Wilmersdorf

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Template:For Template:Infobox German location Wilmersdorf is an inner city locality of Berlin, formerly a borough by itself but since Berlin's 2001 administrative reform a part of the new borough of Charlottenburg-Wilmersdorf.

History

The village near Berlin was first mentioned in 1293 as Wilmerstorff, probably founded in the course of the German Ostsiedlung under the Ascanian margraves of Brandenburg. From the 1850s on Deutsch-Wilmersdorf was developed as a densely settled, affluent residential area, which in 1920 became a part of Greater Berlin. The former borough of Wilmersdorf included the localities of Halensee, Schmargendorf and Grunewald.

Sights

  • Kirche am Hohenzollernplatz by Fritz Höger, 1933
  • Schaubühne theatre by Erich Mendelsohn, 1926
  • Ahmadiyya Mosque Berlin, Germany's oldest mosque from 1926
  • Russian Orthodox cathedral of the Resurrection of Jesus, 1938
  • Neo-Gothic Roman Catholic Saint Ludwig Church, 1897
  • Power station Berlin-Wilmersdorf, 1977

Famous people

Jérôme Boateng, footballer for Bayern Munich and Germany, grew up in the area.<ref name="The Boateng Brothers">Template:Cite web</ref>

Photogallery

References

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External links

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