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|Height :||44 m above sea level NHN|
|Area :||305.25 km 2|
|Residents:||30,785 (Dec. 31, 2019)|
|Population density :||101 inhabitants per km 2|
|Postcodes :||16816, 16818, 16827, 16833, 16835|
|Primaries :||03391, 033925, 033929, 033933|
|License plate :||OPR, KY, NP, WK|
|Community key :||12 0 68 320|
|LOCODE :||DE NPP|
|City structure:||13 districts|
City administration address :
|Mayor :||Jens-Peter Golde (Pro Ruppin)|
|Location of the city of Neuruppin in the Ostprignitz-Ruppin district|
Neuruppin is the district town of the Ostprignitz-Ruppin district in the north of Brandenburg . It is the traditional capital of the Ruppiner Land . In memory of the poet Theodor Fontane , who was born here , it is nicknamed Fontanestadt . Neuruppin is sometimes considered the "most Prussian of all Prussian cities."
Neuruppin is one of the largest cities in Germany . The city of Neuruppin, 60 km northwest of Berlin in the district of Ostprignitz-Ruppin, consists in the south of the districts on the banks of the Ruppiner See through which the Rhin flows , including the actual core city of Neuruppin and Alt Ruppin . In the north it extends over Ruppin Switzerland to the rest of the Wittstock-Ruppiner Heide , which was partly used as a military training area for Wittstock .
The districts and residential areas listed in the table have belonged to the city of Neuruppin since the incorporation in 1993.
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|Alt Ruppin , Buskow , Gnewikow , Gühlen-Glienicke, Karwe, Lichtenberg, Krangen , Molchow , Neuruppin (core town, no official district), Nietwerder, Radensleben, Stöffin , Wulkow , Wuthenow||Binenwalde, Boltenmühle , Kunsterspring , Neuglienicke, Pabstthum, Radehorst, Rheinsberg-Glienicke, Seehof, Steinberge , Stendenitz, Zermützel , Zippelsförde||Old sheep farm expansion Nietwerder, expansion Wulkow, Bechlin , Birkenhof, citizens Wendemark, Bütow, Dietershof, Holiday Park Klausheide, Fristow , Gentzrode , Guild Hall , Heath House, Hermannshof, Lietze , musicians settlement Neumühle, Quäste, Rägelsdorf , Roofwinkel, Rottstiel , Stöffiner Mountain, Tornow , Treskow|
Before the city fire (until 1787)
The prehistoric settlement of the country ranges from the Middle Stone Age to the Younger Bronze Age with first Germanic, later Slavic settlements (in the old town area - including "Neuer Markt" - and in the surrounding area) on the banks of the Ruppiner See. In the late Slavic period this area was settled by the Zamzizi tribe, whose center was probably the Slavic castle Ruppin on the island of Poggenwerder near Alt Ruppin. After the Wendenkreuzzug in 1147 and the conquest of the country by German nobles , Ruppin Castle (also Planenburg ) was built around 1200 on the Amtswerder, a peninsula next to the island of Poggenwerder, as a large low- lying castle and political center of the Ruppin rule . In the northern foreground a market settlement with Nikolaikirche was built, to the east of it and beyond the Rhins the " Kietz ": the town ( Olden Ruppyn ) Alt Ruppin was created.
The settlement of today's Neuruppin with Nikolaikirche and anger- like street market was built southwest of the castle town from the beginning of the 13th century while retaining the name Ruppin .
The then (New) Ruppin was a planned city foundation by the Counts of Lindow-Ruppin , a branch of the Arnstein family who resided in Alt Ruppin. The first documentary mention comes from the year 1238. An extension of the original market settlement Alt Ruppin, up to today's city of Neuruppin, probably already took place before the establishment of the Dominican monastery in 1246 as the first settlement of the order between Elbe and Oder by the first prior Wichmann von Arnstein . The granting of the Stendal town charter took place on March 9, 1256 by Günther von Arnstein. The city was fortified in the 13th century by palisades and a rampart ditch system, and later it was fortified by walls and ramparts; 24 Wiekhäuser and two tall towers strengthened the city walls . There were also three gates, the Altruppiner / Rheinsberger Tor in the north, the Berliner / Bechliner Tor in the south and the Seetor in the east. The complete walling took place at the latest towards the end of the 15th century.
Neuruppin's oldest part was an elongated green, accompanied by two parallel streets between the southern and northern city gates, and in the south the oldest church in Neuruppin (St. Nikolai). Neuruppin's main street had been paved since the middle of the 16th century . The trench from the Ruppiner Mesche ran right through Neuruppin, from northwest to the lake, to supply the city with process water and for drainage, which was partially filled in in 1537 and renewed as an open canal in Schinkelstrasse after the city fire in 1787.
Neuruppin was one of the larger north-east German cities in the Middle Ages . Parts of the city wall , parts of the St. Trinitatis monastery church (1246), the St. George's chapel (1362), the infirmary (1490) with the St. Lazarus chapel, consecrated in 1491, and remnants of the Seeviertel have been preserved from this period . The medieval city had an almost square floor plan of around 700 m × 700 m, which is noticeably blunted at the eastern corner. The east-southeast side borders on the Ruppiner See.
To celebrate a peace treaty, Elector Joachim I organized a three-day knight tournament in Neuruppin in 1512, "which at that time made a name for itself in the whole country and was celebrated with a splendor that had never been seen in Berlin or at Cöllen on the Spree" ( Theodor Fontane : Walks through the Mark Brandenburg. First part: The County of Ruppin - Chapter 9).
In the course of the Reformation , ownership of the monastery fell to the elector around 1540. In 1564 he donated the monastery to the city. During this time there is a legend depicted in the monastery church about a mouse chasing a rat, which is interpreted as a sign that the church will remain Lutheran in the future .
A Latin school was first mentioned in a document in Neuruppin in 1365, which at times had supra-regional importance. Their history has been well documented since 1477. In 1777, Philipp Julius Lieberkühn and Johann Stuve took over the management of the school and reformed the school in the Graves' sense, which attracted general attention.
In 1688 Neuruppin became one of the first garrison towns in Brandenburg. After his unsuccessful escape attempt and subsequent imprisonment in Küstrin , Crown Prince Friedrich held the regiment on foot here, Crown Prince Friedrich 1732–1740 . During this time Bernhard Feldmann became a city physician . His copies of historically interesting council files are considered to be the most important collection of sources on the early city history, as the original files were destroyed in the city fire in 1787. At times the proportion of soldiers and civilian troops was 1500 out of 3500 inhabitants. Neuruppin only lost this status with the withdrawal of the group of Soviet armed forces in Germany .
French Huguenots settled here after 1685 .
City fire and reconstruction (1787–1803)
The wildfire on Sunday, August 26th, 1787 was a turning point in the development of the city. The fire broke out in a barn filled with grain at Bechliner Tor in the afternoon and spread quickly. Only two narrow areas on the east and west edges of the city remained. A total of 401 bourgeois houses, 159 outbuildings and back buildings, 228 stables and 38 barns, the parish church of St. Mary, the town hall, the reformed church and the Prince's Palace were destroyed. There were no human lives to be mourned. The property damage was estimated at almost 600,000 thalers . The fire fund replaced approx. 220,000 thalers, a special church collection brought 60,000 thalers, and the Prussian government provided 130,000 thalers in retablissement funds for the reconstruction of the city. In total, the state spent over a million thalers in the following years.
