Dallgow-Döberitz is a municipality in the Havelland district, in Brandenburg, in eastern Germany.

A view of the Döberitzer Heide
A view of the Döberitzer Heide
Coat of arms of Dallgow-Döberitz
Location of Dallgow-Döberitz within Havelland district
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Dallgow-Döberitz is located in Germany
Dallgow-Döberitz is located in Brandenburg
Coordinates: 52°31′59″N 13°03′00″E / 52.53306°N 13.05000°E / 52.53306; 13.05000
 • Mayor (2020–28) Sven Richter[1] (CDU)
 • Total65.96 km2 (25.47 sq mi)
37 m (121 ft)
 • Total10,687
 • Density160/km2 (420/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
Postal codes
Dialling codes03322
Vehicle registrationHVL



It consists of the villages of Dallgow-Döberitz, Rohrbeck and Seeburg. To the east it shares border with the Spandau borough of Berlin. Neighbouring Brandenburg municipalities are Falkensee in the north and Wustermark in the west. In the south is the large former proving ground Döberitzer Heide, now mainly a nature reserve governed by the Heinz Sielmann Foundation.

Districts of Dallgow-Döberitz

  • Dallgow (with Neu-Döberitz)
  • Rohrbeck
  • Seeburg



The Imperial German Army established a proving ground in 1894 around the village of Döberitz, which had to be abandoned by its inhabitants. Its pioneering airfield was, in late 1915, the place where the world's first practical all-metal aircraft, the Junkers J 1, made its pioneering flights.

During the 1936 Summer Olympics in neighboring Berlin, it hosted the riding part of the modern pentathlon and part of the equestrian eventing competitions.[3]

During World War II, Döberitz was the location of a subcamp of the Sachsenhausen concentration camp for French, Polish, Soviet, and possibly Belgian prisoners.[4]

Between 1945 and 1951 Dallgow served as East German border crossing for cars travelling along F 5 between the Soviet Zone of occupation in Germany (till 1949, thereafter the East German Democratic Republic) or the British Zone of Occupation (till 1949) and thereafter the West German Federal Republic of Germany and West Berlin. The traffic was subject to the Interzonal traffic regulations. After the East German Volkspolizei took control of West-Staaken on 1 February 1951 the checkpoint was moved eastwards.

The municipality shared its borders with the former West Berlin, and so during the period 1961-1990 it was separated from it by the Berlin Wall.

The 2008 film The Wave was filmed at the Marie Curie Gymnasium in this municipality.


Dallgow-Döberitz: Population development
within the current boundaries (2020)[5]
YearPop.±% p.a.
1875 1,214—    
1890 1,381+0.86%
1910 1,870+1.53%
1925 2,378+1.62%
1939 5,355+5.97%
1950 4,890−0.82%
1964 4,209−1.07%
YearPop.±% p.a.
1971 4,241+0.11%
1981 3,826−1.02%
1985 3,711−0.76%
1990 3,469−1.34%
1995 4,075+3.27%
2000 6,444+9.60%
2005 7,786+3.86%
YearPop.±% p.a.
2010 8,636+2.09%
2015 9,700+2.35%
2016 9,940+2.47%
2017 9,956+0.16%
2018 9,931−0.25%
2019 10,019+0.89%
2020 10,298+2.78%


  1. ^ Landkreis Havelland Wahl der Bürgermeisterin / des Bürgermeisters, accessed 1 July 2021.
  2. ^ "Bevölkerungsentwicklung und Bevölkerungsstandim Land Brandenburg Dezember 2022" (PDF). Amt für Statistik Berlin-Brandenburg (in German). June 2023.
  3. ^ 1936 Summer Olympics official report. Volume 2. pp. 830, 894.
  4. ^ Megargee, Geoffrey P. (2009). The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Encyclopedia of Camps and Ghettos 1933–1945. Volume I. Indiana University Press, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. p. 1297. ISBN 978-0-253-35328-3.
  5. ^ Detailed data sources are to be found in the Wikimedia Commons.Population Projection Brandenburg at Wikimedia Commons

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