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The Tempelhof town hall - due to the merger with Schöneberg now without a mayor
The Tempelhof town hall - due to the merger with Schöneberg now without a mayor

Tempelhof was a borough of the city of Berlin that was united with Schöneberg in 2001 to form the Tempelhof-Schöneberg borough. It is the location of Tempelhof International Airport. Tempelhof is in the southern part of the city and borders Brandenburg. The Tempelhof town hall! This photo was taken on 16th of June 2004 by myself. ... The Tempelhof town hall! This photo was taken on 16th of June 2004 by myself. ... 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). ...   Berlin? (pronounced: , German ) is the capital of Germany and its largest city, with 3,426,000 inhabitants (as of January 2005); down from 4. ... Schöneberg is a district of Berlin. ... Tempelhof-Schöneberg is a borough of Berlin, formed in 2001 by merging the former boroughs of Tempelhof and Schöneberg. ... Tempelhof Central Airport (IATA: THF, ICAO: EDDI) a. ... Surrounding but excluding the national capital Berlin, Brandenburg is one of Germanys sixteen Bundesländer (federal states). ...


The borough of Tempelhof consisted of four districts:

  • Tempelhof
  • Mariendorf
  • Marienfelde
  • Lichtenrade

These districts grew from the villages Tempelhove, Margendorpe, Marienfelde and Lichtenrade, which were founded in the 13th century. Berlin-Marienfelde is a local part in the district Tempelhof-Schöneberg of Berlin, in the south of the city. ...


Tempelhove was founded 1247 as a Komturhof ("commander's court", smallest holding entity of a military knights' order) by Templars who were expelled from Palestine. The center of the settlement, consisting of the church and the original estate, was fortified and originally completely surrounded by water. The Templars were joined by 15 families of landless farmers' sons from the Rhine, who couldn't inherit any estate from their parents' possessions due to an over-fragmentation of their estate. Legates of the Templars offered them fertile soil and the protection of Tempelhove's stronghold. A military order is a Christian order of knighthood that is founded for crusading, i. ... The Seal of the Knights — the two riders have been interpreted as a sign of poverty or the duality of monk/soldier. ... Palestine (Latin: Syria Palæstina; Hebrew: פלשתינה Palestina, ארץ־ישראל Eretz Yisrael; Arabic: فلسطين Filasá¹­Ä«n) is the region between the Mediterranean Sea and the banks of the Jordan River, plus various adjoining lands to the east. ... The Rhine canyon (Ruinaulta) in Graubünden in Switzerland Length 1,320 km Elevation of the source Vorderrhein: approx. ...


After the order of the Templars was officially abolished, the order of the Knights of St. John took over the villages of Tempelhof, Mariendorf and Marienfelde. The Knights Hospitaller (the or Knights of Malta or Knights of Rhodes) is a tradition which began as a Benedictine nursing Order founded in the 11th century based in the Holy Land, but soon became a militant Christian Chivalric Order under its own charter, and was charged with the care...

The Lehnepfuhl in the Kleiner Park
The Lehnepfuhl in the Kleiner Park

Today, the former Komturei is a chain of parks, called Bosepark, Kleiner Park, Alter Park and Franckepark. Some of them still have ponds that were part of the inartificial moat surrounding the village's center. The Lehnepfuhl, once part of the moat, now a duck pond. ... The Lehnepfuhl, once part of the moat, now a duck pond. ... A pond is a body of water smaller than a lake. ... The moated manor house of Baddesley Clinton in Warwickshire, England Moats were deep and wide water-filled trenches, to provide a barrier against attack upon castle ramparts or other fortifications. ...

The deer park that was once the Krumme Pfuhl
The deer park that was once the Krumme Pfuhl

One of them, the Krumme Pfuhl, located in the Franckepark, after being turned into public swimming baths in the 19th century, has completely dried out and is now an enclosed deer park. The deer park which was once the Krumme Pfuhl. ... The deer park which was once the Krumme Pfuhl. ... Subfamilies Capreolinae Cervinae Hydropotinae Muntiacinae Defined strictly, a deer is a ruminant mammal belonging to the family Cervidae. ...

The church as it looks nowadays
The church as it looks nowadays

The original church, built from glacial boulders, was destroyed in the second world war and was replaced with one made of smaller paving stones and having a timber-frame tower. Dorfkirche Tempelhof (Old village church of Tempelhof) You see the rebuilt church with its timber-frame tower, the body being built from rather small stones, compared to the destroyed original church. ... Dorfkirche Tempelhof (Old village church of Tempelhof) You see the rebuilt church with its timber-frame tower, the body being built from rather small stones, compared to the destroyed original church. ... This article is about the large rocks known as boulders. ... World War II was a truly global conflict with many facets: immense human suffering, fierce indoctrinations, and the use of new, extremely devastating weapons like the atom bomb World War II, also known as the Second World War, was by far the bloodiest, most expensive, and most significant war in...


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ICAT – Tempelhof bleibt Flughafen! (158 words)
Oktober 2007 können die Berliner Bürger mitentscheiden, ob der Flughafen Tempelhof weiterhin Flughafen bleiben soll – durch Abgabe ihrer Stimme beim ersten Volksbegehren Berlins nach Änderung der Verfassung.
Der Flughafen Tempelhof ist durch Beschluss des Senats von der endgültigen Schließung bedroht.
Innerhalb kurzer Zeit konnte die Interessengemeinschaft Berlin Tempelhof (ICAT) weit über 30.000 Unterschriften sammeln, um ein Volksbegehren für Tempelhof zu erwirken – nur 20.000 wären notwendig gewesen.
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