Gelbensande

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Gelbensande
Coat of arms of Gelbensande
Coat of arms
Gelbensande  is located in Germany
Gelbensande
Gelbensande
Coordinates: 54°11′N 12°18′E / 54.183°N 12.300°E / 54.183; 12.300Coordinates: 54°11′N 12°18′E / 54.183°N 12.300°E / 54.183; 12.300
Country Germany
State Mecklenburg-Vorpommern
District Rostock
Government
 • Mayor Lutz Koppenhöle
Area
 • Total 34.05 km2 (13.15 sq mi)
Elevation 8 m (26 ft)
Population (2015-12-31)[1]
 • Total 1,618
 • Density 48/km2 (120/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 18182
Dialling codes 038201
Vehicle registration LRO
Website www.amt-rostocker-heide.de

Gelbensande is a municipality in the German state of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern. It is located in the Rostock district, near Rostock, Ribnitz-Damgarten and Stralsund. Four other villages are part of Gelbensande.

Gelbensande is about 8 km (5.0 mi) from the Baltic Sea coast. It can be reached by car on B 105, as well as by train (Stralsund–Rostock railway).

Hunting lodge[edit]

Jagdschloss Gelbensande

Jagdschloss Gelbensande is a hunting lodge or manor that was erected between 1880 and 1885 as a summer residence for Grand Duke Friedrich Franz III of Mecklenburg-Schwerin. After 1887, it was used as a base for hunting in the surrounding forest, the Rostock Heath. Because of the Grand Duke's marriage to one of the Russian Tsar's granddaughters, the Mecklenburg-Russian relationships can still be seen inside the castle today.

The Jagdschloss remained in the Grand Duke's use until 1944. It was subsequently used as an army hospital, a sanatorium for tuberculosis, a public library, a veteran's club and a sort of hostel for construction workers. Since the German reunification in 1989/1990, it is owned by the town of Gelbensande and open to the public as a museum.

Wilhelm von Preußen, German crown prince and son of Kaiser Wilhelm II, got engaged to Duchess Cecilie of Mecklenburg-Schwerin in the Jagdschloss.

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