Farmsen-Berne

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Berne manor house, built in 1890
Residential houses in Gartenstadt (lit. garden city) Berne

Farmsen-Berne is a quarter of Hamburg, Germany, in the borough of Wandsbek. More than 34,000 inhabitants live in an area of 8.3 km2. Farmsen (German pronunciation: [ˈfaʁmzn̩] (About this soundlisten)) and Berne (German pronunciation: [ˈbɛʁnə] (About this soundlisten)) are part of the area of Walddörfer (lit. forest villages).[1]

Geography[edit]

Farmsen-Berne borders the quarters of Rahlstedt, Tonndorf, Wandsbek, Bramfeld, Sasel, and Volksdorf. The stream of Berner Au flows through Farmsen-Berne and, behind the pond of Kupfermühlenteich, into Wandse river.

History[edit]

In 1296, the former villages of Farmsen and Berne were first mentioned. Farmsen was then called Vermerschen, deriving of Fridumareshusen or Fridumaresheim, founded by a Franconian settler named Fridumar. The name Berne has its origin in Baren, meaning a small stream - Berner Au in this case.[2] Farmsen-Berne was an exclave of Hamburg in Prussian territory. In 1937, the villages were incorporated into Hamburg by the Greater Hamburg Act, which came into force in 1938.[1]

Transportation[edit]

Hamburg U-Bahn line U1, the former Walddörfer railway, was built since 1912 in the area and has three stops in Farmsen-Berne: Trabrennbahn, Farmsen, and Berne, of which Farmsen station is the largest. It has four tracks, and a railway repair workshop is located here.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Farmsen-Berne, Hamburg.de, in German
  2. ^ Horst Beckershaus: Die Namen der Hamburger Stadtteile. Woher sie kommen und was sie bedeuten, Hamburg 2002, ISBN 3-434-52545-9, p. 40
  3. ^ "Farmsen". hamburger-untergrundbahn.de (in German). Retrieved 10 June 2016.

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Coordinates: 53°36′23″N 10°07′11″E / 53.6064°N 10.1197°E / 53.6064; 10.1197