|• Mayor||Arne Kröger (Ind.)|
|• Total||93.91 km2 (36.26 sq mi)|
|Elevation||32 m (105 ft)|
|• Density||75/km2 (190/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)|
|Vehicle registration||LUP, HGN, LBZ, LWL, PCH, STB|
Neustadt-Glewe was mentioned for the first time in a document in 1248.
Hans Axel Holm, a Swedish writer and journalist, documented life in Neustadt-Glewe in the late 1960s when it was part of the German Democratic Republic. In his book The Other Germans: Report From an East German Town, Holm documented various aspects of everyday life in the GDR, such as being an adult who worked at a VEB (industrial state-owned enterprise) or at an LPG (collective farm); being a child or teen going to school and participating in the FDJ (youth organization); being a soldier in the NVA (army); the GDR's relationship with the Soviets, including tensions within the Eastern Bloc and the threat of Soviet interventions; recreation; housing; socialist ideology and administration; the Nazi era and its consequences; interaction with West Germans, including the themes of who left the East, who stayed, and who came to the East; and other topics. LPG farming was big business in the Ludwigslust-Parchim region at the time, and the factories in the area included a large tannery (VEB Lederwerk "August Apfelbaum", which had formerly been a large plant of Adler and Oppenheimer), a hydraulic parts factory (for VEB Hydraulik Nord), and a factory for radio parts and telephone switchboard parts (for VEB Funkmechanik).
Sights and monuments
- The Alte Burg, a 13th-century castle, considered to be the oldest military castle in Mecklenburg.
- The Schloss (palace), completed in 1720 in Baroque style, today a hotel.
- 1855: 1,880
- 1890: 1,743
- 1925: 3,202
- 1984: 7,500
- 1995: 7,542
- 2010: 6,547
- "Statistisches Amt M-V – Bevölkerungsstand der Kreise, Ämter und Gemeinden 2018". Statistisches Amt Mecklenburg-Vorpommern (in German). July 2019.
- Holm, Hans Axel (1973) , The Other Germans: Report From an East German Town, translated by Thomas Teal, Pantheon
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