The Info List - Prenzlau

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(formerly also Prenzlow) is a town in Brandenburg, Germany, the administrative seat of Uckermark
District. It is also the centre of the historic Uckermark


1 Geography 2 History 3 Demography 4 Politics 5 International relations 6 Notable people 7 Photo gallery 8 References 9 External links

Geography[edit] The town is located on the Ucker river, about 100 km (62 mi) north of Berlin. Prenzlau
station, opened in 1863, is a stop on the Angermünde–Stralsund railway
Angermünde–Stralsund railway
line. History[edit] Settled since Neolithic
times, the Prenzlau
area from the 7th century AD was the site of several gords erected by the Polabian Slavs. In the late 12th century, the Dukes of Pomerania
Dukes of Pomerania
had the region colonized by Low German settlers. Prenzlau
itself, named after Slavic Premyslaw was first mentioned in 1187. It received town privileges by Duke Barnim I of Pomerania in 1234. When Duke Barnim signed the Treaty of Landin with the Ascanian margraves of Brandenburg
in 1250, Prenzlau
was already a fortified town with walls and moats, four parish churches and a monastery. Together with Berlin-Cölln, Frankfurt and Stendal, it ranked among the largest towns in the margraviate. Prenzlau
and the Uckermark
region were devastated during the Thirty Years' War. From the late 17th century onwards French Huguenot refugees settled here and an economic recovery started. Also a garrison town, Prenzlau
was again ravaged by passing troops during the Seven Years' War
Seven Years' War
and the Napoleonic Wars. In the mid 19th century, several citizens emigrated to Australia, where they founded the town of Prenzlau, Queensland
Prenzlau, Queensland
west of Brisbane. In World War II
World War II
the town centre was largely destroyed. The East German authorities had it rebuilt with large panel Plattenbau
buildings. Demography[edit]

Development of population since 1875 within the current Boundaries (Blue Line: Population; Dotted Line: Comparison to Population development in Brandenburg
state; Grey Background: Time of Nazi Germany; Red Background: Time of communist East Germany)

Recent Population Development and Projections (Population Development before Census 2011 (blue line); Recent Population Development according to the Census in Germany
in 2011 (blue bordered line); Projection by the Brandenburg
state for 2005-2030 (yellow line); Projection by the Brandenburg
state for 2014-2030 (red line); Projection by the Bertelsmann Foundation
Bertelsmann Foundation
for 2012-2030 (green line))

Prenzlau: Population development within the current boundaries (2013)[2]

Year Pop. ±% p.a.

1875 18,512 —    

1890 20,823 +0.79%

1910 24,327 +0.78%

1925 24,572 +0.07%

1933 25,118 +0.28%

1939 27,697 +1.64%

1946 21,532 −3.53%

1950 22,960 +1.62%

1964 23,267 +0.09%

1971 24,890 +0.97%

1981 26,020 +0.44%

1985 26,326 +0.29%

1989 26,211 −0.11%

1990 25,900 −1.19%

1991 25,167 −2.83%

1992 24,743 −1.68%

1993 24,451 −1.18%

1994 24,120 −1.35%

1995 23,847 −1.13%

1996 23,630 −0.91%

Year Pop. ±% p.a.

1997 23,501 −0.55%

1998 23,133 −1.57%

1999 22,946 −0.81%

2000 22,737 −0.91%

2001 22,225 −2.25%

2002 21,785 −1.98%

2003 21,341 −2.04%

2004 21,039 −1.42%

2005 20,904 −0.64%

2006 20,735 −0.81%

2007 20,461 −1.32%

2008 20,285 −0.86%

2009 20,173 −0.55%

2010 20,078 −0.47%

2011 19,139 −4.68%

2012 19,045 −0.49%

2013 19,023 −0.12%

2014 19,070 +0.25%

2015 19,275 +1.07%

2016 19,279 +0.02%

Politics[edit] Seats in the town's assembly (Stadtverordnetenversammlung) as of 2014 local elections:

