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Wedding is a district in the borough of Mitte, Berlin, Germany and was a separate borough in north-western Berlin until it was fused with Tiergarten and Mitte in 2001. The former borough of Wedding included the district of Gesundbrunnen. 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). ... Berlin-Mitte or Mitte is the central-most borough of Berlin (Mitte is German for centre). ... For other uses, see Berlin (disambiguation). ... Tiergarten (Animal Garden) is a large park and a former borough of Berlin, since 2001 a part of the expanded borough Mitte. ...


History

In the 12th century, the manor of the nobleman Rudolf de Weddinge was located on the small Panke River in the immediate vicinity of today's Nettelbeckplatz. The farmstead, which burned down more than once, remained abandoned in the forest until the 18th century. (11th century - 12th century - 13th century - other centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 12th century was that century which lasted from 1101 to 1200. ... Generic plan of a mediaeval manor; open-field strip farming, some enclosures, triennial crop rotation, demesne and manse, common woodland, pasturage and meadow Manorialism or Seigneurialism describes the organization of rural economy and society in medieval western and parts of central Europe, characterised by the vesting of legal and economic... (17th century - 18th century - 19th century - more centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 18th century refers to the century that lasted from 1701 through 1800. ...


In the mid-18th century, while Gesundbrunnen was being built up as a health resort and spa town, gambling and prostitution moved into Wedding, transforming it into a pleasure district.


The constant migration of country-dwellers into the city at the end of the 19th century converted Wedding into a working-class district. The labourers lived in cramped tenement blocks. After World War I Wedding was known as "Red Wedding" as it was renowned for its militant, largely communist working class; it was the scene of violent protests on May 1, 1929. Because of the politics of the workers in Wedding, it was a target of attacks by the Nazi government in the 1930s. Alternative meaning: Nineteenth Century (periodical) (18th century — 19th century — 20th century — more centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 19th century was that century which lasted from 1801-1900 in the sense of the Gregorian calendar. ... The working class is a social class often contrasted with middle class and upper class in terms of the nature of work undertaken (manual labor or skilled), the level of remuneration (typically low hourly rates although there are exceptions) and access to resources (limited access to capital, education and land). ... Categories: Stub | House types ... Combatants Allies: Serbia, Russia, France, Romania, Belgium, British Empire, United States, Italy, and others Central Powers: Germany, Austria-Hungary, Bulgaria, Ottoman Empire Casualties Military dead: 5 million Civilian deaths: 3 million Total of dead: 8 million Military dead: 4 million Civilian deaths: 3 million Total dead: 7 million The First... Communism - Wikipedia /**/ @import /w/skins-1. ... May 1 is the 121st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (122nd in leap years). ... 1929 (MCMXXIX) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will take you to calendar). ... Nazi Germany, or the Third Reich, commonly refers to Germany in the years 1933–1945, when it was under the firm control of the totalitarian and fascist ideology of the Nazi Party, with the Führer Adolf Hitler as dictator. ... This article or section is missing references or citation of sources. ...


After World War II, Wedding and Reinickendorf belonged to the French sector of Berlin. The north side of Wedding's Bernauer Straße and both northern and southern sidewalks were in the French sector while the buildings along the southern side were in Soviet territory. When the Berlin Wall was being built in August 1961, many who lived in apartments in these buildings frantically jumped from their windows to the sidewalk below, before the buildings could be evacuated and their windows bricked up. Combatants Allies: Poland, British Commonwealth, France/Free France, Soviet Union, United States, China, and others Axis Powers: Germany, Italy, Japan, and others Casualties Military dead: 17 million Civilian dead: 33 million Total dead: 50 million Military dead: 8 million Civilian dead: 4 million Total dead: 12 million World War II... Reinickendorf is a borough of Berlin. ... At that time Berlin-Cölln had about 8,000 inhabitants. ... East German construction workers building the Berlin Wall, 1961-11-20 In the last phase of the wall´s development, the death strip between fence and concrete wall gave guards a clear shot at hundreds of would-be escapees from the East. ... 1961 (MCMLXI) was a common year starting on Sunday (the link is to a full 1961 calendar). ...


Wedding was the western terminus of one of the first refugee tunnels dug underneath the Berlin Wall. It extended from the basement of an abandoned factory on Schönholzer Straße in the Soviet sector underneath Bernauer Straße to another building in the west. Though marvellously well constructed and its secrecy maintained, the tunnel was plagued by water from leaking pipes, and had to be shut down after only a few days of operation. East Berlin was the name given to the eastern part of Berlin between 1949 and 1990. ...


