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Coordinates: 52 ° 24 '  N , 13 ° 16'  E

Basic data
State : Brandenburg
County : Potsdam-Mittelmark
Height : 39 m above sea level NHN
Area : 21.6 km 2
Residents: 26,902 (Dec. 31, 2019)
Population density : 1245 inhabitants per km 2
Postal code : 14513
Area code : 03328
License plate : PM
Community key : 12 0 69 616
City structure: 2 districts

City administration address :
Marketplace 1–3
14513 Teltow
Website :
Mayor : Thomas Schmidt ( SPD )
Location of the city of Teltow in the Potsdam-Mittelmark district
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Teltow [ 'tɛltoː , listen ? / i ] is the most populous city in the Brandenburg district of Potsdam-Mittelmark with around 27,000 inhabitants . It is located on the south-western outskirts of Berlin . Audio file / audio sample

The place Teltow was first mentioned in a document from Margrave Otto III. mentioned in 1265 and was also recorded in Charles IV's land register in 1375 . Teltow's landmark is the town church of St. Andreas , located in the old town , whose origins go back to the 12th century. After the opening of the Teltow Canal in 1906, the small agricultural town developed into an industrial town. The Teltower call their city itself also Rübchenstadt according to Teltow turnips , one for over 300 years, some attached to Teltow turnip .

After reunification in 1990, the industrial and economic development and the importance as a residential city were promoted by the proximity to Berlin. The old town of Teltow was largely renovated between 1994 and 2011 and has been a listed building since 1997 .


Location on the city limits of Berlin

Teltow is bounded in the north by the Teltow Canal , only at the bridge to Kleinmachnow does the urban area protrude a little over the Teltow Canal to the north. In the north is the Berlin district of Steglitz-Zehlendorf , in the east and south Großbeeren , in the west Stahnsdorf and in the north-west Kleinmachnow. The distance from Teltow to downtown Potsdam is around 17 kilometers, and that to Berlin-Mitte is around 20 kilometers.

The total area of ​​the city is divided into the following types of use:

Floor space
in total
Forest water Settlement and
traffic areas
2154 ha 1039 ha 159 hectares 33 ha 820 ha
100% 48.2% 7.4% 1.5% 38.1%


Natural location of the Teltow

Teltow is on the ground moraine plateau Teltow , which occupies the southwestern part of Berlin and the adjacent part of Brandenburg. This ground moraine was formed in the last ice age, the Vistula Ice Age , about 21,000 years ago. In the Bäketal the water currents formed a particularly agitated relief with small-scale chains of boulder clay and meltwater channels, which are now interspersed with ponds and ponds . This relatively loose deposit from a geological point of view and the stream channel preformed by the Bäke made the construction of the Teltow Canal much easier. The canal almost completely follows the original Bäke.

The Buschgraben is a narrow ice age meltwater channel on the southwestern edge of Berlin. The southern part runs in a north-south direction between Berlin-Zehlendorf and Kleinmachnow and flows northwest of Teltow into the Teltow Canal. In Teltow there are two small bodies of water, the Röthepfuhl and the Grimmspfuhl, that have arisen from dead ice holes .


Climate diagram (nearest weather station Kleinmachnow)

Teltow has a temperate climate , which is influenced from the north and west by the Atlantic climate and from the east by the continental climate . Extreme weather such as storms, heavy hail or above-average snowfall are rare.

The mean annual rainfall of 551.2 mm is less than the national average of around 800 mm. Most of the precipitation falls in the summer months from June to August with a peak of 69 mm in June. The lowest precipitation falls in October with 33 mm. The sun shines an average of 1618 hours per year. The average annual temperature is 9.0 ° C.

City structure

The town of Teltow includes the district of Ruhlsdorf and the residential areas Birkengrund, Seehof, Sigridshorst and Städtlersiedlung.



According to Gerhard Schlimpert, the name Teltow goes back either to the Germanic river name Telte , an alternative name for the Bäke river, or to the geographical name Tilithi . In the first-mentioned etymological variant, the Teltow would originally have referred to the area around the Bäke as "Land an der Telte" . Telte would either be the original name of the Bäke (whose name simply means "Bach") or it was due to a later renaming of this brook. The river name Telte, for its part, is perhaps to be linked with the Germanic root * tel- "spalten"; however, in Hans Bahlow's lexicon of place names, the meaning “swamp, moder” is found for numerous place and river names with Tel- (including Tellmer , near Lüneburg, Telandros in Asia Minor, Telavius in Dalmatia , Telonno in Liguria ).

Another derivation connects the Teltow with the name of the Saxon Tilithigaus (or Gau Tilithi ) on the Weser and its mouths Nordertill , Ostertill and Westertill , which are later also known as "Oster Telte" and "Wester Telte". Schlimpert also sees a possible relationship with the Mecklenburg Teldau near Hagenow . Should the name Tilithi form the origin of Teltow , the origin of the first component remains uncertain, while * -ithi was a common place name ending which, in the sense of a collective morpheme, indicates the accumulation of a phenomenon.

In the following, the landscape name Teltow was probably transferred to the place Teltow. The suffix -ow is probably a borrowing from the Slavic word Teltova , which was added to the original Germanic root Telte during the time of Slavic settlement . As a result, Teltow would then “most likely mean the 'Land on the Telte'”. The ending -ow can also be of Germanic origin and should then be attached to the names ending in -au . Derivation of the entire name Teltow from the Slavic tele for “calf” or “calf meadow” and other attempts to clarify the term in the literature are to be viewed as very unlikely, according to Gerhard Schlimpert.

Early history and the Middle Ages

Like large parts of the geologically young surface of the Margraviate of Brandenburg , the Bäketal was largely swampy, but like many river valleys it was a preferred settlement area. The location of Teltow on the Schönower See , which was later drained by the construction of the Teltow Canal, offered natural protection and enough space for a larger settlement. In the urban area of ​​Teltow there are archaeological finds that suggest that 300 to 400 years BC. BC settlements existed. After the Suebi , the Elbe-Germanic branch of the Semnones , left their homeland on the Havel and Spree during the migration of peoples in the 4th and 5th centuries , Slavic tribes moved into the presumably largely empty area in the late 7th and 8th centuries .

Memorial plaque with the Latin text of the document from April 12, 1265 in front of the town church of St. Andrew

The Slavic period came to an end with the founding of the Mark Brandenburg by the Ascan Albrecht I in 1157 and the subsequent expansion of the German state to the east. In the course of the settlement policy of the Ascanian margraves , further parts of the Bäketal were opened up. The areas of Barnim and Teltow through which the Spree flows and which correspond to the Slavic landscape of Zpriauuani , are mentioned for the first time in a document of the Ascan princes from 1232. The city of Teltow was first mentioned in a document from Margrave Otto III. of April 6, 1265 mentioned, which gave the city guild rights. The city remained under Ascanian rule as an immediate city ​​for only a few decades , since it fell to the Bishop of Brandenburg and thus to the Brandenburg Monastery in 1299 to repay a debt of 300 silver marks to the bishopric of Brandenburg . The city remained part of the bishopric until it became part of the Electorate of Brandenburg . Due to the lack of proximity to important trade routes, the city of Teltow increasingly sank into insignificance over the next 250 years or so. The seal of the city of Teltow in 1337 shows an eagle shield of the margraves of Brandenburg surrounded by oak branches with the signature "S (igillum) civitatis Teltowe". Teltow was listed in Charles IV's land register in 1375 . At that time Teltow consisted of about 120 families who lived from agriculture, cattle breeding, brewing and handicrafts. The main trades were linen weavers, tailors, shoemakers, wheelwright, joiners, carpenters and blacksmiths.

Nobles, clergymen and citizens founded the religious brotherhood Der Kaland before 1300 in Teltow as in other cities of the Mark . The calender society included men and women. They met on the first day of the month, held prayer and did social work. Hans von Berne was accepted into the caland as liege judge in 1438 . In 1468 Teltow came under the feudal rule of the von Schwanebeck family .

