Neutraubling is a town in the state of Bavaria in southern Germany, in the district of Regensburg.

Neutraubling
Town square with the Church of Saint Michael
Town square with the Church of Saint Michael
Coat of arms of Neutraubling
Coat of arms
Location of Neutraubling within Regensburg district
Neutraubling in R.svg
Neutraubling is located in Germany
Neutraubling
Neutraubling
Neutraubling is located in Bavaria
Neutraubling
Neutraubling
Coordinates: 48°59′37″N 12°11′43″E / 48.99361°N 12.19528°E / 48.99361; 12.19528Coordinates: 48°59′37″N 12°11′43″E / 48.99361°N 12.19528°E / 48.99361; 12.19528
CountryGermany
StateBavaria
Admin. regionOberpfalz
DistrictRegensburg
Subdivisions2 Stadtteile
Government
 • MayorHeinz Kiechle (CSU)
Area
 • Total12.00 km2 (4.63 sq mi)
Elevation
330 m (1,080 ft)
Population
 (2018-12-31)[1]
 • Total13,796
 • Density1,100/km2 (3,000/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
93073
Dialling codes09401
Vehicle registrationR
Websitewww.neutraubling.de

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.[2]

Between 20 February 1945 and 26 April 1945, inmates of Flossenbürg concentration camp were held there until forced into a 'death march' to Dachau concentration camp.[3]

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.

Church of St. Peter in Lerchenfeld
Town hall

Number of inhabitantsEdit

Day Inhabitants
01.04.1947 53
01.04.1951 1.296
01.01.1960 3.755
06.06.1961 3.994
27.05.1970 6.097
01.01.1976 6.614
04.07.1988 10.036
31.12.2004 12.950
31.12.2007 12.509
31.12.2010 12.808
31.12.2013 13.255
31.12.2015 13.431

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

Local councilEdit

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)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Fortschreibung des Bevölkerungsstandes". Bayerisches Landesamt für Statistik und Datenverarbeitung (in German). July 2019.
  2. ^ (German) Helmut Halter: Stadt unterm Hakenkreuz, Universitätsverlag Regensburg 1994, S. 377
  3. ^ "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