Mainzer Strasse (Berlin-Wilmersdorf)

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Mainzer Strasse
coat of arms
Street in Berlin
Mainzer Strasse
View towards Koblenzer Strasse
Basic data
place Berlin
District Wilmersdorf
Created before 1874
Hist. Names Baiernstrasse
Cross streets Weimar Street,
Livonian Street
User groups Pedestrian traffic , bicycle traffic , car traffic
Technical specifications
Street length 410 m

The Mainzer Strasse in the district of Wilmersdorf in Berlin runs from Koblenz's road to the federal court and crosses about halfway the Weimar road.

The street between the now filled in Wilmersdorfer See and the southern part of the Ringbahn near the U and S-Bahn stations Bundesplatz and running in a direct east-west direction existed between Weimarschen Strasse (later: Weimarian Strasse) and Kaiserplatz (today: Bundesplatz ) already before 1874. At that time it was called Baiernstrasse until around 1876, after what is now the Free State of Bavaria . The spelling of today's Free State of Bavaria was officially changed in 1825, but the spelling of Baiernstrasse was retained until it was renamed. Then it was after from the wars of liberation known Prussian General Adolf von Lutzow in Lützowstraße renamed. It carried this name until 1890. During the “building boom” during the founding period , around 1900 the street was extended westwards to Koblenzer Straße (then spelled Coblenzer Straße ).

In 1890 the current name was given. This name was given to the street after Kaiser Wilhelm I , who was governor of Mainz fortress in 1858 until he became King of Prussia in 1861. All street names around Kaiserplatz at that time refer to it, such as the Wilhelmsaue. From 1850 to 1858, Prince Wilhelm had previously been Prussian Governor General in Koblenz , which gave rise to the naming of Koblenzer Strasse.

Weimar Street, which is crossed by Mainzer Street, was named after Augusta , the wife of Wilhelm I, who came from the Sachsen-Weimar family. Augustastraße (today: Blissestraße), which runs parallel to Koblenzer Straße, was named after her. At the intersection of Mainzer and Weimarische Strasse, one of the six Wilmersdorf weekly markets was held twice a week until September 4, 2017 .

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Coordinates: 52 ° 28 ′ 50 ″  N , 13 ° 19 ′ 26 ″  E