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"Say a Teltow from America wanted to come and visit. What would be the best way for him/her to learn about the history of their name?" (posted 07/27/2014)

The first point would be the Teltow Local Museum (www.http://heimatverein.teltow.de/). Here you can learn all about the history of the town of Teltow. We have a member of the historical society, the local historian Jürgen Seider, who has, among other things, dealt with the family name of Teltow. Maybe you can learn something from him about your family name.
Answer provided by Guido Jülich on 07/28/2014
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Just try http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Teltow Wikipedia .... A world behind the United States really exists ....
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"Hi there, I'm in Berlin at the beginning of November and considering running the Teltow Half Marathon on 8 Nov. Is it a beautiful area to run around? " (posted 08/31/2015)

The route of Teltower Half Marathon 2015 (http://vgs-kiebitz.de/marathon.php?marathon=ausschreibung) runs mainly along the former border path on the Teltow and on the Berlin side of the Teltow Canal. It is very scenic. Else jogging also very many runners. The road is mostly paved. The many trees that have grown there after the opening of the Berlin Wall in 1989, provide shade when the sun is. The half-marathon route passes a small piece also by the Teltow old town, there is the road paved. We have our apartment Holiday-Teltow directly along the Marathon route, about 500 meters from the start and end point. For many years, we see that the marathon is very well organized.
Answer provided by Guido Jülich on 08/31/2015
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Increasingly popular is the city Teltow also for families with children, for a variety of landscapes, a variety of leisure facilities and great public services are important points that are decisive in location decisions. There are plenty of relaxing spaces, such as the Teltow Canal and the August-Mattausch Park to which you can let your mind wander. The Teltower Altstadt lures around the church tower with its historical flair. From original Teltow Today the old town is only preserved. But it is not only the St. Andrew's Church and the one and other monuments, which tell local history. On the search for traces of former Ackerbürger architecture, it is advisable to pay attention to many little details - so the typical Teltow old stairs and doorways on old doors and of course the magnificent courtyards that give a hint of the former Teltow. In addition to visiting the local museum and the visit of originating from the Baroque period rectory with its historical treasures in the basement is recommended. In the streets of the old town takes an architectural symbiosis of old and new (www.altstadt-teltow.de).
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Teltow Overview

Teltow is a town in the Potsdam-Mittelmark district, in Brandenburg, Germany. Market place and St Andrew's It is part of the agglomeration of Berlin (Berlin vacation rentals | Berlin travel guide), once separated by the Berlin Wall, today with no recognizable border dividing the small town from its big neighbour in the north. Teltow is a suburb of Berlin and allows easy access to Germany’s captial city, making it a good place to stay for exploring Berlin and its surroundings. The S-Train takes you to Potsdamer Platz and Brandenburger Tor in only 25 minutes. Several beautiful biking trails take you to Potsdam (Potsdam vacation rentals | Potsdam travel guide) or anywhere along the Teltow canal.

The settlement was first mentioned in a 1265 deed issued by Margrave Otto III of Brandenburg. It received its name from an eponymous plateau, a moraine of the last glacial period. Teltow was formerly known for the Teltower Rübchen (Brassica rapa ssp. rapa f. teltowiensis), a special type of turnip quite popular in the 18th and 19th century. The main sight of the town is the Protestant St Andrew's fieldstone church of the 12th century rebuilt in 1812 according to plans by Karl Friedrich Schinkel. It was depicted by Lyonel Feininger in his 1918 painting Teltow II.

The present municipality was established in 1994 by the merger of Teltow and the former village of Ruhlsdorf. It has seen a major increase of population since the fall of the Berlin Wall and German reunification. In 2005, German painter Markus Lüpertz installed his studio of sculpture at Teltow.

Culinary specialties of the region

Purchase your fresh Brötchen (bread rolls) daily at the bakery around the corner. The bakery is known for its specialty, the Kartoffelbrötchen (potato bread rolls), the baker’s award-winning own creation.

