Place:Neukölln, Brandenburg, Preußen, Germany

Alt namesRichardsdorfsource: Wikipedia
Böhmisch Rixdorfsource: 1797 Bohemian village name
Rixdorfsource: former village name
Located inBrandenburg, Preußen, Germany     (1815 - 1920)
Also located inBerlin, Brandenburg, Preußen, Germany     (1920 - 1946)
West-Berlin, Berlin, Germany     (1946 - 1990)
Berlin, Germany     (1990 - present)

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In 1360, the village of Richardsdorf was first mentioned. The name later became Rixdorf.

In 1737, 350 Moravian Protestants were expelled from Bohemia and allowed to settle in the area which became known as "Böhmisch Rixdorf".

In 1899, Rixdorf became an independent city located in Brandenburg (province), Preußen, Germany.

In 1912, the name was changed to Neukölln.

In 1920, Neukölln was incorporated as a 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. Neukölln was located in West Berlin.

In 1990, the city of Berlin was reunited and Neukölln was retained as a borough.

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Modern description

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Neukölln is one of the twelve boroughs of Berlin. It is located in the southeastern part from the city centre towards Berlin Schönefeld Airport. It was part of the former American sector under the Four-Power occupation of the city. It features many Gründerzeit buildings and is characterized by having one of the highest percentage of immigrants in Berlin. In recent years an influx of students and creative types has led to gentrification.[1]

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