Hansaviertel

The Hansaviertel (German: [ˈhanzaˌfɪʁtl̩] (listen)) is the smallest Ortsteil (district) of Berlin and is between Großer Tiergarten and the Spree River, within the central Mitte borough of Berlin.

Hansaviertel
Quarter of Berlin
Panoramic view
Location of Hansaviertel in Mitte district and Berlin
Hansaviertel
Hansaviertel
Coordinates: 52°31′00″N 13°20′20″E
CountryGermany
StateBerlin
CityBerlin
BoroughMitte
Founded1762
Area
  Total0.53 km2 (0.20 sq mi)
Elevation
52 m (171 ft)
Population
 (2020-12-31)[1]
  Total5,924
  Density11,000/km2 (29,000/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
  Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
Postal codes
(nr. 0103) 10555, 10557
Vehicle registrationB

The district was almost completely destroyed during World War II but was rebuilt from 1957 to 1961 as a social housing project by international master architects such as Alvar Aalto, Egon Eiermann, Walter Gropius, Oscar Niemeyer, and Sep Ruf. Called Interbau, the whole ensemble has two churches (St. Ansgar and Kaiser-Friedrich-Gedächtniskirche). It is now protected as a historic monument.