The town planning director Bernhard Mattias Brasch (1741-1821), who has been active in the city since 1783 , implemented the requirements of the reconstruction commission and supervised the corresponding work. These took place in 1788–1803 based on a uniformly planned floor plan. Brasch's plan provided for the expansion of the city from 46 to almost 61 hectares with the removal of the ramparts between the temple garden and the lake. The two closely spaced north-south streets were combined to form an axis, which later became Karl-Marx-Straße. A rectangular network of streets was created with two-story eaves houses throughout . Long, wide streets, interrupted by stately squares , and houses in the early classical style have shaped the cityscape since that time. These urban planning reform principles are easy to recognize. With the reconstruction, a classicist city complex was created that is unique in this originality. It is also considered a prime example of early classicist urban design. The reconstruction was already completed in 1803. Only the completion of the parish church of St. Marien (built 1801–1806 by Philipp Bernard François Berson with the help of Carl Ludwig Engel ) dragged on until 1806 due to static problems.
Reconstruction in the 19th century (1804–1900)
Johann Bernhard Kühn (1750–1826) began in Neuruppin with the production of picture sheets , thematically designed and hand-colored single-sheet prints for a long time. His son Gustav Kühn (1794–1868) achieved editions of sometimes more than three million copies per year (e.g. the Franco-Prussian War of 1870/71). The prints with the inscription Neu-Ruppin, available from Gustav Kühn, became known worldwide. Two other companies produced the popular picture sheets: Philipp Oehmigke and Hermann Riemschneider as well as Friedrich Wilhelm Bergemann. All three picture sheet producers managed to assert themselves in the German picture sheet manufacturer competition (over 60 companies throughout Germany) and to occupy the leading positions for a long time.
In September 1820 the 24th Infantry Regiment with staff and two battalions came to Neuruppin, while the Fusilier Battalion moved into garrison in Prenzlau . The regiment had been set up elsewhere in 1813 and had taken part in the wars of liberation and the occupation of France. Initially, the regiment was housed in Neuruppin citizens' quarters .
In 1877 the organ builder Albert Hollenbach set up his workshop in Neuruppin. From him come u. a. Organs in the churches of the districts of Bechlin, Buskow, Karwe, Nietwerder and Storbeck as well as the infirmary chapel in the old town of Neuruppin.
After 1880 Neuruppin became the center of a branch line network that was operated by the Ruppiner Eisenbahn AG until 1945 . This radiated to Fehrbellin – Paulinenaue (1880), Kremmen – Berlin and Wittstock – Meyenburg (1899) and Neustadt or Herzberg (1905). For this purpose, a railway embankment was built over the Ruppiner See, which cuts the lake 2.5 kilometers from the north bank in an east-west direction.
In 1893, the Neuruppin state insane asylum was built on the southern edge of the city center.
The city in the 20th century
Fire extinguishers have been manufactured in Neuruppin since 1905. The Minimax fire extinguishers in particular quickly became widespread due to their easy handling.
During the First World War , a squadron was stationed in Neuruppin and an airfield was created.
In 1921, an open-air estate was founded in the Gildenhall district by the master builder and settlement technician Georg Heyer (1880–1944), the aim of which was to bring together artists and artisans to live and work together in order to create everyday products affordable for everyone and in artisanal form and manufacture. It brought together well-known artists and artisans and existed until 1929.
In 1926 the road next to the railway embankment across the Ruppiner See was completed. The Gildenhall and Wuthenow settlements were thus connected directly to Neuruppin. In 1929 these settlements were incorporated after the manor district of Treskow had been incorporated in 1928 .
After the National Socialists seized power in June 1933, more than 80 political opponents of the regime, mainly Social Democrats , Jews and Communists , were abducted to a makeshift prison operated by the SA within the building of a brewery on Altruppiner Allee, which was closed at the time. SA members tortured and ill-treated many of the prisoners here. A memorial stone created during the Soviet occupation in 1947 and the ensemble of figures created in 1981 at the instigation of the SED district leadership, which replaced the original memorial on the school square, commemorates them.
In 1934 the Neuruppin military airfield was revitalized as the Neuruppin Aviation School .
The approximately 90 Jewish citizens of the city were persecuted, deported and murdered during the Nazi era . Their old cemetery , established in 1824, was treated lightly, preserved Jewish gravestones were moved to the new cemetery (Evangelical cemetery) by order of the regimental commander of the Wehrmacht at the time , Paul von Hase . Since November 17, 2003, stumbling blocks in the city center and in Alt Ruppin have been remembering the murdered Jewish residents.
For the T4 campaign in the context of the murders of the sick during the Nazi era , the Neuruppin state insane asylum served as an intermediate facility for the Brandenburg killing center and the Bernburg killing center . Therefore the number of patients had risen from 1,971 on January 1, 1937 to 4,197 on April 1, 1940. In 1941 only 1,147 of the 1,797 planned beds were occupied. In 1943, the majority of the patients in Aktion Brandt were transferred to other institutions. The hospital was built during the Second World War, partly as a reserve military hospital used. After 1945, parts of the facility served as a district hospital. On September 20, 2004, six symbolic stumbling blocks for the euthanasia victims of the former state mental institution were laid on the premises of the Ruppiner Kliniken .
On May 1, 1945, the Soviet armed forces reached Neuruppin and prepared to bombard the city from the opposite bank of the lake. However, a stranger managed to hoist a white flag on the tower of the monastery church, as did the parish church. This prevented destruction. To the north of the Rheinsberger Tor train station , a Soviet honorary cemetery was established where over 220 Soviet soldiers were buried.
Neuruppin became one of the largest garrisons of the Soviet Army Group in Germany (GSSD). The Soviet armed forces used the military airfield located immediately north of the core city, the operation of which led to considerable noise pollution in the city. In 1989 massive demonstrations by the Neuruppiners in connection with the plans to continue using the Wittstock military training and air-to-ground firing range led to the closure of the airfield.
The New Stage theater was located in the city center until around 1950 . It was operated as part of the regional association of the Deutsche Volksbühne and had up to 95 employees.
In 1951 the electrical and physical workshops were founded in Neuruppin as a producer of electronic components. From 1970 they were expanded as Elektro-Physikalische Werke (EPW) to become the largest printed circuit board manufacturer in the GDR with up to 3500 workers. Later the operation was an essential part of the combine microelectronics . During the GDR era, Gühlen-Glinicke was home to the Frohe Zukunft GDR children's holiday camp .
