Wiesenburg

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Wiesenburg
Location of Wiesenburg within Potsdam-Mittelmark district
Wiesenburg-Mark in PM.png
Wiesenburg is located in Germany
Wiesenburg
Wiesenburg
Wiesenburg is located in Brandenburg
Wiesenburg
Wiesenburg
Coordinates: 52°07′00″N 12°26′59″E / 52.11667°N 12.44972°E / 52.11667; 12.44972Coordinates: 52°07′00″N 12°26′59″E / 52.11667°N 12.44972°E / 52.11667; 12.44972
CountryGermany
StateBrandenburg
DistrictPotsdam-Mittelmark
Government
 • MayorMarco Beckendorf
(Die Linke)
Area
 • Total218.20 km2 (84.25 sq mi)
Elevation
167 m (548 ft)
Population
 (2018-12-31)[1]
 • Total4,295
 • Density20/km2 (51/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
14827
Dialling codes033849
Vehicle registrationPM
Websitewww.wiesenburgmark.de

Wiesenburg (official name: Wiesenburg/Mark) is a municipality in the Potsdam-Mittelmark district, in Brandenburg, Germany. It is situated 10 km west of Bad Belzig, and 34 km southwest of Brandenburg. It is located in the High Fläming Nature Park.

Geography[edit]

Since 2000, when 14 surrounding villages voluntarily merged to form the free municipality Wiesenburg/Mark, it has had an area of 218.19 km².

These villages became districts (Ortsteile) of Wiesenburg/Mark:

  • Benken
  • Grubo
  • Jeserig/Fläming
  • Jeserigerhütten
  • Kelpzig
  • Lehnsdorf
  • Medewitz
  • Mützdorf
  • Neuehütten
  • Reetz
  • Reetzerhütten
  • Reppinichen
  • Schlamau
  • Wiesenburg

Demography[edit]

Wiesenburg/Mark: Population development
within the current boundaries (2017)[2]
YearPop.±% p.a.
1875 5,868—    
1890 6,026+0.18%
1910 6,084+0.05%
1925 5,915−0.19%
1933 5,749−0.36%
1939 5,845+0.28%
1946 8,761+5.95%
1950 8,519−0.70%
1964 7,146−1.25%
1971 6,691−0.94%
1981 6,190−0.78%
1985 6,071−0.48%
1989 5,794−1.16%
1990 5,685−1.88%
YearPop.±% p.a.
1991 5,582−1.81%
1992 5,662+1.43%
1993 5,601−1.08%
1994 5,600−0.02%
1995 5,594−0.11%
1996 5,570−0.43%
1997 5,564−0.11%
1998 5,474−1.62%
1999 5,453−0.38%
2000 5,435−0.33%
2001 5,332−1.90%
2002 5,459+2.38%
2003 5,420−0.71%
2004 5,311−2.01%
YearPop.±% p.a.
2005 5,181−2.45%
2006 5,086−1.83%
2007 5,050−0.71%
2008 4,935−2.28%
2009 4,817−2.39%
2010 4,708−2.26%
2011 4,594−2.42%
2012 4,519−1.63%
2013 4,461−1.28%
2014 4,413−1.08%
2015 4,420+0.16%
2016 4,302−2.67%
2017 4,271−0.72%
2018 4,295+0.56%

Politics[edit]

Wiesenburg Castle

The mayor of Wiesenburg/Mark is Marco Beckendorf of the Left Party (Die Linke). He was elected by the municipal council in 2014.

The municipal council currently has 16 members, of whom four belong to the Social Democrats (SPD), two each to the Left Party (Die Linke) and the Christian Democrats (CDU), and one each to The Greens and theFree Democrats (FDP). The remaining six councillors represent small local groups.

Places of interest[edit]

The main attractions are the Wiesenburg Castle, a medieval castle that has been partially transformed into a neo-renaissance palace, and its park. Wiesenburg Castle is open to the public on selected days and for the Annual Christmas Market. "Event Calendar and Contact Information". 2019-08-17. Archived from the original on 17 Aug 2019. Retrieved 2019-08-17.

There is also a set of sculpture walks starting from Wiesenburg and heading towards Bad Belzig.

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