With the fusion of Tempelhof and Schöneberg two completely different districts have grown together.
Schöneberg has the image of an iridescent residential district in which a huge variety of residents, scenes, projects and initiatives, which exist next to each other. In contrast Tempelhof is more a middle-class district without any social problems.
Tempelhof-Schöneberg extends from city centre (Ku´damm) to Southwestern city border neighbouring Federal State Brandenburg and is made up of districts called Schöneberg, Friedenau, Tempelhof, Mariendorf, Marienfelde and Lichtenrade. The new district borders to districts Mitte, Charlottenburg-Wilmersdorf, Steglitz, Zehlendorf and Neukölln.
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About 334.000 people live in Tempelhof-Schöneberg on an area with a size of 53 square kilometres and also 22.5% of Berlin´s industrial area is provided by this district. In Marienfelde Daimler-Chrysler is one of the most important employers engaging 3.300 people.
The old district Schöneberg is marked by completely different areas like Nollendorfplatz with its cultural and also metropolitan flair, the Bavarian Quarter with its more prosperous residential areas, the caserns and “Red Island” in North Schöneberg and the caserns close to Tempelhofer Feld which were since 1722 military exercise area and also by the villas settlement in Friedenau which was combined with Schöneberg 1920.
Near Wittenbergplatz and Tauentziehstraße one can find the world famous KaDeWe.
Since 1992 an annual festival for homosexuals is taking place in this area which is a mixture of information stables of gay and lesbian groups, stages for shows and takeawayshops. In the meantime this festival turned into a popular event and thousands of tourists are visiting this attraction.
Around John F. Kennedy Platz you will find the public administration departement with district office, Senate office for economics, Labour, Women and Justice.
The former old district Tempelhof has been affected by a mixture of tenements and one-family houses as well as by industrial area and green space, witch some nice furnished accommodations within.
Companies like Sarotti on Teilstraße, Hüttenwerk Tempelhof on Ringbahn-/Germaniastraße are also in former Tempelhof. On a former area of state railway repairing plant IKEA and building centre Bauhaus are domiciled. Furthermore Airport Tempelhof is the oldest and smallest passenger airport in Berlin. In its building year 1934 it was unique with its functional complexity so that it´s considered as an idol and called “mother of all airports”.