Neumünster ( German pronunciation: ) is an [nɔʏˈmʏnstɐ] urban municipality in the middle of Schleswig-Holstein, Germany. With almost 77,000 registered inhabitants, it is the fourth largest municipality in Schleswig-Holstein (behind Kiel, Lübeck and Flensburg).
History [ edit ]
The first historic record of the precursor village "Wippendorf" dates from 1127.
Current Situation [ edit ]
Neumünster station is major railway junction with lines running in six (formerly seven) directions, including the important Hamburg-Altona–Kiel and Neumünster–Flensburg lines.
Near Neumünster at
Ehndorf, there is a high-power medium wave transmission facility for transmitting the program of Deutschlandfunk, the Ehndorf transmitter, which is often named incorrectly as "Neumünster transmitter".
Geography [ edit ]
Neumünster is located at river
Schwale, near the geographical center of Schleswig-Holstein, 35 kilometres (22 mi) south of Kiel, 65 kilometres (40 mi) north of Hamburg and 72 kilometres (45 mi) west of Lübeck. The Aukrug Nature Park is close to the town.
Partner cities [ edit ]
Notable residents [ edit ]
Mona Barthel, b. 1990, tennis player Walter Bartram, 1893–1971, politician
Detlev Blanke, b. 1941, esperantist
Karl Brommann Knight's cross holder
Panik, Nu-Metal Band
Stefan Schnoor, b. 1971, footballer
Wilf Smith, born Wilfred Schmidt in 1946, footballer
Gerhard Wessel, 1913–2002, President of Bundesnachrichtendienst (1968–78)
See also [ edit ]
References [ edit ]
External links [ edit ]
Media related to Neumünster at Wikimedia Commons