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Berlin to go, english edition, 02/2016

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POINT OF VIEW FACTS: Population: 244,690 Area: 16,841 hectares Companies: 9,991 LIFE, WORK AND R&D IN A GREEN ENVIRONMENT A leading location for science and technology, the Berlin district of Treptow-Köpenick also scores major points for its wealth of recreational opportunities There is a tendency to describe the district of Treptow- Köpenick in superlatives. First of all, with its 170 km², it is the largest district in Berlin. At the same time, this area located in the southwest part of the capital has an abundance of culture, innovation and nature. Treptow-Köpenick has the most lakes, waterways and forests in the entire Berlin metropolitan area. The district is also a popular location for science, technology and services. It is home to Adlershof, one of the most modern and successful technology parks in Europe. It also combines science, technology and services at three other leading locations: Schöneweide, the Wuhlheide Innovation Park and the Rundfunkhaus on Nalepastraße. These sites continue to attract an ever-growing pool of talent to the district, where they enjoy a unique symbiosis of recreation and comfortable residential living. Berlin’s southeastern district is also attractive as a result of its highly convenient location. High-Tech, R&D and Production Treptow-Köpenick is a district of contrasts. In addition to new, tech-oriented companies, the economy here is characterized by small and medium-sized businesses. At the same time, it is home to the central offices and key business operations of international corporations, including Allianz, Vattenfall, Siemens and Menarini / Berlin Chemie. Research conducted in close cooperation with companies in Treptow-Köpenick has made this historical site an innovative growth region. Adlershof is an integrated business, science and media location and provides an ideal basis for this growth. Three additional founders’ centers are only a stone’s throw away from Campus Adlershof: the IGK Innovation and Founders Center, the OWZ International Founders Center and the Spin-Off Zone, a founders’ center for students at Humboldt-Universität. Two other leading tech centers in Treptow-Köpenick provide a complement to Adlershof: at the Wuhlheide Innovation Park, companies active in the fields of tool engineering, optoelectronics and biotechnology have set up shop, and in Schöneweide, where AEG made industrial history over 100 years ago, one finds the TGS Technology and Founders Center, a site designed specifically to foster high-tech companies. Further impetus comes from the roughly 12,000 students at Berlin’s largest university, the HTW University of Applied Science located at Campus Wilhelminenhof. The Schöneweide Industry Salon invites visitors to experience industrial culture up-close and personal and proves that tourism is becoming an increasingly important factor for the district. Photos: Berlin Partner / FTB Werbefotografie, Fritsch Foto,Wüstenhagen; A.Savin 30 BERLIN TO GO

ALT-TREPTOW PLÄNTERWALD BAUMSCHULENWEG OBERSCHÖNEWEIDE NIEDERSCHÖNEWEIDE FRIEDRICHSHAGEN POINT OF VIEW Location Advantages at a Glance JOHANNIS- THAL ADLERS- HOF KÖPENICK RAHNSDORF • Leading centers for science, business and media in Adlershof, at the Spreeknie Technology and Founders Center in Schöneweide and at the Wuhlheide Innovation Park • Convenient location, quick access to highways, railways, waterways and the airport • Highly skilled workforce, low unemployment rate • Berlin’s largest district and home to the city’s most waterways and forests • High quality of living • Excellent social infrastructure and education facilities ALTGLIENICKE BOHNSDORF GRÜNAU MÜGGELHEIM SCHMÖCKWITZ Photos: Berlin Partner / FTB Werbefotografie Hidden Champion Iris-GmbH infrared & intelligent sensors in Schöneweide was founded on 3 September 1991 out of the “WF Plant for Television Electronics,” also in Schöneweide. The company uses its IRMA (InfraRed Motion Analyzer) product family to develop sensors used to count passenger numbers in public transport. This data allows public transport companies to determine the utilization rates of busses and trains affordably, reliably and continually. This information, which comprises the actual use of different routes depending on the time of day on each weekday, supports needs-based route planning, optimal capacity utilization and transportation services accounting. Today, these sensors are installed in over 50,000 public transport vehicles in more than 40 countries, mostly in Europe and North America. At Berlin’s BVG public transport company, U-Bahn trains are already outfitted with the system, and a current project is now equipping above-ground transport (busses, trams, etc.) with the system as well. Iris sensors are also hard at work in the regional railways of the Berlin-Brandenburg transport network. Superlatives in Berlin’s Southeast In Treptow-Köpenick, the urban landscape merges with the green countryside. On the one hand, the district is dominated by densely built housing developments and industrial architecture; on the other, one also finds vast forests, lakes and recreational areas. At the meeting point of the districts of Treptow, Friedrichshain and Kreuzberg stand the “Molecule Men,” a remarkable sculpture that rises from the Spree River and complements the nearby Treptowers, the highest office building in Berlin. Treptow is also a popular tourist destination thanks to the Arena Berlin, the Badeschiff swimming pool, Treptower Park, the Plänterwald, the Soviet War Memorial and the Archenhold Observatory. Treptow’s sister district, Köpenick, also has a long and notable tradition. The historic old town with its neo-Gothic City Hall lies at the confluence of the Dahme and Spree rivers. Köpenick is well-known over the world for the trickery of its “Captain of Köpenick” as portrayed in countless stories and plays. Other tourist highlights include the Baroque Palace and its Palace Chapel as well as the historical “Fischerkiez” area. Treptow-Köpenick is also a paradise for water-sports enthusiasts, especially at the regatta race course on the Lange See in Grünau, on the Müggelsee and five other lakes. The whole family can have fun at the FEZ-Berlin in the Wuhlheide and at the Spiel und Spaß model park. The 1. FC Union Berlin soccer team plays its home games at the Stadion An der Alten Försterei, the largest stadium devoted entirely to soccer in Berlin. BERLIN TO GO 31

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