Goldberg is a town in the Ludwigslust-Parchim district, in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, Germany. It is situated 24 km northeast of Parchim, and 46 km east of Schwerin.

Goldberg
Church
Church
Coat of arms of Goldberg
Coat of arms
Location of Goldberg within Ludwigslust-Parchim district
Goldberg (Mecklenburg) in LUP.svg
Goldberg is located in Germany
Goldberg
Goldberg
Goldberg is located in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern
Goldberg
Goldberg
Coordinates: 53°34′N 12°04′E / 53.567°N 12.067°E / 53.567; 12.067Coordinates: 53°34′N 12°04′E / 53.567°N 12.067°E / 53.567; 12.067
CountryGermany
StateMecklenburg-Vorpommern
DistrictLudwigslust-Parchim
Municipal assoc.Goldberg-Mildenitz
Subdivisions8 Ortsteile
Government
 • MayorPeer Grützmacher
Area
 • Total64.85 km2 (25.04 sq mi)
Elevation
48 m (157 ft)
Population
 (2018-12-31)[1]
 • Total3,448
 • Density53/km2 (140/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
19399
Dialling codes038736
Vehicle registrationPCH
Websitehttps://web.archive.org/web/20110718195532/http://www.amt-mildenitz.de/
Town hall
Goldberg

HistoryEdit

Goldberg owes its origin and name to a gold mine in the neighbourhood, which, however, has been wholly abandoned since the time of the Hussite wars. The town obtained civic rights in 1211. It suffered heavily from the Tatars in 1241, from the plague in 1334, from the Hussites in 1428, and from the Saxon, Imperial and Swedish forces during the Thirty Years' War. On the 27th of May 1813 a battle took place near it between the French and the Russians; and on the 23rd and the 27th of August of the same year fights between the allies and the French.[2]

People born in the townEdit

Connected to GoldbergEdit

 
Gerd Wessig in 1980
  • Gerd Wessig (born 1959 in Lübz), Olympian winner and world record holder (2,36 m) in the jump, grew up in Goldberg and went to school there

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Statistisches Amt M-V – Bevölkerungsstand der Kreise, Ämter und Gemeinden 2018". Statistisches Amt Mecklenburg-Vorpommern (in German). July 2019.
  2. ^   This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainChisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). "Goldberg". Encyclopædia Britannica (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press.

GalleryEdit

 
School building