Tempelhof-Schöneberg district

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Coat of arms of Tempelhof-Schöneberg
Coat of arms of Berlin
7th district of Berlin
Bezirk Mitte Bezirk Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg Bezirk Pankow Bezirk Charlottenburg-Wilmersdorf Bezirk Spandau Bezirk Steglitz-Zehlendorf Bezirk Tempelhof-Schöneberg Bezirk Neukölln Bezirk Treptow-Köpenick Bezirk Marzahn-Hellersdorf Bezirk Lichtenberg Bezirk Reinickendorf BrandenburgDistricts of the Tempelhof-Schöneberg district
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Coordinates 52 ° 28 ′ 0 ″  N , 13 ° 23 ′ 0 ″  E Coordinates: 52 ° 28 ′ 0 ″  N , 13 ° 23 ′ 0 ″  E.
surface 53.09 km²
Residents 350,984 (Dec. 31, 2019)
Population density 6611 inhabitants / km²
Proportion of foreigners 19.1% (Dec. 31, 2016)
Unemployment rate 7.2% (Nov. 30, 2019)
Post Code 10777, 10779, 10781, 10783, 10787, 10789, 10823, 10825, 10827, 10829, 12099, 12101, 12103, 12105, 12107, 12109, 12157, 12159, 12161, 12169, 12249, 12277, 12279, 12305, 12307, 12309, 14197

Administration address
Schöneberg Town Hall
10825 Berlin
Website berlin.de/ba-tempelhof-schoeneberg
Average age 43.9 years (Dec. 31, 2016)
District key 07
Structure of the district

6 districts

District Mayor Angelika Schöttler ( SPD )
Deputy District Mayor Jörn Oltmann ( Greens )
Allocation of seats ( district assembly )
SPD Green CDU AfD left FDP
15th 13 12 6th 5 4th
Allocation of seats in the BVV

Tempelhof-Schöneberg is the seventh administrative district of Berlin and had 350,984 inhabitants on December 31, 2019.

In 2001 the district was created as part of the administrative reform through the merger of the former Tempelhof and Schöneberg districts. The administrative center is the Schöneberg Town Hall .

The Mercedes-Benz plant in the south of the district is one of the largest private employers in the city of Berlin. A center for the energy industry has established itself at the Südkreuz train station with the EUREF -Quartier.

The Berlin district is known for the Tempelhofer Freiheit (former Tempelhof Airport ) as a local recreation area and for the Schöneberg district with its homosexual scene in the so-called Regenbogenkiez.


The district extends from the southern inner city of Berlin to the southern border of the country. The district is populated very differently. More than a third of the district's population lives in Schöneberg, the most populous district of Tempelhof-Schöneberg. Friedenau is the smallest part of the district (and one of the smallest in Berlin), but the most densely populated part of Berlin.

In 2014 it was decided to swap space with the adjacent Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg district .

Urban area

Tenement house in Friedenau

Land use in the district in 2008:

  • Tempelhof-Schöneberg a total of 5310  ha
  • Building and open space: 3076 hectares (1719 hectares of living space, 538 hectares of commercial and industrial space)
  • Operating area: 27 ha
  • Recreational area: 584 hectares (58 hectares of sports fields and outdoor swimming pools, 527 hectares of green spaces and camping)
  • Traffic area: 1354 hectares (862 hectares of streets, squares and paths, 491 hectares of railway and airfield area)
  • Agricultural area: 60 ha
  • Forest area: 48 ha
  • Water surface: 42 ha
  • Land for other uses: 118 ha (117 ha cemeteries)
  • Leisure areas: 172 children's playgrounds (406,145 m²), 7 indoor, outdoor and summer swimming pools (8,493 m²), 115 sports facilities (343,864 m²), 1 trotting track (261,673 m²)


