Hellersdorf is a locality in the borough of Marzahn-Hellersdorf
Marzahn-Hellersdorf is the tenth borough of Berlin, formed in 2001 by merging the former boroughs of Marzahn and Hellersdorf.-Geography:It is situated in the northeast of Berlin...

 in Berlin
Berlin is the capital city of Germany and is one of the 16 states of Germany. With a population of 3.45 million people, Berlin is Germany's largest city. It is the second most populous city proper and the seventh most populous urban area in the European Union...

. Between 1986 and Berlin's 2001 administrative reform, it was a borough in its own right, consisting of the current area of Hellersdorf as well as Kaulsdorf
Kaulsdorf is a locality within the borough Marzahn-Hellersdorf of Berlin. Kaulsdorf has been incorporated into Greater Berlin by the Prussian Greater Berlin Act in 1920. From then on it belonged to the former borough of Lichtenberg until 1979, when it became part of the former borough of Marzahn...

 and Mahlsdorf
Mahlsdorf is a locality within the Berlin borough of Marzahn-Hellersdorf. Until 2001 it was part of the former borough of Hellersdorf.-History:...



Before German reunification
German reunification
German reunification was the process in 1990 in which the German Democratic Republic joined the Federal Republic of Germany , and when Berlin reunited into a single city, as provided by its then Grundgesetz constitution Article 23. The start of this process is commonly referred by Germans as die...

 in 1989 it was part of East Berlin
East Berlin
East Berlin was the name given to the eastern part of Berlin between 1949 and 1990. It consisted of the Soviet sector of Berlin that was established in 1945. The American, British and French sectors became West Berlin, a part strongly associated with West Germany but a free city...

. Situated at the eastern rim of Berlin the area is mainly a large housing estate
Housing estate
A housing estate is a group of buildings built together as a single development. The exact form may vary from country to country. Accordingly, a housing estate is usually built by a single contractor, with only a few styles of house or building design, so they tend to be uniform in appearance...

 from the 1980s, made up of Plattenbau
Plattenbau is the German word for a building whose structure is constructed of large, prefabricated concrete slabs. The word is a compound of Platte and Bau...

(concrete slab
Concrete slab
A concrete slab is a common structural element of modern buildings. Horizontal slabs of steel reinforced concrete, typically between 10 and 50 centimeters thick, are most often used to construct floors and ceilings, while thinner slabs are also used for exterior paving.In many domestic and...

) buildings.

The historic village of Helwichstorpp was first mentioned in a 1375 land registry of Emperor Charles IV of Luxembourg
Charles IV, Holy Roman Emperor
Charles IV , born Wenceslaus , was the second king of Bohemia from the House of Luxembourg, and the first king of Bohemia to also become Holy Roman Emperor....

, then also Margrave of Brandenburg
Margraviate of Brandenburg
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. The city of Berlin acquired the former Hellersdorf manor in 1886, it was finally incorporated by the 1920 Greater Berlin Act
Greater Berlin Act
The Greater Berlin Act , in full the Law Regarding the Reconstruction of the New Local Authority of Berlin , was a law passed by the Prussian government in 1920 that greatly expanded the size of the German capital of Berlin.-History:...

 as a part of the Lichtenberg
Lichtenberg is the eleventh borough of Berlin, Germany. In Berlin's 2001 administrative reform it absorbed the former borough of Hohenschönhausen.-Overview:...



Hellersdorf is divided into 3 zones (Ortslagen):
  • Hellersdorf-Nord
  • Hellersdorf-Ost
  • Hellersdorf-Süd


Hellersdorf is served by the U5
U5 (Berlin U-Bahn)
U5 is a line on the Berlin U-Bahn. It runs from Alexanderplatz in Mitte eastwards through Friedrichshain, Lichtenberg and Friedrichsfelde, surfaces in Biesdorf to pass Kaulsdorf and Hellersdorf above ground and finally reaches city limits at Hönow....

 line of the Berlin U-Bahn
Berlin U-Bahn
The Berlin is a rapid transit railway in Berlin, the capital city of Germany, and is a major part of the public transport system of that city. Opened in 1902, the serves 173 stations spread across ten lines, with a total track length of , about 80% of which is underground...

 at the stations Kaulsdorf-Nord, Neue Grottkauer Straße
Neue Grottkauer Straße (Berlin U-Bahn)
Neue Grottkauer Straße is an underground railway station in the German capital city of Berlin. This Berlin U-Bahn station is located on the ....

, Cottbusser Platz
Cottbusser Platz (Berlin U-Bahn)
Cottbusser Platz is a Berlin U-Bahn station located in the borough Marzahn-Hellersdorf on the .The station opened in July 1989, just a few months before the fall of the Berlin Wall. The eastern extension of line U5 was one of the last major construction projects of the former German Democratic...

, Hellersdorf
Hellersdorf (Berlin U-Bahn)
Hellersdorf is a Berlin U-Bahn station located on the .The station opened in July 1989, just a few months before the fall of the Berlin Wall. The eastern extension of line U5 was one of the last major construction projects of the former German Democratic Republic.Planned was the name...

, Louis-Lewin-Straße
Louis-Lewin-Straße (Berlin U-Bahn)
Louis-Lewin-Straße is an underground railway station in the German capital city of Berlin. It is part of the Berlin U-Bahn; the station is located on the ....

 and Hönow
Hönow (Berlin U-Bahn)
Hönow is a Berlin U-Bahn station and the eastern terminus of the line. It borders Hönow, a village of the Hoppegarten municipality in the state of Brandenburg....


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