Johannisthal (Berlin)

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Johannisthal
Quarter of Berlin
Trümmerfrau memorial
Trümmerfrau memorial
Coat of arms of Johannisthal
Coat of arms
Location of Johannisthal in Treptow-Köpenick and Berlin
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Johannisthal is located in Germany
Johannisthal
Johannisthal
Johannisthal is located in Berlin
Johannisthal
Johannisthal
Coordinates: 52°26′36″N 13°30′08″E / 52.44333°N 13.50222°E / 52.44333; 13.50222Coordinates: 52°26′36″N 13°30′08″E / 52.44333°N 13.50222°E / 52.44333; 13.50222
CountryGermany
StateBerlin
CityBerlin
BoroughTreptow-Köpenick
Founded1753
Subdivisions7 zones
Area
 • Total6.54 km2 (2.53 sq mi)
Elevation
34 m (112 ft)
Population
 (2008-06-30)
 • Total17,650
 • Density2,700/km2 (7,000/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
(nr. 0904) 12487
Vehicle registrationB

Johannisthal is a German locality (Ortsteil) within the Berlin borough (Bezirk) of Treptow-Köpenick. Until 2001 it was part of the former borough of Treptow.

History[edit]

The first mention of the locality dates from November 16, 1753. In 1880 it was served by a train station on the Berlin-Görlitzer Eisenbahn and in 1884 it was awarded by the title of Bad (bath), becoming Bad Johannisthal. From 1905 to 1906 the town hall was built, and in 1920 the "Greater Berlin Act" merged the town into Berlin. As part of East Berlin bordering Neukölln (West Berlin), its limits were crossed by the Berlin Wall from 1961 to 1989.[1]

Geography[edit]

Overview[edit]

Located in the south-eastern side of the city, not too far from the river Spree, Johannisthal borders the localities of Baumschulenweg, Niederschöneweide, Adlershof, Altglienicke and Rudow (this one in Neukölln district). Its urban park is the Königsheide.

Subdivision[edit]

Johannisthal is subdivided into 7 zones (Ortslagen):

Transport[edit]

Germany's first airport, located between Johannisthal and Adlershof, the "Johannisthal Air Field", was opened on September 26, 1909[2]and officially closed in 1995.

The locality is served by the S-Bahn lines S45, S46, S47, S8, S85 and S9 at the stations of Schöneweide and Betriebsbahnhof Schöneweide, located at its eastern borders. It is also served by the tramway lines M17, 21, 27, 67 and mainly the 63, that ends in the middle of the quarter. Johannisthal is crossed at its southern limits by the motorway A113. It is served by the exits n.4 ("Stubenrauchstraße") and n.5 ("Adlershof").

Notable people[edit]

References[edit]

External links[edit]

Media related to Johannisthal at Wikimedia Commons