Wilhelmstadt

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Wilhelmstadt
Quarter of Berlin
Aerial view
Aerial view
Location of Wilhelmstadt
Wilhelmstadt is located in Germany
Wilhelmstadt
Wilhelmstadt
Wilhelmstadt is located in Berlin
Wilhelmstadt
Wilhelmstadt
Coordinates: 52°31′32″N 13°10′34″E / 52.52556°N 13.17611°E / 52.52556; 13.17611Coordinates: 52°31′32″N 13°10′34″E / 52.52556°N 13.17611°E / 52.52556; 13.17611
CountryGermany
StateBerlin
CityBerlin
BoroughSpandau
Founded1945
Area
 • Total10.4 km2 (4.0 sq mi)
Elevation
40 m (130 ft)
Population
(2008-06-30)
 • Total37,080
 • Density3,600/km2 (9,200/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
(nr. 0509) 13593, 13595
Vehicle registrationB

Wilhelmstadt is a German locality (Ortsteil) of Berlin in the borough (Bezirk) of Spandau.

History[edit]

In the year 1945 the allied armed forces from the Soviet Union and the United Kingdom accomplished an exchange of territory, among the area of Seeburg in Spandau.[1] This new quarter was crossed, from 1961 to 1989 by the Berlin Wall, due to its position at the borders of West Berlin with East Germany. It became an autonomous Ortsteil in 2003, separated (with Hakenfelde and Falkenhagener Feld) from the one of Spandau.

Geography[edit]

Overview[edit]

Wilhelmstadt is situated in the western suburb of Berlin, close to the central area of Spandau. It borders with the Brandenburg municipality of Dallgow-Döberitz (Havelland district) and with the localities of Staaken, Spandau, Gatow, Westend and Grunewald (both in Charlottenburg-Wilmersdorf).

Traversed by the Havel river, Wilhelmshaven counts a former floodplain named Tiefwerder Wiesen and the lakes Scharfe Lanke, Grimnitzsee, Pichelssee, Südparkteich and part of Stößensee. The peninsula of Pichelswerder, part of its Ortslage Pichelsdorf borders with the Grunewald forest,[2] and is separated from the rest of it by the Stößensee.

Subdivision[edit]

Wilhelmstadt is divided into 3 zones (Ortslagen):

Transport[edit]

The locality is not served by urban railways but its nearest station, Berlin-Spandau (S+U-Bahn and long-distance transport), is not too far from its residential area. In a plan to expand the U-Bahn it has been projected to prolong the U7 line from the terminus "Rathaus Spandau" to Staaken, with 3 new stops in the quarter, as of Seeburger Straße, Wilhelmstadt and Heerstraße-Wilhelmstraße.[3][4]

Photogallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ (in German) Infos and historical overview about Spandau district
  2. ^ (in German) Source and description on www.forst-grunewald.de
  3. ^ (in German) Details on "Berliner Untergrundbahn" (See "U-Bahnprojekte" column, click on "U-Bahnprojekte 200-km-Plan" and search for "U7")
  4. ^ See U7 map with projects included

External links[edit]

Media related to Wilhelmstadt at Wikimedia Commons