Just a century and a half ago, Schöneberg was a little village located just outside Berlin's city gates. You can still find the old, sepia-coloured picture postcards which depict this idyllic rural setting—complete with rolling green fields and a baroque church. Long since swallowed up by the big city, Schöneberg has now become one of Berlin's 23 districts and is today crowned by a modern town hall rather than a church. Yet the church still exists. Built in 1765 by Frederick the Great, Schöneberg's Dorfkirche is one of the few surviving reminders of days gone by. Flanked by 19th century villas and a futuristic concrete construction, the pink and orange church looks slightly out of place here. But, hey, this is Berlin!
Attractions & Landmarks, Religious
- Nearest Train: Schöneberg: S1; Rathaus Schöneberg: U4