Teltow in the Hochstift Brandenburg

Modern times to 1900

With the passage of the Bishop Matthias von Jagow and Lehnrichters Joachim von Schwanebeck to Lutheranism which ended on October 31, 1539 Kaland . In 1571, after the Reformation , rulership of the city returned to the Elector. At the same time, the city was placed under the administration of the Ziesar Domain Office with its seat in the Ziesar Castle . The plague raged in Teltow in 1566, later the plague claimed its victims again in 1612, 1626, 1631 and 1638.

Since the houses were mostly made of wood and covered with straw or shingles , Teltow was not spared from city ​​fires . There were fires in 1612, 1643 and 1673. On June 16, 1711, after a major fire in the town, only the noble Wilmersdorfsche Hof , the rectory and a bathhouse remained. King Friedrich I waived the rent of the citizens for three years and supported the reconstruction with timber donations. On August 17, 1801 there was another fire in the town, in which 30 houses, the Andreas Church, the town hall, the school and the Ritterhof burned down.

During the Thirty Years War Teltow was looted in 1631, 1634, 1637 and 1640 . As a result of the war, Teltow was depopulated in 1652 and only had 27  farmers and 39  gardeners . Until 1737 the old town was surrounded by double ramparts planted with oaks. Teltow did not have a fortified castle or city wall. In the east, the wall was broken through by the Berliner Tor and the Machnower Tor (later Potsdamer Tor ). Teltow was on the trade route Wittenberg - Saarmund - Berlin - Kölln , which led over a headland through the marshy terrain to a Spree crossing. The gates were used to control traffic and were removed in 1816.

The development in Teltow was determined for several centuries by the Schwanebeck and von Wilmersdorf families , until 1808 the Stein-Hardenberg reforms brought about a new city ​​structure . A central point of the reforms was the ability of citizens to participate by introducing self-government in provinces, districts and municipalities. After 1813, the citizens of Teltow were able to take part in decisions through a self-elected magistrate . In 1815 Teltow rose to become the district town of the newly formed Teltow district . From 1819 on, the district office had its seat on Ritterstrasse, which was relocated to Berlin in 1870.

Run of the Bäke and Teltower See (1780)

On August 23, 1813 , the Swedish heir to the throne Bernadotte commanded the Swedish and Russian troops in the battle of Großbeeren from a small hill on the southeastern edge of Ruhlsdorf . The Bernadotte linden tree stands here to commemorate this event . The battle was part of the Wars of Liberation , the defeat of the French prevented a renewed advance of the Napoleonic troops into Berlin and ended the French rule in the Mark.

On the south-eastern bank of the former Teltower See , Gut Seehof was built from 1856 onwards and between 1872 and 1890 the Seehof villa colony, a bathing establishment and a spa facility. Later the Teltow Canal was built right through the lake. The canalization led to the drying up of the rest of the Teltower See.

Lock construction and industrialization

Listed lock Kleinmachnow

The construction of the Teltow Canal from 1901 to 1906 and the Kleinmachnow lock was an important initial spark for the industrialization of the city. At the same time, the lock was considered a major attraction for Berlin weekenders. During the construction of the canal, a porcelain factory was founded in 1904, which from 1908 onwards produces insulators for electrical products under the Dralowid trademark . In 1911 a test airfield was built on Großbeerener Weg , from which training flights between Teltow and Johannisthal were carried out. The flights were stopped in 1918 because of the Versailles Peace Treaty .

Car of the former tram line 96

Before that, the steam tram line from Groß-Lichterfelde ( Anhalter Bahn ) to Teltow was inaugurated in 1888 and in 1901 the Teltow station on the Anhalter Bahn was opened. The Teltower Kreisbahnen originated on April 1, 1906, when the then Teltow district bought two tram companies. The tram from Berlin-Lichterfelde-Seehof-Teltow-Stahnsdorf-Kleinmachnow (lock) formed part of it. Since 1999, a tram railcar built in 1929 has been a reminder of the former tram line 96 on the edge of Potsdamer Strasse . The car was relocated to Kleinmachnow on June 13, 2009 on permanent loan from the city of Teltow in order to serve as an information center for the former tram line in the immediate vicinity of the Kleinmachnow lock. In 1909 Teltow got a port with a siding of the Teltower Railway . With the founding of Greater Berlin in 1920 and the amalgamation of all local trams, the independence of the Teltower Kreisbahnen ended . The city of Teltow gave up the electric tram and the industrial railway with effect from October 1, 1920. On April 16, 1921, the new city of Berlin took over operations.

With the onset of the global economic crisis , the porcelain factory had to merge with Steatit-Magnesia AG from Berlin in 1929 due to its difficult economic situation . The Dralowid factory was established in 1929 as the successor to the porcelain production that was discontinued in 1931 . The name stood for Dra ht lo se Wi resistors, the main product of the company. In the years 1929 to 1937, the built-up areas in the Seehof and Sigridshorst districts on both sides of Mahlower and Ruhlsdorfer Strasse and Iserstrasse were expanded considerably.

Second World War

During the Second World War , the armaments company Ernst Heinkel Flugzeugwerke (today Heinkel Systemservice for Energy Systems ) used forced laborers in Berlin-Reinickendorf . In Ruhlsdorf there was a camp for civilian forced laborers whose inmates also had to work for the Curt von Grueber Maschinenbauanstalt company (now Teltomat Maschinenbau GmbH ) in Teltow. The Dralowid plant was converted to armaments products at the end of 1939. The company produced fuses for grenades and bombs, including the V1 and V2 weapons. In the summer of 1940 French prisoners of war arrived for forced labor at the Dralowid plant. By February 1943, the plant received 157 Polish and Soviet women for forced labor. At the end of 1944 there were around 300 women workers.

During the Second World War, large parts of the city were destroyed by air raids in 1943 . From the original Teltow only the old town center is preserved today. Shortly before the end of the war in April 1945, hundreds of citizens were killed as a result of the immediate effects of the war, all the Teltow Canal bridges were blown up and the public transport facilities were destroyed. After the invasion of the Red Army , Albert Wiebach was appointed mayor.

Divided Germany

Knesebeck Bridge with a view of Teltow, 1955

Max Malecki (1949) and Herbert Pucher (1952) were the first two first secretaries of the SED district leadership in Teltow. On the basis of the administrative reform in the GDR , the Teltow district was dissolved in 1952 and Teltow was assigned to the Potsdam district in the newly formed Potsdam district . During the time of the Soviet occupation zone and the GDR, there was a considerable loss of population until 1961. After the Wall was built in 1961, the Teltow Canal on the northern Teltow district border formed the border to West Berlin . In the east of Teltow, the wall bounded the districts of Seehof and Sigridshorst. In the residential areas near the border with West Berlin, after the building of the Wall, “mainly well-deserved SED comrades and others who were loyal to the line” were settled. The regime assumed that they would not flee the republic . The residential development on the border was only accessible under strict access restrictions. In the attempt to get from the GDR over the Wall to West Berlin, there were three victims of the Wall in Teltow, Hans-Jürgen Starrost , Klaus Garten and Roland Hoff .

Shift change in VEB equipment and control works, 1967

An important event for the development of Teltow was the founding of Askania Feinmechanik und Optik GmbH in January 1946 , which developed systems for the automation of industrial processes. In 1948 Askania, like all larger companies, became public property VEB Mechanik Askania Teltow and in 1954 it was renamed VEB Geräte- und Steuerungwerke Teltow (GRW Teltow). In 1962, by a resolution of the Economics Council, GRW Teltow was given nationwide responsibility for operating, measurement, control and regulation technology ( BMSR technology ) in the GDR. The company grew to around 12,000 employees in the 1970s and was the center of automation technology in the GDR.