Radio house of the station Deutschlandradio
Ullsteinhaus in Tempelhof
Concert in the Columbiahalle, 2013
District and locations Area (km²) Residents
December 31, 2019
per square kilometer
0701 Schöneberg 10.60 123.075 11,611
Berlin Friedenau Schöneberg Tempelhof Mariendorf Marienfelde Lichtenrade BrandenburgDistricts of the Tempelhof-Schöneberg district
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0702 Friedenau 1.65 28,263 17.129
Berlin Friedenau Schöneberg Tempelhof Mariendorf Marienfelde Lichtenrade BrandenburgDistricts of the Tempelhof-Schöneberg district
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0703 Tempelhof 12.20 62,248 5.102
Berlin Friedenau Schöneberg Tempelhof Mariendorf Marienfelde Lichtenrade BrandenburgDistricts of the Tempelhof-Schöneberg district
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0704 Mariendorf 9.38 53.094 5,660
Berlin Friedenau Schöneberg Tempelhof Mariendorf Marienfelde Lichtenrade BrandenburgDistricts of the Tempelhof-Schöneberg district
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0705 Marienfelde 9.15 32,349 3,535
Berlin Friedenau Schöneberg Tempelhof Mariendorf Marienfelde Lichtenrade BrandenburgDistricts of the Tempelhof-Schöneberg district
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0706 Lichtenrade 10.10 51,955 5,144
Berlin Friedenau Schöneberg Tempelhof Mariendorf Marienfelde Lichtenrade BrandenburgDistricts of the Tempelhof-Schöneberg district
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City quarters and squares

Akazienstrasse in Schöneberg


Pond in Lichtenrade





With the formation of Greater Berlin on October 1st, 1920, Schöneberg lost its independence and from then on, together with Friedenau, formed the 11th Berlin administrative district Schöneberg . The Tempelhof district was formed in the same year as the 13th administrative district from the communities of Tempelhof, Mariendorf (excluding the southern end ), Marienfelde and Lichtenrade, which had previously belonged to the Teltow district .

The building of the Berlin Chamber Court was the seat of the People's Court during the National Socialist era . During the division of Germany it was the seat of the Allied Control Council .

Speech by JF Kennedy, 1963

The Schöneberg district belonged to the American Sector of Berlin (West Berlin) from 1945 to 1990 . In the Schöneberg Town Hall during had division of Berlin , the Berlin House of Representatives (until 1993) and the Senate of West Berlin based.

The town hall and the streets leading to it were the place of many rallies and the state visit of the US President John F. Kennedy . There he gave his speech in 1963 with the famous quote " I am a Berliner ".

Since 2001

On July 11, 2000, the district offices of Schöneberg and Tempelhof decided in a joint meeting that the district formed from the previous districts of Schöneberg and Tempelhof on January 1, 2001 should be named Tempelhof-Schöneberg : “The district offices consider it appropriate to give the district created by law on January 1, 2001, with the name of the larger area in terms of population and area, the double name 'Tempelhof-Schöneberg'. "


District population pyramid, 2010

As of December 31, 2019, the Tempelhof-Schöneberg district had 350,984 inhabitants on an area of ​​53.1 square kilometers. As a result, the population density on the cut-off date was 6,611 inhabitants per square kilometer, which is above the Berlin-wide average.

In 2016, the proportion of foreigners was 19.1%, while the overall proportion of the population with a migration background was 35.0%. The unemployment rate in the district was 7.2% in November 2019. In 2016, the median age of the population was 43.9 years.

In 2018, the average monthly net household income of the residents in the district was 2025 euros. The income thus corresponded exactly to the Berlin-wide average and was around 5 percent lower than the average disposable household income in Germany.


The clinic with the highest birth rates in Germany is located in Tempelhof-Schöneberg. In 2019, 4,330 children were born in St. Joseph Hospital .



Burmester loudspeakers in a convertible

The Burmester Audio Systems GmbH was founded in Schöneberg and is known as a manufacturer of premium audio components.

The Mercedes-Benz plant in Marienfelde, founded in 1902, is one of the largest industrial employers in Berlin. Around 2500 employees are employed there. The plant belongs to Daimler AG .

Tempelhof, the baked goods company produces Bahlsen from Hannover in the Oberlandstraße . In addition, a factory outlet is offered at the location.

Procter & Gamble also produces blades and other shaving supplies under the brand name Gillette in Oberlandstrasse .


The KaDeWe

The Kaufhaus des Westens (KaDeWe) on Schöneberger Wittenbergplatz is a department store with an upscale range and luxury goods . It is one of the most famous department stores in Europe and, with around 60,000 square meters of retail space, is the largest department store in Germany .

