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Schöneberg is a district of Berlin. Until 2001 it was a separate borough, and is now part of the Tempelhof-Schöneberg borough. Berlin (pronounced: , German ) is the capital of Germany and its largest city, with 3,426,000 inhabitants (as of January 2005); down from 4. ... 2001 is a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Tempelhof-Schöneberg is a borough of Berlin, formed in 2001 by merging the former boroughs of Tempelhof and Schöneberg. ...

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History

  • first documented in 1264.
  • 1751 Neu-Schöneberg also known as "Böhmisch-Schöneberg", the current Hauptstraße, founded by Bohemian Weavers.
  • 1760 On 7th October 1760 Schöneberg and its Dorfkirche (Village Church) completely destroyed by fire during the joint attack on Berlin by Austrians and Russians.
  • 1874 Alt & Neu Schöneberg combined as one entity
  • 1898 Became a Municipiality.
  • 1914 Completion of Rathaus Schöneberg
  • 1920 Joined with Friedenau as the 11th Administrative Borough of Greater Berlin.
  • 2001 Joined with Tempelhof to form Tempelhof-Schöneberg.

Events May 12 - The Battle of Lewes begins (ends May 14). ... Events Adam Smith is appointed professor of logic at the University of Glasgow March 31 - The future King George III of the United Kingdom succeeds his father as Prince of Wales. ... 1760 was a leap year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... 1874 was a common year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... 1898 was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... 1914 is a common year starting on Thursday. ... Rathaus Schöneberg The Rathaus Schöneberg is the city hall for the Borough of Schöneberg in Berlin. ... 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. ... Friedenau is a district within the Borough of Tempelhof-Schöneberg in Berlin, Germany. ... 2001 is a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Tempelhof-Schöneberg is a borough of Berlin, formed in 2001 by merging the former boroughs of Tempelhof and Schöneberg. ...

Districts

  • Bayerisches Viertel (Bavarian Quarter)
  • Friedenau
  • Rote Insel (Red Island)
  • Schöneberg
  • Südgelände

Friedenau is a district within the Borough of Tempelhof-Schöneberg in Berlin, Germany. ...

Famous Residents

David Bowie David Robert Jones (born January 8, 1947), better known as David Bowie, is a British rock and roll musician, actor, and artist who has had a profound influence on rock and roll from the 1960s to the present. ... Iggy Pop (born James Jewell Osterberg, Jr) is an American singer, famous as the frontman of The Stooges and as a solo artist. ... Dante Michaelangelo Benvenuto Ferruccio Busoni (April 1, 1866 – July 27, 1924) was an Italian composer, pianist, music teacher and conductor. ... 1866 is a common year starting on Monday. ... 1924 was a leap year starting on Tuesday (link will take you to calendar). ... Viktoria-Luise-Platz is an oval on Motzstraße in Schöneberg, Berlin. ... Städtischer Friedhof III is a cemetery in the Friedenau district of the borough of Tempelhof-Schöneberg in Berlin, Germany. ... Marie Magdalene Marlene Dietrich (December 27, 1901 – May 6, 1992) was a German actress and singer. ... 1901 was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... 1992 is a leap year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Städtischer Friedhof III is a cemetery in the Friedenau district of the borough of Tempelhof-Schöneberg in Berlin, Germany. ... Portrait of Albert Einstein taken by Yousuf Karsh on February 11, 1948 Albert Einstein (March 14, 1879 – April 18, 1955) was a theoretical physicist who is widely regarded as the greatest scientist of the 20th century. ... 1879 was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... 1955 is a common year starting on Saturday. ... Christopher Isherwood and W.H. Auden, photographed by Carl Van Vechten, 1939 Christopher William Bradshaw-Isherwood (August 26, 1904 - January 4, 1986), Anglo-American novelist, was born at Disley, Cheshire in the north west of England. ... 1904 is a leap year starting on a Friday (link will take you to calendar). ... 1986 is a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Else Lasker-Schüler ( born February 11, 1869 in Elberfeld (Wuppertal), died January 22, 1945 in Jerusalem) is a Jewish German poet. ... 1869 is a common year starting on Friday (link will take you to calendar). ... 1945 was a common year starting on Monday (link will take you to calendar). ... Motzstraße is a street in Schöneberg, Berlin which now runs from Nollendorfplatz via Viktoria-Luise-Platz to Prager Platz. ... Nelly Sachs, (10 December 1891, Berlin - 12 May 1970, Stockholm) was a German poet and dramatist who was transformed by the Nazi experience from a dilettante into a poignant spokesperson for the grief and yearnings of her fellow Jews. ... 1891 was a common year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... 1970 was a common year starting on Thursday. ... 1966 was a common year starting on Saturday (the link is to a full 1966 calendar). ... The Nobel Prize in literature is awarded annually to an author from any country who has produced the most outstanding work of an idealistic tendency. The work in this case generally refers to an authors work as a whole, not to any individual work, though individual works are sometimes... 1884 is a leap year starting on Tuesday (click on link to calendar). ... 1957 was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will take you to calendar). ... 1919 was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... 1933 was a common year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ... Billy Wilder (June 22, 1906 - March 27, 2002) had a career as a screenwriter, film director and producer that spanned more than 50 years and more than 60 films. ... 1906 was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... 2002 is a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Viktoria-Luise-Platz is an oval on Motzstraße in Schöneberg, Berlin. ... 1927 was a common year starting on Saturday (link will take you to calendar). ... 1928 was a leap year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ... Blixa Bargeld, born Christian Emmerich [January 12, 1959] Berlin, Germany. ...

