Altlandsberg

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Altlandsberg
Coat of arms of Altlandsberg
Coat of arms
Altlandsberg   is located in Germany
Altlandsberg
Altlandsberg
Coordinates: 52°34′00″N 13°43′59″E / 52.56667°N 13.73306°E / 52.56667; 13.73306Coordinates: 52°34′00″N 13°43′59″E / 52.56667°N 13.73306°E / 52.56667; 13.73306
Country Germany
State Brandenburg
District Märkisch-Oderland
Government
 • Mayor Arno Jaeschke
Area
 • Total 106.21 km2 (41.01 sq mi)
Elevation 57 m (187 ft)
Population (2015-12-31)[1]
 • Total 9,158
 • Density 86/km2 (220/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 15345
Dialling codes 033438
Vehicle registration MOL
Website www.altlandsberg.de

Altlandsberg (About this sound  ) is a historic town in the district of Märkisch-Oderland, in Brandenburg, Germany. It is situated about 22 km (14 mi) east of Berlin.

History[edit]

Altlandsberg Church

Altlandsberg was first mentioned in a 1230 deed, it was located at the site of a former Slavic (Sprevane) settlement. The area then was resettled in the course of the German Ostsiedlung, promoted both by the Ascanian Margraves of Brandenburg and the rivaling Margraves of Meissen from the House of Wettin. The town's name may refer to Saxon Landsberg Castle and therefore indicate an establishment by the Wettins. In 1245 the tensions rose to an armed conflict, in which the Ascanians maintained their grounds. From that time on Altlandsberg remained with Brandenburg.

The city was laid out at the behest of the Ascanian rulers, their successor Margrave Louis I from the Bavarian House of Wittelsbach even established a monastery of the Servite Order in 1335, which was dissolved during the Protestant Reformation. Altlandsberg was devastated by the Hussites in 1432, it was affected by several town fires and plague epidemics in the 16th century. The medieval town burnt down completely in 1632 during the Thirty Years' War. A hoard of 7450 gold and silver coins dating from the 14th and early 15th century was discovered in the grounds of the former manor in late 2016. The dates suggest that it was buried in order to protect it during the Hussite wars. It is the largest hitherto found in the state of Brandenburg, and is now being examined in the archeological museum in Brandenburg an der Havel.[2]

Demography[edit]

Altlandsberg:
Population development within the current boundaries (2013)
[3]
Year Population
1875 3 875
1890 4 214
1910 4 437
1925 6 029
1933 7 094
1939 8 188
1946 9 315
1950 9 326
1964 5 935
1971 5 853
Year Population
1981 5 043
1985 4 942
1989 4 796
1990 4 799
1991 4 768
1992 4 856
1993 4 916
1994 4 963
1995 5 265
1996 5 877
Year Population
1997 6 502
1998 7 044
1999 7 498
2000 7 903
2001 8 092
2002 8 189
2003 8 494
2004 8 645
2005 8 677
2006 8 737
Year Population
2007 8 739
2008 8 769
2009 8 757
2010 8 806
2011 8 723
2012 8 809
2013 8 894
2014 8 996
2015 9 158

Mayors[edit]

In 1993 Ravindra Gujjula was elected mayor, he was in office till 2003.[4] Manfred Andruleit was the mayor from 2003 till 2007.

In July 2007 Arno Jaeschke (independent) was elected with 54,8 % of the votes.[5] He was reelected in June 2015 with 56,8 % of the votes.[6]

Altlandsberg Town hall
Gielsdorf church

Sons and daughters of the town[edit]

  • Friedrich Wilhelm Langerhans (1780–1851), architect and Berlin city planner
  • Fritz Kunert (1850–1931), member of parliament (SPD)
  • Erasmus Schöfer (born 1931), writer
  • Herbert Graedtke (born 1941), theater actor and director

Other personalities who are associated with the town[edit]

Friedrich I of Prussia ca 1701
  • Frederick I (Prussia)(1657–1713), first king of Prussia, was educated in Altlandsberg
  • Gujjula Ravindra Reddy (born 1954), 1993-2003 honorary mayor of Altlandsberg





References[edit]

External links[edit]

Media related to Altlandsberg at Wikimedia Commons