Ludwigsfelde is a town in the north of the district Teltow-Fläming in Brandenburg.

Ludwigsfelde
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Coat of arms of Ludwigsfelde
Coat of arms
Location of Ludwigsfelde within Teltow-Fläming district
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Ludwigsfelde is located in Germany
Ludwigsfelde
Ludwigsfelde
Ludwigsfelde is located in Brandenburg
Ludwigsfelde
Ludwigsfelde
Coordinates: 52°17′59″N 13°16′00″E / 52.29972°N 13.26667°E / 52.29972; 13.26667Coordinates: 52°17′59″N 13°16′00″E / 52.29972°N 13.26667°E / 52.29972; 13.26667
CountryGermany
StateBrandenburg
DistrictTeltow-Fläming
Government
 • MayorAndreas Igel[1] (SPD)
Area
 • Total109.30 km2 (42.20 sq mi)
Elevation
43 m (141 ft)
Population
 (2018-12-31)[2]
 • Total26,112
 • Density240/km2 (620/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
14974
Dialling codes03378
Vehicle registrationTF
Websitewww.ludwigsfelde.de

Contents

GeographyEdit

LocationEdit

The town is located south of Berlin in the district Teltow-Fläming on the plateau of Teltow. In earlier times, it was part of the district Zossen.

Parts of the townEdit

 
Genshagen Palace

Since 1997/2003 the following villages are part of the city:

DemographyEdit

YearPop.±% p.a.
1875 2,979—    
1890 3,188+0.45%
1910 3,548+0.54%
1925 3,856+0.56%
1933 3,835−0.07%
1939 7,110+10.84%
1946 10,451+5.66%
1950 10,221−0.55%
1964 15,440+2.99%
1971 19,912+3.70%
1981 23,380+1.62%
1985 24,830+1.52%
1989 25,481+0.65%
1990 24,817−2.61%
YearPop.±% p.a.
1991 24,328−1.97%
1992 24,340+0.05%
1993 23,609−3.00%
1994 23,551−0.25%
1995 23,590+0.17%
1996 23,674+0.36%
1997 23,694+0.08%
1998 23,834+0.59%
1999 24,061+0.95%
2000 24,183+0.51%
2001 24,303+0.50%
2002 24,155−0.61%
2003 24,164+0.04%
2004 24,260+0.40%
YearPop.±% p.a.
2005 24,273+0.05%
2006 24,371+0.40%
2007 24,177−0.80%
2008 24,179+0.01%
2009 23,992−0.77%
2010 24,044+0.22%
2011 23,769−1.14%
2012 23,852+0.35%
2013 23,956+0.44%
2014 24,408+1.89%
2015 25,030+2.55%
2016 25,245+0.86%
2017 25,665+1.66%
2018 26,112+1.74%

HistoryEdit

 
Town hall, inaugurated in 1996, with sculpture Stundeneiche
 
Heinrich-Heine-Monument, created by the sculptor Waldemar Grzimek, unveiled in 1956 (poets quarter/Dichterviertel)

The first settlement in the main town took place at 1750 under Frederick II of Prussia; several villages already existed in the 13th century (Gröben 1170). Ludwigsfelde has been classified as a town since 1965.

Culture and places of interestEdit

SportEdit

Ludwigsfelde is one of the sister towns of football club, Hertha BSC Berlin. The Ludwigsfelder Football Club played in the Brandenburgliga in 2017/2018. The Ludwigsfelder Handball Club played in the Oberliga Ostsee-Spree in 2017/18.

There are also German champions in cycle ball and model gliding.

On 7 August 2005, a marathon was run during the European Speed Skating Championships.

Economy and infrastructureEdit

In 1936 Daimler-Benz Motoren GmbH was founded with a new factory at Genshagen / Ludwigsfelde. The factory made Daimler-Benz DB 600 series aircraft engines until 1945, when the USAAF bombed the plant and then what plant had survived the bombing was removed and taken to the Soviet Union as war reparations. In 1952 the factory was refounded as the VEB Industriewerke Ludwigsfelde, which made various products including heavy machinery and Multicar small trade vehicles. For a brief period the plant made Pirna jet engines for the ill-fated Dresden 152 airliner. For more than a decade, 1954–65, it made IWL motor scooters, including the SR 59 Berlin (1956–59).

In 1965 the plant was enlarged and converted to build IFA trucks. When completed, the new production complex was the largest in the DDR. From 1965 the plant built IFA W50 five-tonne trucks, and from 1988 it made the larger L60 six-tonne trucks as well. Production collapsed after the DDR adopted the Deutsche Mark in July 1990. Daimler-Benz took a minority share in the plant in 1991 and complete ownership in 1994. In the 1990s the factory made T2 and Vario vans, and then at the end of the decade DaimlerChrysler modernised the plant to produce the Mercedes-Benz Vaneo. Since 2006 the plant has made Mercedes Sprinter vans and major components for Volkswagen Crafter vans.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2015-11-29. Retrieved 2015-10-05. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ "Bevölkerung im Land Brandenburg nach amtsfreien Gemeinden, Ämtern und Gemeinden 31. Dezember 2018". Amt für Statistik Berlin-Brandenburg (in German). July 2019.
  3. ^ Detailed data sources are to be found in the Wikimedia Commons.Population Projection Brandenburg at Wikimedia Commons

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