Neustadt in Holstein

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Neustadt in Holstein
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Coat of arms of Neustadt in Holstein
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Neustadt in Holstein   is located in Germany
Neustadt in Holstein
Neustadt in Holstein
Location of Neustadt in Holstein within Ostholstein district
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Coordinates: 54°6′26″N 10°48′57″E / 54.10722°N 10.81583°E / 54.10722; 10.81583Coordinates: 54°6′26″N 10°48′57″E / 54.10722°N 10.81583°E / 54.10722; 10.81583
Country Germany
State Schleswig-Holstein
District Ostholstein
Government
 • Mayor Henning Reimann
Area
 • Total 19.74 km2 (7.62 sq mi)
Elevation 16 m (52 ft)
Population (2016-12-31)[1]
 • Total 15,211
 • Density 770/km2 (2,000/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 23730
Dialling codes 04561
Vehicle registration OH
Website www.stadt-neustadt.de

Neustadt in Holstein [ˈnɔʏ̯ʃtat ɪn 'hɔlʃtaɪ̯n] (About this sound listen) is a town in the district of Ostholstein, in Schleswig-Holstein, Germany. It is situated on the Bay of Lübeck (Baltic Sea), approx. 30 km northeast of Lübeck, and 50 km southeast of Kiel.

History[edit]

During World War II, a subcamp, Number 1049 Neustadt in Holstein/Schleswig-Holstein, of the Neuengamme concentration camp was located in the town.[2] The sinking of several ships, including SS_Cap_Arcona occurred three to the south in the bay at the closing hours of WWII. Almost 7,000 concentration camp victims were killed on two ships, drowned swimming in 45 F water towards the lighthouse Pelzerhaken shore, or shot by the SS upon reaching shore. A third, the Deutchland had all survivors.

Economy[edit]

Peter Deilmann Cruises is headquartered in Neustadt in Holstein.[3]

Nature[edit]

The Neustädter Binnenwasser a brackish water lake borders Neustadt to the northwest.

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