- 17.09.2020 12:00
The districts of today's Treptow-Köpenick did not come to Greater Berlin "empty-handed" 100 years ago. They were of great strategic importance for the new city community and brought with them extensive areas of forest and water, facilities of general interest and important industrial sites. One example ist the Friedrichshagen waterworks, located on the banks of Müggelsee, had been supplying Berlin with drinking water since 1893. With the settlement of the Allgemeine Elektricitäts-Gesellschaft (AEG), the small community of Oberschöneweide became one of the most important locations of "Elektropolis", the electrified metropolis.
But how did the communities in the Southeast, from urban Alt-Treptow to rural Schmöckwitz, experience the time before the formation of "Greater Berlin"? What debates were held in the run-up to the project and how could they themselves benefit from the achievements of the new urban community? The exhibition in the Museum Köpenick focuses on the 15 districts of today's Treptow-Köpenick and shows how an administrative reform changed people's lives.