11 districts

Reinickendorf is the twelfth borough of Berlin and has approximately 250,000 inhabitants. He was named after the village, which lies in the southeast of the district.

In the period after 1945 was in the " quadripartite city " Berlin district of Reinickendorf to the French sector of Berlin and thus to the German reunification with West Berlin.

  • 7.1 Twin towns / districts / circuits 7.1.1 International
  • 7.1.2 National
  • 7.2.1 International
  • 7.2.2 National


The Reinickendorf district is located on the northwestern outskirts of Berlin. The neighboring districts are in the Southwest Spandau, Charlottenburg-Wilmersdorf in the south, southeast central and eastern Pankow. The entire north adjacent to the Brandenburg district Upper Havel.

The district is divided into eleven districts:

  • Cite Guynemer
  • Tegelort
  • Jörsfelde
  • Schulz village
  • Sandhausen
  • Black Forest - settlement
  • Cité Foch

Urban Development

The Reinickendorf district was formed in 1920 from the former farming villages Reinickendorf, Wittenau, Tegel, Heiligensee Hermsdorf and Luebars and three agricultural estates.

His character is marked by forests and waters, its southern parts have but in building many similarities with the adjacent district of Wedding of the district center. In addition, located in Reinickendorf, built 1929-1931 White Settlement city and märkische district that was created as Großbausiedlung between 1963 and 1974 and which now reside over 30,000 people. In the remaining districts prevails single family homes, which also takes villa-like character in some areas such Hermsdorf and especially Frohnau. Reinickendorf has with the airport Berlin- Tegel is the only operating airfield in the city of Berlin.


31 October 2013, the district Reinickendorf counted 245 988 inhabitants in an area of 89.5 square kilometers. Thus, the population density was 2,749 at the date inhabitants per square kilometer. On 31 December 2012, the proportion of foreigners was 11.7 percent, while the share of the population with a migration background was 25.8 percent. The unemployment rate amounted on April 30, 2013, 15.2 per cent. On 31 December 2012, the average age of the population was 45.2 years.

Coat of arms

The current coat of arms of the district Reinigendorf was awarded by the Senate of Berlin on 28 November 1955.

" In a black shield a golden oblique beams, covered with a running red fox and accompanied by six (3: 3) golden ears. The escutcheon is placed a red three-towered mural crown, whose central tower is topped with a small Berlin coat of arms. "

On the coat of arms of the district Reinigendorf a red fox is shown running on a golden oblique beams; Contrary to widely held assumption that is not a reference to the mythical beast Reynard the Fox, but he was taken from the old coat of arms of the village Reinickendorf whose name to the founder, the Lower Saxony Reinhardt, back. On both sides of the beam three golden ears are to be seen on a black background; these symbolize the six district constituent former farming villages and districts today that lead the rest still own coat of arms. The mural crown was thereby added to the coat of arms on 1 January 2001 as part of the district reform as a unifying element in all districts of Berlin.


After the Second World War in 1946 first elected again since Hitler came to power in 1933, a municipal parliament in Reinickendorf.

From the first election to the district council ( BVV ), the SPD emerged as victor by an absolute majority forth. Its peak it reached in the election in 1948 with a vote of 67.9 percent of the vote - the highest vote a party in Reinickendorf since then. The majority of the strongest parliamentary group she could get through until the election of 1981 in the BVV.

The Reinickendorfer CDU then managed in 1981 to secure a majority in the Parliament, 1985 and 1999 even the absolute majority.

In 1989 the Social Democrats succeeded Detlef Dzembritzki for six years to become mayor. In the 1995 election, however, he failed because of the Christian Democrat Marlies Wanjura, which was chosen as the first woman District Mayor Reinickendorf in this office. With it, the CDU scored 1999, their highest score of 56.5 percent of the vote.

September 30, 2009 Wanjura was eliminated with the election of its successor, the former city council member Frank Balzer, from office.

Together with the Spandau district mayor Konrad Birkholz she was the longest-serving Berlin's mayor ( 1995-2009 ).

Since 2011, the CDU and the Greens form a Zählgemeinschaft in the Borough Assembly.

District Office

The district office is currently composed of the following councilors:

Borough Assembly

The choice of the Borough Assembly in 2011 gave the following results and seat distributions:

* As of 28 February 2014, three members of the Pirate Party have left the same. Two joined the Social Democratic Party, one of the CDU.


For the general civil law of the district Reinigendorf the District Court Wedding is responsible.


Twin towns / districts / circuits


France Antony, France since 1966

Israel Kiryat Ata, Israel since 1976


  • Bad Steben, Bavaria, since 1988
  • Vogelsberg, Hesse, since 1964
  • Lauterbach ( Hesse), Vogelsberg, since 1966
  • Melle, Lower Saxony, since 1988
  • Blomberg, North Rhine -Westphalia, since 1990

Friendly contacts


  • Wroclaw, Poland
  • Burkina Faso
  • Dénia, Spain
  • Catalonia, Spain
  • Kiev, Ukraine
  • Meseritz, Poland
  • Minsk, Belarus
  • Orkney, Scotland
  • St. Petersburg, Russia
  • Zielenzig, Poland
  • Templewo, Poland
  • Washington, D.C., United States
  • Volgograd, Russia
  • Woltschja Gora, Belarus


  • Lichtenfels, Bavaria
  • County Upper Havel, Brandenburg
  • District Schmalkalden- Meiningen, Thuringia
  • Zeltingen -Rachtig, Rhineland -Palatinate

Sons and daughters of Reinickendorf

  • Petra A. Bauer, author
  • Anne Julia Hagen, Miss Germany 2010
  • Thomas Hassler, football player
  • Reinhard Mey, musician
  • Andreas Neuendorf, football player
  • Playboy 51, Original Town
  • Sido, rapper
  • Desirée Schumann, soccer player
  • Frank Steffelbauer, politicians
  • Farin Urlaub, musicians
  • Marlies Wanjura, politician