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)
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, Stadt:
Population development within the current boundaries
[2]
Year Population
1875 3 027
1890 2 723
1910 3 068
1925 3 149
1933 3 145
1939 3 390
1946 4 105
1950 4 194
1964 3 789
1971 3 619
Year Population
1981 3 425
1985 3 273
1989 3 127
1990 3 087
1991 3 035
1992 3 162
1993 3 148
1994 3 073
1995 3 117
1996 3 203
Year Population
1997 3 390
1998 3 461
1999 3 476
2000 3 448
2001 3 419
2002 3 448
2003 3 454
2004 3 388
2005 3 349
2006 3 368
Year Population
2007 3 357
2008 3 292
2009 3 271
2010 3 303
2011 3 297
2012 3 311
2013 3 375

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External links[edit]

Media related to Joachimsthal (Barnim) at Wikimedia Commons