The second large industrial company in Teltow was VEB Electronic Components “Carl v. Ossietzky ” (CvO), which arose from the transfer of the Dralowid plant in 1948 to VEB Dralowid and the renaming in 1953 to VEB plant for components of communications technology“ Carl von Ossietzky ” (WBN). Up until 1955, 30 million sheet resistors were handcrafted each year. In the following decades, up to 1989, the production number could be increased to three million resistors per day. In 1951, the WBN gave the go-ahead for the development of the new semiconductor technology industry in the GDR with initial research on semiconductors. Under the direction of Matthias Falter, the employees of the WBN research department produced the first samples of high-end transistors in 1953.

Urban planning in the 1960s envisaged a comprehensive demolition of the inner city redevelopment area and an almost completely new structure of row buildings . Only the church, the cinema and part of the Kuppelmayrschen settlement were to be preserved. In the 1980s, a process of rethinking began in Teltow. Initially, individual objects were placed under monument protection, and in 1986 parts of the old town were declared area monuments.

Alongside the commercial development, new areas for residential construction were opened up and developed: 1961 to 1965 the Neue Wohnstadt , 1970 the laying of the foundation stone for the Bodestrasse residential complex in the river district; 1987 to 1989 the residential area Ruhlsdorfer Platz, 2005 the Musikerviertel, 2006 the construction site Mühlendorf with 442 single-family, semi-detached and terraced houses possible in the final stage. At the end of 2008 Teltow had 21 residential areas.

Recent past

Five days after the fall of the Berlin Wall on November 9, 1989, the Philipp-Müller-Allee border crossing point (named after the communist Philipp Müller , today Lichterfelder Allee ) was opened to Lichterfelde . The West had closed this crossing to vehicle traffic after the Ministry of State Security had kidnapped the lawyer Walter Linse over this border crossing via Teltow to East Berlin and later to Moscow, where he was executed in December 1953. On June 23, 1990, around 29 years after the Wall was built, the rebuilt Knesebeck Bridge to Schönow was opened.

Market square and Protestant town church St. Andreas

In 1993 the city ​​administration came to the conclusion that the old town had lost its function as a former city center and was not in a position to become a structurally intact and functional district again on its own. Therefore, the old town was declared a redevelopment area in 1994 . The entire old town has been a listed building since June 1997. The urban renewal should essentially be completed by 2011. The master plan last updated in 2004 contains more detailed explanations of the status of the renovation and detailed information on the development and action concepts. Between 1992 and 2007, around eleven million euros from the federal / state program for urban development were invested in the old town . A further five to six million euros are to be used by 2011. Almost half of the funds went into the renovation of buildings, around a quarter was used for the renovation and redesign of streets, paths and squares.

The first reconstructed object was the oldest house from 1711 in Hohen Steinweg 13 in 1994 , which today houses the local history museum. This was followed by the new town hall and the historic town hall in 2005, the new town hall with town center in 2007 and the renovation of the exterior of St. Andrew's Church in 2008.

Ruhlsdorf became a district of Teltow in 1994. The citizens had decided in a referendum with 61.3% for the incorporation to Teltow.

After 1990 the principle of return before compensation was applied by the then federal government (see open property issues ). Apartments and land were under compulsory state administration in the GDR, which was the rule for so-called western land. The disputes between the owners, who got the rights to their land and houses back, and the tenants made a lot of headlines in the Sabersky case : A legal dispute has been going on since 1990 over the ownership structure of around 1000 properties north of Lichterfelder Allee in Teltow-Seehof, one of the largest property retransfer cases in Germany. In 1870/1871 the Jewish merchant Max Sabersky and his brother bought the 84 hectare Seehof estate. After the National Socialists came to power , they sold the property between 1933 and 1939. In essence, there is a dispute about whether the Saberskys had to forcibly sell the land because they were Jews, or whether they did so voluntarily as merchants. This led to several legal proceedings before the Federal Administrative Court . Many of today's property owners have come to an individual agreement with the community of heirs. Individual pieces of land were returned to the Sabersky heirs. The dispute continues over four hectares of green and forest land owned by the city of Teltow.

Population development

The character of a tranquil agricultural town on the outskirts of Berlin was preserved until the early 1900s. The population was below 3,000. The Teltow Canal, opened in 1906, made Teltow an industrial city. The population increased from around 2,900 at the turn of the century to 12,100 in 1939.

After the Second World War, the large companies VEB equipment and control works Teltow and VEB Electronic Components "Carl von Ossietzky" were established , and the population grew from 11,600 in 1950 to 15,300 in 1971. The considerable loss of population due to flight until 1961 was increased by the influx Citizens more than balanced.

After reunification, the population remained at a constant level until 1996. Due to the increased clarification of return claims from previous owners and the attractive location of Teltow on the outskirts of Berlin, there has been a population increase of around 35 percent from the mid-1990s to today. Expression of this new settlement is z. B. the Mühlendorf housing estate , which was built directly to the southwest of the S-Bahn in the early 2000s . Teltow received its most recent boost as a place to work and, above all, to live in 2005 when it was connected to the Berlin S-Bahn network with the Teltow Stadt S-Bahn station on the S25.

On September 29, 2016, according to the Teltow residents' registration office, the number of 26,000 residents was exceeded. On April 1, 2019, the population was 27,231.

The figures in the table are based on data from the Berlin-Brandenburg Statistics Office .

year Residents
1875 2,397
1890 2,902
1910 4.124
1925 5,434
1933 8,360
1939 12,131
1946 10,950
1950 11,615
year Residents
1964 13,081
1971 15,330
1981 14,990
1985 14,472
1989 15,089
1990 14,805
1991 14,821
1992 14,722
1993 15,478
1994 15,567
year Residents
1995 15,576
1996 15,488
1997 16,021
1998 16,593
1999 17,343
2000 17,938
2001 18,445
2002 18,841
2003 19,188
2004 19,541
year Residents
2005 19,972
2006 20,315
2007 20,658
2008 21,226
2009 21,904
2010 22,538
2011 22,716
2012 23,449
2013 24,031
2014 24,609
year Residents
2015 25,483
2016 25,667
2017 25,761
2018 25,825
2019 26,902

Territory of the respective year, number of inhabitants: as of December 31 (from 1991), from 2011 based on the 2011 census


The territorial extent of the Mark Brandenburg at the end of the 12th century did not correspond to today's area, but consisted only of the Altmark , the eastern Havelland and the Zauche . In the following 150 years, the Ascani succeeded in expanding the Mark Brandenburg to the Oder . During the gradual expansion to the east over the river line Havel - Nuthe in den Teltow, the monks of the Cistercian and Dominican orders flanked the Ascanian settlement policy with the Christianization of the remaining Slavs and their church buildings.

In 1539 the Elector of Brandenburg Joachim II introduced the Reformation . The conversion of Brandenburg to Lutheranism in April of that year was prepared in Teltow with the Teltow unification . After that, Brandenburg was a predominantly Protestant region for centuries. The Lutheran creed was predominant alongside the Reformed Church .

Ev. City Church of St. Andrew


Due to the construction of the Wall, the parishes of the former parish of Zehlendorf in the GDR were combined in 1962 in the newly founded parish of Teltow . After the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1998, the parishes of the Teltow parish merged with the Zehlendorf parish . Around 154,000 people live in the merged church district of Teltow-Zehlendorf , two thirds of them in the Zehlendorf part and one third in the Teltow part. In the Teltow part, 13,000 parishioners live in 11 parishes , some of which are grouped together to form parishes . The parish of Teltow includes three church buildings, the St. Andrew's Church, the settlement church (Protestant community center) and the village church in Ruhlsdorf .

The Evangelisches Diakonissenhaus Berlin Teltow Lehnin in the Lichterfelder Allee is a specialty . The Diakonissenhaus is loud canon law an independent "institution church" in which the 280 residents of the area in Teltow, deaconesses, staff and residents are the elderly and disabled facilities summarized. Such a congregation was established in July 1906 in what was then Magdalenenstift, founded in 1841 and dedicated to the education of young socially disadvantaged and vulnerable women.