Neuruppin as a socialist district town 1970–1989
Plans for the development of a modern district town with up to 100,000 inhabitants were made from the mid-1960s to the mid-1970s. The basis for this was the planned industrial and administrative development in the district town of Neuruppin. Since the 1970s, the VEB Elektrophysikalische Werke Neuruppin was built, which was supposed to take over the entire circuit board production for the microelectronics and entertainment technology industry in the GDR. The VEB Feuerlöschgerätewerke Neuruppin as the main producer of hand-held fire extinguishers of the Eastern Bloc countries united in the Comecon and the nationally owned baked goods combine as the main producer of all kinds of baked goods for the district town and the district of Neuruppin were expanded considerably. All of this required the influx of highly qualified management, research and development staff and many thousands of workers. The resident population of Neuruppin, resident until the end of the 1960s, was insufficient for this. During the planning, the convenient location at the intersection of four important branch lines of the Deutsche Reichsbahn with favorable north / south connections for freight and passenger traffic and the Berlin-Rostock / Hamburg motorway, which is being planned and later under construction (today A24 and A19 ), was also considered. included. The plans for a socialist district town included the construction of several residential complexes outside the settlement area of the city that existed until 1968 and the redesign of the old town outside the medieval city wall. Because of the dwindling economic power of the socialist planned economy in the GDR, only the following urban development projects were implemented from the 1970s:
- Development of the "VEB Electrophysical Works Neuruppin"
- Establishment of the "State-owned Combine Baked Goods Neuruppin"
- Expansion of the "VEB fire extinguishing equipment factory in Neuruppin"
- 1961: Construction of the polyclinic (Neustädter Straße) for medical care
- 1970–1974: Construction of the residential complex (WK) I Junckerstraße / Thomas-Mann-Straße / Franz-Maecker-Straße (GDR housing series IW 64 type Brandenburg / Markkleeberg)
- 1970–1972: Construction of the road axes E-Strasse (initially without a name E-Strasse = relief road around the city center, since 1973 Heinrich-Rau-Strasse) and the north and south feeders to the motorway (today A 24),
- 1972: Establishment of a public transport system that still works according to a regular timetable using the Neuruppin city bus
- 1972–1974: Construction of the residential complex (WK) II Hermann-Matern-Strasse / Erich-Schulz-Strasse / August-Fischer-Strasse / Anna-Hausen-Strasse (GDR housing series IW 64 type Brandenburg / Markkleeberg)
- 1970–1974: Construction and opening of children's combinations (crèche and kindergarten) in the residential complexes I and II, construction and opening of the POS Theodor Fontane / Karl-Liebknecht and the EOS Karl-Friedrich Schinkel, opening of department stores in the residential complexes I and II
- 1978–1980: Extension of the residential complex I by building gaps (GDR housing series WBS 70 ) between WK I (Junckerstraße) and WK II (Hermann-Matern-Straße), from 1982 supplemented by delicatessen , fruit and vegetable trade and residential area restaurant in combination with FDJ -Jugendclub 019 (today club disco and night bar "Club 019"), construction of the community center in the residential complex II as a residential area restaurant, event hall and school catering for the POS Theodor Fontane / Karl Liebknecht
- 1980–1991: Construction of residential complex III (GDR housing series WBS 70) Heinrich-Rau-Strasse / Bruno-Salvat-Strasse / Otto-Grotewohl-Strasse / Otto-Winzer-Strasse / Rudolf-Wendt-Strasse, some with apartments suitable for senior citizens
The historic old town of Neuruppin was spared from further redesign during GDR times for reasons of cost. The construction of a four-lane expressway following the model of the car-friendly city - from Fehrbelliner Straße along the current Regattastraße via Bollwerk, Crossing Seedamm / Steinstraße in the direction of Wittstocker Allee - faced financial bottlenecks in the GDR. The relocation of the VEB Feuerlöschgerätewerk Neuruppin and a real estate equalization of the areas and buildings used by the Soviet Army between the bulwark and the VEB Feuerlöschgerätewerk did not allow the economic strength of the GDR as early as the mid-1970s.
Neuruppin grew through the settlement and expansion of technology and industry, which was economically important for the GDR and the Comecon states and as an export to the NSW (non-socialist economic area) against foreign currency, from 1970 to 1989 from a small town with around 18,000 inhabitants to 33,000 Inhabitants due to influx of differently educated people from all parts of the GDR In addition there were the many foreign workers and apprentices from the socialist brother states of Vietnam, Angola, Cuba and the Soviet armed forces stationed with around 12,000 men (including their families). A diverse population developed in the new residential complexes I to III.
The old town of Neuruppin 1980–1990
Due to the socialist shortage economy of the GDR, the old town of Neuruppin was spared the planned modern remodeling, but fell into noticeable deterioration by the end of the 1970s. Since the 1980s, the SED of the GDR reflected on the historical history of the cities. With this background, the old town of Neuruppin was reconstructed from 1980 to 1986 with the help of the then mayor Harald Lemke under the possible GDR conditions according to the classicist model.
Future residential complexes I to III
Contrary to the trend after 1989 in the federal state of Brandenburg, no residential buildings were demolished in residential complexes I to III. All apartments in the residential complexes I to III Neuruppin are 100% in municipal or cooperative management (statistics as of 2015) and are 99% let.
Neuruppin after the incorporation in 1993
|The history of the individual districts is presented in the individual district articles; this section only deals with the history of the city as a whole and especially that of the core city.|
When the districts were reorganized, which came into force on December 6, 1993, the Neuruppin district was merged into the Ostprignitz-Ruppin district . On the same day, Neuruppin was significantly enlarged by incorporating the town of Alt Ruppin and the communities of Buskow, Gnewikow, Gühlen-Glienicke, Karwe, Krangen, Lichtenberg, Molchow, Nietwerder, Radensleben, Stöffin, Wulkow and Wuthenow.
Until 1991 Neuruppin was still the location of the 12th Soviet Armored Division. The barracks were later converted into residential houses as an outdoor project as part of the Expo 2000 . Parts of the airfield are now used for gliding .
In 1996, what was then the Neuruppin Regional Clinic and the district hospital as a Ruppin hospital were transferred to the Ostprignitz-Ruppin district as part of the Ruppiner Kliniken GmbH . The Ruppiner clinics are thus one of the largest regional employers.
On March 11, 1998, the city was given the additional designation Fontanestadt .
On January 1, 2001, the Public Prosecutor's Office for Corruption was founded in Neuruppin as the successor to the department for GDR injustice and district crime. She is responsible for corruption offenses throughout the state of Brandenburg.
On September 7th, 2002 the 7th Brandenburg Day took place in Neuruppin with around 230,000 visitors. Under the influence of the Elbe floods in Saxony in July 2002 , numerous artists such as Udo Lindenberg and Gerhard Schöne donated their fees for the flood victims.
In May 2009 it became publicly known for the first time that the groundwater under a new development area on Ruppiner See was contaminated with halogenated hydrocarbons . The district of Ostprignitz-Ruppin, as the responsible environmental authority, admitted that it had known about the environmental pollution since 1999 through measurements taken during earlier construction projects.
On May 12, 2011 the iodine-containing thermal brine Neuruppin received the first state recognition of a healing spring in the state of Brandenburg. The thermal brine is used by the Fontane-Therme on the edge of the old town in the wellness area and for heating purposes.
Territory of the respective year, number of inhabitants as of December 31 (from 1991), from 2011 based on the 2011 census
In addition to the full-time mayor, the city council includes 32 city councilors. Since the local elections on May 26, 2019, the seats have been distributed among the parties and voter groups and the newly formed parliamentary groups as follows:
|Party / group of voters||Seats||fraction||Voting shares|
|CDU||6th||CDU / FDP|
|Alliance 90 / The Greens||4th||Greens / farmers|
|Pro Ruppin||4th||Pro Ruppin|
|AfD||4 (2 occupied)|
|Voting group district farmers' association||1||Greens / farmers|
|FDP||1||CDU / FDP|
Before the city reform
- around 1786: Goering
After the city reform in 1808
After the incorporation in 1993
Golde was elected in the mayoral election on January 27, 2013 with 60.4% of the valid votes for a further term of eight years.
Dealing with corruption
In 2004, Neuruppin made headlines through corruption and nepotism . In view of the accumulation of these scandals in local politics, the city got nicknames like "Märkisches Palermo" or "Klein Palermo" and "Korruppin" in the course of their processing .
