Talk:Berlin/South

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The image for Köpenick Palace does not look right - it looks like it was likely built by the same architect, or was built to strongly resemble Schloss Köpenick - but as you can see the Palace itself is visible in the top graphic, and is right on the river - the roof is also visible, and there are marked if subtle differences. The image of the palace at Wikipedia gives a much closer view of it, and I'm going to simply use the same image from Wiki Commons to this end. L. Challenger (talk) 23:40, 30 July 2013 (UTC)

Should this district be broken up into constituent parts?[edit]

If you ask me out of all the current Berlin districts, this is the most hodgepodge one. And it would imho not be all that difficult to break it up into more self-contained and immediately obvious units. Hobbitschuster (talk) 15:39, 31 October 2017 (UTC)

This travel district spans 45km/28 miles from east to west and huddles together districts with a completely different character and historical development. I agree it should be broken up, at best into the three units (1) Southwest: Steglitz Zehlendorf, (2) South: Tempelhof-Neukölln, and (3) Southeast: Treptow-Köpenick according to the following district map. --Rio65trio (talk) 23:50, 31 October 2017 (UTC)
@Traveler100: what do you say? Hobbitschuster (talk) 15:05, 1 November 2017 (UTC)
agree with the three units split suggested above. --Traveler100 (talk) 19:16, 1 November 2017 (UTC)
Anybody else? @Xsobev: @Griffindd:, @PrinceGloria:, @Ichbins berlin:, @Ikan Kekek:, @Jjtkk:, @Globe-trotter:, @Renek78:, @AnhaltER1960: you seem to either be German or have previously participated in district discussion at Talk:Berlin, what do you think? Hobbitschuster (talk) 21:31, 1 November 2017 (UTC)
  • Berlin is the single destination I visit most often, I feel capable of contributing too. The sheer quantity of important sights alone justifies this action. I'm puzzled to find no mention whatsoever to Gropiusstadt. Truly lovely architecture. Ibaman (talk) 22:17, 1 November 2017 (UTC)
  • I'm not that familiar with this part of Berlin, though my girlfriend did stay in Neukölln, so I saw the neighborhood briefly. I'll support whatever is decided by consensus. Ikan Kekek (talk) 04:45, 2 November 2017 (UTC)
I'm not entirely sure it is necessary to split it up - it doesn't seem we would have enough listings in each section to justify three separate districts. And I like it that Berlin has a manageable number of districts (for both reading and maintaining). However, if there are strong reasons for doing the split, I won't stand in the way - but it would be great if any empty section resulting from the splitting could be filled as soon as possible, since empty sections leave a bad impression on the traveler. Xsobev (talk) 17:56, 2 November 2017 (UTC)
"It doesn't seem we would have enough listings in each section." --> That's just because no one filled them up already. There are hundreds of possible points of interest in each section. I can help with Treptow-Köpenick where I grew up and Steglitz which I know as well. Neukölln is a trendy neighbourhood and should be no problem either. But in its current state this travel district is ridiculously large. --Rio65trio (talk) 19:19, 2 November 2017 (UTC)

It just seems to me that this district consists of several disparate parts with little in common, as was pointed out in an earlier district discussion. I think now there are so many listings that people might refrain from adding otherwise worthy items. Hobbitschuster (talk) 20:13, 2 November 2017 (UTC)

If rearranging this district into 2 or 3 smaller ones causes people to add more points of interest, then it is worth splitting. I just think that district pages that end up being half empty for a long time leave a bad impression on the traveler (Montreal is an example for that). Adding new points of interest before splitting is a great suggestion to avoid that. Xsobev (talk) 14:20, 3 November 2017 (UTC)
I think even split up they wouldn't be empty. If anything the map is a bit overloaded as is. And it's literally all the South of Berlin, with gentrifying neighborhoods thrown in together with rather rural and rather run down parts; east thrown together with west. Proletarian with CDU-voting (nobody in Berlin votes CDU and would even remotely be considered proletarian)... Hobbitschuster (talk) 14:34, 3 November 2017 (UTC)

────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────Here is an overview of what would be empty (and therefore would benefit from adding listings) after the proposed split in three districts:

  • See: no listing for Neukölln in Tempelhof/Neukölln
  • Do: only one listing in Steglitz/Zehlendorf
  • Buy: no listings in Treptow/Köpenick
  • Drink: no listings in Steglitz/Zehlendorf
  • Sleep: no listings in Treptow/Köpenick
  • Connect: no listing at all

Please don't take this as criticism, but I think the list might be helpful to fill the gaps. Unfortunately, I don't know these areas well enough to make any useful additions (otherwise I would have done so already). So if there is anyone who does, any additions would be greatly appreciated. Xsobev (talk) 16:46, 6 November 2017 (UTC)

Thanks for pointing this out. Is "connect" even needed at all in district articles, though? Hobbitschuster (talk) 22:11, 6 November 2017 (UTC)