Catholic Parish Church of Sanctissima Eucharistia


With the construction of the Teltow Canal, many workers came from Catholic regions of the German Empire , especially from Upper Silesia . So after 350 years of interruption, a new Catholic parish came into being. It received its first organization in the workers' association founded in 1905 , looked after by the Holy Family congregation in Lichterfelde. 15 years passed until the first emergency church in Teltow was completed in 1920. In 1938 Teltow became an independent curate , it included the area of ​​the city of Teltow, the rural communities of Stahnsdorf, Kleinmachnow and Ruhlsdorf.

In 1957, the new church was consecrated on the parish property in Ruhlsdorfer Straße by Julius Cardinal Döpfner . The church was given the patronage name Sanctissima Eucharistia , two years later Teltow became an independent parish. Since the parish merger in 2003, the Catholics of the region in Stahnsdorf, Kleinmachnow, Teltow and Großbeeren belong to the Roman Catholic parish of Sanctissima Eucharistia Teltow with the churches of St. Thomas More in Kleinmachnow and Ss. Eucharist in Teltow.

Free Church

Free church service room Teltow

In Teltow there are two Protestant free churches that share a community center at Potsdamer Straße 67. These are the Christian community of Teltow, which comes from the tradition of the Brethren Movement , and the Church for Everyone , whose founding families had their roots in the Advent movement . The Christian Congregation meets on Sunday for the Memorial Supper , which is followed by the sermon service. The Church for Everyone celebrates its service on Saturday morning. The community center, which is located in one of the historic Teltower Höfe and in which there are a number of group rooms for the children and youth work of the two communities, was originally a carpenter's workshop.


The New Apostolic Church is located on Beethovenstrasse .

Muslim and Jewish communities did not exist in Teltow. A few Jews lived in Teltow before the Second World War, but apparently too few for a minyan .


City Council

The city council has existed since 2019. 32 (formerly 28) and the full-time mayor city council.

Local elections 2019
Turnout: 60.5%
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g BVB / Free Voters & Citizens for Citizens Teltow
h Citizens' Initiative Teltow
i Green and transparent for Teltow
j Living Teltow Ruhlsdorf
Party / group of voters 2003
SPD 25.6 7th 32.3 9 29.6 8th 20.3 7th
Greens / B90 04.6 1 07.1 2 10.1 3 16.8 5
CDU 19.4 6th 15.3 4th 19.1 5 14.6 5
Alternative for Germany - - - - - - 9.3 3
The left 1 24.0 7th 19.3 6th 12.2 4th 8.9 3
FDP 12.3 3 10.4 3 06.2 2 8.4 3
BVB / Free Voters & Citizens for Teltow - - - - - - 7.5 2
Citizens' Initiative Teltow (BIT) 10.4 3 14.3 4th 10.8 3 6.4 2
Green and transparent for Teltow - - - - - - 3.5 1
Livable Teltow Ruhlsdorf (LTR) - - - - 03.8 1 1.8 1
Pirates - - - - 02.5 1 1.5 -
Citizens for Citizens Teltow (BFB) - - - - 04.9 1 - -
Teltower Independent 03.7 1 - - - - - -
total 100 28 100 28 100 28 100 32
voter turnout 44.0% 46.6% 47.3% 60.5%

1 2003 PDS


  • 1994–2001 Siegfried Kluge (independent)
  • since 2001 Thomas Schmidt (SPD)

Schmidt was confirmed in the mayoral election on October 15, 2017 with 60.8% of the valid votes for another eight years.

Coat of arms, flag, official seal

The city of Teltow has a coat of arms, flag and official seal. In 1912 the city of Teltow received permission from the King of Prussia to use the coat of arms described below. The graphic artist and wood carver August Mattausch and the heraldist Adolf Matthias Hildebrandt were responsible for the design . The Minister of the Interior of the State of Brandenburg confirmed the continuation of the coat of arms to the city of Teltow on August 4, 2004.

Description of coat of arms
"In red between two silver oak branches with two leaves and five fruits each, and a silver triangular shield with a gold-armored red eagle topped by a multi-rayed silver star."
Flag description
“The city's flag has three stripes in the colors red-white-red (red-silver-red) in a ratio of 1: 2: 1 with the city coat of arms in the median. It is shown in the attachment. "
Official seal
The city has official seals which contain the inscription STADT TELTOW LANDKREIS POTSDAM-MITTELMARK. The coat of arms is shown in the middle of the official seal. The official seals have a diameter of 35 and 20 millimeters.

The city of Teltow has had a logo since October 2013. This reflects the characteristics of the municipality and combines the strengths of the city at first glance and with the help of a motto. In addition, it should lead to firmly anchored associations in the viewer. Graphically light and with a friendly color scheme, the logo is intended to convey a new self-image for the city administration beyond the strictness of the authorities and to create an identity for the citizens. In addition to the traditional coat of arms, the city logo continues to be used as a city emblem, for example on documents. All other publications in the city bear the logo.

From the city's point of view, the logo combines the three most important main features that connect the Teltowers to their city:

The water: Teltow is located on the well-known Teltow Canal, an important and significant waterway for the region. The color blue also signals the steady and flowing movement, development and cosmopolitanism, which is seen as essential for Teltow from the city's point of view.

The turnip: Teltow is the home of the Teltower turnip. The symbol of the root vegetable nevertheless stands for “to be firmly rooted”. The color green offers the viewer tranquility, naturalness and the green space of Teltow.

Technology and science: The colorful mix of science, research, business and high-tech makes Teltow an ideal location. The history of the research location Teltow began as early as 1920. The symbol chosen, the atom, is a common symbol for research, science and biotechnology. The color orange-red is trend-setting and is intended to symbolize technology and science as a motor and innovative force as well as the constant flow of energy.

In addition to the elements, the motto “tradition meets technology” represents the pride of the residents of Teltow in their city with a view to its eventful history, long tradition and importance as an important technology and science location for the region. Old values ​​meet here in a small space and living traditions on innovative future technologies and modern sciences - and enter into a symbiosis that contributes to the fact that the city of Teltow can continue to look forward to a positive future.

Cooperation with neighboring communities

A merger of the city of Teltow with the neighboring communities of Kleinmachnow and Stahnsdorf was already being considered in 1967 in the GDR . From 1972 onwards, the region formed a municipal association in terms of administrative organization , in which the three municipalities retained their legal independence. The discussion about the appropriate functional structure has been ongoing since German reunification in 1990. The spectrum of opinions fluctuates between informal cooperation, contractually agreed cooperation and merger to form a large community . Teltow remained unaffected by the municipal reform carried out in Brandenburg between 2000 and 2003 .

The discussion is livened up by the adoption of the State Development Plan Berlin-Brandenburg 2007, which provides for a new two-tier system of central locations for Brandenburg with four main centers and 50 medium-sized centers. As of 2008, the development plan only identifies Teltow as a medium-sized center of the three communities, which means reduced funding for Stahnsdorf and Kleinmachnow. There is no discernible result of the political discussion that has been going on for years.

The municipalities of Kleinmachnow, Teltow and Stahnsdorf founded the municipal working group Der Teltow (KAT) in 1999 . This is intended to deepen the cross-community cooperation in the areas of spatial development planning, transport and administrative activities as well as in social, health, cultural, school and sports facilities. In fundamental and structural terms, the KAT has not yet been able to shape the region.

The Teltow Canal forms the border between the communities of Kleinmachnow, Stahnsdorf and Teltow as well as Berlin and Potsdam. So far, it has not been used for local recreation, leisure and water sports. The Teltowkanalaue interest group is striving to create new continuous hiking and biking trails between the Teltow-Stadt S-Bahn station and the Griebnitzsee S-Bahn station in Potsdam . The creation of an intermunicipal green corridor is intended to overcome municipal boundaries and strengthen regional cooperation between the three locations. The Teltow Canal floodplain is an integral part of the spatially spanning Teltow Park, which has already been proposed as a regional park through joint state planning .

