Plänterwald

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Plänterwald
Location of Plänterwald in Treptow-Köpenick and Berlin
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Plänterwald is located in Germany
Plänterwald
Plänterwald
Plänterwald is located in Berlin
Plänterwald
Plänterwald
Coordinates: 52°28′47″N 13°28′31″E / 52.47972°N 13.47528°E / 52.47972; 13.47528Coordinates: 52°28′47″N 13°28′31″E / 52.47972°N 13.47528°E / 52.47972; 13.47528
CountryGermany
StateBerlin
CityBerlin
BoroughTreptow-Köpenick
Founded1760
Area
 • Total3.01 km2 (1.16 sq mi)
Elevation
34 m (112 ft)
Population
 (2020-12-31)[1]
 • Total11,299
 • Density3,800/km2 (9,700/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
Postal codes
(nr. 0902) 12435, 12437
Vehicle registrationB

Plänterwald (German pronunciation: [ˈplɛntɐˌvalt] (listen)) is a German locality (Ortsteil) within the Berlin borough (Bezirk) of Treptow-Köpenick. Until 2001 it was part of the former borough of Treptow and the site of its former town hall.[2]

History[edit]

The name Plänterwald derives from the German word Plenterwald, referring to a timber forest.[citation needed] The 89 hectares of the forest were first economically used in 1760, and in 1969 the northern side became part of the Spreepark (better known as Cultural Park Plänterwald [3]). In 1920, as part of the former municipality of Treptow, it merged into Berlin with the "Greater Berlin Act". Crossed by the "Berlin Wall" on its borders with Neukölln from 1961 to 1989, the locality became autonomous in 1997, separated from Alt-Treptow and Baumschulenweg.[4]

Geography[edit]

Located in south-east Berlin and crossed by the river Spree, Plänterwald borders with the localities of Alt-Treptow, Oberschöneweide (separated by the Spree), Baumschulenweg and Neukölln. The Spree also divides it from the peninsula of Stralau (a zone of Friedrichshain, in Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg district) and Rummelsburg (in Lichtenberg).

Spreepark[edit]

Within Plänterwald is Spreepark, an abandoned amusement park, which operated from October 1969 until 2001.

The owner of Spreepark, Norbert Witte, went bankrupt and left Germany rather abruptly. He took several of the park's rides including the Jet Star and Fun Express with him to Peru where he was to open a small park called Lunapark at Jockey Plaza in Lima, Peru. Some of the rides were damaged in transit and then followed by legal discussions of who would pay for the damages.[citation needed]

Transport[edit]

The locality is served by the S-Bahn lines S8, S85 and S9 at the homonymous railway station. It is also served by several bus lines.

Photogallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Einwohnerinnen und Einwohner im Land Berlin am 31. Dezember 2020" (PDF). Amt für Statistik Berlin-Brandenburg. February 2021.
  2. ^ (in German) "Rathaus Treptow" on www.berlin.de
  3. ^ (in German) Infos on the Spreepark site
  4. ^ (in German) Historical infos about Plänterwald

External links[edit]

Media related to Plänterwald at Wikimedia Commons