Steinhöfel

Steinhöfel is a municipality in the Oder-Spree district, in Brandenburg, Germany. Since the beginning of 2019 it belongs to the collective municipality "Amt Odervorland"

Steinhöfel
Location of Steinhöfel within Oder-Spree district
Steinhöfel in LOS.png
Steinhöfel is located in Germany
Steinhöfel
Steinhöfel
Steinhöfel is located in Brandenburg
Steinhöfel
Steinhöfel
Coordinates: 52°23′59″N 14°10′00″E / 52.39972°N 14.16667°E / 52.39972; 14.16667Coordinates: 52°23′59″N 14°10′00″E / 52.39972°N 14.16667°E / 52.39972; 14.16667
CountryGermany
StateBrandenburg
DistrictOder-Spree
Subdivisions12 districts
Government
 • MayorClaudia Simon
Area
 • Total159.84 km2 (61.71 sq mi)
Elevation
52 m (171 ft)
Population
 (2019-12-31)[1]
 • Total4,495
 • Density28/km2 (73/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
Postal codes
15518
Dialling codes033636
Vehicle registrationLOS
Websitewww.gemeinde-steinhoefel.de

In 1774, the Prussian Minister of War and Treasury[2] Joachim von Blumenthal purchased the estate of Steinhöfel, including a manor that was later expanded into a castle. When von Blumenthal died, the estate was inherited by his daughter Charlotte von Massow, whose husband the Court Marshal Valentin von Massow commissioned a rebuilding of the manor by the architect David Gilly. The property was inherited in turn by the couple's son Valentin von Massow who had served with Wellington in Spain and as one of his adjutants at Waterloo.

During the Seven Years' War, the castle's surroundings saw a brief visit by Frederick the Great resting his troops prior to the Battle of Kunersdorf. Later recreational visitors included Frederick William III of Prussia and Theodor Fontane who expressed considerable enthusiasm about the place.

The castle (de:Schloß Steinhöfel) today hosts a hotel and commercial venue under Cultural heritage regulations.

The contemporary municipality of Steinhöfel comprises a total of twelve physical villages including Steinhöfel, Demnitz and Neuendorf im Sande.[3]

DemographyEdit

Steinhöfel: Population development
within the current boundaries (2017)[4]
YearPop.±% p.a.
1875 5,184—    
1890 4,700−0.65%
1910 5,040+0.35%
1925 5,159+0.16%
1933 5,007−0.37%
1939 4,609−1.37%
1946 5,697+3.07%
1950 6,196+2.12%
1964 5,462−0.90%
1971 5,569+0.28%
1981 4,982−1.11%
1985 4,848−0.68%
1989 4,746−0.53%
1990 4,717−0.61%
1991 4,614−2.18%
YearPop.±% p.a.
1992 4,526−1.91%
1993 4,671+3.20%
1994 4,705+0.73%
1995 4,700−0.11%
1996 4,728+0.60%
1997 4,711−0.36%
1998 4,779+1.44%
1999 4,762−0.36%
2000 4,784+0.46%
2001 4,739−0.94%
2002 4,700−0.82%
2003 4,687−0.28%
2004 4,675−0.26%
2005 4,647−0.60%
2006 4,664+0.37%
YearPop.±% p.a.
2007 4,626−0.81%
2008 4,597−0.63%
2009 4,552−0.98%
2010 4,507−0.99%
2011 4,378−2.86%
2012 4,322−1.28%
2013 4,379+1.32%
2014 4,377−0.05%
2015 4,474+2.22%
2016 4,371−2.30%
2017 4,412+0.94%
2018 4,448+0.82%
2019 4,495+1.06%

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. ^ more precisely, President of the General War and Finance Directory of Prussia - hence effectively Minister of War and Finance
  3. ^ municipal information on parts of Steinhöfel on the Web, 02 Aug 2013
  4. ^ Detailed data sources are to be found in the Wikimedia Commons.Population Projection Brandenburg at Wikimedia Commons