Town twinning

The twin town of Teltows has been the town of Ahlen since 1991 , which lies in the Münsterland and has around 55,000 inhabitants. The French town of Gonfreville-l'Orcher , located in Normandy near Le Havre , which has around 10,000 inhabitants and with whom contacts have existed since the 1960s, was added as a twin town. The third town twinning was signed in May 2006 with the city of Żagań , Poland , with a population of 27,000 . Żagań is the birthplace of the district administrator Ernst von Stubenrauch . A fourth partnership has existed since September 2018 with Rudong County in the Chinese province of Jiangsu .

Sights and culture


City Church of St. Andrew

The town church of St. Andreas in the old town of Teltow, whose origins go back to the 12th century, is the town's landmark. In the course of time, the church was severely damaged by several city fires, so that today only the masonry is from the time it was built. After the city fire of 1801, the interior and the tower top were designed in the classical and neo-Gothic style under the direction of the famous master builder Karl Friedrich Schinkel . This equipment was destroyed by fire in 1910. The nave was then given a wooden barrel vault, which was pulled under the flat coffered ceiling. The tower and exterior renovation began in September 2006 and was completed at the end of 2007.

Village church in Ruhlsdorf

The former ailing chilled iron bells can be seen in the adjacent rectory at Ritterstraße 11. The renovated cellar of the rectory shows traces of the various city fires on its partially preserved historical foundations .

At the east end of the village green in Ruhlsdorf is the Ruhlsdorf village church, built around 1250 . Brick extensions were added to the original field stone building made of hewn granite boulders with an elongated nave and a drawn-in, just closed choir. The slender tower, which opens up inside a patronage box, was built in 1759, the vestibule in the north was added in 1929/39. The interior was changed a lot in 1931. There are still remnants of medieval painting and three consecration crosses . The side pulpit from 1594 is decorated with old paintings and plastic angel heads. It was extensively restored in 2002.


Stubenrauch monument

The Stubenrauch fountain , which was created in 1908 by the sculptor Ferdinand Lepcke and bears the inscription "The creator of the Teltow Canal - District Administrator von Stubenrauch - 1908", stands on the town's market square . The work is missing the two side parts, bronze reliefs with female sculptures, which should symbolize the connected sister rivers Havel and Spree . The memorial, which had to give way to a VVN memorial in the time of the GDR in 1974 , had stood for decades on Potsdamer Strasse and Elbestrasse and returned to its original location in July 1998. The memorial to the victims of fascism was erected elsewhere in the city.

War memorial

In the cemetery on Potsdamer Strasse, two grave fields commemorate Nazi victims: 24 prisoners of war and forced laborers are buried in front of the Soviet cemetery of honor. The eleven Czechoslovak victims in another facility who died in a bomb attack in 1943 were also forced to do forced labor during World War II .

The war memorial on "Zickenplatz" between Breite and Berliner Straße in the old town was designed by the Teltower sculptor August Mattausch (1877–1945) and inaugurated in 1913 on the occasion of the centenary of the Battle of Leipzig . Stone boulders from the Mark Brandenburg and the Harz Mountains and a Greek helmet are piled up. Below the Iron Cross - 1813, at the beginning of the war against Napoleon by King Friedrich Wilhelm III. Donated for all ranks - there is a bronze plaque. It shows the names of the fallen Teltow citizens from the Wars of Liberation 1813 to 1815, the German-Danish War in 1864, the German-Austrian War in 1866 and the German-French War in 1870/71.

Nature and natural monuments

Bush meadows

The proportion of residential areas in the urban area is 21 percent. 62 percent of the area is available for recreation as a forest, sports, green, water or biotope area. The proportion of roads, commercial and special areas is comparatively small at 16 percent.

The bush meadows, also called Hollandwiesen, are an open landscape area in the south of Teltow, which is used as a local recreation area. The bush meadows are located in a geological depression. Oral tradition has it that a small lake existed on this lower plain until the 1960s. This open water collection stopped when a larger ditch and drainage system was built in the 1960s. The bush meadows are the catchment area for rainwater from the surrounding districts. The meadows with their small forests, especially the “poplar forest”, form an important biotope for hares, partridges, deer, foxes and wild boars. The poplar forest is a reforested forest. Its founding history is related to the plan to extend the Berlin railway line from Lichterfelde-Ost to Stahnsdorf . At the time of the Third Reich, a railway embankment was built and large amounts of sand were poured into it. However, the rail project was not completed as a result of the war disaster, and poplars were later planted on this unnatural elevation. This created the basis for the emergence of the small “poplar forest” in the bush meadows. It is regarded as a retreat and refuge for the flora and fauna in the heart of Teltow.

The Röthepfuhl is a pond in Ruhlsdorf, which probably got its name from the Ruhlsdorf flax farmers. In the 19th century, the flax harvest was brought to the water to soak it so that the fibers in the stalks could loosen. The water turned reddish-brown in color, after which the flax was dried. This process was called "reddening" or "reddening". In the Röthepfuhl there are gray herons , mallards , common toads , reed warblers and nightingales . There grow reeds and water lilies , flutter - and bulrushes, sharp buttercup stands beside wild pansy . According to the Teltow Anglers' Association, there are rudd , tench and pike in the lake .


Local museum

The local history museum in Hoher Steinweg , set up in the oldest building in the city, built after the great fire of 1711, and looked after by the Heimatverein Stadt Teltow 1990 e. V. , has been showing a spectrum of historical city history since 1994. The focus of the exhibition is on the arable citizens and their implements, tools and machines from various craftsmen and the changes in the city after the construction of the Teltow Canal.

The German Pig Museum in the Ruhlsdorf district is the only museum of its kind to present the historical development of pig husbandry and breeding in Germany on pigs as farm animals. It is located on the site of the first experimental pig farm founded in 1918 . The visitor gets an insight into the origin and development of the ancient and cultural races, feeding, keeping, insemination, performance testing, transport, slaughtering and utilization of the most important meat producers. The Society for Agricultural History promotes the preservation of historical evidence of rural economy and has classified the museum as a German agricultural cultural heritage.

In 2005, employees of the device and control works founded the association Industriemuseum Region Teltow e. V. This preserves the memory of the former companies and the industrial development of the region. The exhibition rooms are located on Oderstrasse.

The Teltower water museum of the Mittelmärkische Wasser- und Abwasser GmbH is located in the Oderstrasse in a historic pumping station from 1910 that is classified as a monument . It shows the history of water supply and disposal.

Regular events

The largest event in Teltow is the three-day Teltow Old Town Festival, which has been held since 1989 . It takes place annually around the Day of German Unity. Due to the renovation of the old town, the festival was moved to the Techno-Terrain-Teltow industrial park in 2005 and renamed the Teltower Stadtfest . The open courtyard day, organized by the local residents with the support of the city, continues to take place in the old town on the last Sunday in August.

Initiated by the Old Town working group of the Local Agenda 21 , the Heimatverein offers guided tours through the old town of Teltow. The Local Agenda 21 is an action program that the city towards sustainability should develop. In April 2002 Teltow confirmed its concept for sustainable development in the city council.

When the Wall came down, a Japanese media group organized a Sakura Campaign fundraising campaign with the aim of embellishing the border strip with a cherry tree avenue. With the donations, around 10,000 ornamental cherry trees were planted in Berlin and Brandenburg  , 1,000 of them in the former border strip near Sigridshorst, where the cherry blossom festival has been taking place every year since 2002 at the end of April .

Culinary specialty

The Teltower turnip is a special form of turnip . It is named after the city of Teltow, in whose surrounding area it is grown and is considered a typical premium vegetable of the Mark Brandenburg. The first recipes for Teltower turnips were published in 1723 in the Brandenburg Cookbook . The association founded in 1998 for the Teltower Rübchen e. V. has set itself the goal of bringing the root vegetables that have been grown for over 300 years back to a larger audience as a culinary and regional specialty. Since 1999 there has been a turnip festival in Ruhlsdorf around October 1st.

