Rheinsberg

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Rheinsberg
Rheinsberg Castle
Rheinsberg Castle
Coat of arms of Rheinsberg
Coat of arms
Rheinsberg   is located in Germany
Rheinsberg
Rheinsberg
Location of Rheinsberg within Ostprignitz-Ruppin district
Rheinsberg in OPR.png
Coordinates: 53°5′54″N 12°53′45″E / 53.09833°N 12.89583°E / 53.09833; 12.89583Coordinates: 53°5′54″N 12°53′45″E / 53.09833°N 12.89583°E / 53.09833; 12.89583
Country Germany
State Brandenburg
District Ostprignitz-Ruppin
Government
 • Mayor Jan-Pieter Rau (CDU)
Area
 • Total 324.83 km2 (125.42 sq mi)
Elevation 61 m (200 ft)
Population (2016-12-31)[1]
 • Total 8,161
 • Density 25/km2 (65/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 16831
Dialling codes 033931
Vehicle registration OPR
Website www.rheinsberg.de
Manor in Wittwien

Rheinsberg is a town and a municipality in the Ostprignitz-Ruppin district, in Brandenburg, Germany. It is situated on the river Rhin, approx. 20 km north-east of Neuruppin and 75 km north-west of Berlin.

History[edit]

Frederick the Great, while still Crown Prince, designed and moved into a restored chateau in Rheinsberg shortly after his 1733 marriage to Elisabeth Christine of Brunswick-Bevern. Here he experienced his "Rheinsberg Period", an era marked by regular correspondence with Voltaire, boisterous celebration in the company of minor philosophers and musicians, and the writing of several works of political theory, including the Anti-Machiavel.[2]

In 1870, the painter Eduard Gaertner and his family decided to leave the hectic atmosphere of Berlin and settle in Flecken Zechlin, a suburb of Rheinsberg - where he lived until his death in 1877.

Demography[edit]

Rheinsberg: Population development
within the current boundaries (2013)[3]
YearPop.±% p.a.
1875 7,461—    
1890 7,554+0.08%
1910 8,015+0.30%
1925 8,263+0.20%
1933 8,681+0.62%
1939 9,063+0.72%
1946 11,268+3.16%
1950 11,188−0.18%
1964 10,391−0.53%
1971 10,450+0.08%
1981 9,635−0.81%
1985 9,612−0.06%
1989 9,681+0.18%
1990 9,700+0.20%
1991 9,477−2.30%
1992 9,362−1.21%
1993 9,469+1.14%
1994 9,387−0.87%
1995 9,390+0.03%
1996 9,388−0.02%
YearPop.±% p.a.
1997 9,454+0.70%
1998 9,395−0.62%
1999 9,414+0.20%
2000 9,374−0.42%
2001 9,320−0.58%
2002 9,280−0.43%
2003 9,198−0.88%
2004 9,085−1.23%
2005 9,005−0.88%
2006 8,889−1.29%
2007 8,814−0.84%
2008 8,705−1.24%
2009 8,579−1.45%
2010 8,466−1.32%
2011 8,254−2.50%
2012 8,179−0.91%
2013 8,120−0.72%
2014 8,029−1.12%
2015 8,153+1.54%
2016 8,161+0.10%

Geography[edit]

Lakes[edit]

Photogallery[edit]

Twin towns[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Bevölkerung im Land Brandenburg nach amtsfreien Gemeinden, Ämtern und Gemeinden 31. Dezember 2016 (Fortgeschriebene amtliche Einwohnerzahlen auf Grundlage des Zensus 2011)". Amt für Statistik Berlin-Brandenburg (in German). 2016.
  2. ^ MacDonogh, Giles (1999). Frederick the Great: A Life in Deed and Letters. New York: St. Martin's Griffin. pp. 98–129. ISBN 0-312-27266-9.
  3. ^ Detailed data sources are to be found in the Wikimedia Commons.Population Projection Brandenburg at Wikimedia Commons

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