The Polish town of Kętrzyn was formerly known as Rastenburg.

Rastenberg is a town in the district of Sömmerda, in Thuringia, Germany. It is situated 22 km east of Sömmerda, and 23 km northeast of Weimar.

Rastenberg
Coat of arms of Rastenberg
Coat of arms
Location of Rastenberg within Sömmerda district
Rastenberg in SÖM.png
Rastenberg is located in Germany
Rastenberg
Rastenberg
Rastenberg is located in Thuringia
Rastenberg
Rastenberg
Coordinates: 51°10′34″N 11°25′9″E / 51.17611°N 11.41917°E / 51.17611; 11.41917Coordinates: 51°10′34″N 11°25′9″E / 51.17611°N 11.41917°E / 51.17611; 11.41917
CountryGermany
StateThuringia
DistrictSömmerda
Government
 • MayorUwe Schäfer (FDP)
Area
 • Total35.42 km2 (13.68 sq mi)
Elevation
205 m (673 ft)
Population
 (2017-12-31)[1]
 • Total2,495
 • Density70/km2 (180/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
99636
Dialling codes036377
Vehicle registrationSÖM
Websitewww.rastenberg.de

HistoryEdit

Within the German Empire (1871-1918), Rastenberg was part of the Grand Duchy of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach.


ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Bevölkerung der Gemeinden, Gemeinschaftsfreie Gemeinde, erfüllende/beauftragende Gemeinden, Verwaltungsgemeinschaft/Mitgliedsgemeinden in Thüringen". Thüringer Landesamt für Statistik (in German). September 2018.