Economy and Infrastructure

Unemployment rate 2000–2007

Since reunification, the unemployment rate has been below ten percent except in 2003. With 892 unemployed in 2007, the unemployment rate of around 6.5 percent is far below the average for the Potsdam-Mittelmark district of 9.6 percent and Brandenburg's 14.9 percent. The average net disposable income per inhabitant in Teltow in 2006 was 17,021 euros. The purchasing power was three percent below the national average of 17,631 euros.

The city's budget in 2009 was around 27.6 million euros, around 75 percent of which was allocated to the administrative budget . 41 percent of the administrative budget has to be transferred to the district as a contribution . The budget , which includes investments of 2.3 million euros, provides for the largest expenditure in road construction at 40 percent. 33 percent should be spent on school and 14 percent on health, sport and recreation. As in 2008, the budget for 2009 provides for a balanced budget with no new borrowing. Debt can be continuously reduced.

At the time of the GDR, Teltow was an important location for microelectronics throughout the country with the GRW equipment and control plant and other industries. This development broke off with the reunification. The former GRW site, located on the Teltow Canal opposite the Zehlendorfer Teltow shipyard , was converted into the Techno Terrain Teltow (TTT) in 1990 . Located in the TTT, the Technologiezentrum Teltow (TZT) opened in 1991 as the first innovation and start-up center in the state of Brandenburg. As a start-up helper and service provider for start-ups, the center wants to support innovative and marketable ideas, especially in the field of technology. TZT and TTT companies have received the Berlin-Brandenburg Innovation Prize six times since 1992 .

Innovative, future-oriented companies have settled on the Techno Terrain Teltow. The largest inner-city office and commercial park in the State of Brandenburg, with an area of ​​over 600,000 square meters, is home to around 200 companies with around 7,000 employees. After years of poor settlement success, several car dealerships built new ones in the business park based on the idea of ​​a “car mile”. The planned settlement of a large consumer market and the change in traffic management caused controversial discussions in neighboring Kleinmachnow and Stahnsdorf.

In 2002 the British insurer Direct Line founded its German subsidiary in Teltow. The direct insurer, which focuses on motor vehicle insurance, employs 350 people.

The AOK for the state of Brandenburg also moved to Potsdamer Strasse in Teltow after the fall of the Wall.


Teltow is on the state roads 40 and 76 . The L 76 runs from the center of Stahnsdorf through Teltow. In the center of the village, the street meets Ruhlsdorfer Platz, which is the junction of the state road with the connection from Berlin-Zehlendorf to Ruhlsdorf. The road turns southeast from Ruhlsdorfer Platz and meets the federal road 101 at Großbeeren .

The L 40 crosses the southern end of the urban area and opens up the southern Berlin area via Stahnsdorf, Teltow, Mahlow , Schönefeld to Berlin Treptow-Köpenick . It connects Teltow with the federal highways 101, 96 and 179 . The extension of the Nutheschnellstraße (L 40n), which is currently under construction, runs past the Stahnsdorf / Teltow bypass to the south, with the new route being built north of the existing highway through Güterfelde and merging with the old highway at Großbeeren.

The Autobahn 115 , junction 5 Kleinmachnow, is six kilometers away . The A 115 connects the Berliner Stadtring (A 100) in the southwest of Berlin with the Berliner Ring (A 10). The distance to Berlin-Tegel Airport , Berlin-Schönefeld Airport and Berlin Brandenburg Airport is around 20 kilometers each.

Local public transport is served by eight bus lines operated by Havelbus Verkehrsgesellschaft , two lines operated by Berliner Verkehrsbetriebe (BVG) and one line operated by Teltow-Fläming transport company . All lines are in fare zone C of the Berlin-Brandenburg transport association .

The bus route network in the TKS area (Teltow, Kleinmachnow, Stahnsdorf) has been rearranged since 2010. The lines were rearranged and the bars condensed. The bus lines usually run every 20 minutes. The lines in the connection network (trips to Güterfelde or the individual residential areas) run every 60 minutes. Sometimes on-call buses are also used. The lines run as follows:

  • X1: 0S Potsdam Hauptbahnhof ↔ Teltow, train station
  • X10: Teltow, Rammrath Bridge or S Teltow Stadt ↔ S Zehlendorf ↔ S + U Berlin Zoological Garden
  • 184: Teltow, Warthestrasse ↔ Berlin-Lichterfelde Ost ↔ Tempelhof ↔ S Berlin Südkreuz
  • 600: S Teltow City ↔ S Mahlow (Mon-Sat)
  • 601: S Potsdam Hauptbahnhof ↔ Teltow, Sigridshorst
  • 602: S Potsdam Babelsberg ↔ Teltow Havelstraße (Mon-Fri, two single trips in early rush hour traffic )
  • 620: S Berlin Wannsee ↔ S Teltow city
  • 621: S Teltow Stadt ↔ Ludwigsfelde, train station (Mon-Fri)
  • 624: Teltow, Warthestraße ↔ Saarmund, Bergstraße (only during rush hour and on school days)
  • 625: Teltow, Ruhlsdorf ↔ Teltow, Postviertel (Paul-Lincke-Straße)
  • 626: Teltow, Bügertreff (Heinersdorfer Weg) ↔ Stahnsdorf, Waldschänke
  • 629: Teltow, Nuthestraße ↔ Stahnsdorf, Waldschänke
  • 704: S Teltow City ↔ S-Blankenfelde (Mon-Fri)
Teltow Canal in winter

In 2005 Teltow was connected to the Berlin S-Bahn network with the Teltow Stadt S-Bahn station ( line S25 ) . The center of Berlin at Potsdamer Platz can be reached in 23 minutes without changing trains. Since July 18, 2011, the S-Bahn has been running there every 10 minutes, which the State of Brandenburg had ordered in 2009, which the S-Bahn Berlin could not afford due to a lack of vehicles. The Teltow station on the Anhalter Bahn (railway line Berlin - Lutherstadt Wittenberg ), which opened in 1901, offers connections to the Regional Express line RE 4 ( Rathenow - Berlin - Ludwigsfelde ) operated by Deutsche Bahn AG .

The traffic project German Unity No. 17 (federal waterway connection Hanover-Magdeburg-Berlin) aims to make the Teltow Canal navigable according to inland waterway classification Vb for large motor cargo ships up to 110 meters in length and push convoys up to 185 meters in length. Various environmental associations have been protesting against the expansion since 1992 because of the feared massive encroachment on the bank landscape.

Public facilities

Community center

The city implemented a key project for more life in the old town: the listed building complex directly on the market square, the so-called Kuppelmayrsche Siedlung , was converted into a town hall with a community center. The entire city administration has been concentrated there since September 2007, which used to be spread over different locations. The registry office is located in the historic town hall , also on the market square. The city library, located on Jahnstrasse, has a stock of around 28,000 media units.

The existing Ritterstraße 10 since 1898 firehouse of volunteer firefighters became the 2005 Mansion transformed. The youth art school, which opened in 1992, is located in the community center and enables children and young people to be active in the arts. In addition, up to six art exhibitions by artists from the region, celebrity get-togethers and book readings take place in the community center every year. The senior citizens' club has been based there since September 2005.

The youth center Schifferkinderheim in Boberstrasse was opened in January 1996 by JOB eV (Youth, Orientation and Profession) as a sponsor of free child and youth welfare in the Potsdam district. The concept of the house is intended for girls and boys between the ages of 10 and 27 with a band rehearsal room, a studio, a theater group and frequently changing exhibitions. An important aspect is youth counseling. The girls' future workshop is a gender-specific help and support offer for life planning and career orientation for girls between the ages of 10 and 19. The Teltow youth club "jtt" has been open to all young people between 6 and 27 years of age.

Around 2020 the city ​​harbor of Teltow will attract water sports enthusiasts from the Teltow Canal to visit the city and provide an attractive meeting point on the water for the residents.


