|• Mayor||Ulrich Howest|
|• Total||47.65 km2 (18.40 sq mi)|
|Elevation||35 m (115 ft)|
|• Density||120/km2 (300/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)|
Gadebusch (German pronunciation: [ˈɡaːdəbʊʃ]) is a town in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, in the district Nordwestmecklenburg, half-way between Lübeck, Schwerin and Wismar. It is part of the Hamburg Metropolitan Region.
The town is known for two notable monuments: the Stadtkirche (City Church), built in 1220, considered the oldest brick church in Mecklenburg, and the Schloss (Castle), built in 1580-1583 in Northern Renaissance style.
Near the town is the site of the Battle of Gadebusch, 1712.
Besides the old town of Gadebusch, the following settlements are incorporated with the Gadebusch municipality:
- An der Flöte
- Dorf Ganzow
- Güstow Werder
- Hof Ganzow
- Klein Hundorf
- Neu Bauhof
- Neu Güstow
Gymnasium Gadebusch (High School)
People associated with Gadebusch
- Theodor Körner (author) (1791-1813), writer and freedom fighter, fallen in a forestry at Rosenow
- Wolf Biermann (born 1936), German songwriter, from 1953 to 1955 he attended the school with boarding school.
- Joerg Stadler (born 1961), German actor, from 1975 to 1979 he attended the Oberschule
- Official Website (in German)
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