The district Treptow-Köpenick, the biggest district regarding space, is the 9th district of Berlin and covers 18.9% of Berlin´s city space.
It is situated in Southeastern Berlin and borders to Neukölln, Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg, Lichtenberg and Marzahn-Hellersdorf as well as to rural districts Oderspree and Dahme-Spreewald in Brandenburg. Altogether it is set up of 15 districts: Adlershof, Altglienicke, Alt-Treptow, Baumschulenweg, Bohnsdorf, Friedrichshagen, Grünau, Johannistal, Köpenick, Müggelheim, Niederschönweide, Oberschönweide, Plänatawald, Rahnsdorf and Schmöckwitz.
Population density is with 1.362 residents of each sqare kilometre the lowest of all districts in Berlin. About 234.000 people live in this district.
In Treptow-Köpenick live the eldest people of Berlin, most of them are older than 50 years and young people are a minority. There are many reasons for that. One might be the nice location. Threequarters of the district consist parks, forest and lakes like Müggelsee. Who appreciates silence, nature and nice furnished flat and houses and who can afford it, will move this area.
Therefore young people prefer down town area where bars, clubs and cinemas. Many areas in Southeastern Treptow-Köpenick are simple and genuine. Statistics also document this. As per last social index, which informs about income, educational level, state of health and unemployment rate, Treptow-Köpenick comes in second after Steglitz-Zehlendorf. Especially Rahnsdorf and Hesenwinkel are performing very well. Only Oberschönweide illustrates a social focus. After reunfication industry ceased to exist there.
However in total Treptow-Köpenick has unemployment rate of 13.3% which is relatively good for Berlin.
The change of the district from an industrial to a service location is especially in Alt-Treptow noticeable. Berlin´s highest office house with 31 floors is located at the street called "An den Treptowers". Allianz Insurance AG is based in this house, in which AEG produced electric appliances before.
The water statue “Molecule Man” by American artist Jonathan Borofsky was designed for this location close to Treptowers and reaches 30 metres out of river Spree.
Nearby Vattenfall, a power supply company, is situated. Only Siemens- traffic engineering at Elsenstraße reminds of former industrial times.
Not far away the ARENA Treptow is domiciled in a former omnibus depot of 1920ies. Events, concerts and theatres take regularly place in ARENA Treptow. Next to it Badeschiff has developed to an attractive place at river Spree.
The district Köpenick is one of the favourite destinations for shorttrips in southern Berlin. The main sightseeing of the historical old town with its small streets and lanes is town hall Köpenick. This building is errected in clinker gothic style. The town hall got especially well-known for the unemployed cobbler Wilhelm Voigt (“Captain of Köpenick), who arrested the mayor and engrossed city treasury with a borrowed captain uniform.
Beside town hall and old town Köpenick offers Berlin´s biggest lake called Müggelsee and hiking oppurtunities in Müggelbergen.
Moreover this Treptow-Köpenick is one of the most successful high technology locations in Germany. Since 1991 Adlershof grows and booms on a space of 4.2 square kilometres with an integrated economic, scientific and media location embedded in a city planning concept. The core is a scientific and technological park with around 400 companies and 12 institutions as well as th six natural scientific institutes of Humboldt-University. There are about 6.000 students studying and around 12.750 people are already employed in this economic, scientific and media area.