All municipal daycare centers , eight combined cribs and nursery schools with a total of 1,196 seats and a nursery are by the company daycare operated. In addition, with the Protestant kindergarten of the St. Andreas parish and two daycare centers in the Protestant Diakonissenhaus (one of which is an integration daycare center ), there are three independent kindergartens.

With the Ernst von Stubenrauch primary school , the Anne Frank primary school and the primary school "Am Röthepfuhl" there are three municipal primary schools.

During the GDR era, there were polytechnic high schools (POS) in Teltow with ten classes as a general form of school in the GDR education system . The Brandenburger Oberschule has existed in the state of Brandenburg since 2005 , a comprehensive school without upper secondary school , which only exists as a school type in the state of Brandenburg. The comprehensive school Teltow (formerly Mühlendorf-Oberschule ) in the residential area at Ruhlsdorfer Platz is an integration school in which handicapped and non-handicapped children learn together in some selected classes.

With the reunification, a branch of the Weinberggymnasium Kleinmachnow was established and converted into a grammar school in the school year 1993/1994 . It has been called Immanuel-Kant-Gymnasium Teltow since 1996 and is attended by around 650 students.

The school landscape is complemented by the OSZ Teltow , the vocational high school technology Teltow of the Potsdam-Mittelmark district. The focus is on the professional fields of electrical engineering , information and media technology, metal technology , automotive technology, supply technology and hydraulic engineering . There is also Akzent GmbH , a vocational school for business, the Hans-Christian-Andersen - special school for mentally handicapped children and young people , the Evangelical Primary School Teltow Seehof and the Evangelical Technical School for Social Affairs Dietrich-Bonhoeffer -Schule . The Potsdam Kolleg is a second educational pathway school that offers adults the opportunity to subsequently acquire the general higher education entrance qualification. It has been supported by the state capital Potsdam since August 1, 2007.


Teltower Stadt-Blatt Verlags- und Presse GmbH publishes the monthly magazine for the municipalities of Teltow, Kleinmachnow , Stahnsdorf , Großbeeren and Berlin - Steglitz-Zehlendorf with a circulation of 7000 copies. Furthermore, the same publisher supplies the region up to and including the Berlin district of Steglitz-Zehlendorf, Großbeeren, Nuthetal , Blankenfelde-Mahlow , Schönefeld and Ludwigsfelde with the circulation-checked, bi-weekly advertising paper Regional Rundschau with a circulation of 70,000 copies. Every two years, the same company publishes the information brochures Economy Compact with a print run of 2,000 copies and the Brandenburg.vernetzt as a medium of representation for the regional economy.


The Kiebitzberge in Kleinmachnow are the regional sports and recreation area with an outdoor pool, sports facilities, toboggan hill and forest. A sponsoring association founded in 2004 is committed to maintaining the open-air swimming pool in need of renovation.

The regional SV Eintracht Teltow-Kleinmachnow-Stahnsdorf 1949 eV is the club with the largest number of members in the Potsdam-Mittelmark district with around 2100 members in twelve departments. The club's top-performing team plays basketball in the 2nd Bundesliga . 22 percent of the active members come from Teltow, the rest mainly from Stahnsdorf and Kleinmachnow.

In addition, a dozen other clubs offer various sports. The sports facilities are either in Teltow or in the neighboring Kleinmachnow or Stahnsdorf. The Teltower FV 1913 is the Teltows football club.

The sports club Ruhlsdorf 1893 eV is one of the oldest sports clubs in the region.


Honorary citizen

The honorary citizenship of the city of Teltow was awarded to the following people:

In January 2014, Joseph Goebbels and Wilhelm Kube were posthumously deprived of their honorary citizenship by a unanimous decision of the city council.

sons and daughters of the town

Personalities associated with the city

  • Johann Christian Jeckel (1672–1737), pastor in Teltow from 1701 until his death in 1737, author of the Teltowgraphie , a chronicle about the city and the district of Teltow.
  • Gustav Witte (1870–1912), pilot, moved to Teltow in 1911 and opened his own flight school. In 1912 he started the first official night flight in German aviation history from the Teltower airfield.
  • Erich Correns (1896–1981), chemist and President of the National Council of the National Front of the GDR, 1951 to 1962 director of the Institute for Fiber Research of the German Academy of Sciences in the Seehof district
  • Karl Erich Koch (1910–2000), painter and graphic artist, lived in Teltow
  • Peter Brock (1916–1982), author of books for children and young people, lived in the Seehof district from 1960 until his death in 1982
  • Christel Schulze (* 1936), singer, lives in Teltow
  • Markus Lüpertz (* 1941), painter and sculptor, had his studio in Teltow


  • Friedrich Wilhelm August Bratring : Statistical-topographical description of the entire Mark Brandenburg . Volume 2: Containing the Mittelmark and Uckermark . Berlin 1805, pp. 348-351 .
  • Lieselott Enders : Historical local lexicon for Brandenburg: Teltow (= Historical local lexicon for Brandenburg . Volume 4). Verlag Hermann Böhlaus successor, Weimar 1976.
  • Gaby Huch: The Teltowgraphie by Johann Christian Jeckel . Böhlau Verlag, Cologne 1998, ISBN 978-3-412-01293-9 .
  • Manfred Pieske: Teltow . Bebra-Verlag, Berlin 1999, ISBN 978-3-930863-56-3 .
  • Gerhard Schlimpert : Brandenburg name book . III. The place names of the Teltow. Hermann Böhlaus Nachf., Weimar 1972, ISBN 978-3-7400-0575-7 .
  • Frank-Jürgen Seider: House book of the city of Teltow. Ownership and building history of the old town plots (= series of publications by the Stoye Foundation . Volume 49). Stoye Foundation, Marburg 2008, ISBN 978-3-937230-13-9 (PDF; 1.3 MB) .