The former CDU city councilor Olaf Kamrath was sentenced in 2006 as the “head” of the XY gang to a long term imprisonment, among other things for gang-like drug offenses .
In 2007, the verdict against the former city councilor Reinhard Sommerfeld (Neuruppin Initiative) was the only legally binding conviction of an elected representative in Germany for bribery of parliamentarians .
Former member of the state parliament Otto Theel ( Die Linke ) was sentenced on May 15, 2008 to a nine-month suspended prison sentence for taking advantage of office during his tenure as Mayor of Neuruppin. He then resigned from his state parliament mandate.
In September 2008, Sparkasse Ostprignitz-Ruppin parted with its previous chairman, Josef Marckhoff, who had his employer hold a celebration of around 55,000 euros for his own 60th birthday. The date coincided with the company's 160th anniversary.
The former managing director of the municipal utilities Neuruppin Dietmar Lenz was sentenced on March 19, 2009 to a prison sentence of two years on probation for serious breach of trust and acceptance of benefits on the accusation of having spent more than 500,000 euros past the supervisory board in support of the MSV Neuruppin sports club . He died of suicide at the end of 2009 . A citizens' initiative initiated with the help of the two relevant criminal records Otto Theel and Reinhard Sommerfeld a motion to vote against Mayor Jens-Peter Golde. Golde were accused of poor leadership quality, non-fulfillment of his election program and endangering jobs in Neuruppin in the referendum “No more so!”. According to its own statements, it failed in February 2010 with 5079 of the 5300 required signatures.
Since January 1, 2016, Neuruppin has been the sixth corporate communal member of Transparency International alongside Bonn, Hamm (Westphalia), Potsdam, Leipzig and Halle (Saale) .
"Neuruppin remains colorful"
In the run-up to a planned demonstration by right-wing radical groups in the core city of Neuruppin on September 1, 2007, the non-partisan action alliance Neuruppin Remains Colorful was formed and organized a counter-event with around 1000 participants. On September 5, 2009, in view of another planned demonstration by right-wing radical groups, the action alliance organized a series of actions on civil courage along the route of the demonstration. On March 27, 2010, Neuruppin remains colorful in view of a demonstration by the radical right-wing Free Forces Neuruppin with 350 participants, the democracy festival Democracy in Square with 2000 participants. On June 6, 2011, the action alliance received the award for its work as a band for courage and understanding . In November 2011, a party conference of the NPD took place in Neuruppin against the will of the city under protest by Neuruppin stays colorful . The action alliance was able to stop the so-called "Day of the German Future" for the first time through broad civil society engagement with a cultural stage program on the school square and a blockade. The right-wing extremist Free Forces Neuruppin / Osthavelland organized the demonstration for June 6, 2015.
coat of arms
In § 2 Paragraph 1 and 2 of the main statute of the city of Neuruppin it says:
- "With a document from the Prussian State Ministry of June 22, 1928, the city was granted the right to use a coat of arms."
The coat of arms was confirmed on March 31, 2003.
Blazon : “In blue a silver castle with two tinned, two-storey towers with two black gates lying one above the other and gold-kneaded, red pointed roofs; the central building with three turrets and a black gate, which is covered by a red triangular shield, covered with a gold-reinforced and gold-tongued silver eagle. "
Neuruppin has been twinned with Bad Kreuznach in Rhineland-Palatinate since 1990, Nymburk in the Czech Republic since 1994, Babimost in Poland since 2005, Certaldo in Italy since 1968, Niiza in Japan since 2003.
Sights and culture
- Monastery church of Saint Trinity from 1246 (Neuruppin's landmark)
- Parish church Sankt Marien ; since 2002 congress and event center
- Schinkel Church in Wuthenow (with painting of the oldest city view)
- Village church from the 13th century in Radensleben (including the Campo Santo of the von Quast family, which Ferdinand von Quast laid out in 1854 )
- Church in Karwe, with three memorial plaques for the Knesebecks. Karl Friedrich von dem Knesebeck had the churchyard portal built in 1844.
- Medieval church in Bechlin
- Catholic Church Heart of Jesus
- Siechenhauskapelle St. Lazarus (originally St. Laurentius) with UpHus (1694, oldest half-timbered house in the city)
- St. George Chapel
- Parish church St. Nikolai in Alt Ruppin
- Almost completely preserved city wall (partly medieval town fortifications, partly excise wall from later times)
- Fontane birth house with Löwen pharmacy
- Preacher widow house: Karl Friedrich Schinkel lived in this building with his mother from 1787 to 1794.
- Old high school: It was built in 1790. Schinkel, Fontane and Wilhelm Gentz went to school there. After the renovation in 2012 it is again the central culture and education center with the seat of the city youth art school, the city library, the music school of the Ostprignitz-Ruppin district, the office of the Theodor Fontane Gesellschaft e. V. and a department of the Brandenburg Medical School - Theodor Fontane.
- Lodge house of the Johannisloge "Ferdinand zum Roten Adler": built in 1788 in the former Heinrichstrasse (now Rudolf-Breitscheid-Str.) No. 16 as a residential building. 1815 Acquisition by the Freemasons . Since 2001 the seat of the reopened Johannisloge Ferdinand zum Roten Adler , subsidiary of the Great National Mother Lodge "To the Three Worlds"
- Manor house in Gentzrode
- Temple garden with Apollo temple: In 1735 , the Berlin architect Georg Wenzeslaus von Knobelsdorff built an open “pleasure house” in the former fruit and vegetable garden of Crown Prince Friedrich . When this building was dilapidated in 1791, Minister Otto von Voss ordered its maintenance. Colonel von Tschammer, who had meanwhile expanded his private garden to include the temple garden, enclosed the temple with walls and built a kitchen under it. After several other owners, the merchant and peat cutting owner Johann Christian Gentz acquired the temple garden in 1853 . Carl von Diebitsch designed the Turkish Villa Gentz, built in the 1850s , the gardener's house (with minaret) and the surrounding wall with gates in an oriental style . Gustav Meyer designed the eclectic garden . In 1880 the district of Neuruppin was able to acquire the temple garden, which was then made accessible to the general public. Four sculptures by the Thomae workshop from around 1719 are set up in the temple garden, three of which could be assigned to the following people: Suleyman I , Charles V , Philip II.
- Monument to King Friedrich Wilhelm II , erected in 1829 on the initiative of the Neuruppin citizenship based on an overall design by Schinkel out of gratitude. The bronze statue was made by the sculptor Christian Friedrich Tieck . When the GDR was founded, a sculpture for Karl Marx was put on the pedestal. A little later, when the Soviet troops moved into the Neuruppin barracks, the base was moved to a barracks site as a Lenin monument , and Karl Marx "moved around the corner". The base was found again after the withdrawal of the Soviet armed forces and returned to the school square. In 1998, citizens of the city of Neuruppin had a copy of the standing figure of the king made and put back on the original base under the leadership of the then AG Innenstadt.
- Karl Friedrich Schinkel Monument, created by Max Wiese
- Theodor Fontane monument , created by Max Wiese
- Ferdinand Möhring monument, created by Max Wiese
- Jahn Los Monument, created by Max Wiese
- Memorial plaques for the victims of the concentration camp death march of April 1945 on the outskirts of the core city of Neuruppin as well as in Wuthenow and other districts
- Memorial stone or ensemble of figures from 1981 for the victims of fascism
- Memorial plaque for the communist resistance fighters Franz Maecker, the 1943 Criminal prison Berlin-Plötzensee was murdered
- Stumbling blocks for the murdered Jewish fellow citizens of Neuruppin (in the old town of Neuruppin and Alt Ruppin) as well as for the victims of the National Socialist "euthanasia" campaign T4 from the Neuruppin state mental hospital (on the grounds of the Ruppin clinics)
- Stones, steles and sculptures by the sculptor Wieland Schmiedel in the Evangelical Cemetery on Wittstocker Allee. More than 100 prisoners of war , slave labor and crashed Italian airmen were buried there.
