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Town Hall Schöneberg 2020

Zuhause ist hier

A colorful collage can be seen at the Schöneberg town hall. The life plans of the people who live there are as different as the city districts themselves. However, they all have one thing in common: their home is here!
It is important to the Tempelhof-Schöneberg district office, in addition to creating a livable living environment, to be accessible and transparent for the people in the district. That is why the home is here campaign was launched, which aims to show what offers and projects the district office has for residents. “The employees of the district administration experience every day how diverse the concerns of the citizens are when they come to us. Through the campaign, the population should find out more about what the administration does for them every day, ”says Angelika Schöttler, District Mayor of Tempelhof-Schöneberg, describing the campaign.

The following people can be seen on the facade of the town hall in Schöneberg:

On the far left you see the first Federal President of the FRG, Theodor Heuss (1884 –1963). He was a member of the Schöneberg district assembly and the city council of Berlin. He lived from 1918 to 1930 at Fregestraße 80 here in Tempelhof Schöneberg.

On his right you can see Hildegard Knef (1925 – 2002), who achieved iconic status as an actress and was also a chanson singer and author. She lived at Sedanstrasse (today Leberstrasse) 33 and 68 and Bernhardstrasse 5 and 6 in Tempelhof-Schöneberg.

The Nobel Peace Prize laureate Willy Brandt (1913 – 1992) shines in the center left. He was the governing mayor of West Berlin from 1957 to 1966 before being elected Chancellor in 1969. At that time, in divided Berlin, he was the governing mayor of the western part of the city in Schöneberg Town Hall.

The fourth person from the left is the writer Nelly Sachs (1891-1970), who received the 1966 Nobel Prize for Literature. The Nelly Sachs Park on Dennewitzstrasse was named after her.

American President John F. Kennedy (1917 – 1963) can be seen to the left of the town hall tower, who gave people confidence again with his words “I am a Berliner” in June 1963 when he spoke from the balcony of Schöneberg town hall.

The first person on the right is the actress Marlene Dietrich (1901-1992). She was born at Sedanstrasse (today Leberstrasse) 65 and is a real Schöneberger.

To the right of her you can see the famous physicist Albert Einstein (1879 – 1955). In 1921 he received the Nobel Prize in Physics. He also lived in Tempelhof-Schöneberg at Haberlandstrasse 5 from 1917 to 1932.

In the center right you can see the sculptor Renée Sintenis (1888 – 1965), who created the Berlin Bear, which is awarded as a prize every year at the Berlin Film Festival. From 1945 she lived at Innsbrucker Straße 23.

The penultimate picture from left to right shows the musician and actor David Bowie. During the time he lived at Hauptstrasse 155 from 1976 to 1978, his famous albums “Low”, “Heroes” and “Lodger” were created.

On the far right we see the chanson singer and cabaret artist Claire Waldoff (1884 – 1957). She lived at Regensburger Strasse 33 from 1919 to 1933.

They all have one thing in common: Their home was here in Tempelhof-Schöneberg!