A section of the Berlin Wall has been reconstructed near the spot on Bernauer Straße where the tunnel ended. Two sections of wall run parallel to one another down the street with a strip of no man's land in the middle. A nearby museum documents the history of the Wall. No mans land is a term for a land that is not occupied or more specifically land that is under dispute between parties that wont occupy it because of fear or uncertainty. ...


Wedding today

Today, Wedding is one of the poorest areas of Berlin, with a high unemployment rate of almost 26%. Almost 17% of the population live on social welfare; 27% live below the poverty line.[1] Foreigners make up almost 30% of the population.[2] Low rents accompany the poverty in Wedding so, like many inexpensive areas in large cities, it is home to a vibrant artists' community. Many galleries have been founded by artists to provide a space for themselves and their peers to show their work. World map showing percentage of people living under national poverty lines. ... An 1837 political cartoon about unemployment in the United States. ... ... Look up Artist in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. ...


More than other 19th century working class districts, the original character of Wedding has been preserved. It is said to be a place to find the Schnauze mit Herz (big mouth and big heart) of the working class. However, the spirit is not exclusively German. The multicultural atmosphere is visible in the bilingual shop signs (German and Turkish, or German and Arabic). The buildings of Wedding are relics of European post-war Modernism. Many are monolithic housing blocks. Some old buildings survived the war and urban renewal and still have coal heating. Wedding did not experience the boom and gentrification of the '90s in Berlin. Multiculturalism is a public policy approach for managing cultural diversity in a multiethnic society, officially stressing mutual respect and tolerance for cultural differences within a countrys borders. ... The Arabic language (Arabic: ‎ transliterated: ), or simply Arabic (Arabic: ‎ transliterated: ), is the largest member of the Semitic branch of the Afro-Asiatic language family (classification: South Central Semitic) and is closely related to Hebrew and Aramaic. ... Modern architecture is a broad term given to a number of building styles with similar characteristics, primarily the simplification of form and the elimination of ornament, that first arose around 1900. ... Coal (previously referred to as pitcoal or seacoal) is a fossil fuel extracted from the ground by underground mining or open-pit mining (surface mining). ...


Two green oases mark the borders of the old "red" district. The first is the vast Humboldthain park in the East and the idyllic Plötzensee lake in the Southwest. Volkspark Humboldthain has a rise in the south and one in the north with a sort of valley in between. The main activity is walking. There are picnic grounds and a big outdoor public swimming pool. There are also the remains of a large World War II bunker on the northern edge. After unsuccessful attempts to demolish the behemoth structure, the city decided to turn it into a lookout point. It provides an impressive view, especially to the north. Local technical mountain climbers have converted the northern face of the bunker to a practice climbing wall. Plötzensee is a popular summer hang-out offering lovely sandy beaches and long lawns to relax on. A section of the beach is reserved for nudists. Plötzensee is a lake in Berlin with an area of 7. ... Friends and family gather for a picnic in a public park in Columbus, Ohio, c. ... 50 meter indoor swimming pool A swimming pool, swimming bath, or wading pool is an artificially enclosed body of water intended for recreational or competitive swimming, diving, or for other bathing activities that do not involve swimming, e. ... ...

Some of the content of this article comes from the equivalent German-language wikipedia article (retrieved 3 February, 2005)


Boroughs of Berlin Flag of Berlin
Charlottenburg-Wilmersdorf | Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg | Lichtenberg | Marzahn-Hellersdorf | Mitte | Neukölln | Pankow | Reinickendorf | Spandau | Steglitz-Zehlendorf | Tempelhof-Schöneberg | Treptow-Köpenick
Boroughs prior to 2001
East: Friedrichshain | Hellersdorf | Hohenschönhausen | Köpenick | Lichtenberg | Marzahn | Mitte | Pankow | Prenzlauer Berg | Treptow | Weißensee
West: Charlottenburg | Kreuzberg | Neukölln | Reinickendorf | Schöneberg | Spandau | Steglitz | Tempelhof | Tiergarten | Wedding | Wilmersdorf | Zehlendorf

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Wedding (Berlin) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (766 words)
Wedding is a district in the borough of Mitte, Berlin, Germany and was a separate borough in north-western Berlin until it was fused with Tiergarten and Mitte in 2001.
Because of the politics of the workers in Wedding, it was a target of attacks by the Nazi government in the 1930s.
Wedding was the western terminus of one of the first refugee tunnels dug underneath the Berlin Wall.
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