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The Wannsee is both a locality in the southwestern Berlin borough of Steglitz-Zehlendorf, in Germany, and a linked pair of lakes adjoining the locality. Both lakes, the larger Großer Wannsee (greater Wannsee) and the Kleiner Wannsee (little Wannsee), are located on the river Havel and are separated only by the Wannsee bridge. The larger of the two lakes covers an area of 2.7km² and has a maximum depth of 9m. Image File history File links Berlin-wannsee. ... Image File history File links Berlin-wannsee. ... Berlin is the capital city and one of the sixteen states of the Federal Republic of Germany. ... Steglitz-Zehlendorf is a borough of Berlin, formed in 2001 by merging the former boroughs of Steglitz and Zehlendorf. ... For the Biblical Havel, see Abel. ...


The Wannsee is well-known as the number-one bathing and recreation spot for western Berlin. It is the site of the Strandbad Wannsee, an open-air lido with one of the longest inland beaches in Europe and a popular FKK (nudist) area. It was built in 1920-1930 after a concept by architect Richard Ermisch. Naturists find going without clothing both enjoyable and relaxing. ... Naturists find going without clothing both enjoyable and relaxing. ... 1920 (MCMXX) was a leap year starting on Thursday (link will take you to calendar) // Events January January 3 - Babe Ruth is traded by the Boston Red Sox to the New York Yankees for $125,000, the largest sum ever paid for a player at that time. ... 1930 (MCMXXX) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link is to a full 1930 calendar). ...


The district of Wannsee is known for its many mansions, villas, and holiday homes, erected over the years by wealthy Berliners as weekend retreats from the city.


It was by Kleinen Wannsee that Heinrich von Kleist shot himself and – at her bidding – Henriette Vogel in November 1811. Bernd Heinrich Wilhelm von Kleist (October 18, 1777 – November 21, 1811) was a German poet, dramatist and novelist. ...


In January 1942, senior Nazi officials met at the Wannsee Villa (built 1914-1915) to plan the Final Solution Рthe extermination of the Jews of Europe. This event has since become known as the Wannsee Conference. Today, the building serves as a memorial and education centre. In a February 26, 1942 letter to German diplomat Martin Luther, Reinhard Heydrich follows up on the Wannsee Conference by asking Luther for administrative assistance in the implementation of the Endl̦sung der Judenfrage (Final Solution of the Jewish Question). ... The Wannsee Villa, location of the Wannsee Conference, is now a Holocaust museum. ...


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  • Special Exhibit - The Residential Villa Areas in Wannsee, 1870 - 1945

Coordinates: 52°25′N 13°09′E Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ...


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Wannsee - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (230 words)
The Wannsee is both a linked pair of lakes in the southwestern Berlin borough of Steglitz-Zehlendorf, in Germany.
The Wannsee is well-known for being the number one bathing and recreation spot for western Berlin.
The district of Wannsee is known for its many mansions, villas and holiday homes, erected over the years by wealthy Berliners as a weekend retreat from the city.
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