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Bernau bei Berlin
Coat of arms of Bernau bei Berlin
Bernau bei Berlin is located in Germany
Bernau bei Berlin
Coordinates 52°40′00″N 13°34′59″E / 52.6666667°N 13.58306°E / 52.6666667; 13.58306
Country Germany
State Brandenburg
District Barnim
Town subdivisions Hauptort und 4 Ortsteile
Mayor André Stahl (Die Linke)
Basic statistics
Area 103.73 km2 (40.05 sq mi)
Elevation 68 m  (223 ft)
Population 35,546  (31 December 2006)
 - Density 343 /km2 (888 /sq mi)
Other information
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Licence plate BAR
Postal code 16321
Area code 03338
Location of the town of Bernau bei Berlin within Barnim district

Bernau bei Berlin (English Bernau near Berlin) is a German city in the Barnim district. The city is located about 10 km (6.2 mi) northeast of Berlin.

In 1842 a railway line was opened. One of the first electrical suburban railway lines in the world has been opened in 1924. This line of the Berlin S-Bahn connected Bernau with station Stettiner Bahnhof (today Berlin Nordbahnhof) in Berlin. The Allgemeiner Deutscher Gewerkschaftsbund (ADGB) (General German Confederation of Trade Unions) opened its school in 1930. The Waldsiedlung (engl. residential area in the wood) is a district of the city where the political leaders of the GDR lived isolated from the people.

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