg and Falkenberg.


It was created by splitting the localities of Hohenschönhausen, Wartenberg, Falkenberg and the eastern part of Malchow off the 1920 Weißensee borough. In 2001 it was absorbed by the borough of Lichtenberg. The locality of Hohenschönhausen was then renamed Alt-Hohenschönhausen while the housing estates of Wartenberg, Falkenberg and Ehhhhh became the new Neu-Hohenschönhausen locality.

Alt-Hohenschönhausen is home to the Hohenschönhausen Memorial Center (Stasi prison museum).[1][2]


Hohenschönhausen Castle is located in Alt-Hohenschönhausen. The Association Hohenschönhausen Castle cares for the restoration and cultural revitalization of this manor house and regularly organizes different events in the castle, such as exhibitions, readings, and concerts.

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