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Coat of arms of Gadebusch
Coat of arms
Gadebusch   is located in Germany
Coordinates: 53°42′N 11°07′E / 53.700°N 11.117°E / 53.700; 11.117Coordinates: 53°42′N 11°07′E / 53.700°N 11.117°E / 53.700; 11.117
Country Germany
State Mecklenburg-Vorpommern
District Nordwestmecklenburg
Municipal assoc. Gadebusch
 • Mayor Ulrich Howest
 • Total 47.65 km2 (18.40 sq mi)
Elevation 35 m (115 ft)
Population (2015-12-31)[1]
 • Total 5,501
 • Density 120/km2 (300/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 19205
Dialling codes 03886
Vehicle registration NWM

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.

Gadebusch municipality[edit]

Besides the old town of Gadebusch, the following settlements are incorporated with the Gadebusch municipality:

  • Amtsbauhof
  • An der Flöte
  • Buchholz
  • Dorf Ganzow
  • Güstow
  • Güstow Werder
  • Hof Ganzow
  • Jarmstorf
  • Klein Hundorf
  • Möllin
  • Neu Bauhof
  • Neu Güstow
  • Reinhardtsdorf
  • Stresdorf
  • Wakenstädt


Gymnasium Gadebusch (High School)

People associated with Gadebusch[edit]

Theodor Körner in 1814 by Dora Stock
  • 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


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