- Jerusalem grove near the former Jewish cemetery
- Gustav Kühn memorial “The Lithograph”, erected in 2008 for his 140th birthday.
- Karl Marx monument, created by Fritz Cremer
- Bernhard-Feldmann-Stein for the city physicist and author of the Neuruppiner Ortschronik "Miscellanea Historica"
- Erich Arendt memorial stele, created in 1968 by Wieland Förster
- Bronze plaque for Eva Strittmatter on the occasion of her 76th birthday, and since 2012 a memorial plaque on her birthplace, the palace garden, on Eva-Strittmatter-Platz
The large war memorial in honor of the Neuruppin soldiers who fell in the Franco-Prussian War (1870–1871) stood on today's school site in front of the old grammar school. It was inaugurated in 1874 and replaced by a new one by Max Wiese in 1913 , which was then shipped to be melted down in 1944.
Sculptures in the cityscape
- Parzival am See (stainless steel sculpture by Matthias Zágon Hohl-Stein on Neuruppiner Bollwerk), inaugurated in 2008
- Threat (stainless steel sculpture on the subject of the bombodrome in front of the parish church)
- Signature Th. Fontane (stainless steel lettering by Rupprecht Matthies in front of the parish church, 2019)
- Sculpture Path (Communicating Forms by Aleksander Posin, The Crouching Lion)
- Sabinendenkmal in Binenwalde
- The impossible triangle (stainless steel sculpture on the Certaldo ring by Carlo Vani, 2014)
- Museum Neuruppin (reopened in 2015 with an extension for temporary exhibitions and a new permanent exhibition: including numerous original Neuruppin picture sheets , the Altruppin hand , and an exhibition on the famous sons Theodor Fontane and Karl Friedrich Schinkel )
- Forest Museum Stendenitz
- Waldzentrale Alt Ruppin (formerly Forest Museum)
- Heimattierpark Neuruppin in Kunsterspring, including the rarely kept raccoon dogs
- Kulturkirche : supraregional event center in the former parish church of St. Marien in Neuruppin with approx. 600 seats
- Kulturhaus Stadtgarten Neuruppin (supraregional event house with approx. 550 seats)
- Siechenhauskapelle (organizing concerts and the Aequinox Music Days)
- Galerie am Bollwerk (gallery association for the promotion of contemporary regional art)
- Kunstraum Neuruppin (private gallery)
- galerie louversum (private gallery in the Lichtenberg district)
- Neuruppin City Library
- Jugendkunstschule Neuruppin (art and cultural facility for children and young people)
- Music school of the Ostprignitz-Ruppin district
- Youth leisure center JFZ (event house for young adults)
- Granary Neumühle (concert events)
- Union Kino Neuruppin
- Aequinox Music Days (annually in March on the equinox )
- Fontane Festival Neuruppin (every two years)
- Fontane rally (annually in spring)
- Parade ride (boat parade on the first Saturday in August on the Rhin near Alt Ruppin)
- May and harbor festivals (annually on the first weekend in May, the highlight is the dragon boat race )
- Martini market with horse market (every year at the beginning of November around Martin's Day )
- Oldie Bazaar (annually in November)
- Ruppin Sailing Days (annually in July)
- Christmas market (annually on the first Advent)
- Wine festival (every year in mid-August)
Economy and Infrastructure
In 1905 the Minimax company was established in Neuruppin and produced fire extinguishers here. In 1945 the factory in Neuruppin was expropriated, so the Minimax company relocated to West Germany. Fire extinguisher production in Neuruppin was continued by VEB Feuerlöschgeräteewerk Neuruppin, later FLN Feuerlöschgeräte Neuruppin Vertriebs-GmbH, now owned by Johnson Controls .
In the district of Nietwerder, the company Jetcar produces the vehicles of the same name.
- Road traffic
- The federal highways B 167 between Wusterhausen / Dosse and Eberswalde and B 122 to Rheinsberg and the state road L 16 between the village of Zechlin and Fehrbellin run through the city .
- The Neuruppin and Neuruppin Süd junctions are located on the A 24 Berlin- Hamburg motorway .
- In and around Neuruppin there is a network of touristic bike tours .
2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 Registered cars (as of 1.1.) 15,333 15,425 15,532 15,597 15,590 15,734 16.003 16,111 16,337 16,594 Cars per 1,000 inhabitants (December 31 of the previous year) 482 487 492 494 516 522 527
- Rail transport
- Neuruppin is located on the railway line Kremmen-Meyenburg , are located in the urban area, the railway stations Neuruppin West and Neuruppin Rheinsberger Tor and the breakpoint Wustrau-Radensleben . The RE 6 ( Prignitz Express ) line runs every hour from Berlin Gesundbrunnen via Hennigsdorf and Neuruppin to Wittenberge .
- The project HUB 53/12 ° , a logistics center for rail freight traffic as a municipal initiative of the cities of Güstrow , Pritzwalk and Neuruppin as well as the Kleeblatt network with Gumtow , Kyritz , Neustadt (Dosse) and Wusterhausen / Dosse, is currently being set up . One of the first measures was the purchase of the Neuruppin – Neustadt (Dosse) line on December 29, 2010.
- Bus transport
- The Ostprignitz-Ruppiner local public transport company connects Neuruppin with three PlusBus and other regional bus routes. City traffic runs every half hour on weekdays and every hour on weekends.
- air traffic
- The city of Neuruppin is involved in the Fehrbellin airfield ( Ruppiner Land airfield ). Furthermore, there is a glider airfield in the urban area, northwest of the center .
Public institutions and media
Neuruppin is the seat of the district administration of the Ostprignitz-Ruppin district . The Neuruppin Regional Court , the Neuruppin District Court , the Neuruppin Social Court and the Neuruppin Labor Court are also located there.
In addition to the Employment Agency, there is the Labor Market Office for Unemployment Benefit II , as the district is an option municipality . The West Regional Office of the State Office for Occupational Safety and Health is also located here. Instead of the Neuruppin District Armed Forces Replacement Office, there was a career advice office for the German Armed Forces .
The Neuruppin State Authority Center is home to the Neuruppin Special Construction Management, a regional office of the State Office for Consumer Protection, Agriculture and Land Reorganization, the Office for Land Reorganization and Rural Development, the Neuruppin Social Court, the State Office for Occupational Safety , Regional Area West and the Regional Department West TR 2 of the State Environment Office Brandenburg . The latter includes the Alt Ruppin Forestry Office with the Kunsterspring forestry school.
The following educational institutions can be found in Neuruppin:
On October 28, 2014, the private Brandenburg Medical University was founded with the two university locations Neuruppin and Brandenburg an der Havel . In the 2015 summer semester, teaching began in the subjects of psychology and human medicine at the Neuruppin study site.
In Neuruppin there are two special education schools, seven elementary schools, four upper and comprehensive schools and two grammar schools. Special education schools are the “Schule am Kastaniensteg” and the Johann Heinrich Pestalozzi School. The "School on Kastaniensteg" is a school with a special educational focus on intellectual development, while the Johann Heinrich Pestalozzi School focuses on learning. The Ostprignitz-Ruppin district is responsible for both schools.
