Rheinsberg

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Rheinsberg
Rheinsberg Castle
Rheinsberg Castle
Coat of arms of Rheinsberg
Coat of arms
Rheinsberg   is located in Germany
Rheinsberg
Rheinsberg
Coordinates: 53°5′54″N 12°53′45″E / 53.09833°N 12.89583°E / 53.09833; 12.89583Coordinates: 53°5′54″N 12°53′45″E / 53.09833°N 12.89583°E / 53.09833; 12.89583
Country Germany
State Brandenburg
District Ostprignitz-Ruppin
Subdivisions 17 Ortsteile
Government
 • Mayor Jan-Pieter Rau (CDU)
Area
 • Total 324.83 km2 (125.42 sq mi)
Elevation 61 m (200 ft)
Population (2012-12-31)[1]
 • Total 8,179
 • Density 25/km2 (65/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 16831
Dialling codes 033931
Vehicle registration OPR
Website www.rheinsberg.de
Manor in Wittwien

Rheinsberg is a town and a municipality in the Ostprignitz-Ruppin district, in Brandenburg, Germany. It is situated on the river Rhin, approx. 20 km north-east of Neuruppin and 75 km north-west of Berlin.

History[edit]

Frederick the Great, while still Crown Prince, designed and moved into a restored chateau in Rheinsberg shortly after his 1733 marriage to Elisabeth Christine of Brunswick-Bevern. Here he experienced his "Rheinsberg Period", an era marked by regular correspondence with Voltaire, boisterous celebration in the company of minor philosophers and musicians, and the writing of several works of political theory, including the Anti-Machiavel.[2]

Demography[edit]

Rheinsberg:
Population development within the current boundaries
[3]
Year Population
1875 7 461
1890 7 554
1910 8 015
1925 8 263
1933 8 681
1939 9 063
1946 11 268
1950 11 188
1964 10 391
1971 10 450
Year Population
1981 9 635
1985 9 612
1989 9 681
1990 9 700
1991 9 477
1992 9 362
1993 9 469
1994 9 387
1995 9 390
1996 9 388
Year Population
1997 9 454
1998 9 395
1999 9 414
2000 9 374
2001 9 320
2002 9 280
2003 9 198
2004 9 085
2005 9 005
2006 8 889
Year Population
2007 8 814
2008 8 705
2009 8 579
2010 8 466
2011 8 254
2012 8 179

Detailed data sources are to be found in the Wikimedia Commons.[4]

Geography[edit]

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Photogallery[edit]

Twin towns[edit]

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