During your vacation, enjoy the great atmosphere of the restaurant Hammer in Teltow (5 min) and have a taste of the local specialty Teltower Rübchen, a type of beet that can be prepared in many variations. The annual Rübchen festival to celebrate the recent harvest is a yearly event starting at the end of September . early October.

Enjoy lunch or dinner at the restaurant Böfflamott, right across the street from the rental apartment. The Brewery Forsthaus Templin in Potsdam (20 min) offers a variety of traditional German food and delicious home brewed beer.

Major cities and activities nearby

Berlin, Germany’s capital city (30 min): Visit the Brandenburger Tor, Museum Island, Old Museum, Old National Gallery, Berlin Cathedral, Checkpoint Charly, Charlottenburg Palace, Museum for prehistory and early history, Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church, and many more sites.

Visit the Tropical Islands - Europe’s largest tropical holiday world: Discover the Tropics in the heart of Europe. Tropical Islands stretches across an area of 66,000 m², the size of eight football fields. It has perfect temperatures of 26 °C and is home to the world’s biggest indoor rainforest, Europe’s largest tropical sauna and spa complex, a Tropical Sea with a 200 metre-long sandy beach and many other exciting attractions. And best of all it’s open all year round, 24 hours a day. www.tropical-islands.de/en/

Sanssouci, the former summer palace of Frederick the Great, King of Prussia, in Potsdam (25 min). It is often counted among the German rivals of Versailles. While Sanssouci is in the more intimate Rococo style and is far smaller than its French Baroque counterpart, it too is notable for the numerous temples and follies in the park. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sanssouci

The Deutsches Technikmuseum in Berlin (30 min.) is the place to find out about the history and science behind the appliances and things we use every day. There are aeroplanes and ships to look at, and real railway locomotives. Watch a suitcase being made, or find out how jewellery is manufactured. Discover just how much else we have to offer. Plan a whole day to enjoy all the museum has to offer. www.sdtb.de/English.122.0.html

Südwestkirchhof Stahnsdorf, cemetery (5 min) (www.suedwestkirchhof.de

This cemetery is famous and popular as a cultural monument far beyond the boundaries of Berlin. Until now the Stahnsdorf South-Western Cemetery is of national importance in terms of culture and history of art. Many famous people are buried here, and the Norwegian Wooden church is popular for different concerts, especially around Christmas time. Ticket reservation is strongly recommended.

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Local activities and events

Local historic sites are the Heimatmuseum Teltow, the town’s oldest building erected in 1711.  Open every Sunday at 1-5pm and in combination with the monthly tour through the historic center of Teltow. www.teltow.de. Another great resource is the local museum in Teltow (see http://heimatverein.teltow.de/)

The Teltower Stadtfest (town festival) takes place every year around October 3rd, the Tag der deutschen Einheit (the German Unity Day). The festival area is only a 10 minutes’ walk away from the rental apartment.

Things to See in Teltow

St. Andreas Telltower, the symbol of the city dating back to the 12th century

Dorfkirche in Ruhlsdorf built in 1250.





The German Museum of pigs in the district Ruhlsdorf presents the only museum of its kind on the pig farm as the historical development of pig farming and breeding in Germany.

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More about the History of Teltow

The name showed up first in the Slavic period. The meaning of the word is most likely Germanic, with the Slavic suffix-ow Teltow means according to the analysis of Gerhard Schlimpert around the country at the Telt. The Telt had the distinction to Brandenburg to have a repeatedly occurring term Bæk (generally equal to Bach) with the name Teltow. The Landscape turn Teltow name was on the site have been transferred Teltow.

Two days after the fall of the Berlin Wall on 9 November 1989, with the crossing point being Phillip-Müller-Allee (Allee Lichterfelder today). Starting in 1997, the city started its renovation


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Teltow is a town in the Potsdam-Mittelmark district, in Brandenburg, Germany. Market place and St Andrew's It is part of the agglomeration of Berlin, once separated by the Berlin Wall, today with no recognizable border dividing the small town from its big neighbour in the north. The distance to the Berlin city center is 17 km (11 mi), while the distance to Potsdam is 15 km (9 mi), making it a good place to stay for exploring Berlin and its surroundings.

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