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Travel Insider Tips for Berlin-Spandau
Spandau is the fifth and westernmost borough of Berlin (Berlin vacation rentals | Berlin travel guide), situated at the confluence of the Havel and Spree rivers and along the western bank of the Havel.
Spandau is the fifth district of Berlin. It was replaced in 1920 from the former city district of Spandau and several surrounding communities and Gutsbezirken formed. In the
Four-sector city of Berlin from 1945 to 1990 belonged to the district of Spandau to the British sector. Spandau lies mostly on the western shore of the Havel on the border of the Land Brandenburg, Landkreis Oberhavel, county Havelland and the city of Potsdam (Potsdam vacation rentals | Potsdam travel guide).
Things to See in Berlin-Spandau
Spandau Citadel, a Renaissance fortress built in the 16th century (officially located in Haselhorst)
St. Nikolai, a late Gothic hall church of the 14th century, where Elector Joachim II Hector on November 1, 1539 attended a Lutheran service for the first time. This date is commonly regarded as the beginning of the Protestant Reformation in the Margraviate of Brandenburg. The Baroque spire was attached in 1744 and refurbished by Karl Friedrich Schinkel in 1839.
Spandau Old Town with medieval Gotisches Haus ("Gothic House") of the 15th century
Town hall (Rathaus), finished in 1913
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More about the History of Berlin-Spandau
The history of Spandau begins in the 7th century or 8th century, when the Slav Heveller first settled in the area and later built a fortress there. It was conquered in 928 by the German King Henry I, but returned to Slavic rule after the rebellion of 983. In 1156, the Ascanian Earl Albrecht von Ballenstedt (Ballenstedt vacation rentals | Ballenstedt travel guide) (
Albrecht the Bear) took possession of the region. 1197 marked the first mention as Spandowe in a deed of Otto II, Margrave of Brandenburg - thus forty years earlier than the Cölln part of the medieval Berlin (Berlin vacation rentals | Berlin travel guide). Spandau was given city rights in 1232. After World War II, it was part of the British Occupation Zone in West Berlin and the Spandau Prison, built in 1876, was used to house Nazi war criminals who were sentenced to imprisonment at the Nuremberg (Nuremberg vacation rentals | Nuremberg travel guide) Trials. After the death of Rudolf Hess, the prison's last inmate, Spandau Prison was completely demolished by the allied powers and later replaced by a shopping mall. Modern industries include metal working, chemicals and carpet manufacturing.
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Spandau is the fifth and westernmost borough of Berlin, situated at the confluence of the Havel and Spree rivers and along the western bank of the Havel.
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