Templin

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Templin
Coat of arms of Templin
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Templin   is located in Germany
Templin
Templin
Coordinates: 53°07′0″N 13°30′0″E / 53.11667°N 13.50000°E / 53.11667; 13.50000Coordinates: 53°07′0″N 13°30′0″E / 53.11667°N 13.50000°E / 53.11667; 13.50000
Country Germany
State Brandenburg
District Uckermark
Subdivisions 24 Ortsteile
Government
 • Mayor Ulrich Schoeneich (Ind.)
Area
 • Total 377.01 km2 (145.56 sq mi)
Elevation 60 m (200 ft)
Population (2012-12-31)[1]
 • Total 16,063
 • Density 43/km2 (110/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 17268
Dialling codes 03987, 039882, 039883
Vehicle registration UM
Website www.templin.de

Templin is a small town in the Uckermark district of Brandenburg, Germany. Though it has a population of only 17,127 (2006), it is with 377.01 km2 (145.56 sq mi) the second largest town in Brandenburg (after Wittstock) and the seventh largest town in Germany by area. The town is located in the south of the rural Uckermark region and its capital Prenzlau, north of the Schorfheide-Chorin Biosphere Reserve. The municipality comprises the villages of Ahrensdorf, Bebersee, Beutel, Densow, Gandenitz, Gollin, Gross Dölln, Gross Väter, Grunewald, Hammelspring, Herzfelde, Hindenburg, Klosterwalde, Petznick, Röddelin, Storkow and Vietmannsdorf.

History[edit]

Town hall

The town was first mentioned in a 1270 deed issued by Henry of Ostheeren, Bishop of Brandenburg. Then a possession of the Ascanian margraves of Brandenburg, it appeared as a town in 1314 under Margrave Waldemar, who in 1317 concluded the Treaty of Templin here, ending the war against Denmark, Mecklenburg and the Duchy of Pomerania. Heavily devastated by Danish troops in the Thirty Years' War, Templin from 1816 on belonged to the Prussian province of Brandenburg near the border with Mecklenburg-Strelitz.

Former Electoral Brandenburgian boarding school (Joachimsthalsches Gymnasium)

From 1912 on, Templin was the seat of the Electoral Brandenburgian boarding school (Joachimsthalsches Gymnasium) established in 1601 by Elector Joachim III Frederick of Hohenzollern at nearby Joachimsthal. The school was finally dissolved in 1953. Today, Templin has a modern grammar school built in 1997.

Demography[edit]

Church in Gandenitz
Templin:
Population development within the current boundaries
[2]
Year Population
1875 11 669
1890 12 065
1910 12 495
1925 14 525
1933 14 893
1939 15 065
1946 19 169
1950 19 516
1964 17 491
1971 17 473
Year Population
1981 17 912
1985 18 664
1989 18 966
1990 18 884
1991 18 356
1992 18 246
1993 18 184
1994 18 195
1995 18 227
1996 18 215
Year Population
1997 18 314
1998 18 310
1999 18 394
2000 18 273
2001 18 085
2002 17 905
2003 17 773
2004 17 535
2005 17 347
2006 17 127
Year Population
2007 16 844
2008 16 645
2009 16 504
2010 16 455
2011 16 109
2012 16 063

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

Former brewery

Points of interest[edit]

Berlin Gate

Templin's city walls are small, but complete. There are 3 main gate towers and several modern entrances, where parts of the wall were torn down. The main Protestant church is the Marien Kirche. The town has many eastern era Plattenbau houses (highrise apartments) and smaller neighborhoods.

The Lehmann-Garten, a botanical garden was recreated in 1988 in the park of the former Joachimsthalsches Gymnasium.

Hermann Göring from 1933 on had his country residence Carinhall erected in the forest south of Gollin. The building designed by Werner March was destroyed by Luftwaffe personnel in April 1945, just days before the Red Army reached the area.

Alt Placht

North of Groß Dölln is an airfield built in the 1950s as a military airbase of the 16th Air Army of the Soviet Forces

Templin has recently built a spa and mainly relies on tourism. It is a popular destination for day-trippers from Berlin to enjoy the many glacial lakes and extended forests. There is no discothèque in Templin, the closest is in Milmersdorf. The town square with the old town hall building is surrounded by an active downtown. There are many shops and restaurants in the area and an outdoor market every week. Many neighbouring municipalities like Milmersdorf and several other villages rely on Templin for many services.

Twin towns[edit]

Notable people[edit]

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References[edit]

External links[edit]

Media related to Templin at Wikimedia Commons