Ahrensfelde is a municipality in the district of Barnim, in Brandenburg, Germany. It is situated on the Barnim Plateau at the city limits of Berlin, about 13 km (8.1 mi) northeast of the city centre. The municipal area comprises the villages of Ahrensfelde, Blumberg, Eiche, Lindenberg, and Mehrow.

Ahrensfelde
Aerial view of Ahrensfelde (foreground) with Berlin-Marzahn housing estates (background)
Aerial view of Ahrensfelde (foreground) with Berlin-Marzahn housing estates (background)
Coat of arms of Ahrensfelde
Coat of arms
Location of Ahrensfelde within Barnim district
Ahrensfelde in BAR.png
Ahrensfelde is located in Germany
Ahrensfelde
Ahrensfelde
Ahrensfelde is located in Brandenburg
Ahrensfelde
Ahrensfelde
Coordinates: 52°34′33″N 13°34′35″E / 52.57583°N 13.57639°E / 52.57583; 13.57639Coordinates: 52°34′33″N 13°34′35″E / 52.57583°N 13.57639°E / 52.57583; 13.57639
CountryGermany
StateBrandenburg
DistrictBarnim
Subdivisions5 Ortsteile
Government
 • MayorWilfried Gehrke (CDU)
Area
 • Total57.74 km2 (22.29 sq mi)
Elevation
56-85 m (−223 ft)
Population
 (2018-12-31)[1]
 • Total13,543
 • Density230/km2 (610/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
16356
Dialling codes030
Vehicle registrationBAR
Websitewww.ahrensfelde.de

HistoryEdit

 
Ahrensfelde parish church

Ahrensfelde, like the neighbouring village of Eiche, was first mentioned in the 1375 Landbuch (domesday book) survey executed for Emperor Charles IV, after he had acquired the Margraviate of Brandenburg two years before. The oldest village however is Blumberg, once a possession held by the Bishops of Brandenburg, which was first mentioned as Blumenberch in 1253. Blumberg manor was acquired by the poet and diplomat Friedrich von Canitz in the late 17th century, the castle was later rebuilt according to plans by Karl Friedrich Schinkel with a park designed by Peter Joseph Lenné. It was destroyed by the advancing Red Army during the 1945 Battle of Berlin. The art historian Adolf Bötticher was a native of Blumberg.

In 1908 the Ahrensfelde Cemetery was established by the Evangelical Church of the Prussian Union as a multi-regional burial site outside of Berlin. Parts of the municipal area near Ahrensfelde station were overbuilt and finally incorporated into the East Berlin borough of Marzahn in 1990. The present-day municipality was established by the merger of Ahrensfelde proper with Blumberg, Eiche and Lindeberg on 26 October 2003.

DemographyEdit

YearPop.±% p.a.
1875 2,766—    
1890 3,130+0.83%
1910 3,320+0.30%
1925 3,477+0.31%
1933 5,041+4.75%
1939 6,766+5.03%
1946 7,055+0.60%
1950 7,711+2.25%
1964 7,178−0.51%
1971 6,918−0.53%
1981 5,674−1.96%
1985 5,438−1.06%
1989 5,043−1.87%
1990 5,036−0.14%
YearPop.±% p.a.
1991 5,154+2.34%
1992 5,309+3.01%
1993 5,389+1.51%
1994 5,999+11.32%
1995 6,494+8.25%
1996 6,697+3.13%
1997 7,701+14.99%
1998 8,559+11.14%
1999 9,640+12.63%
2000 10,612+10.08%
2001 11,130+4.88%
2002 11,553+3.80%
2003 12,128+4.98%
2004 12,538+3.38%
YearPop.±% p.a.
2005 12,848+2.47%
2006 13,040+1.49%
2007 13,006−0.26%
2008 13,090+0.65%
2009 13,114+0.18%
2010 13,028−0.66%
2011 12,727−2.31%
2012 12,761+0.27%
2013 12,769+0.06%
2014 12,856+0.68%
2015 12,954+0.76%
2016 13,068+0.88%
2017 13,307+1.83%

PoliticsEdit

Seats in the municipal assembly (Gemeindevertretung) as of the 2008 local election:

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Bevölkerung im Land Brandenburg nach amtsfreien Gemeinden, Ämtern und Gemeinden 31. Dezember 2018". Amt für Statistik Berlin-Brandenburg (in German). July 2019.
  2. ^ Detailed data sources are to be found in the Wikimedia Commons.Population Projection Brandenburg at Wikimedia Commons