The primary schools in the city are the Gildenhall Primary School, Karl Liebknecht Primary School , Rosa Luxemburg Primary School and the “Am Weinberg” primary school in Alt Ruppin, which is publicly owned. In addition to the communal institutions, there is the Montessori primary school sponsored by IBiS Bildungsstätten GmbH and the Evangelical School Neuruppin sponsored by the Evangelical School Foundation in Berlin-Brandenburg, Silesian Upper Lusatia.
The Protestant School Neuruppin is divided into a grammar school and a high school in addition to the elementary school. The Montessori school also opened a high school section in 2015. Secondary schools in municipal sponsorship are the Karl-Friedrich-Schinkel -Gymnasium, the Fontane -Gesamtschule and the " Alexander Puschkin " high school . The Upper School Center Ostprignitz-Ruppin is sponsored by the district.
Private vocational schools are the vocational schools of the AGUS / GADAT educational group. A technical school for social affairs, a vocational school and a technical college are located under its roof . The vocational school of the International Federation in Neuruppin is a recognized substitute school. The Alt Ruppin Forestry Office maintains the Kunsterspring forestry school in Alt Ruppin.
The evening school is affiliated with the Ostprignitz-Ruppin district adult education center. The Ostprignitz-Ruppin district music school and the Neuruppin youth art school also exist.
Due to the large expanses of water in the city, there are many water sports options, including dragon boat races (as part of the annual May and Harbor Festival on the first weekend in May) and rowing against cancer (every year on the first Saturday in September). The football club MSV Neuruppin , which plays in the Brandenburg League in the 2018/2019 season, became known nationwide .
Honor and memory of Theodor Fontane
In 1994, on the occasion of Theodor Fontane's 175th birthday, the Fontane Prize of the city of Neuruppin was donated. Today the € 5,000 Fontane Literature Prize of the Fontane City of Neuruppin and the € 2,000 € Fontane Culture Prize of the Fontane City of Neuruppin are awarded every two years as part of the Fontane Festival.
Every year on Theodor Fontane's birthday on December 30th, a ceremony takes place at the Theodor Fontane Memorial.
In 1998, on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of Theodor Fontane's death, the city of Neuruppin celebrated the nationwide Fontane year with around 200 events in honor of the poet. The city opened the Fontane year and received the addition of the name Fontanestadt .
Since 2010, the city has hosted its Fontane Festival Neuruppin every two years during the Whitsun days.
On the 200th birthday in 2019, the state of Brandenburg committed itself to a coalition agreement to commit itself to the outstanding event of national and international importance. The city of birth Neuruppin is to play the central role.
Neuruppin confers honorary citizenship “as an expression of the special appreciation of the Fontanestadt Neuruppin for people who have rendered exceptional service to the Fontanestadt Neuruppin and its inhabitants” ( Honorary Ordinance of the Fontanestadt Neuruppin :). So far have been awarded:
- Johann Georg Gottlieb Schroener (1760–1841), superintendent
- Alexander von Wulffen (1784–1861), general, garrison commander, founder of the Beautification Association , awarded in 1852
- Ernst Adolph Bienengräber (1790–1864), mayor 1822–1854
- Friedrich Heinrich Kämpf (1810–1888)
- Heinrich Michaelis (1835–1922), head of the city council 1880–1893
- Albert Graf von Zieten-Schwerin (1835–1922), politician
- Max Wiese (1846–1925), sculptor and professor at the Art Academy in Hanau
- Hermann Schultze (1848–1938), Head of City Council (1899–1920)
- Otto Rubel (1902-1994)
- Lisa Riedel (1925–2019), director of the local history museum
- Heinz-Joachim Karau (* 1928), pastor, co-initiator of the peace prayers in the monastery church from October 10, 1989, parish church association for the rescue of the parish church, awarded in 2006
- Burkhard Dülfer (1937–2013), master butcher, engagement in the Chamber of Crafts, long-time member of the city council and the district council, awarded in 2006
- Revoked honorary citizenships
- Karl Litzmann (1850–1936), Prussian officer, general of the infantry, revoked on April 18, 2007
- Adolf Hitler (1889–1945), revoked on December 20, 2004 (see also Adolf Hitler as an honorary citizen )
- Wilhelm Kube (1887–1943), Gauleiter of Brandenburg, revoked on December 20, 2004
- Paul von Hindenburg (1847–1934), President of the Reich
Neuruppin has awarded the title of City Elder to:
- Christian Ebell (1770-1835)
- Carl Tourneau (1837-1914)
- Ernst Bölke (1848–1920)
- Hugo Duske (1860-1928)
Medals of Honor
The city of Neuruppin has been awarding the Fontanestadt Neuruppin Medal of Honor "in recognition of special services to the Fontanestadt Neuruppin and its residents" ( Honorary Ordinance of the Fontanestadt Neuruppin :). So far have been awarded:
- Ruth Preuss (September 12, 2005)
- Bruno Dolatkiewicz (September 12, 2005)
- Martin Domke, Cantor of the Evangelical Church Congregation (September 12, 2005)
- Günter Soost (September 12, 2005)
- Helmut Behrendt (September 12, 2005)
- Ulrich Kriele, Alt Ruppin local history researcher (July 13, 2009)
- Norbert Arndt, cemetery administrator of the Evangelical Cemetery Neuruppin (September 27, 2010)
- Peter Brüssow, former district music school director, city councilor (SPD, later Pro Ruppin) (September 22, 2014)
- Neuruppiner Rowing Club e. V. (December 18, 2017)
- Prof. Hans-Peter Schurz, long-time conductor of the Neuruppin a cappella choir (December 22, 2019)
- Hannelore Gußmann, City Councilor (January 10, 2020)
- Ilona Reinhardt, City Councilor (January 10, 2020)
Neuruppin's sons and daughters
Neuruppin is the birthplace of:
- 1708, Adam Struensee , † 1791, Protestant theologian
- 1736, Valentin Rose the Elder , † 1771, pharmacist
- 1736, Johann Heinrich von Günther , † 1803, Prussian hussar general
- 1750, Johann Heinrich Bolte † 1817, pastor
- 1756, Carl Friedrich Bückling , † 1812, steam engine designer
- 1767, Friedrich August Karl von Kospoth † 1832, politician, mayor of Breslau
- 1768, Friedrich Buchholz † 1843, writer
- 1768, Karl Friedrich von dem Knesebeck , † 1848, Prussian Field Marshal General, born in what is now the Karwe district
- 1772, Otto von der Osten , † 1841, Prussian major general
- 1781, Karl Friedrich Schinkel , † 1841, architect
- 1784, Karl Rolla du Rosey , † 1862, Prussian major general
- 1794, Gustav Kühn , † 1868, printer, publisher of Bilderbogen
- 1816, David Hermann Engel , † 1877, composer
- 1816, Ferdinand Möhring , † 1887, music director and composer
- 1819, Theodor Fontane , † 1898, writer
- 1821, Alexander von Rexin † 1914, landowner and member of the Prussian manor house
