Monday, July 12, 2010

Postcard from Germany

Orietal Garden in the Marzahn Leisure Park

Marzahn is a locality within the borough of Marzahn-Hellersdorf in Berlin.

The historic village of Marzahn was first mentioned as Morczane in a 1300 deed by Margrave Albert III of Brandenburg-Salzwedel, when he granted the estates to the Friedland Cistercian abbey.

A part of East Berlin from 1949, Marzahn remained a rural site until from 1977 vast housing estates were built on its fields by order of the East German authorities.

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