Skalitzer Straße

Skalitzer Straße · Berlin

“The Skalitzer road (postal code for the house numbers 39-107: 10997, for the remaining 10999) is an approximately two-kilometer-long main road in the district Kreuzberg the Berlin district Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg. It begins in the west on Wassertorplatz as a continuation of the Gitschiner road and leads to the Silesian Gate, where it merges into the Oberbaumstraße (Oberbaumbrücke).

Places on Skalitzer Straße: Kottbusser Tor, Lausitzer Platz, Spreewaldplatz, Görlitzer Park. Cross streets: Erkelenzdamm / Kohlfurter Straße, Adalbertstraße / Kottbusser Damm, Reichenberger Strasse, Oranienstraße / Wiener Straße, Görlitzer Straße, Wrangelstraße, Köpenicker Straße / Schlesische Straße.

The street is named since 1868 after the Battle of Skalitz (now Ceská Skalice) in Bohemia, a battle between Prussia and Austrians in the German War on June 28, 1866. From 1849 to 1868 were parts of the road Kottbusser Kommunikation and Lusatian communication.” (source)

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