Wilmersdorf, Berlin Germany – Discover one of Berlin’s oldest neighborhoods
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Wilmersdorf is a well-off neighborhood in Berlin (Berlin vacation rentals | Berlin travel guide), Germany with many art nouveau buildings, mansions, and beautiful lakes and a forest. The quarter’s recreation areas, restaurants, and bars make the quarter to a nice get-away and location to stay in Berlin.
Wilmersdorf in Berlin, Germany originated around 1220 as a small fisher and farmer village and had its former center around “Wilhemsaue”, a street close to metro station Blissestraße.
Over the centuries the village kept is small size and turned into a quaint community with wealthy farmers. When Berlin was growing beyond its borders in the 18th century the people from Berlin discovered Wilmersdorf as getaway outside Berlin. During that time more and more Berlin citizens started buying property from the farmers in Wilmersdorf to build country and summer estates.
The city fathers of Wilmersdorf took advantage of the new source of capital and started to develop plans for public institutions, like schools, churches etc. to attract even more rich Berlin residents.
Amongst those buildings are the neo-Gothic Lutheranian church at Wilhelmsaue, no. 119 that replaced the former village church and the “Schoeler-Schlösschen” at Wilhemsaue 126 the oldest building in the neighborhood. The house first belonged to the church’s pastor before it was purchased by a famous eye-doctor that added a second floor to the structure. Just a stone throw away to the North is another impressive building the Goethe-Gymnasium at Gasteiner Straße, eversince a high school.
A bit off the former village center and close to the city forest “Grunewald” the city fathers developed a luxurious quarter for the wealthiest Berlin residents at the end of the 19th century. It contains four artificial lakes and the prospective clientele built beautiful mansions in the area.
After all these efforts and with a growing population Wilmersdorf became a part of Berlin in the 1920s and was named Berlin-Wilmersdorf (Berlin-Wilmersdorf vacation rentals | Berlin-Wilmersdorf travel guide). At that time and still today the neighborhood is very popular with artists and intellectuals.
By today Wilmersdorf kept its charme and most art nouveau structures overcame World War II. As mentioned before the recreation area Grunewald forest with its artificial lakes Dianasee, Koenigssee, Herthasee, and Hubertussee is a great escape in the city. Whether you are hiking through the forest or stroll along the pretty villas, there is a lot to see.
Moreover, small shopping streets like Breite Straße and Berkaer Straße or Uhlandstraße and Brandenburgische Straße with its small side alleys offer many restaurants and boutiques where you can spend a the day and enjoy the quaint Wilmersdorf in Berlin.
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