Rheinsberg

Rheinsberg (German: [ˈʁaɪ̯nsˌbɛʁk] (About this soundlisten)) is a town and a municipality in the Ostprignitz-Ruppin district, in Brandenburg, Germany. It is on the Grienericksee [de] and the river Rhin, approximately 20 km north-east of Neuruppin and 75 km north-west of Berlin.

Rheinsberg
Schloss Rheinsberg
Schloss Rheinsberg
Coat of arms of Rheinsberg
Coat of arms
Location of Rheinsberg within Ostprignitz-Ruppin district
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Rheinsberg is located in Germany
Rheinsberg
Rheinsberg
Rheinsberg is located in Brandenburg
Rheinsberg
Rheinsberg
Coordinates: 53°5′54″N 12°53′45″E / 53.09833°N 12.89583°E / 53.09833; 12.89583Coordinates: 53°5′54″N 12°53′45″E / 53.09833°N 12.89583°E / 53.09833; 12.89583
CountryGermany
StateBrandenburg
DistrictOstprignitz-Ruppin
Subdivisions17 Ortsteile
Government
 • MayorFrank-Rudi Schwochow
Area
 • Total324.83 km2 (125.42 sq mi)
Elevation
61 m (200 ft)
Population
 (2019-12-31)[1]
 • Total8,007
 • Density25/km2 (64/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
16831
Dialling codes033931
Vehicle registrationOPR
Websitewww.rheinsberg.de

HistoryEdit

 
Manor in Wittwien

Frederick the Great, while still Crown Prince, designed and moved into a restored chateau in Rheinsberg shortly after his 1733 marriage to Elisabeth Christine of Brunswick-Bevern. Here he experienced his "Rheinsberg Period", an era marked by regular correspondence with Voltaire, boisterous celebration in the company of minor philosophers and musicians, and the writing of several works of political theory, including the Anti-Machiavel.[2]

In 1870, the painter Eduard Gaertner and his family decided to leave the hectic atmosphere of Berlin and settle in Flecken Zechlin, a suburb of Rheinsberg - where he lived until his death in 1877.

Rheinsberg is the location for Kurt Tucholsky's Rheinsberg, a 1912 picture book for lovers based on an autobiographical weekend trip.

DemographyEdit

Rheinsberg: Population development
within the current boundaries (2017)[3]
YearPop.±% p.a.
1875 7,461—    
1890 7,554+0.08%
1910 8,015+0.30%
1925 8,263+0.20%
1933 8,681+0.62%
1939 9,063+0.72%
1946 11,268+3.16%
1950 11,188−0.18%
1964 10,391−0.53%
1971 10,450+0.08%
1981 9,635−0.81%
1985 9,612−0.06%
1989 9,681+0.18%
1990 9,700+0.20%
1991 9,477−2.30%
YearPop.±% p.a.
1992 9,362−1.21%
1993 9,469+1.14%
1994 9,387−0.87%
1995 9,390+0.03%
1996 9,388−0.02%
1997 9,454+0.70%
1998 9,395−0.62%
1999 9,414+0.20%
2000 9,374−0.42%
2001 9,320−0.58%
2002 9,280−0.43%
2003 9,198−0.88%
2004 9,085−1.23%
2005 9,005−0.88%
2006 8,889−1.29%
YearPop.±% p.a.
2007 8,814−0.84%
2008 8,705−1.24%
2009 8,579−1.45%
2010 8,466−1.32%
2011 8,254−2.50%
2012 8,179−0.91%
2013 8,120−0.72%
2014 8,029−1.12%
2015 8,153+1.54%
2016 8,161+0.10%
2017 8,111−0.61%
2018 8,015−1.18%
2019 8,007−0.10%

GeographyEdit

LakesEdit

PhotogalleryEdit

Twin townsEdit

People from RheinsbergEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Bevölkerung im Land Brandenburg nach amtsfreien Gemeinden, Ämtern und Gemeinden 31. Dezember 2019". Amt für Statistik Berlin-Brandenburg (in German). July 2020.
  2. ^ MacDonogh, Giles (1999). Frederick the Great: A Life in Deed and Letters. New York: St. Martin's Griffin. pp. 98–129. ISBN 0-312-27266-9.
  3. ^ Detailed data sources are to be found in the Wikimedia Commons.Population Projection Brandenburg at Wikimedia Commons

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