Gollenberg

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For Gollenberg in the district of Birkenfeld, see Gollenberg, Rhineland-Palatinate. For the hill in Pomerania, see Koszalin.
Gollenberg
Gollenberg is located in Germany
Gollenberg
Gollenberg
Coordinates: 52°45′10″N 12°22′32″E / 52.75278°N 12.37556°E / 52.75278; 12.37556Coordinates: 52°45′10″N 12°22′32″E / 52.75278°N 12.37556°E / 52.75278; 12.37556
Country Germany
State Brandenburg
District Havelland
Municipal assoc. Rhinow
Government
 • Mayor Bernd Dahlmann (SPD)
Area
 • Total 30.48 km2 (11.77 sq mi)
Elevation 27 m (89 ft)
Population (2012-12-31)[1]
 • Total 433
 • Density 14/km2 (37/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 14728
Dialling codes 033875
Vehicle registration HVL
Website www.rhinow.de

Gollenberg is a municipality in the Havelland district, in Brandenburg, Germany consisting of Schönholz-Neuwerder, Stölln and Ohnewitz.

History[edit]

The municipality is named after the Gollenberg near Stölln and was created December 31, 2002 when the municipalities of Schönholz-Neuwerder and Stölln were merged.

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)
Gollenberg:
Population development within the current boundaries
[2]
Year Popul.
1875 582
1890 522
1925 546
1933 442
1939 378
1946 956
1950 904
1964 643
1971 656
1981 576
Year Popul.
1985 578
1989 540
1990 527
1991 529
1992 525
1993 514
1994 495
1995 503
1996 520
1997 510
Year Popul.
1998 514
1999 512
2000 505
2001 499
2002 481
2003 467
2004 469
2005 472
2006 453
2007 447
Year Popul.
2008 445
2009 444
2010 429
2011 432
2012 433

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

Aviation[edit]

„Lady Agnes“ IL62 - Airport Stölln/Rhinow
„Lady Agnes“ IL62

Otto Lilienthal[edit]

Aviation pioneer Otto Lilienthal (1848–1896) crashed his glider here and died later.

Lady Agnes[edit]

On October 23, 1989, an Ilyushin Il-62 jet airliner was intentionally landed on the 900m short grass airfield of Stölln/Rhinow in a risky maneuver. The jet, donated by the GDR's airline Interflug and nicknamed „Lady Agnes“ after Lilienthal's wife, is now used for weddings.

Air sport events at Stölln/Rhinow airfield[edit]

  • The 23rd national youth gliding competition Bundesjugendvergleichsfliegen (not to be mixed with Junior Nationals) took place in Stölln/Rhinow in 2007.[4]
  • Since 2004, the cross-country soaring competition "Cats Cradle Club Cup" takes place at Stölln/Rhinow airfield regularly.[8]
  • About 100 pilots participated in the fly-in for celebrating '100 years human flight' in May 1991.[9]

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