Joachimsthal, Brandenburg

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Joachimsthal
Blick auf Kreuzkirche Joachimsthal.JPG
Coat of arms of Joachimsthal
Coat of arms
Joachimsthal is located in Germany
Joachimsthal
Joachimsthal
Coordinates: 52°58′0″N 13°45′0″E / 52.96667°N 13.75000°E / 52.96667; 13.75000Coordinates: 52°58′0″N 13°45′0″E / 52.96667°N 13.75000°E / 52.96667; 13.75000
Country Germany
State Brandenburg
District Barnim
Municipal assoc. Joachimsthal (Schorfheide)
Government
 • Mayor Gerlinde Schneider (Free Voters)
Area
 • Total 120.18 km2 (46.40 sq mi)
Elevation 72 m (236 ft)
Population (2012-12-31)[1]
 • Total 3,311
 • Density 28/km2 (71/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 16247
Dialling codes 033361
Vehicle registration BAR
Website www.joachimsthal.de

Joachimsthal is a small town in the district of Barnim, in Brandenburg, Germany. It is situated within the Schorfheide-Chorin Biosphere Reserve on the isthmus between the lakes Grimnitzsee in the north and Werbellinsee in the south, about 17 km (11 mi) northwest of the district's capital Eberswalde and 55 km (34 mi) northeast of the Berlin city centre. The municipality is the administrative seat of the Amt ("municipal federation") Joachimsthal (Schorfheide).

History[edit]

Church of the Cross

Joachimsthal was founded in 1601 by Elector Joachim III Frederick of Brandenburg at the foot of medieval Grimnitz Castle and received town privileges in 1604. The Elector had a glass foundry erected and in 1607 established a boarding school, the Joachimsthalsches Gymnasium, that was relocated to Berlin after its devastation in 1636 during the Thirty Years' War. After a blaze in 1814, the church and several houses were rebuilt according to plans by Karl Friedrich Schinkel.

King Frederick William IV of Prussia had the Hubertusstock hunting lodge erected on the western shore of the Werbellinsee in 1849. In changing times, Hubertusstock served as a pleasure ground for men in power: The German Emperors from the House of Hohenzollern indulged in huntsmanship (Wilhelm II had his own train station built), as did the Presidents of the Weimar Republic, Friedrich Ebert and Paul von Hindenburg. In 1944 Adolf Hitler gave the lodge to Obergruppenführer Hans Lammers and in 1973 it was rebuilt as a vacation home for General Secretary Erich Honecker.

Notable people[edit]

Twin town[edit]

Demography[edit]

Development of population since 1875 within the current boundaries (Blue line: Population; Dotted line: Comparison to population development of Brandenburg state; Grey background: Time of Nazi rule; Red background: Time of communist rule)
Joachimsthal:
Population development within the current boundaries
[2]
Year Inhab.
1875 3027
1890 2723
1925 3149
1933 3145
1939 3390
1946 4105
1950 4194
1964 3789
1971 3619
1981 3425
Year Inhab.
1985 3273
1989 3127
1990 3087
1991 3035
1992 3162
1993 3148
1994 3073
1995 3117
1996 3203
1997 3390
Year Inhab.
1998 3461
1999 3476
2000 3448
2001 3419
2002 3448
2003 3454
2004 3388
2005 3349
2006 3368
2007 3357
Year Inhab.
2008 3292
2009 3271
2010 3303
2011 3297
2012 3311

Detailed data sources are to be found in the Wikimedia Commons.[3]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

External links[edit]

Media related to Joachimsthal (Barnim) at Wikimedia Commons