- 1822, Wilhelm Gentz , † 1890, painter
- 1824, Otto von Görschen , † 1875, Prussian lieutenant colonel
- 1826, Alexander Gentz , † 1888, entrepreneur
- 1831, Hermann Daubenspeck , † 1915, Reich judge
- 1836, Paul Beiersdorf , † 1896, pharmacist and founder of Beiersdorf AG
- 1842, Johannes Kaempf , † 1922, politician, President of the Reichstag
- 1848, Hermann Baethcke † 1941, teacher, member of the Lübeck citizenship
- 1850, Ferdinand von Quast † 1939, General
- 1863, Carl Großmann , † 1922, serial killer
- 1870, Anna Lex , † 1950, politician (SPD)
- 1871, Martin Ebell , † 1944, astronomer, the asteroid (1205) Ebella was named after him, (1443) Ruppina after his native town Neuruppin
- 1878, Max Silberberg , † after 1942, art collector
- 1882, Walter Blumenfeld , † 1967, psychologist and university professor
- 1884, Ferdinand von Bredow † 1934, major general of the Reichswehr
- 1885, Hermann Hoth , † 1971, General
- 1889, Auguste Beer , † unknown, painter
- 1893, Fritz Baade , † 1974, economist
- 1893, Willi Harmjanz , † 1983, General der Flieger of the Wehrmacht
- 1895, Georg Winter , † 1961, first director of the Federal Archives
- 1903, Erich Arendt , † 1984, poet
- 1904, Heinrich Harmjanz , † 1994, folklorist
- 1904, Günter Haupt , † 1946, legal scholar
- 1905, Georg Kühl , † 1980, politician (SPD)
- 1905, Artur Streiter , † 1946, writer
- 1906, Werner Altendorf , † 1945, writer
- 1919, Hans-Rolf Dräger , † 2017, teacher
- 1922, Klaus Schwarzkopf , † 1991, actor
- 1923, Georg Kossack , † 2004, prehistory researcher
- 1926, Horst Giese , † 2008, actor
- 1930, Eva Strittmatter , † 2011, writer
- 1935, Wulf Segebrecht , Germanist
- 1943, Brigitte Hoffmann , tennis player
- 1943, Jörg Hube , † 2009, actor
- 1943, Thomas Just , actor
- 1944, Rainer Maria Voigt , Semitist
- 1945, Hans-Peter Liebig , agricultural scientist, rector of the University of Hohenheim
- 1946, Rainer "Michelangelo" Limpert , pop singer (born in what is now the municipality of Binenwalde)
- 1952, Dieter Nürnberg , doctor and university professor
- 1954, Anne-Karin Glase , politician (CDU)
- 1956, Winfried Kräuter , soccer player
- 1962, Uwe Hohn , javelin thrower
- 1962, Ulrich Papke , canoeist
- 1963, Bernd Gummelt , walker
- 1964: Falk Breitkreuz , jazz musician
- 1965, Jens-Peter Herold , middle-distance runner
- 1967, Ralf Büchner , Turner
- 1968, Donald Baker , meteorologist
- 1974, Timo Gottschalk , rally navigator
- 1975, Ronny Kretschmer , politician (Die Linke)
- 1980, Roland Benschneider , soccer player
- 1983, Tatjana Hüfner , luge athlete
- 1985, Karsten Brodowski , rower
- 1987, Felix Menzel , wrestler
- 1987, Juliane Höfler , soccer player
- 1998, Malte Karbstein , soccer player
Personalities related to the place
- Wichmann von Arnstein (around 1185–1270), mystic , founder of the Dominican monastery in Neuruppin
- Friedrich II. (1712–1786), as Crown Prince Friedrich, commander of the Neuruppin garrison 1732–1740
- Johann Stuve (1752–1793), school reformer, writer of the philanthropic education movement, head of the Neuruppin Latin School
- Philipp Julius Lieberkühn (1754–1788), educator and writer, director of the Neuruppin Latin School
- Friedrich Wilke (1769–1848), teacher at the Friedrich-Wilhelms-Gymnasium and cantor at both of the city's main churches
- Friedrich von Uslar-Gleichen (1882–1945), district administrator in the Ruppin district
- Georg Heym (1887–1912) attended Friedrich-Wilhelms-Gymnasium, where he graduated from high school, and wrote some of his early poems in Neuruppin
- Katharina Franck (* 1963), singer of the Rainbirds , lives in Neuruppin
- Sebastian Steineke (* 1973), politician (CDU), lives in Neuruppin
Neuruppin as the setting for literary works
- August Kopisch describes in his poem Des Prior Wichmann von Arnstein Wundertat one of the fabulous miracles of the founder and first prior of the Neuruppin monastery Wichmann von Arnstein .
- Anna Louisa Karsch wrote the poem Trostgesang for Neu-Ruppin about the consequences of the fire in 1787.
- Theodor Fontane describes Neuruppin and various districts that have since been incorporated in his "Walks through the Mark Brandenburg - First Volume: The County of Ruppin ".
- Louis-Ferdinand Céline describes in his book Norden Neuruppin and its inhabitants. In the apocalyptic conditions of the war year 1944, all social classes (nobility, bourgeoisie, peasants) are described as selfish and decadent. Céline's anarchist view of the world and of man made the residents of Neuruppin and Kränzlin anything but good at this time.
- In his satirical poem Stilleben mit Nordmärkischer Kleinstadt (1981), Waldemar Dege summarizes his impressions of Neuruppin, who had faded in socialist times.
- Gabriele Wolff has the crime novels and stories Dead Oma (1997), Endstation Neuruppin (2000), The Wrong Man (2000) and Im Dickicht (2007) set in Neuruppin.
- In Indian Summer: Theodor Fontane's first case, Frank Goyke lets the poet Fontane get caught in a murder case on Lake Ruppin.
- The crime novels Mord an der Klosterkirche (2012) and Geklaute Orden (2013) by Christian Döring are set in Neuruppin.
- Website of the Fontanestadt Neuruppin
- Radensleben in the RBB program Landschleicher on August 18, 2013
- Population in the State of Brandenburg according to municipalities, offices and municipalities not subject to official registration on December 31, 2019 (XLSX file; 223 KB) (updated official population figures) ( help on this ).
- Kristine Jaath: Brandenburg: On the way between Elbe and Oder . Trescher Verlag, Berlin 2011, ISBN 978-3-89794-211-0 ( limited preview in the Google book search).
- Ministry of the Interior of the State of Brandenburg (service portal of the state administration): Municipalities> Landkreis Ostprignitz-Ruppin> Stadt Neuruppin. Territory as of January 1, 2009; Retrieved December 30, 2009.
- The sick hospital served among other things for the treatment of lepers. See also the data of the Society for Leprosy with an overview of all medieval leprosories in Berlin and Brandenburg at http://www.muenster.org/lepramuseum/tab-bra.htm
- Günter Rieger: Elector Brandenburg held a knight tournament in 1512 to celebrate a peace treaty / Neuruppin was the venue . MAZ. February 18, 2012. Archived from the original on August 4, 2012. Retrieved on February 23, 2012.
- Brigitte Meier: Fontanestadt Neuruppin - A city history in data , Karwe 2003
- Theodor Fontane: Walks through the Mark Brandenburg - First part: The county of Ruppin . Berlin March 9, 1892, Neuruppin - 1. A walk through the city. The monastery church. ( Project Gutenberg [accessed April 24, 2011]).
- Heinrich Begemann: The teachers of the Latin School in Neuruppin 1477-1817. Supplement to the annual report Friedrich-Wilhelms-Gymnasium zu Neuruppin , Neuruppin, 1914
- Johannes Schultze : History of the city of Neuruppin / by Johannes Schultze . Stapp, Berlin 1995, ISBN 3-87776-931-4 .
