Princes and kings, great inventors and renowned architects as well as people who did not only stand up for their own freedom play important roles in the eventful history of Treptow-Köpenick. Wilhelm Voigt, who caused a sensation in 1906 as “Hauptmann von Köpenick”, still makes us smile heute.
A breath of more than 800 years of history wafts around you during a walk across the Köpenick old town island. Surrounded by the Dahme and Spree rivers, you will experience attractive promenades, ancient trees in the palace park as well as valuable exhibits from the Slavic period, porcelain and silver buffet of the Berlin City Palace and a baroque palace church.
Scenic beauty as far as the eye can see: parks, forests, lakes. You would hardly believe you are in Berlin if it weren’t for the warm, direct Berlin mentality and the local transport system.
This is the most beautiful view in the city: the Müggelturm, almost 30 metres high, is a traditional excursion destination on the over 80-metre-high “Kleiner Müggelberg”. There is also a lot to discover in Berlin treptow-Köpenick on solid ground or on one of the waters: the old town island, Treptower Park, Schöneweide with the Wuhlheide and Friedrichhagen on Müggelsee. Tradition and modernity, culture and architecture are combined here with Berlin’s cosmopolitan lifestyle.
History of Köpenick
Over 800 years of history: Slavs, Ascanians, Wittelsbachs and Hohenzollern left their mark. However, the events of 16 October 1906 are world-famous: the world-famous robbery and theft of the city treasury found its way into world literature. The history of Köpenick is briefly outlined here.More Information
Places of interest
Tradition and modernity, culture and architecture are united here with the cosmopolitan lifestyle of Berlin.
There is a lot to discover in Berlin Treptow-Köpenick: the old town island, Treptower Park, Schöneweide with the Wuhlheide and Friedrichhagen on Müggelsee.
In the south: scenic beauty – parks, forests, lakes. You can hardly believe you are in Berlin – if it weren’t for the warm, direct Berlin mentality and local transport. There is a big-city, multicultural flair especially in the north, where the region borders on Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg.More Information
THE “HAUPTMANN VON KÖPENICK”
“Die Uniform verschafft Respekt, ganz gleich, wer auch darinnen steckt” was the motto of the Kingdom of Prussia at the turn of the century. Shoemaker Voigt knew this too when he planned his famous robbery of the Köpenick treasury in 1906. His Köpenickiade went down in world literature and made him and Köpenick famous.More Information
Berlin is the German city of industrial culture. International economic, technical and architectural history was written here. To this day, industrial sites, power stations and industrial yards form the special flair of Berlin.More Information
Guided tours and group offers
Well-informed city guides inform you in an entertaining way about the eventful history of the district and know a lot about the exciting present. The offer ranges from thematic walks, combined tours on water and land to exciting city rallies.More Information