The adjacent Tauentzienstrasse , or Tauentzien for short in Berlin , forms the extension of Kurfürstendamm and is one of the most expensive locations in Germany. Tauentzienstrasse is one of the busiest shopping streets in the city.

In Tempelhof there is also a shopping and business center on Tempelhofer Damm between Alt-Tempelhof and Ordensmeisterstraße . The shopping center of the same name was opened at Tempelhofer Hafen in 2009 .

Energy industry

The EUREF campus

The European Energy Forum ( EUREF ) is located in the Schöneberg district. The campus around the Gasometer Schöneberg is a location for companies in the fields of energy, sustainability and mobility. This is where GASAG's headquarters are located .

Media economy

The headquarters of Deutschlandradio in Schöneberg is important in the media industry . Sony Music Entertainment will operate its German headquarters in the district from 2020.

Springer Nature , one of the world's top-selling book publishing groups, has set up its office near the Südkreuz train station.


In 2012, of the 30,862 craft businesses based in Berlin, a total of 2,859 were registered in Tempelhof-Schöneberg.


Entrance hall in the Südkreuz train station

Private transport

The motorways A 100 and A 103 as well as the federal highways B 1 , B 96 and B 101 run through the Tempelhof-Schöneberg district. The planned rapid cycle connection Teltow Canal Route should also run through Tempelhof-Schöneberg.

The district became known in 2015 for the establishment of Germany's first so-called meeting zone in the area of ​​Maaßenstraße. However, the project is considered to have failed.

Public transport

The S-Bahn lines S1, S2, S25, S41, S42, S45 and S46 as well as the underground lines U1 , U2 , U3 , U4 , U6 , U7 and U9 run through the district.

The Südkreuz train station in Schöneberg has a direct connection to the long-distance and regional trains of Deutsche Bahn . The station is served by the ICE line Hamburg - Berlin - Leipzig - Munich , among others .


The district courts of Schöneberg and Tempelhof-Kreuzberg as well as the tax offices of Schöneberg and Tempelhof are responsible for the district.

District Assembly

Election to the district assembly in 2016
Turnout: 64.1%
Gains and losses
compared to 2011
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The election for the District Assembly (BVV) Tempelhof-Schöneberg on September 18, 2016 resulted in the following distribution of seats: SPD 15, Greens 13, CDU 12, Linke 5, FDP 4 and AfD 6 seats.

District Office

District Councilor Political party Department
Angelika Schöttler , District Mayor SPD Finance, human resources and business development
Jörn Oltmann,
Deputy District Mayor
Green Urban development and construction
Christiane Heiss Green Citizens' services, public order office, road and green space office
Matthias Steuckardt CDU Education, culture and social issues
Oliver Schworck SPD Youth, the environment, health, school and sport

District Mayor

Term of office Surname Political party
January 1, 2001 - December 19, 2001 Dieter Hapel CDU
December 19, 2001 - November 23, 2011 Ekkehard band SPD
since November 23, 2011 Angelika Schöttler SPD

The Tempelhof-Schöneberg district is represented at the state level in the Council of Mayors and in the Resource Management Working Group .

Bundestag elections

In federal elections , the district forms constituency 81 Berlin-Tempelhof - Schöneberg .
The current constituency member is Jan-Marco Luczak (CDU), who won the direct mandate in the 2009 Bundestag election (32.5%), the 2013 Bundestag election (35.0%), and the 2017 Bundestag election (28.9%).

coat of arms

Coat of arms of borough Tempelhof-Schoeneberg.svg

Today's coat of arms was awarded on March 25, 2003 by the Berlin Senate .

Description of the coat of arms: In the shield, split by a green silver-gold rod, above a green arched base with a central dome, a floating red cross with widened ends, behind a striding red deer. A red three-tower wall crown rests on the shield , the central tower of which is covered with the Berlin coat of arms .

Reasons for the coat of arms: The coat of arms of the Tempelhof-Schöneberg district combines the coats of arms of the former Tempelhof and Schöneberg districts in a split shield. The front field with the Templar cross refers to the founders of Tempelhof . The red stag in the back field is borrowed from Schöneberg's coat of arms, which formerly jumped in a double-facing form on a green Dreiberg - the crown of the wall is the connecting element of all Berlin districts .