- Mario Alexander Zadow: Karl Friedrich Schinkel - A son of the late Enlightenment . Edition Axel Menges, Stuttgart / London 2001, ISBN 3-932565-23-1 .
- Ulrich Reinisch: The reconstruction of the city of Neuruppin after the great fire of 1787 or: how the Prussian bureaucracy built a city. Reconstructed and explained according to the files = research and contributions to the preservation of monuments in the state of Brandenburg 3. Wernersche Verlagsgesellschaft , Worms 2001. ISBN 978-3-88462-173-8
- Franz von Zychlinski : History of the 24th Infantry Regiment , Volume 2 (1816–1838, urn : nbn: de: bvb: 12-bsb10595378-7 ). Mittler, Berlin 1908, p. 36.
- Rainer Fellenberg: Stumbling blocks in Neuruppin. Stolpersteine preparatory group in Neuruppin, May 4, 2008, accessed on May 8, 2010 .
- Heinz Faulstich : Starvation in psychiatry 1914-1949 . Lambertus, Freiburg im Breisgau 1998, ISBN 3-7841-0987-X .
- Parish church council Neuruppin (ed.): The parish church of St. Marien zu Neuruppin - its destruction 200 years ago and its new building . Neuruppin December 15, 1986.
- The Soviet cemetery of honor in the Fontanestadt Neuruppin. In: Berlins Taiga - Your companion for excursions into Soviet history. June 15, 2017. Retrieved September 3, 2017 .
- Markus Kluge: Altes Neuruppiner Theater is researched and A theater story without a happy ending , in: Ruppiner Anzeiger from April 26, 2013
- Office for urban development at the Potsdam District Council: General development plan-Neuruppin, specification 1980, guideline planning residential complex III, plan for the integration into the entire city, plan number 218/255 : red dashed line
- History . Ruppiner Kliniken GmbH; Retrieved December 30, 2009.
- Awarded the additional title Fontanestadt. Announcement of the Ministry of the Interior of March 11, 1998. Official Gazette for Brandenburg Common Ministerial Gazette for the State of Brandenburg, Volume 9, Number 13, April 9, 1998, p. 407
- Neuruppin Public Prosecutor's Office at www.antikorruption.brandenburg.de ( Memento from February 24, 2014 in the Internet Archive ) seen on January 25, 2011
- Ruppiner Anzeiger , January 25, 2011
- The traditional Brandenburg Day ( Memento of the original from February 24, 2014 in the Internet Archive ) Info: The archive link was inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. , accessed February 28, 2010.
- Alexander Fröhlich: Contaminated groundwater - reports against environmental authorities , Tagesspiegel from June 23, 2009, accessed on February 28, 2009.
- Press release of the Brandenburg Ministry for the Environment, Health and Consumer Protection from May 12, 2011 ( Memento from July 18, 2011 in the Internet Archive )
- Historical municipality register of the State of Brandenburg 1875 to 2005. Landkreis Ostprignitz-Ruppin (PDF) pp. 18–21
- Population in the state of Brandenburg from 1991 to 2017 according to independent cities, districts and municipalities , Table 7
- Office for Statistics Berlin-Brandenburg (Ed.): Statistical report AI 7, A II 3, A III 3. Population development and population status in the state of Brandenburg (respective editions of the month of December)
- Result of the local election on May 26, 2019
- Petra Torjus (ed.): Eleven women who moved Neuruppin , Neuruppin 2011
- Result of the mayoral election on January 27, 2013
- Diana Teschler: How the XY case shaped the city. (No longer available online.) In: Info Radio Berlin 9. Archived from the original on September 25, 2015 ; accessed on September 23, 2015 . Info: The archive link was inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice.
- Alexander Fröhlich: Tagesspiegel from September 17, 2008, accessed on September 21, 2008
- Most recently by Alexander Fröhlich: Tagesspiegel from February 7, 2010, accessed on February 8, 2010.
- Andreas Vogel in Märkische Allgemeine, Dosse Kurier: Sommerfeld has to give up a mandate Federal Court of Justice rejects an appeal / judgment due to corruption is therefore legally binding ( memento of December 30, 2009 on WebCite ) of October 20, 2007.
- Left MP Otto Theel resigns after conviction , Tagesspiegel of May 21, 2008.
- The long-time Neuruppiner Stadtwerke boss took his own life ( Memento from May 27, 2011 in the Internet Archive ), MAZ from December 30, 2009.
- Citizens' petition “No more so!”, Press release of February 8, 2010.
- Joined as a municipal member of Transparency International on January 1, 2016 (PDF) Neuruppin.de (PDF file)
- Neuruppin remains colorful
- Action alliance Neuruppin remains colorful ( Memento from April 21, 2010 in the Internet Archive )
- Culture against neo-Nazis , MAZ of August 28, 2009 ( Memento of August 9, 2010 in the Internet Archive ). Retrieved on September 23, 2015.
- Thousands of protests against right-wing extremists , Schweriner Volkszeitung, March 28, 2010
- Neuruppin demonstrates against NPD party congress . sueddeutsche.de. November 12, 2011. Retrieved November 27, 2011.
- No way for neo-Nazis - Day of the German Future blocked for the first time this year in Neuruppin . new-deutschland.de. June 8, 2016.
- Main statutes of the city of Neuruppin ( Memento of the original from September 27, 2007 in the Internet Archive ) Info: The archive link was automatically inserted and not yet checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. (PDF) , Fontanestadt Neuruppin of July 8, 2005 in the form of the third amendment of March 6, 2007, accessed on December 30, 2009 (PDF file)
- Municipalities> City of Neuruppin> Wappen Stadt Neuruppin . , Ministry of the Interior of Brandenburg (service portal), accessed on December 30, 2009.
- cities . Fontanestadt Neuruppin. Retrieved February 25, 2014.
- The lodge house
- Johannes Schultze: History of the city of Neuruppin. Berlin 1963, p. 133
- Fact Sheet of Tempelgarten club (www.tempelgarten.de)
- Memorial Friedrich Wilhelm II on neuruppin.de
- Further information on the Fr. Wilhelm Monument according to an official city tour on November 12, 2014.
- Sabine Dallmann: Max Wiese - A Neuruppin child, born by chance in Danzig in bulletin no. 16 of the Historisches Verein der Grafschaft Ruppin, Neuruppin 2006, p. 16 ff.
- Festschrift for the unveiling of the monument to Ferdinand Moehring zu Alt-Ruppin on Aug. 29, 1897
- Well. 1. Karl Marx monument after the fall of the Wall ( Memento of the original from February 23, 2014 in the Internet Archive ) Info: The archive link was inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. , Berliner Zeitung, accessed on March 29, 2010.
- Bulletin No. 15 of the Historisches Verein der Grafschaft Ruppin, Neuruppin 2004, p. 49 f.
- For the love of poetry - City Hall pays the Erich Arendt stele in installments , Märkische Allgemeine Zeitung of May 24, 2006.
- 09.02.2006 - Honor for Eva Strittmatter ( page no longer available , search in web archives ) Info: The link was automatically marked as defective. Please check the link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. on Fontanestadt Neuruppin
- Neuruppin in fast motion ( memento of the original from November 7, 2017 in the Internet Archive ) Info: The archive link has been inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice.
- Ordinance on the State Development Plan Berlin-Brandenburg ((LEP BB)) of March 31, 2009
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