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Köpenick is a former Berlin is subdivided into 12 German), which are administrative units with political rights comparable to incorporated communities in the rest of Germany (although they are not separate legal entities from the city). Effective January 1, 2001, the Berlin borough reform reduced the number of Berlins boroughs from 23 to... borough of For other uses, see Berlin (disambiguation). Berlin [ bɛrˈliːn ] is the national capital of Germany and its largest city, with 3,387,404 inhabitants (as of September 2004); down from 4.5 million before World War II. Berlin is located on the rivers Spree and... Berlin, since 2001 merged with Treptow to form the new borough Treptow-Köpenick. It is located in the south-east of the city.


Prior to the 2001 borough reform, Köpenick was Berlin's biggest borough by area. It has also the largest percentage of area covered by forests and water (most notably the Müggelsee lake).


Until 2002 there was near Uhlenhorst a big radio facility for MW and FM with a 248 metre high self-radiating radio mast, which was insulated against earth. The work of this facility went over in respect of the FM services too the central TV Tower near the Alexanderplatz and in respect to the AM transmitters to a new aerial mast at Zehlendorf near Oranienburg. übernommen.


History

Before Köpenick became part of "Greater Berlin" in 1920 is a leap year starting on Thursday (link will take you to calendar) Events January January 7 - Forces of Russian White admiral Kolchak surrender in Krasnoyarsk. January 9 - Britain announces it will build 1,000,000 homes for war veterans. January 10 - League of Nations holds its first meeting... 1920, it had a long history as an independent town. Its first known mentioning in a document dates back to Events Albigensian Crusade against Cathars (1209-1218) the Franciscans are founded. Cambridge University founded. In August, Simon De Monfort, leader of Albigensian Crusade, takes over Carcassonne Genghis Khan conquers Turkestan Births Deaths Walter Map, author Monarchs/Presidents France - Philippe II, Auguste King of France (reigned from 1180 to 1223) Mongol... 1209, then under the name "Copanic". For the most part of Köpenick's history, the town was known as Cöpenick - the modern name was officially adopted in 1931.


In 1906, a shoemaker called Friedrich Wilhelm Voigt (February 13, 1849 - January 3, 1922) was a German impostor who masqueraded a Prussian military officer in 1906 and became famous as the Captain of Köpenick (Hauptmann von Köpenick). Voigt was born in Tilsit, Germany (now Sovetsk, Russia). In 1863, aged 14, he was sentenced... Wilhelm Voigt masqueraded as a Prussian officer and took over the city hall of Köpenick. He became famous as the "Captain of Köpenick" (Hauptmann von Köpenick), and the borough is still most well known for this incident.


During the The Cold War ( 1947- 1991) was the open yet restricted rivalry that developed after World War II between groups of nations practicing different ideologies and political systems. On one side was the Soviet Union and its allies, often referred to as the Eastern bloc. On the other side were the... Cold War, Köpenick was part of East Berlin consisted of the Soviet Sector of Berlin and was the capital of East Germany from 1949 to 1990. From August 13, 1961 until November 9, 1989 it was separated from West Berlin by the Berlin Wall. The East Germans called East Berlin just Berlin or sometimes Berlin, Hauptstadt... East Berlin.


 
 

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