Schmöckwitz

Schmöckwitz (pronounced [ˈʃmøːkvɪts] (listen)) is a German locality (Ortsteil) within the Berlin borough (Bezirk) of Treptow-Köpenick. Until 2001 it was part of the former borough of Köpenick.

Schmöckwitz
Quarter of Berlin
Aerial view of Schmöckwitz, between the lakes Seddinsee (west), Langer See (east) and Zeuthener See (south). In the north, Larger Krampe lake (Müggelheim)

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Location of Schmöckwitz in Treptow-Köpenick and Berlin
Schmöckwitz
Schmöckwitz
Coordinates: 52°22′00″N 13°38′00″E
CountryGermany
StateBerlin
CityBerlin
BoroughTreptow-Köpenick
Founded1375
Subdivisions4 zones
Area
  Total17.1 km2 (6.6 sq mi)
Elevation
34 m (112 ft)
Population
 (2008-06-30)
  Total4,117
  Density240/km2 (620/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
(nr. 0915) 12527
Vehicle registrationB

History

The locality was founded in 1375 with the name of Smekewitz. In 1920 it merged into the city of Berlin with the "Greater Berlin Act" and from 1949 to 1990 it was part of East Berlin [1]

Geography

Overview

Located in south-eastern suburb of the city, Schmöckwitz represents the southernmost locality of Berlin, with its southernmost point at Rauchfangswerder, a little peninsula between the lakes of Zeuthener See (on Dahme river) and Larger Zug which represents, also with the lakes Krossinsee and Lake Wernsdorf, the borders of Schmöckwitz with Brandenburg. The bordering municipalities are Gosen-Neu Zittau (in Oder-Spree district), Königs Wusterhausen (with the civil parishes of Wernsdorf and Ziegenhals), Eichwalde (also with Miersdorfer Werder) and Zeuthen; all of them in Dahme-Spreewald district. The bordering localities within Berlin are Müggelheim and Grünau. The first is separated by the lakes Seddinsee and Langer See (Lake Langer), the second by a portion of the Berliner Stadtforst.[2]

The zone of Schmöckwitzwerder is crossed by the Oder-Spree Canal. Some islets belong to the locality: Smaller Rohrwall is on Langer See; Werderchen, Weidenwall (both in front of the village), Seddinwall, Smaller Seddinwall, Nixenwall, Dommelwall and Berg on Seddinsee; Zeuthener Wall on Zeuthener See.

Subdivision

Schmöckwitz counts 4 zones (Ortslagen):

  • Karolinenhof
  • Rauchfangswerder
  • Schmöckwitzwerder
  • Siedlung Schmöckwitz

Transport

The locality is crossed by the south-eastern branch of S-Bahn rail, by the lines S46 and S8, with the nearest station at Eichwalde, in Brandenburg. It is also served by the tram line 68, which ends in the middle of the village and passes through Karolinenhof. It is also served by the ferry line F21 (from Krampenburg to Seeblick [3]). The bus lines serving the quarter are the 168 and 733.

Photogallery

References

  1. (in German) Historical chronicles of Schmöckwitz
  2. One of the largest forests in Berlin
  3. (in German) Ferry line 21 on BVG official site])

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