About this soundLankwitz  is a German locality (Ortsteil) within the borough (Bezirk) of Steglitz-Zehlendorf, Berlin. Until 2001 it was part of the former borough of Steglitz.

Lankwitz
Quarter of Berlin
Evangelical Dreifaltigkeitskirche
Evangelical Dreifaltigkeitskirche
Location of Lankwitz in Steglitz-Zehlendorf and Berlin
Berlin Steglitz-Zehlendorf Lankwitz.png
Lankwitz is located in Germany
Lankwitz
Lankwitz
Lankwitz is located in Berlin
Lankwitz
Lankwitz
Coordinates: 52°26′00″N 13°21′00″E / 52.43333°N 13.35000°E / 52.43333; 13.35000Coordinates: 52°26′00″N 13°21′00″E / 52.43333°N 13.35000°E / 52.43333; 13.35000
CountryGermany
StateBerlin
CityBerlin
BoroughSteglitz-Zehlendorf
Founded1239
Area
 • Total6.99 km2 (2.70 sq mi)
Elevation
50 m (160 ft)
Population
 (2008-06-30)
 • Total40,385
 • Density5,800/km2 (15,000/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
(nr. 0603) 12247, 12249
Vehicle registrationB
WebsiteOfficial website

HistoryEdit

The locality was first mentioned in 1239 with the name of Lankowice.[1] Autonomous Prussian municipality of the former Teltow district, Lankwitz was incorporated into Berlin in 1920, with the "Greater Berlin Act".

GeographyEdit

Lankwitz is situated in the southern suburb of Berlin, close to the borders with the Brandenburg. It borders with the localities of Steglitz, Lichterfelde, Mariendorf, Marienfelde (both in Tempelhof-Schöneberg district) and, in a short point represented by a bridge over the Teltowkanal, with Tempelhof.[2] The Teltowkanal also remarks the boundary between Lankwitz and Steglitz.

TransportEdit

The locality is served by S-Bahn at the rail station of Lankwitz (line S25). The S2 only crosses the quarter and remarks its border with Mariendorf. Lankwitz is also served by numerous bus lines.

PhotogalleryEdit

OrganisationsEdit

The following organisations are based in Lankwitz:

BuildingsEdit

The following buildings are located in Lankwitz:

PersonalitiesEdit

  • Martin Benrath (1926–2000)
  • Mithat Demirel (b. 1978)
  • Heinz Henschel (1920–2006), German Ice Hockey Hall of Fame, and IIHF Hall of Fame inductee
  • Marianne Rosenberg (b. 1955)
  • Peter M. Gresshoff (b. 1948) Professor of Molecular Genetics, legume nodulation expert (now retired in Brisbane Australia). formerly student in Kastanien-Schule (Lichterfelde) and Schulfarm Insel Scharfenberg).

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ (in German) Historical chronicles about Lankwitz Archived 20 May 2009 at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ Source: "ADAC StadtAtlas - Berlin-Potsdam". ed. 2007 - page 196 - ISBN 3-8264-1348-2

External linksEdit