Gadebusch (German pronunciation: [ˈɡaːdəbʊʃ]) is a town in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, in the district Nordwestmecklenburg, half-way between Lübeck, Schwerin and Wismar. It is part of the Hamburg Metropolitan Region.

Gadebusch
Town hall and the church
Town hall and the church
Coat of arms of Gadebusch
Coat of arms
Location of Gadebusch within Nordwestmecklenburg district
Gadebusch in NWM 2011.svg
Gadebusch is located in Germany
Gadebusch
Gadebusch
Gadebusch is located in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern
Gadebusch
Gadebusch
Coordinates: 53°42′N 11°07′E / 53.700°N 11.117°E / 53.700; 11.117Coordinates: 53°42′N 11°07′E / 53.700°N 11.117°E / 53.700; 11.117
CountryGermany
StateMecklenburg-Vorpommern
DistrictNordwestmecklenburg
Municipal assoc.Gadebusch
Government
 • MayorUlrich Howest
Area
 • Total47.65 km2 (18.40 sq mi)
Elevation
35 m (115 ft)
Population
 (2018-12-31)[1]
 • Total5,530
 • Density120/km2 (300/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
19205
Dialling codes03886
Vehicle registrationNWM
Websitewww.gadebusch.de

The town is known for two notable monuments: the Stadtkirche (City Church), built in 1220, considered the oldest brick church in Mecklenburg, and the Schloss (Castle), built in 1580-1583 in Northern Renaissance style.

Near the town is the site of the Battle of Gadebusch, 1712.

Gadebusch municipalityEdit

Besides the old town of Gadebusch, the following settlements are incorporated with the Gadebusch municipality:

  • Amtsbauhof
  • An der Flöte
  • Buchholz
  • Dorf Ganzow
  • Güstow
  • Güstow Werder
  • Hof Ganzow
  • Jarmstorf
  • Klein Hundorf
  • Möllin
  • Neu Bauhof
  • Neu Güstow
  • Reinhardtsdorf
  • Stresdorf
  • Wakenstädt

EducationEdit

Gymnasium Gadebusch (High School)

People associated with GadebuschEdit

 
Theodor Körner in 1814 by Dora Stock
  • Theodor Körner (author) (1791-1813), writer and freedom fighter, fallen in a forestry at Rosenow
  • Wolf Biermann (born 1936), German songwriter, from 1953 to 1955 he attended the school with boarding school.
  • Joerg Stadler (born 1961), German actor, from 1975 to 1979 he attended the Oberschule

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Statistisches Amt M-V – Bevölkerungsstand der Kreise, Ämter und Gemeinden 2018". Statistisches Amt Mecklenburg-Vorpommern (in German). July 2019.

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