Town square with the Church of Saint Michael
|• Mayor||Heinz Kiechle (CSU)|
|• Total||12.00 km2 (4.63 sq mi)|
|Elevation||330 m (1,080 ft)|
|• Density||1,100/km2 (3,000/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)|
The town has only existed since 1951. After the second world war, displaced ethnic Germans from Sudetenland (Czech Lands) or former eastern territories of Germany (Poland) settled in the ruins of the bombed military airport. Today, it is a more or less important industrial site.
During the Second World War Neutraubling was used as an airbase and factory for the Messerschmitt aircraft manufacturing company.
Between the end of 1940 and April 23, 1945, the factory was able to house up to 2,750 slave laborers at a time.
Even today it is possible to find relics of the early history of Neutraubling and its airbase past. For example, what is known as the "Schlangenbau", which is now home to people from various nations all over the world, was the command centre of the airbase. The small pond located next to the Schlangenbau was used as a water reservoir for the airbase fire brigade.
Even the Catholic church there still harbours various signs of the past. It is said that parts of the wall of the church were taken from a destroyed hangar. The main road leading through the city itself has its roots in one of the World War II airstrips.
Despite Neutraubling's earliest roots dating back to the stone age period, it can't compete with Regensburg's rich history. Neutraubling also provides a fully fledged education infrastructure starting with three kindergartens up to a grammar school. Furthermore, Neutraubling is also home to various medium-sized and internationally operating enterprises, e.g. Krones, which has its very roots in this city. Nightlife in Neutraubling is what can be expected from a city of only 13,000 inhabitants.
Number of inhabitantsEdit
Mayors since 1951Edit
- Hans Herget (SPD) 1951-1965
- Herbert Scholz, (1923-2007), (Free Voters) 1965-1988
- Eleonore Mayer (SPD) 1988-June 2006
- Heinz Kiechle (CSU) since July 2006
The local council has 24 members.
- CSU: 10 seats
- SPD: 4 seats
- Active citizens: 5 seats
- Free voters: 5 seats
(Elections of the year 2014)
- "Fortschreibung des Bevölkerungsstandes". Bayerisches Landesamt für Statistik und Datenverarbeitung (in German). July 2019.
- (German) Helmut Halter: Stadt unterm Hakenkreuz, Universitätsverlag Regensburg 1994, S. 377
- "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2014-05-15. Retrieved 2012-03-04. Cite uses deprecated parameter
|deadurl=(help)CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link) (German) Heike Wolter et al.: Sterben und Überleben im KZ-Außenlager Obertraubling, edition riedenburg 2011
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