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  1. Population in the State of Brandenburg according to municipalities, offices and municipalities not subject to official registration on December 31, 2019 (XLSX file; 223 KB) (updated official population figures) ( help on this ).
  2. 26,000 inhabitants - Teltow continues to grow! In: Stadt Teltow, September 29, 2016.
  3. Interactive map on OpenStreetMap with the location of the city limits and a street map can be called up .
  4. Report on the noise maps for the city of Teltow (PDF; 49 kB)
  5. a b Mean amount of precipitation 1961–1990. ( Memento of the original from September 30, 2007 in the Internet Archive ) Info: The archive link was automatically inserted and not yet checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. German Weather Service; Information from the nearest weather station in Kleinmachnow. @1@ 2Template: Webachiv / IABot /
  6. ^ Service portal of the state administration Brandenburg. City of Teltow
  7. a b Gerhard Schlimpert: The place names of the Teltow (= Brandenburg name book , part 3). Böhlau, Weimar 1972, pp. 180-187.
  8. Gerhard Köbler : Germanic Dictionary ( MS Word ; 261 kB). Innsbruck 2007.
  9. ^ Entry "Tellmer", in: Hans Bahlow: Deutschlands Geographische Namenwelt. Suhrkamp, ​​Frankfurt am Main 1985, p. 476 f.
  10. Jürgen Udolph : onenological studies on the German problem , Berlin 1993, p. 271.
  11. Hermann Großler : News about the fall of the Thuringian Kingdom , p. 263. In: Journal of the Association for Thuringian History and Antiquity , Volume 22, Jena 1904, pp. 249–268 ( online resource ).
  12. ^ Entry "Tilbeck", in: Hans Bahlow: Deutschlands geographische Namenwelt. Suhrkamp, ​​Frankfurt am Main 1985, p. 482 f.
  13. Cf. Carl AF Mahn: Etymological research on geographical names . Self-published, Berlin 1856, p. 1 ( full text in the Google book search).
  14. Hensel, Kurzhals: Report of the Archäologie Manufaktur GmbH , Wustermark 2005; Archaeological investigations show three phases of settlement in the area of ​​the old town, from the Young Bronze Age to the Late Iron Age up to the 4th and 5th. Century AD
  15. Marca brandenburgensis anno domini 1260 .; History of the Mark Brandenburg up to the 30-year war.
  16. ↑ City founders Johann I and Otto III.
  17. See history of denominations .
  18. Gustav Abb and Gottfried Wentz: The Diocese of Brandenburg . First part, In: Germania sacra , Berlin and Leipzig 1929, Walter de Gruyter, p. 70.
  19. Captured Teltow, Kleinmachnow, Stahnsdorf ; Volume 1. Teltower Stadtblatt Verlag, Teltow 2003, ISBN 978-3-9809313-0-4 , p. 35.
  20. ^ Frank-Jürgen Seider: Häuserbuch der Stadt Teltow , pp. 11-13.
  21. Lost natural idyll: The Teltower See . (PDF; 179 kB) Teltower Stadt-Blatt , August 2006.
  22. a b From the Teltow porcelain factory to the electronic components company . Industrial Museum Region Teltow eV
  23. ↑ The spectacular implementation attracted many onlookers. ( Memento from August 27, 2009 in the Internet Archive ) In: Märkische Allgemeine .
  24. ^ German Firms That Used Slave or Forced Labor During the Nazi Era . American-Israeli Cooperative Enterprise's Jewish Virtual Library, January 27, 2000.
  25. Companies from Berlin and the surrounding area that are said to have employed forced labor . In: Berliner Zeitung , January 28, 2000.
  26. ^ Rolf Münzer, Gisela Piech: Contributions to the industrial history of the city of Teltow . GWR Teltow e. V., Teltow 1995, p. 21.
  27. Wiebach, Albert . In: Hermann Weber , Andreas Herbst: German Communists. Biographisches Handbuch 1918 to 1945. 2nd, revised and greatly expanded edition. Dietz, Berlin 2008, ISBN 978-3-320-02130-6 .
  28. Network SED and FDGB archives .
  29. Peter Jentsch (Red.): Building in the city . Building Academy of the German Democratic Republic, building information (Neue Bauhaushefte, 1), Berlin 1989, ISBN 978-3-7441-0122-6 , p. 57.
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  31. The history of the device and regulator works . Industrial Museum Region Teltow eV
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  34. Map of the redevelopment area Old Town Teltow ( Memento of the original from March 9, 2005 in the Internet Archive ) Info: The archive link was inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice.  @1@ 2Template: Webachiv / IABot /
  35. Monument Area Statute Old Town Teltow of June 18, 1997 ( Memento of the original of October 20, 2007 in the Internet Archive ) Info: The archive link has been inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. (PDF; 46 kB) City of Teltow.  @1@ 2Template: Webachiv / IABot /
  36. Redevelopment area Old Town Teltow Update of the master plan, January 2004 (PDF; 2.2 MB) Complan GmbH.
  37. ^ Urban design / building structure concept, January 2004 Complan GmbH.
  38. Compensation amounts
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  40. File number 8 C 10.03 (PDF) Federal Administrative Court, decision of November 26, 2003.
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  46. Population in the state of Brandenburg from 1991 to 2017 according to independent cities, districts and municipalities , Table 7
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  48. ^ Report on the General Church Visitation , October 2007  ( page no longer available , search in web archivesInfo: The link was automatically marked as defective. Please check the link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. (PDF) Evangelical Church District Teltow-Zehlendorf.@1@ 2Template: Toter Link /  
  49. ^ Parish chronicle . ( Memento of the original from February 1, 2008 in the Internet Archive ) Info: The archive link was inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. Parish Church of Sanctissima Eucharistia.  @1@ 2Template: Webachiv / IABot /
  50. Freie Brü congregations ; viewed on October 6, 2019
  51. Internet presence of the Christian community in Teltow ; viewed on October 6, 2019
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  64. a b § 2 of the main statute of the city of Teltow
  65. Archived copy ( memento of the original from July 5, 2014 in the Internet Archive ) Info: The archive link was inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. @1@ 2Template: Webachiv / IABot /
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  67. ↑ State Development Plan Berlin-Brandenburg, draft August 21, 2007. ( Memento of the original from September 28, 2007 in the Internet Archive ) Info: The archive link was inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. Joint state planning department of the states of Berlin and Brandenburg. @1@ 2Template: Webachiv / IABot /
  68. No motivation to work together . In: Potsdam's latest news .
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  70. Graphic Teltowpark Joint state planning department of the states of Berlin and Brandenburg.
  71. Second regional planning report.  ( Page no longer available , search in web archivesInfo: The link was automatically marked as defective. Please check the link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. Joint state planning department of the states of Berlin and Brandenburg.@1@ 2Template: Toter Link /  
  72. Why a Chinese city prefers Teltow to Berlin , Berliner Morgenpost, June 29, 2016
  73. 20 years of town twinning:: Teltow and Gonfreville l'Orcher celebrate their friendship ,, 23 September 2019
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  78. Area balance. ( Memento of the original from February 15, 2009 in the Internet Archive ) Info: The archive link was inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. Economic development Teltow / Kleinmachnow / Stahnsdorf @1@ 2Template: Webachiv / IABot /
  79. According to recent research, there is an even older house on Alte Potsdamer Strasse .
  80. City festival in Teltow without historical ambience (PDF; 1.7 MB), August 10, 2008.
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  82. Traditional cherry blossom festival of the Citizens' Initiative Teltow eV and the environmental initiative “Teltower Platte”. ( Memento from February 1, 2014 in the Internet Archive ) Citizens' Initiative Teltow eV
  83. For Teltow, the Federal Employment Agency does not have any unemployment statistics broken down for the city. The calculation is therefore based on the unemployment rate from the employment agency and an estimate of the labor force . Cf. Jens Klocksin, Sung-Ho Jeong: On the future of the Teltow / Kleinmachnow / Stahnsdorf region (TKS study) .  ( Page no longer available , search in web archivesInfo: The link was automatically marked as defective. Please check the link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. (PDF) p. 10.@1@ 2Template: Toter Link /  
  84. Unemployed by municipality. ( Memento of the original from April 21, 2009 in the Internet Archive ) Info: The archive link was inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. Federal agency for work.  @1@ 2Template: Webachiv / IABot /
  85. ↑ Dates & Figures ( Memento of the original from February 15, 2009 in the Internet Archive ) Info: The archive link has been inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. @1@ 2Template: Webachiv / IABot /
  86. Administrative budget , decided on February 4, 2009.  ( Page no longer available , search in web archivesInfo: The link was automatically marked as defective. Please check the link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. City of Teltow.@1@ 2Template: Toter Link /  
  87. Asset budget, decided on February 4, 2009.  ( Page no longer available , search in web archivesInfo: The link was automatically marked as defective. Please check the link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. City of Teltow.@1@ 2Template: Toter Link /  
  88. Millions of projects in TechnoTerrain . In: Potsdam Latest News , June 11, 2008.
  89. Teltower "Biomalzspange" touches a rural residential area in the neighboring municipality .  ( Page no longer available , search in web archivesInfo: The link was automatically marked as defective. Please check the link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. In: Märkische Allgemeine , July 16, 2008.@1@ 2Template: Toter Link /  
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  92. The sports club for the region .  ( Page no longer available , search in web archivesInfo: The link was automatically marked as defective. Please check the link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. (PDF) RSV Eintracht 1949 eV@1@ 2Template: Toter Link /  
  93. Associations . Teltow community.
  94. Tobias Reichelt: The lost honor of Konstantin Tschaika . In: Potsdamer Latest News , May 4, 2010, p. 12. Accessed October 30, 2013.
  98. Archived copy ( memento of the original dated November 6, 2013 in the Internet Archive ) Info: The archive link was inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. @1@ 2Template: Webachiv / IABot /
  99. Forgotten honorary citizens . In: Potsdam Latest News , November 1, 2013
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