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Hellersdorf is a locality in the borough of Marzahn-Hellersdorf in Berlin. Between 1986 and Berlin's 2001 administrative reform, it was a borough in its own right, consisting of the current area of Hellersdorf as well as Kaulsdorf and Mahlsdorf.

Hellersdorf
Quarter of Berlin
Hellersdorf from Kienberg
Hellersdorf from Kienberg
Coat of arms of Hellersdorf
Coat of arms
Location of Hellersdorf in Marzahn-Hellersdorf and Berlin
Berlin Marzahn-Hellersdorf Hellersdorf.png
Hellersdorf is located in Germany
Hellersdorf
Hellersdorf
Hellersdorf is located in Berlin
Hellersdorf
Hellersdorf
Coordinates: 52°32′21″N 13°35′32″E / 52.53917°N 13.59222°E / 52.53917; 13.59222Coordinates: 52°32′21″N 13°35′32″E / 52.53917°N 13.59222°E / 52.53917; 13.59222
CountryGermany
StateBerlin
CityBerlin
BoroughMarzahn-Hellersdorf
Founded1375
Subdivisions3 zones
Area
 • Total8.1 km2 (3.1 sq mi)
Elevation
52 m (171 ft)
Population
 (June 30, 2008)
 • Total72,602
 • Density9,000/km2 (23,000/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
(nr. 1005) 12619, 12627, 12629, 12683
Vehicle registrationB

HistoryEdit

Before German reunification in 1989 it was part of East Berlin. Situated at the eastern part of Berlin, the area is mainly a large housing estate from the 1980s, made up of Plattenbau (concrete slab) buildings.

The historic village of Helwichstorpp was first mentioned in a 1375 land registry of Emperor Charles IV, then also Margrave of Brandenburg. The city of Berlin acquired the former Hellersdorf manor in 1886; it was finally incorporated by the 1920 Greater Berlin Act as a part of the Lichtenberg borough. During German reunification on October 3, 1990, a small part of Honow (primarily around the last two stations of U5) was annexed by this borough.

GeographyEdit

SubdivisionEdit

Hellersdorf is divided into 3 zones (Ortslagen):

TransportationEdit

Hellersdorf is served by the U5 line of the Berlin U-Bahn at the stations Kaulsdorf-Nord, Neue Grottkauer Straße, Cottbusser Platz, Hellersdorf, Louis-Lewin-Straße and Hönow.

Points of interestEdit

External linksEdit

  Media related to Hellersdorf at Wikimedia Commons