Place:Lichtenberg, Brandenburg, Preußen, Germany

Alt namesAlt-Lichtenberg
Lichtenberg (Berlin)
Coordinates52.521111°N 13.48°E
Located inBrandenburg, Preußen, Germany     (1815 - 1920)
Also located inBerlin, Brandenburg, Preußen, Germany     (1920 - 1946)
Ost-Berlin, Berlin, Germany     (1946 - 1990)
Berlin, Germany     (1990 - present)

Note: In keeping with the 1900-rule at WeRelate, places in Germany are organized as they were in 1900 when Germany was known as the German Empire.

In 1230, the village of Lichtenberg was founded.

In 1900, Lichtenberg was a village in Brandenburg (province), Preußen, Germany.

In 1920, Lichtenberg village was incorporated as the 17th borough in the independent city of Berlin in Brandenburg (province), Preußen, Germany.

In 1946, the city of Berlin was divided into East Berlin and West Berlin. Lichtenberg borough was located in East Berlin.

In the 1970s, Lichtenberg borough lost some territory to the new borough of Marzahn.

In 1990, the city of Berlin was reunited.

In 2001, Lichtenberg borough became the 11th official borough of Berlin. It was divided into 10 localities: Friedrichsfelde, Karlshorst, Lichtenberg, Falkenberg, Malchow, Wartenberg, New-Hohenschönhausen, Alt-Hohenschönhausen, Fennpfuhl, and Rummelsburg.

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