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Market place and St Andrew's
Market place and St Andrew's
Coat of arms of Teltow
Coat of arms
Teltow   is located in Germany
Country Germany
State Brandenburg
District Potsdam-Mittelmark
 • Mayor Thomas Schmidt (SPD)
 • Total 21.54 km2 (8.32 sq mi)
Population (2013-12-31)[1]
 • Total 24,031
 • Density 1,100/km2 (2,900/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 14513
Dialling codes 03328
Vehicle registration PM

Teltow ['tɛltoː] is a town in the Potsdam-Mittelmark district, in Brandenburg, Germany.


  • Geography 1
  • History 2
  • Demography 3
  • Politics 4
  • International relations 5
  • Transport 6
  • References 7
  • External links 8


Teltow is part of the agglomeration of Berlin. The distance to the Berlin city centre is 17 km (11 mi), while the distance to Potsdam is 15 km (9.3 mi).

The Teltow Canal links the River Havel near the city of Potsdam with the River Dahme near Köpenick in Berlin's eastern suburbs. It passes immediately to the north of Teltow, forming the border between Brandenburg and Berlin.

The central Teltow Stadt railway station is part of the Berlin S-Bahn line S25. Teltow railway station is 2 kilometres (1.2 mi) to the south-east and is served by RegionalExpress lines 3, 4 and 5.


The settlement was first mentioned in a 1265 deed issued by Margrave Otto III of Brandenburg. It received its name from the eponymous plateau, a moraine of the last glacial period. Teltow was formerly known for the Teltower Rübchen (Brassica rapa ssp. rapa f. teltowiensis), a special type of turnip quite popular in the 18th and 19th century. The main sight of the town is the Protestant St Andrew's fieldstone church of the 12th century rebuilt in 1812 according to plans by Karl Friedrich Schinkel. It was depicted by Lyonel Feininger in his 1918 painting Teltow II.

Teltow shared its borders with the former West Berlin, and so during the period 1961-1990 it was separated from it by the Berlin Wall.

The present municipality was established in 1994 by the merger of Teltow and the former village of Ruhlsdorf. It has seen a major increase of population since the fall of the Berlin Wall and German reunification. In 2005, German painter Markus Lüpertz installed his studio of sculpture at Teltow.


Population development within the current boundaries (2013)
Year Population
1875 2 771
1890 3 364
1910 4 943
1925 6 281
1933 9 343
1939 13 309
1946 12 087
1950 12 864
1964 13 974
1971 16 179
Year Population
1981 15 809
1985 15 355
1989 15 966
1990 15 661
1991 15 666
1992 15 584
1993 15 478
1994 15 567
1995 15 576
1996 15 488
Year Population
1997 16 021
1998 16 593
1999 17 343
2000 17 938
2001 18 445
2002 18 841
2003 19 188
2004 19 541
2005 19 972
2006 20 315
Year Population
2007 20 658
2008 21 226
2009 21 904
2010 22 538
2011 22 716
2012 23 449
2013 24 031


Seats in the municipal assembly (Stadtverordnetenversammlung) as of 2008 elections:

International relations

Teltow is twinned with:


Since February 2005 Teltow has access to the Berlin S-Bahn network at Teltow Stadt station, which is at the end of the Berlin-Lichterfelde Süd–Teltow Stadt railway.

Via sections of the Expressway Potsdam-Schönefeld it is linked to the Potsdam city center as well as the Berlin-Schönefeld Airport.


  1. ^ "Bevölkerung im Land Brandenburg nach amtsfreien Gemeinden, Ämtern und Gemeinden 31. Dezember 2013 (Fortgeschriebene amtliche Einwohnerzahlen auf Grundlage des Zensus 2011)".  
  2. ^ Detailed data sources are to be found in the Wikimedia Commons.

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