Neumünster

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Neumünster
City hall Neumuenster Germany.jpg
Coat of arms of Neumünster
Coat of arms
Neumünster   is located in Germany
Neumünster
Neumünster
Coordinates: 54°04′17″N 09°59′24″E / 54.07139°N 9.99000°E / 54.07139; 9.99000Coordinates: 54°04′17″N 09°59′24″E / 54.07139°N 9.99000°E / 54.07139; 9.99000
Country Germany
State Schleswig-Holstein
District Urban district
Subdivisions 9 Stadtbezirke
Government
 • Lord Mayor Dr. Olaf Tauras (Ind.)
Area
 • Total 71.57 km2 (27.63 sq mi)
Elevation 22 m (72 ft)
Population (2012-12-31)[1]
 • Total 76,951
 • Density 1,100/km2 (2,800/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 24534 - 24539
Dialling codes 04321
Vehicle registration NMS
Website www.neumuenster.de
Vicelinkirche (Vicelin Church)

Neumünster (German pronunciation: [nɔʏˈmʏnstɐ]) is an independent town in Schleswig-Holstein, Germany, which has a total of four independent towns.

History[edit]

The first historic record of the precursor village "Wippendorf" dates from 1127.

Current Situation[edit]

Neumünster station is major railway junction with lines running in six (formerly seven) directions, including the important Hamburg-Altona–Kiel and Neumünster–Flensburg lines.

Near Neumünster at Ehndorf, there is a high-power medium wave transmission facility for transmitting the program of Deutschlandfunk, the Ehndorf transmitter, which is often named incorrectly as "Neumünster transmitter".

Geography[edit]

Neumünster is located at river Schwale, near the geographical center of Schleswig-Holstein, 35 kilometres (22 mi) south of Kiel, 65 kilometres (40 mi) north of Hamburg and 72 kilometres (45 mi) west of Lübeck. The Aukrug Nature Park is close to the town.

Partner cities[edit]

Notable residents[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

External links[edit]

Media related to Neumünster at Wikimedia Commons