Goldberg, Germany

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Goldberg
Church
Church
Coat of arms of Goldberg
Coat of arms
Goldberg  is located in Germany
Goldberg
Goldberg
Coordinates: 53°34′N 12°04′E / 53.567°N 12.067°E / 53.567; 12.067Coordinates: 53°34′N 12°04′E / 53.567°N 12.067°E / 53.567; 12.067
Country Germany
State Mecklenburg-Vorpommern
District Ludwigslust-Parchim
Municipal assoc. Goldberg-Mildenitz
Government
 • Mayor Peer Grützmacher
Area
 • Total 64.85 km2 (25.04 sq mi)
Elevation 48 m (157 ft)
Population (2015-12-31)[1]
 • Total 3,683
 • Density 57/km2 (150/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 19399
Dialling codes 038736
Vehicle registration PCH
Website http://www.amt-mildenitz.de/
Town hall
Goldberg

Goldberg is a town in the Ludwigslust-Parchim district, in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, Germany. It is situated 24 km northeast of Parchim, and 46 km east of Schwerin.

History[edit]

Goldberg owes its origin and name to a gold mine in the neighbourhood, which, however, has been wholly abandoned since the time of the Hussite wars. The town obtained civic rights in 1211. It suffered heavily from the Tatars in 1241, from the plague in 1334, from the Hussites in 1428, and from the Saxon, Imperial and Swedish forces during the Thirty Years' War. On the 27th of May 1813 a battle took place near it between the French and the Russians; and on the 23rd and the 27th of August of the same year fights between the allies and the French.[2]

Sons and daughters of the town[edit]

Connected to Goldberg[edit]

Gerd Wessig in 1980
  • Gerd Wessig (born 1959 in Lübz), Olympian winner and world record holder (2,36 m) in the jump, grew up in Goldberg and went to school there

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Bevölkerungsstand der Kreise, Ämter und Gemeinden in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern 31.12.2015". Statistisches Amt Mecklenburg-Vorpommern (in German). July 2016. 
  2. ^  This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainChisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). "Goldberg". Encyclopædia Britannica (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press. 

Gallery[edit]

School building