Sites or Buildings of Interest

  • Dorfkirche (Village Church) (Hauptstraße).
  • Headquarters of RIAS Berlin (Radio in the American Sector) from 1946 - 1993 de:RIAS (Kufsteiner Straße).
  • Headquarters of DeutschlandRadio Berlin from 1994 (Kufsteiner Straße).
  • Headquarters of BVG (Berlin Public Transportation Company)(Potsdamer Straße).
  • KaDeWe Wittenbergplatz
  • Kleistpark first laid out in 1656 by the Großer Kurfürst as a Nusery which later became the Botanischer Garten.

1946 was a common year starting on Tuesday. ... 1993 is a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar and marked the Beginning of the International Decade to Combat Racism and Racial Discrimination (1993-2003) Events Media:January January 1 - Czechoslovakia divides. ... 1994 was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International year of the Family. ... Events Mehmed Köprülü becomes Grand Vizier of the Ottoman Empire. ...

Gay Center

The area around Nollendorfplatz was a main center of Gay-life in Berlin during the 1920s and 1930s (Weimar Republic). The Eldorado Night Club on Motzstraße was closed down by the Nazis on coming to power in 1933. Otto Dix used patrons of this establishment as subjects for some of his famous works. Christopher Isherwood lived just around the corner on Nollendorfstraße. This apartment was the basis for his book "Goodbye to Berlin" and later the film Cabaret and is commemorated by a plaque on the building. Gay, in addition to meaning happy, also means, simplistically, preferring the same sex in current usage, though to tie down the word to a specific cultural meaning might be to misrespresent a huge community of individuals who find themselves described by the word gay. The term gay, or lesbian for... Gay, in addition to meaning happy, also means, simplistically, preferring the same sex in current usage, though to tie down the word to a specific cultural meaning might be to misrespresent a huge community of individuals who find themselves described by the word gay. The term gay, or lesbian for... Sometimes referred to as the Roaring Twenties. Events and trends Technology John T. Thompson invents Thompson submachine gun, also known as Tommy Gun. ... Events and trends Technology Jet engine invented First atom was split with a particle accelerator Golden Age of radio begins in U.S. Science Nuclear fission discovered by Otto Hahn, Lise Meitner and Fritz Strassmann Pluto, the ninth planet from the Sun, is discovered by Clyde Tombaugh British biologist Arthur... For the locality in Texas called Weimar see Weimar, Texas, there is also Weimar bei Kassel and Weimar in Marburg-Biedenkopf. ... In a broad definition a republic is a state or country that is led by people that dont found their political power on any principle beyond the control of the people living in that state or country. ... Motzstraße is a street in Schöneberg, Berlin which now runs from Nollendorfplatz via Viktoria-Luise-Platz to Prager Platz. ... The Nazi party used a right-facing swastika as their symbol and the red and black colors were said to represent Blut und Boden (blood and soil). ... 1933 was a common year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ... Otto Dix ( 1891- 1969) was a German expressionist and anti-war painter and a veteran of the First World War. ... Christopher Isherwood and W.H. Auden, photographed by Carl Van Vechten, 1939 Christopher William Bradshaw-Isherwood (August 26, 1904 - January 4, 1986), Anglo-American novelist, was born at Disley, Cheshire in the north west of England. ... Cabaret is a form of entertainment featuring comedy, song, dance, and theatre, distinguished mainly by the performance venue - a restaurant or nightclub with a stage for performances and the audience sitting around the tables (often dining or drinking) watching the performance. ...


External Links

  • Berlin Tourist Information [1] (http://www.berlin-tourist-information.de)
  • Gay Berlin Tourist Information [2] (http://www.berlin-tourist-information.de/english/zielgruppen/e_zg_gay_bezirke.php)
  • Hear Claire Waldoff sing [3] (http://www.dhm.de/lemo/objekte/sound/waldorf/)
  • Map of Schöneberg in 1897 [4] (http://www.alt-berlin.info/cgi/stp/lana.pl?nr=1&gr=7&nord=52.487259&ost=13.359462)
  • Map of Schöneberg in 1939 [5] (http://www.alt-berlin.info/cgi/stp/lana.pl?nr=14&gr=7&nord=52.475062&ost=13.345500)

 
 

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