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Location of Steglitz within Berlin.
Location of Steglitz within Berlin.
The "Forum Steglitz" at "Steglitzer Kreisel", the seat of government in the Steglitz-Zehlendorf federal district.
The "Forum Steglitz" at "Steglitzer Kreisel", the seat of government in the Steglitz-Zehlendorf federal district.

Steglitz is a neighborhood in Berlin, the capital of Germany. It belongs to the district of Steglitz-Zehlendorf. Since the administrative reform of 2001, it has stood alone as the "city district" (German: Stadtbezirk) of Steglitz. Neighbourhood is also a term in topology. ... For other uses, see Berlin (disambiguation). ... Local government areas called districts are used, or have been used, in several countries. ... Berlin is subdivided into 12 boroughs (Bezirke in 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). ...

Although it is a distinct district within the city of Berlin, on a federal level it was merged with the district of Zehlendorf to form its current federal district of Steglitz-Zehlendorf, also in 2001. The former federal district of Steglitz contained the neighborhoods of Lichterfelde, Lankwitz, and Südende, as well as Steglitz, for which the former federal district was named.

Steglitz witnessed the construction of the first paved Prussian country road, in 1792. The neighborhood also received an economic boost with the construction of a railroad line in 1838, which ran between the neighborhood and Potsdam. The development of the Berlin suburbs lead to quick incraese in the neighborhood's population, and the neighborhood also profited from its location on Federal Highway 1 (German: Bundesstraße 1), which follows a trading route which dates back to the Middle Ages. The route continues on to Cologne and Aachen. The neighborhood is included in the southern line of Berlin's transit system, following S-Bahn route 1. In 1920, the neighborhood became a part of Berlin proper. The coat of arms of the Kingdom of Prussia, 1701-1918 Prussia (German: ; Latin: Borussia, Prutenia; Lithuanian: ; Old Prussian: PrÅ«sa; Polish: ) was, most recently, a historic state originating in East Prussia, an area which for centuries had a substantial influence on German and European history. ... This is the top-level page of WikiProject trains Rail tracks Rail transport refers to the land transport of passengers and goods along railways or railroads. ... Potsdam is the capital city of the state of Brandenburg in Germany. ... Housing subdivision near Union, Kentucky, a suburb of Cincinnati, Ohio. ... The Middle Ages formed the middle period in a traditional schematic division of European history into three ages: the classical civilization of Antiquity, the Middle Ages, and modern times, beginning with the Renaissance. ... Cologne (German: ; Kölsch: Kölle) is Germanys fourth-largest city after Berlin, Hamburg and Munich and is the largest city both in the German Federal District of North Rhine-Westphalia and within the Rhine-Ruhr Metropolitan Area, one of the largest European metropolitan areas with over 12 million... Aachen (French Aix-la-Chapelle, Dutch Aken, Latin Aquisgranum, Ripuarian Oche) is a spa city in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany, on the border with Belgium and the Netherlands, 65 km to the west of Cologne, and the westernmost city in Germany. ... (Translated from the German wikipedia article) The S-Bahn is a suburban metro railway network in Germany. ...

The highest point in the neighborhood is a hill called Fichtenberg, which is 68 m (223 ft) tall.

Steglitz, despite only being a neighborhood, has a sister city, Qiryat Bialik, Israel. This article is about partnerships between towns distant from each other; see Twin cities for the different concept of physically neighbouring cities. ... Qiryat Bialik (קרית ביאליק; unofficially also spelled Kiryat Bialik) is a city in the Haifa District in Israel. ...


  • 1375 - Steglitz is mentioned historically for the first time, in the annals of Karl IV.
  • 1872 or 1873 - The settlement of Südende is founded. It is incorporated into Steglitz Federal district in 1960.
  • 1897 to 1909 - The Berlin Botanical Garden is constructed in Steglitz.
  • 1901- The Wandervogel youth group is founded in the basement of the Steglitz government house.
  • 1920- Incorporation into Berlin proper.

1960 (MCMLX) was a leap year starting on Friday (the link is to a full 1960 calendar). ... Wandervogel emblem Wandervogel is the name adopted by a popular movement of German youth groups from 1896 onward. ...

Points of Interest

The Bierpinsel.
The Bierpinsel.
  • Benjamin Franklin Campus of the Free University of Berlin
  • Berlin Botanical Garden and Museum
  • The "Bierpinsel" (beer broom), a tavern in a tower with an interesting architectural style
  • Federal Institute for Material Research and Testing (German: Bundesanstalt für Materialforschung und -prüfung)
  • Gutshaus Steglitz, an architecturally interesting building which houses a music theater, the Schlossparktheater (English: Castle Park Theater).
  • Schloßstrasse (English: Castle Street), a large pedestrian shopping center
  • Steglitz City Hall
  • Steglitzer Kreisel, a massive office complex housing the government offices of the Steglitz-Zehlendorf federal district

This article incorporates text translated from the corresponding German Wikipedia article as of 22 May 2006 Satellite photo of Berlin. ...

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