Schönberg, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern

Schönberg (German pronunciation: [ˈʃøːnbɛʁk]) is a town in the Nordwestmecklenburg district, in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Germany. It is situated 16 km east of Lübeck, and 7 km from the Dassower See. Schönberg is the city seat of the Schönberger Land, a recently enlarged subnational administrative unit of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern. Its population as of 2017 was 4,778.

Schönberg
Coat of arms of Schönberg
Coat of arms
Location of Schönberg within Nordwestmecklenburg district
Schönberg (Mecklenburg) in NWM 2011.svg
Schönberg is located in Germany
Schönberg
Schönberg
Schönberg is located in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern
Schönberg
Schönberg
Coordinates: 53°51′N 10°55′E / 53.850°N 10.917°E / 53.850; 10.917Coordinates: 53°51′N 10°55′E / 53.850°N 10.917°E / 53.850; 10.917
CountryGermany
StateMecklenburg-Vorpommern
DistrictNordwestmecklenburg
Municipal assoc.Schönberger Land
Government
 • MayorLutz Götze
Area
 • Total52.18 km2 (20.15 sq mi)
Elevation
7 m (23 ft)
Population
 (2018-12-31)[1]
 • Total4,751
 • Density91/km2 (240/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
23923
Dialling codes038828
Vehicle registrationNWM
Websitewww.stadt-schoenberg.de

Schönberg is also close to the cities of Wismar and Schwerin and is part of the Hamburg Metropolitan Region.

HistoryEdit

The first formal mention of the city of Schönberg came in the year 1219, and shortly after became the residence of the Bishopric of Ratzeburg. Schönberg was occupied by the Soviets and became a part of East Germany. There's a Soviet graveyard a little distance before the city's train station. The former municipality Lockwisch was merged into Schönberg in January 2019.

 
View over Schönberg

EducationEdit

The largest school within the city, Ernst-Barlach Gymnasium, is located on the Oberteich and contains grades 5-13 with 650 students. The school was subjugated to many different names and uses throughout its history since its opening in 1846. Under the German Democratic Republic (Deutsche Demokratische Republik) the school was reformed to hold grades 9-12 and was changed twice as the Erweiterte and Rudolf Hartmann Polytechnic Oberschules. In 1991 with the fall of East Germany, it was changed again to Gymnasium Schönberg until 2001 when students voted it to its current name.

The town also gives a grundschule or primary school, as well as a regionale schule.

Twin CitiesEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Statistisches Amt M-V – Bevölkerungsstand der Kreise, Ämter und Gemeinden 2018". Statistisches Amt Mecklenburg-Vorpommern (in German). July 2019.

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