Märkisches Viertel

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Märkisches Viertel
Quarter of Berlin
Pond and apartment buildings
Pond and apartment buildings
Märkisches Viertel is located in Germany
Märkisches Viertel
Märkisches Viertel
Location of Märkisches Viertel in Reinickendorf district and Berlin
Berlin Reinickendorf Märkisches Viertel.svg
Coordinates: 52°36′00″N 13°21′30″E / 52.60000°N 13.35833°E / 52.60000; 13.35833Coordinates: 52°36′00″N 13°21′30″E / 52.60000°N 13.35833°E / 52.60000; 13.35833
CountryGermany
StateBerlin
CityBerlin
BoroughReinickendorf
Founded1964
Area
 • Total3.2 km2 (1.2 sq mi)
Elevation52 m (171 ft)
Population (2008-06-30)
 • Total35,206
 • Density11,000/km2 (28,000/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes(nr. 1210) 13435, 13439
Vehicle registrationB
WebsiteOfficial website

About this soundMärkisches Viertel  (MV) is a German locality (Ortsteil) in the borough (Bezirk) of Reinickendorf in Berlin.

Overview[edit]

It consists of a large housing estate of about 17,000 apartments with chains of high-rises up to 18 floors that were built from 1964 to 1974 by the GeSoBau Gesellschaft für sozialen Wohnungsbau (Association for Social Apartment Construction). Originally a part of Wittenau, it became an officially recognized locality of its own in 1999.

To the east it shares its border with the Rosenthal and Wilhelmsruh localities of the Pankow borough, from which it was separated by the Berlin Wall until 1989. In 2003 Märkisches Viertel had about 36,000 inhabitants.

Notable people[edit]

The rapper Sido and several artists of his Aggro Berlin record label were born or grew up here.[citation needed]

Literature[edit]

  • Brigitte Jacob, Wolfgang Schäche: "40 Jahre Märkisches Viertel / Geschichte und Gegenwart einer Großsiedlung". jovis Verlag, Berlin 2004, ISBN 3-936314-07-1

External links[edit]

Media related to Märkisches Viertel at Wikimedia Commons