Rheinsberg (German: [ˈʁaɪ̯nsˌbɛʁk] (listen)) is a town and a municipality in the Ostprignitz-Ruppin district, in Brandenburg, Germany. It is on the Grienericksee and the river Rhin, approximately 20 km north-east of Neuruppin and 75 km north-west of Berlin.
|• Mayor||Frank-Rudi Schwochow|
|• Total||324.83 km2 (125.42 sq mi)|
|Elevation||61 m (200 ft)|
|• Density||25/km2 (64/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+01:00 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+02:00 (CEST)|
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.
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.
Recent Population Development and Projections (Population Development before Census 2011 (blue line); Recent Population Development according to the Census in Germany in 2011 (blue bordered line); Official projections for 2005-2030 (yellow line); for 2014-2030 (red line); for 2017-2030 (scarlet line)
People from RheinsbergEdit
- "Bevölkerung im Land Brandenburg nach amtsfreien Gemeinden, Ämtern und Gemeinden 31. Dezember 2019". Amt für Statistik Berlin-Brandenburg (in German). July 2020.
- 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.
- Detailed data sources are to be found in the Wikimedia Commons.Population Projection Brandenburg at Wikimedia Commons
- Official website (in German)