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Schöneberg
Quarter of Berlin
Town Hall
Town Hall
Coat of arms of Schöneberg
Coat of arms
Country Germany
State Berlin
City Berlin
Borough Tempelhof-Schöneberg
Founded 1264
Elevation
50 m (160 ft)
Population
 (2008-06-30)
 • Total 116,743
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
(nr. 0701) 10777, 10779, 10781, 10783, 10787, 10789, 10823, 10825, 10827, 10829, 12157, 12159, 12161, 12169
Vehicle registration B
Rote Insel2
Rote Insel: Gründerzeit building

Schöneberg is a locality of Berlin. Until Berlin's 2001 administrative reform it was a separate borough including the locality of Friedenau. Together with the former borough of Tempelhof it is now part of the new borough of Tempelhof-Schöneberg.

History

The village was first documented in 1264 by Margrave Otto III of Brandenburg. In 1751 Bohemian weavers founded Neu-Schöneberg also known as Böhmisch-Schöneberg, along the current Hauptstraße.

During the Seven Years' War on 7 October 1760 Schöneberg and its village church were completely destroyed by a fire due to the joint attack on Berlin by Austrian and Russian troops.

Alt & Neu Schöneberg were combined as one entity in 1874 and received town privileges in 1898. In 1920 Schöneberg became a part of Greater Berlin. Its town hall Rathaus Schöneberg was completed in 1914. Subsequent to World War II it served as the city hall of West Berlin until 1991 when the administration of the reunited City of Berlin moved back to the Rotes Rathaus in Mitte.

Notable Individuals

Born in Schöneberg

Dwelt in Schöneberg

  • Hans Baluschek (1870–1935) Ceciliengärten housing estate, 1929-1933
  • August Bebel (1840–1913) Hauptstraße 97
  • Gottfried Benn (1886–1956) Bozener Straße 20
  • David Bowie (1947–2016) Hauptstraße 155, 1976–1978
  • Ferruccio Busoni (1866–1924) Viktoria-Luise-Platz 11, buried in Städtischer Friedhof III cemetery, Friedenau
  • Albert Einstein (1879–1955) Haberlandstraße 5, 1914-1933
  • Hans Fallada (1893–1947) Luitpoldstraße 11
  • Sepp Herberger (1897–1977) Bülowstraße
  • Christopher Isherwood (1904–1986) Nollendorfstraße 17
  • Klaus Kinski (1926–1991) Wartburgstraße 3, from 1930-1944
  • Hildegard Knef (1925–2002) Sedanstraße 68
  • Else Lasker-Schüler (1869–1945) Motzstraße 7
  • Friedrich Naumann (1860-1919) Naumannstrasse
  • Iggy Pop (born 1947) Hauptstraße 155, 1976–1978
  • Rudolf Steiner and Marie Steiner-von Sivers Motzstraße 30, 1903-1923
  • Claire Waldoff (1884–1957) Regensburger Straße 33, 1919–1933
  • Billy Wilder (1906–2002) Viktoria-Luise-Platz 11 from (1927 to 1928)
  • Paul Zech Naumannstraße 78


Coordinates: 52°29′N 13°22′E

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