Neutraubling

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Neutraubling
Coat of arms of Neutraubling
Coat of arms
Neutraubling   is located in Germany
Neutraubling
Neutraubling
Coordinates: 48°59′37″N 12°11′43″E / 48.99361°N 12.19528°E / 48.99361; 12.19528Coordinates: 48°59′37″N 12°11′43″E / 48.99361°N 12.19528°E / 48.99361; 12.19528
Country Germany
State Bavaria
Admin. region Oberpfalz
District Regensburg
Subdivisions 2 Stadtteile
Government
 • Mayor Heinz Kiechle (CSU)
Area
 • Total 12.00 km2 (4.63 sq mi)
Elevation 330 m (1,080 ft)
Population (2012-12-31)[1]
 • Total 13,060
 • Density 1,100/km2 (2,800/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 93073
Dialling codes 09401
Vehicle registration R
Website www.neutraubling.de

Neutraubling is a town in the state of Bavaria in southern Germany, in the district of Regensburg.

The town has only existed since 1951. After the second world war, displaced Germans from the eastern parts of the Reich settled in the ruins of the bombed military airport. Today, it is a more or less important industrial site.

During the Second World War Neutraubling was used as an airbase and factory for the Messerschmitt aircraft manufacturing company.

Between the end of 1940 and April 23, 1945, the factory was able to house up to 2,750 slave laborers at a time.[2]

Between 20 February, 1945 and 26 April, 1945, inmates of Flossenbürg concentration camp were held there until forced into a 'death march' to Dachau concentration camp.[3]

Even today it is possible to find relics of the early history of Neutraubling and its airbase past. For example, what is known as the "Schlangenbau", which is now home to people from various nations all over the world, was the command centre of the airbase. The small pond located next to the Schlangenbau was used as a water reservoir for the airbase fire brigade.

Even the Catholic Church there still harbours various signs of the past. It is said that parts of the wall of the church were taken from a destroyed hangar. The main road leading through the city itself has its roots in one of the World War II airstrips.

Despite Neutraubling's earliest roots dating back to the stone age period, it can't compete with Regensburg's rich history. Neutraubling also provides a fully fledged education infrastructure starting with three kindergartens up to a grammar school. Furthermore, Neutraubling is also home to various medium-sized and internationally operating enterprises, e.g. Krones, which has its very roots in this city. Nightlife in Neutraubling is what can be expected from a city of only 13,000 inhabitants.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Fortschreibung des Bevölkerungsstandes". Bayerisches Landesamt für Statistik und Datenverarbeitung (in German). 31 December 2012. 
  2. ^ (German) Helmut Halter: Stadt unterm Hakenkreuz, Universitätsverlag Regensburg 1994, S. 377
  3. ^ [1] (German) Heike Wolter et al.: Sterben und Überleben im KZ-Außenlager Obertraubling, edition riedenburg 2011