Christian Democratic Union (CDU): 7 Social Democratic Party of Germany
(SPD): 7 The Left: 6 Bürgerfraktion (Independent): 4 Wir Prenzlauer (Independent): 2 Free Democratic Party (FDP): 1 National Democratic Party of Germany
(NPD): 1

International relations[edit] See also: List of twin towns and sister cities in Germany Prenzlau
has twinning relationships with:[3]

Barlinek, Poland Pokhvistnevo, Russia Uster, Switzerland Varėna, Lithuania

Notable people[edit]

Natalia Alexeievna of Russia
in 1776

Christian Friedrich Schwan (1733–1815), publisher and bookseller Jacob Philipp Hackert
Jacob Philipp Hackert
(1737–1807), landscape painter Frederika Louisa of Hesse-Darmstadt
Frederika Louisa of Hesse-Darmstadt
(1751–1805), queen consort of Prussia Louis I, Grand Duke of Hesse
Louis I, Grand Duke of Hesse
(1753–1830) Princess Amalie of Hesse-Darmstadt
Princess Amalie of Hesse-Darmstadt
(1754–1832) Princess Wilhelmina Louisa of Hesse-Darmstadt (1755–1776) Wilhelm Grabow (1802–1874), civil servant, judge, and politician Adolf Wilhelm Theodor Stahr
Adolf Wilhelm Theodor Stahr
(1805–1876), writer and literary historian Ernst Christian Friedrich Schering
Ernst Christian Friedrich Schering
(1824–1889), apothecary and industrialist Johannes Schmidt (1843–1901), linguist Paul Hirsch (1868–1940), politician Hans Felix Husadel (1897–1964), composer and conductor Otto Kaiser (born 1924), scholar Brigitte Rohde (born 1954), sprinter Carola Zirzow
Carola Zirzow
(born 1954), sprint canoer Christiane Wartenberg
Christiane Wartenberg
(born 1956), athlete René Bielke
René Bielke
(born 1962), ice hockey player

Photo gallery[edit]

Gate Tower of the Brick Gothic
Brick Gothic

War memorial ruin of the Holy Spirit Church

St. Mary's Church

Old townhall of Prenzlau

Historical painting of Dedelow castle, a part of Prenzlau

Dominican abbey of Prenzlau

'Unteruckersee' (Lower Ucker Lake) in Prenzlau

Ucker canal watergate

Platform of the train station

Martin Luther
Martin Luther
memorial in Prenzlau

Medieval city wall of Prenzlau, gate tower


^ "Bevölkerung im Land Brandenburg
nach amtsfreien Gemeinden, Ämtern und Gemeinden 31. Dezember 2016 (Fortgeschriebene amtliche Einwohnerzahlen auf Grundlage des Zensus 2011)". Amt für Statistik Berlin- Brandenburg
(in German). 2016.  ^ Detailed data sources are to be found in the Wikimedia Commons.Population Projection Brandenburg
at Wikimedia Commons ^ A. Hilpert. "Partnerstädte der Stadt Prenzlau". www.prenzlau.eu (in German). Büroleiterin des Bürgermeisters, Geschäftsbereich Bürgermeister. Retrieved 2014-04-06. 

External links[edit] Media related to Prenzlau
at Wikimedia Commons

Municipal website (in German)

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Towns and municipalities in Uckermark

Angermünde Berkholz-Meyenburg Boitzenburger Land Brüssow Carmzow-Wallmow Casekow Flieth-Stegelitz Gartz Gerswalde Göritz Gramzow Grünow Hohenselchow-Groß Pinnow Lychen Mark Landin Mescherin Milmersdorf Mittenwalde Nordwestuckermark Oberuckersee Passow Pinnow Prenzlau Randowtal Schenkenberg Schöneberg Schönfeld Schwedt Tantow Temmen-Ringenwalde Templin Uckerfelde Uckerland Zichow

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WorldCat Identities VIAF: 144324