Town twinning

Schöneberg Town Hall , seat of the mayor of Tempelhof-Schöneberg

The district maintains the following city ​​partnerships :

International Amstelveen , Netherlands London Borough of Barnet , United Kingdom Charenton-le-Pont , Département Val-de-Marne , France Koszalin , Poland Levallois-Perret , France Mezitli , District of the city of Mersin , Turkey Nahariya , Israel
United KingdomUnited Kingdom 



Directorate 4 of the Berlin State Police is responsible for the Tempelhof-Schöneberg and Steglitz-Zehlendorf districts. At the Südkreuz train station, the federal police take over border protection tasks.


HWR campus in Schöneberg





Sacred buildings


The Metropol

The Columbiahalle in Tempelhof is a venue for pop and rock concerts. The hall offers space for up to 3500 visitors.

The Metropol on Nollendorfplatz, formerly also known as the Neues Schauspielhaus , is a versatile event space. Concerts and various events such as privately organized galas or high school graduation celebrations take place here.

The district operates the Leo Kestenberg Music School named after Leo Kestenberg with the Tempelhof Symphony Orchestra (SOT).

The district is also home to the ufaFabrik cultural center and the Urban Nation , which is known beyond the city limits ; an exhibition house for contemporary urban art.

Markets and festivals

The weekly market on Winterfeldplatz takes place every Saturday. The pumpkin festival is celebrated once a year in Schöneberger Akazienstrasse.

In December, at Christmas time, numerous gospel concerts take place in the Apostle Paulus Church every year. Since the 1990s the church has developed into a center for church and gospel music.

Scene life

Maassenstrasse at night

In the Nollendorfkiez around Fuggerstraße , Motzstraße and Nollendorfplatz there are numerous pubs, bars and shops that are mainly aimed at a homosexual audience. Every year on a weekend in June or July the Lesbian-Gay City Festival takes place in this part of Berlin, which attracts hundreds of thousands of visitors from all over the world with a mixture of information stands for same-sex groups, show stages, as well as snack bars and sales stands.

Already in the Roaring Twenties , the Kiez was considered an area with a dense infrastructure and cultural offerings for homosexual and transsexual people. The quarter is characterized by partially completely preserved streets from the Wilhelminian era and imperial jewelery squares such as Winterfeldplatz or Viktoria-Luise-Platz .


(sorted chronologically)

The district in art

The autobiographical novel Lebwohl, Berlin by the British author Christopher Isherwood , who lived for two and a half years at Nollendorfstrasse 17, where a large part of the plot of the book takes place. The novel was, among other things, the template for the musical Cabaret . Parts of the film Himmel über Berlin by Wim Wenders were shot in Schöneberg.


The Berlin ePrix , a Formula E motorsport race , was held on the Tempelhofer Feld in 2015 and 2017 . One of the traditional horse racing tracks in Germany is the Mariendorf harness racing track . The German Trotter Derby has been held there every year since 1895 .

The Olympic Sports Club Berlin is one of the largest sports clubs in Tempelhof-Schöneberg with around 2500 members. The club has brought seven Olympic medals, 37 medals at world and European championships as well as world games and over 280 German championships to Berlin.

There were at least 15 yoga studios in the Tempelhof-Schöneberg district in 2017 .

The Schöneberg Sports Center is one of the largest indoor swimming pools in Berlin. Competitions in different disciplines of swimming are held here. The Stadtbad Schöneberg is one of the well-known indoor pools in the leisure sector.

Since the opening of the Tempelhofer Feld, many Berliners have been using the large areas of the park as an individual training and practice area. Kiteboarders and wind skaters have free space there to practice their sport.

See also


  • District Office Tempelhof-Schöneberg, Urban Development Office, Department of Surveying and Geoinformation (Ed.): Tempelhof-Schöneberg, streets - squares - bridges, their origin, meaning and renaming. 1st edition, 2012.

Web links

Commons : District Tempelhof-Schöneberg  - Album with pictures, videos and audio files
Wiktionary: Tempelhof-Schöneberg  - explanations of meanings, word origins, synonyms, translations

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    Birgitt Eltzel: The KaDeWe is being lifted. Karstadt Group wants to convert Germany's most famous department store
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