Neustadt-Glewe

Neustadt-Glewe is a German town, in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, in the district of Ludwigslust-Parchim.

Neustadt-Glewe
Coat of arms of Neustadt-Glewe
Coat of arms
Location of Neustadt-Glewe within Ludwigslust-Parchim district
Neustadt-Glewe in LUP.svg
Neustadt-Glewe is located in Germany
Neustadt-Glewe
Neustadt-Glewe
Neustadt-Glewe is located in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern
Neustadt-Glewe
Neustadt-Glewe
Coordinates: 53°22′N 11°35′E / 53.367°N 11.583°E / 53.367; 11.583Coordinates: 53°22′N 11°35′E / 53.367°N 11.583°E / 53.367; 11.583
CountryGermany
StateMecklenburg-Vorpommern
DistrictLudwigslust-Parchim
Municipal assoc.Neustadt-Glewe
Subdivisions8
Government
 • MayorArne Kröger (Ind.)
Area
 • Total93.91 km2 (36.26 sq mi)
Elevation
32 m (105 ft)
Population
 (2019-12-31)[1]
 • Total7,032
 • Density75/km2 (190/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
19306
Dialling codes038757
Vehicle registrationLUP, HGN, LBZ, LWL, PCH, STB
Websitewww.neustadt-glewe.de

HistoryEdit

Neustadt-Glewe was mentioned for the first time in a document in 1248.

Hans Axel Holm, a Swedish writer and journalist, documented life in Neustadt-Glewe in the late 1960s when it was part of the German Democratic Republic. In his book The Other Germans: Report From an East German Town,[2] Holm documented various aspects of everyday life in the GDR, such as being an adult who worked at a VEB (industrial state-owned enterprise) or at an LPG (collective farm); being a child or teen going to school and participating in the FDJ (youth organization); being a soldier in the NVA (army); the GDR's relationship with the Soviets, including tensions within the Eastern Bloc and the threat of Soviet interventions; recreation; housing; socialist ideology and administration; the Nazi era and its consequences; interaction with West Germans, including the themes of who left the East, who stayed, and who came to the East; and other topics. LPG farming was big business in the Ludwigslust-Parchim region at the time, and the factories in the area included a large tannery (VEB Lederwerk "August Apfelbaum", which had formerly been a large plant of Adler and Oppenheimer), a hydraulic parts factory (for VEB Hydraulik Nord), and a factory for radio parts and telephone switchboard parts (for VEB Funkmechanik).

Sights and monumentsEdit

  • The Alte Burg, a 13th-century castle, considered to be the oldest military castle in Mecklenburg.
  • The Schloss (palace), completed in 1720 in Baroque style, today a hotel.

Population developmentEdit

  • 1855: 1,880
  • 1890: 1,743
  • 1925: 3,202
  • 1984: 7,500
  • 1995: 7,542
  • 2010: 6,547

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Statistisches Amt M-V – Bevölkerungsstand der Kreise, Ämter und Gemeinden 2019". Statistisches Amt Mecklenburg-Vorpommern (in German). July 2020.
  2. ^ Holm, Hans Axel (1973) [1969], The Other Germans: Report From an East German Town, translated by Thomas Teal, Pantheon, OL 5445359M