Rheinsberg is a town and a municipality in the Ostprignitz-Ruppin district, in Brandenburg, Germany. It is situated on the river Rhin, approx. 20 km north-east of Neuruppin and 75 km north-west of Berlin.

Rheinsberg
Rheinsberg Castle
Rheinsberg Castle
Coat of arms of Rheinsberg
Coat of arms
Location of Rheinsberg within Ostprignitz-Ruppin district
Rheinsberg in OPR.png
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
 (2018-12-31)[1]
 • Total8,015
 • Density25/km2 (64/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
16831
Dialling codes033931
Vehicle registrationOPR
Websitewww.rheinsberg.de
Manor in Wittwien

HistoryEdit

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.

DemographyEdit

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%
YearPop.±% p.a.
1991 9,477−2.30%
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%
YearPop.±% p.a.
2005 9,005−0.88%
2006 8,889−1.29%
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%

GeographyEdit

PhotogalleryEdit

Twin townsEdit

People from RheinsbergEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Bevölkerung im Land Brandenburg nach amtsfreien Gemeinden, Ämtern und Gemeinden 31. Dezember 2018". Amt für Statistik Berlin-Brandenburg (in German). July 2019.
  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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