|Place in Berlin|
Ball fountain on Petersburg Square
Petersburger Strasse ,
|User groups||Pedestrians , cyclists , road traffic|
|Square area||210 × 50 meters|
The St. Petersburg place in Berlin district of Friedrichshain is a rectangular area, extending parallel to the St. Petersburg road between Mühsamstraße and Straßmannstraße located. The place was recorded in the city's development plan as place M of department XIII². On August 4, 1897, like the existing road running along its long side, it was named after the Russian capital of St. Petersburg at the time . It carried this name until it was renamed Kotikowplatz on September 1, 1982.
The square was given its new name on the occasion of the 80th birthday of the recently deceased East Berlin honorary citizen and former city commandant Alexander Kotikow , whose name is known to many East Berliners when he initiated the introduction of a warm lunch for workers and employees in numerous Soviet companies Sector was associated. Since Kotikow had contributed significantly to the political division of Berlin, his honorary citizenship was revoked in 1992. Since December 1, 1991, the square has had its original name again.
The square itself is a small park with a lawn and a relatively large children's playground . The spherical fountain with a large marble ball that represents a stylized globe has been an eye-catcher since 1993 . The fountain releases its water under the marble ball so that the ball is movably supported on a film of water. In the cold season the fountain is switched off; the ball then lies in a stone recess and is protected from the weather by a wooden box.
The Pentecostal Church is located on Petersburger Platz .
- Petersburg square. In: Street name lexicon of the Luisenstädtischer Bildungsverein (near Kaupert )
- Kotikowplatz . In: Luise.
- Dagmar Girra: Berlin's street names - Friedrichshain . Edition Luisenstadt 1996.
- Hans-Jürgen Mende and Kurt Wernicke (eds.): Berlin district lexicon Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg .