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Coordinates: 53 ° 22 '  N , 13 ° 4'  E

Basic data
State : Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania
County : Mecklenburg Lake District
Height : 73 m above sea level NHN
Area : 138.14 km 2
Residents: 20,128 (Dec. 31, 2019)
Population density : 146 inhabitants per km 2
Postal code : 17235
Area code : 03981
License plate : MSE, AT, DM, MC, MST, MÜR, NZ, RM, WRN
Community key : 13 0 71 110
City structure: 13 districts

City administration address :
Markt 1
17235 Neustrelitz
Website :
Mayor : Andreas Grund ( independent )
Location of the city of Neustrelitz in the Mecklenburg Lake District
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Square market square with eight radial or fan-shaped streets - the distinctive floor plan is also shown by the official city ​​logo
The market square from below, with the town church that dominates the square

Neustrelitz is a medium-sized town in the Mecklenburg Lake District in the state of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania in the northeast of the Federal Republic of Germany . The former residence of the dukes of Mecklenburg and the former state capital of Mecklenburg-Strelitz is now one of the 18 middle-class centers in the state. It is located just under 30 km south of the regional center of Neubrandenburg .

Neustrelitz was founded in 1733 as a planned baroque town near the city of Strelitz (today the Strelitz-Alt district ) after the Strelitz moated castle of the ruling Duke Adolf Friedrich III. It burned down in 1712. In 1731 he moved into his newly built residential palace Neustrelitz in the former town of Glienecke . This was followed by the construction of a settlement based on plans by court architect Julius Löwe for the court and state administration, and on May 20, 1733, the Duke called for the settlement of new citizens. This document is now considered the founding document of the city of Neustrelitz. The historic city center with many architectural monuments has largely been preserved.

The former (grand) ducal palace burned down at the end of the Second World War. The remains were demolished by 1950. It was the main residence of the Mecklenburg-Strelitz part of the state, an important structural reference point north of the city center and served as the seat of the state parliament of the Free State of Mecklenburg-Strelitz from 1918 . The Neustrelitz Castle Park and a number of buildings worth seeing in the Neustrelitz residential district have been preserved . Reconstruction of the castle or parts of it has been discussed repeatedly by citizens' groups since the 1990s. In October 2019, the city of Neustrelitz and the state of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania agreed to rebuild the 51 meter high destroyed castle tower according to its former appearance, to clear the listed basement rooms, make them accessible and cover them with a usable concrete ceiling.

Due to its central location in the Mecklenburg Lake District , on the B 96 as well as the Berlin Nordbahn and Lloydbahn , the navigable connection with supraregional waters , cultural events such as the Festival in the Schlossgarten and the Immergut Festival , as well as the many architectural monuments in the city , Neustrelitz became one of the well-known Holiday destinations in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania .

The German Aerospace Center (DLR) has important facilities for remote sensing from space for the Earth Observation Center in Neustrelitz and is involved in the development of the European satellite navigation system Galileo . The Carolinum grammar school is one of the largest schools in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania . The Kulturquartier Mecklenburg-Strelitz is home to several of the city's cultural institutions (museum, library, archive). The city is known for its football club TSG Neustrelitz .



View of the shore of the Zierker See

Naturally , Neustrelitz is part of the Neustrelitz Kleinseenland in the Mecklenburg Lake District . The city lies on the Zierker See , which is connected to the Upper Havel waterway via the Kammer Canal and the Woblitzsee . Within or near the city there are 29 larger and smaller lakes, such as the Zierker See with city harbor, Glambecker See , Domjüchsee , Großer Fürstenseer See , Großer Prälanksee, Langer See, Krebssee, Kluger See and Buttersee .

The middle center Neustrelitz is about 45 km away from the next middle center, the city of Waren (Müritz) . The nearest regional center from Neustrelitz is the city of Neubrandenburg, 28 km away . Base centers within a 40 km radius are Wesenberg , Penzlin , Mirow , Stargard Castle , Rechlin and Feldberger Seenlandschaft . The closest metropolitan areas are Berlin in the south, Stettin in the east, the Rostock regiopolis in the north-west and Hamburg in the west.

City structure

In addition to the core city, the urban area includes:

  • Domjüch
  • Drewin
  • Fürstensee (incorporated on April 22, 1992)
  • Great Trebbow
  • Hohenlanke
  • Kalkhorst
  • Klein Trebbow (incorporated on April 22, 1992)
  • Langhagen
  • Lindenberg


For the history of the town of Strelitz, which was independent until 1931 and from 1945 to 1946, see there.


The name Neustrelitz (in older scripts also: Neu-Strelitz , N. Strelitz or just plain Strelitz ) was derived from the name of the mother town Strelitz , which was not incorporated until 1931. The place appears as Neuenstrelitz on March 20, 1732 in a receipt that the court gardener and ducal master builder Christoph Julius Löwe issued to a worker. Since the emergence of the developing new Residenz Neustrelitz, the old mother town Strelitz has been called Alt-Strelitz more and more colloquially in order to better distinguish it, but without an official renaming. Strelitz has officially been named Strelitz-Alt since 1994 .

Prehistory (1701–1733)

Neustrelitz residential palace , as it was built in the late 18th century

As a result of the Hamburg settlement (1701), the third major division of Mecklenburg took place . The partial duchies of Mecklenburg-Schwerin and Mecklenburg-Strelitz emerged. The first regent of Mecklenburg-Strelitz, Duke Adolf Friedrich II. , Needed an appropriate residence, the new duchy itself a capital. After the original intention to make Neubrandenburg the capital proved to be impracticable and because Adolf Friedrich II had been living in an old moated castle in Strelitz for a long time, the city of Strelitz was expanded into the capital and residence city. The settlement of the new court authorities followed. The situation changed when the Strelitz residential palace burned down in 1712 and the citizens of the city took over from Duke Adolf Friedrich III. refused manual and clamping services required for the reconstruction . This started a development that initially led to the construction of a new residential palace a few kilometers north of Strelitz and then to the emergence of a new residential city - a new Strelitz .

After the fire in the Strelitz residential palace, Duke Adolf Friedrich III lived in. with his family several of his smaller castles. One of them was the one-story Glienecke hunting lodge that he built on the site of a dairy . He had this gradually expanded and converted into a residential palace and a settlement for the court servants built near it, to which the Duchy's administrative authorities, which were still based in Strelitz, soon moved.

Residence town, state capital, independent city (1733–1933)

Luisentempel in the palace gardens , built in honor of Luise von Mecklenburg-Strelitz , Queen of Prussia until her death in 1810 .
Parking garage - for the last Grand Duke of Mecklenburg-Strelitz Adolf Friedrich VI. Erected palace

Since the development of a settlement for court servants to a new city Adolf Friedrich III. did not progress quickly enough, he issued an appeal on May 20, 1733 to all who were willing to settle there and granted everyone who wanted to build a free building site, free timber and tax exemption for ten years. This document is now regarded as the founding document of the city of Neustrelitz, although the first residential buildings were built years earlier. In the period that followed, many craftsmen came to the city who themselves helped to build the city church and other structures. Previously, the first Neustrelitz residential palace had already been built by new residents.

Around the middle of the 18th century, people were still undecided as to whether Neustrelitz should just become a district of Strelitz or a city of its own. The original idea of ​​a new district indicates that for Neustrelitz the transfer of communal self-determination and self-administration rights to the newly founded city, which is otherwise common in the act of founding a city (known as city ​​law ) , was omitted . Neustrelitz thus remained part of the princely property - the domanium . There were no elected representatives, and at first the citizens had hardly any say. A consequence of this was that Neustrelitz remained insignificant in the political system of the Mecklenburg state until the end of the monarchy in 1918, while the neighboring mother city of Strelitz, the nearby Vorderstadt Neubrandenburg and all other rural towns of the Strelitz part of the state were eligible for state assembly and thus at least de jure in political decisions could contribute. With the start of construction on the Palais am Markt and the Belvedere in 1775, Neubrandenburg was expanded into a Strelitz summer and side residence.

Duke Adolf Friedrich IV and Grand Duke Georg were particularly willing to build . In Georg's service, Friedrich Wilhelm Buttel , who was influenced by the Schinkel School , was able to demonstrate his architectural and landscape design skills from 1821 to 1869. The cityscape was decisively shaped by him in the style of classicism and neo-Gothic .

After the end of the monarchy, Neustrelitz was the state capital of the Free State of Mecklenburg-Strelitz from 1919 to 1933 . After the incorporation of the city of Strelitz (1931), Neustrelitz was an independent city until 1945 .

Period of National Socialism (1933–1945)

With the appointment of Adolf Hitler as Reich Chancellor on January 30, 1933, the era of National Socialism began in Germany .

On January 1, 1934, the states of Mecklenburg-Strelitz and Mecklenburg-Schwerin , which had only been independent for a decade and a half, were reunited to form the state of Mecklenburg . With the unification, Neustrelitz lost the function of a state capital. The tasks of the former state authorities were relocated to Schwerin and the main archive of the former state of Mecklenburg-Strelitz was transferred to Schwerin. There it survived the Second World War (1939–1945) and is still in its own collection in the Schwerin State Archives . The cultural institutions - the Neustrelitz State Museum, which was not established until the 1920s, and the Neustrelitz State Library, which dates back to the 18th century - were increasingly sidelined.

From 1934 to 1936 , the leadership school in Neustrelitz, under the responsibility of Bernhard Zimmermann (sports scientist), was of decisive importance for the training to become a physical educator at the grammar school . Here, as part of further training in military sports (not military gymnastics), the selection of the full-time teachers who were reliable for the National Socialist state at the institutes for physical exercise took place. Nobody could become an institute director who did not receive a recommendation in Neustrelitz from Carl Krümmel . The directors of the institutes for physical exercise in the Federal Republic had predominantly proven themselves in Neustrelitz.

Since 1935 Neustrelitz was again a garrison town for the former Döberitz infantry regiment (later 48th infantry regiment ). For this purpose, new barracks were built at the end of Penzliner Straße and a new officers' mess (later the house of the working people ) in the grounds of the Schlosskoppel .

Neustrelitz was one of the towns in what is now Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania where there were book burnings in 1933 . The book burning took place on today's Buttelplatz .

The Domjüch sanatorium was involved in the T4 campaign during the Nazi era . There is no reminder to the victims.

Nothing in the city is reminiscent of the camps for slave labor and prisoners of war in World War II. In Fürstensee (now part of Neustrelitz) there was a main air ammunition plant that employed local workers and inmates of the Ravensbrück concentration camp had to work.

Memorial site for the Altstrelitz Jews. There the synagogue and the Jews from the Neustrelitz district who were deported after the Reichspogromnacht are remembered.

With the seizure of power the Nazis began in the German Empire , the persecution of the Jews - in old and Neustrelitz lived at that time 50 citizens of Jewish faith . Soon there were signs on several shops in Altstrelitz that read “Jews have no access” or “Germans do not buy from Jews” . On the weekends, marching columns of the SA marched through the district and repeatedly shouted “Germany awake, Jews out” . The anti-Semitism in Neustrelitz as in all of Germany took the Jews to existence-threatening forms. The Jews - who were considered “Jews” in the German Reich from 1935 onwards, defined the First Ordinance on the Reich Citizenship Law  - were exposed to increasing discrimination and National Socialist terror after the Reich Citizenship Act (1935) came into force . In the early hours of November 10, 1938 - during the Reichspogromnacht organized by the National Socialists  - the Altstrelitz synagogue of the Jewish community was set on fire. The contemporary witness and local researcher Klaus Giese reported on the background:

“Gradually the truth about the arson leaked out. Afterwards, three young Nazi fanatics were encouraged by the NSDAP leadership in Neustrelitz to set an example of 'popular outrage' in their home town of Strelitz with the support of the SA. "

In the morning but also the next day, at the instigation of the Gestapo, the Neustrelitz police arrested eleven Jewish women and eight men, took them to the Altstrelitz prison and temporarily placed them in " protective custody ". Then a wave of emigration began. The systematic deportation of German Jews to the East began on October 15, 1941 . Only those who lived in "mixed marriage" were spared for the time being. From October 23, 1941, all Jews were prohibited from emigrating from Germany. On November 12, 1942, the last 20 to 24 Jewish residents - including urban refugees - were picked up from assembly points in Alt- and Neustrelitz and taken to the Theresienstadt concentration camp by train. Here and after further deportation, 85.85% (36,848 dead) of the deported Germans died. The ruins of the Altstrelitz synagogue were torn down. Only the Jewish cemetery remained. The writer Helmut Sakowski said in a newspaper article:

“In all of Mecklenburg, hardly more than 5 Jews survived the Holocaust . You are not able to maintain all cemeteries. "

On April 29, 1945, the Red Army occupied Neustrelitz. On the night of 29./30. April 1945 the residential palace partially destroyed, the theater, a pavilion on the palace square, the old palace and the college building completely destroyed. About 85% of Strelitz was destroyed by fighting and arson, which meant that all of the original structures in the old town center fell victim to the flames.

With the unconditional surrender of the Wehrmacht on May 8, 1945 , the Second World War in Europe was over.

Soviet occupation zone (1945–1949)

East Germany became a Soviet zone of occupation (1945–1949) after World War II . The Allies - including the Soviet Union  - initially created municipal administrations capable of acting. Strelitz was again an independent town for a few months (1945-1946).

The Altstrelitz prison used by the Soviet NKVD came back into German hands on August 7, 1947 and was a correctional facility (JVA) until it was closed in 2001 .

Soviet troop stationing

Soldier statue of the former Soviet memorial

After the Second World War, the troops of the Group of the Soviet Armed Forces in Germany (GSSD) were permanently stationed in the Soviet occupation zone - in total there were around 25,000 people in Neustrelitz. Neustrelitz was the location of the 16th Panzer Division and Strelitz-Alt location of the 66th Guards Fla missile regiment .

After the unsuccessful Berlin Foreign Ministers' Conference (1954) on the German question , the Soviet Union explicitly recognized the GDR as a “ sovereign state ”. This was contractually regulated on September 20, 1955. The Soviet troops were not withdrawn, however, but remained as "protection troops" on the territory of the GDR.

It was only in the Two-Plus-Four Treaty on September 12, 1990 that the two German states and the victorious powers of World War II agreed to withdraw the GSSD by 1994 at the latest. In 1993 the Soviet troops withdrew from Neustrelitz.

In the middle of the Neustrelitz market square , the Soviet memorial , which can be seen from afar and is crowned by a soldier statue, commemorates the Soviet soldiers who died in World War II. The Soviet memorial was dismantled on May 22, 1995. The soldier statue was transferred to a storage area in the town of Neustrelitz in Kiefernheide and the surrounding soldiers' graves were moved to the palace gardens.

GDR time

Neustrelitz residential palace around 1913 (destroyed in 1945)

On October 7, 1949, the German Democratic Republic (GDR) was founded on the territory of the Soviet occupation zone including the Soviet sector of Berlin .

On July 1, 1950, the previously independent communities Landshagen and Prälank were incorporated.

Until the 1970s, Neustrelitz remained the seat of various authorities in the Neubrandenburg district formed in 1952 .

From 1952 to 1990 Neustrelitz was the district town of the Neustrelitz district in the aforementioned district. On May 17, 1990, the district became the Neustrelitz district .

The Neustrelitz residential palace of the Dukes of Mecklenburg-Strelitz was on the night of 29./30. April 1945 destroyed by a major fire. Only a few enclosing walls remained, which were blown up and removed in several sections by 1950. Some cellars served the Neustrelitz district administration as a warehouse and are still available today. The state of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania intends to fill these areas at risk of collapse with sand.

With a large housing estate away from the city, which was only completed in 1989, more than 2,650 apartments, mostly in prefabricated construction, were created for around 7,000 people. Since previously only fallow areas with irregular pine stands shaped the landscape, this was called the Kiefernheide development area . An adjacent street built in the 1930s also bears this name. In addition, the Dr.-Schwentner-Straße residential area with around 630 apartments was built within the city in a northerly direction on the edge of a large, old barracks complex .

Since the fall of the Wall in the GDR in autumn 1989, the population of Neustrelitz has fallen by around 5,000 - that's around 25 percent.

Federal Republic of Germany

Many of the city's monuments have been redeveloped through urban development funding and the commitment of the citizens ( Art Nouveau building Glambecker Straße 3).
Building of the former technical center in Strelitz-Alt

Until 1994 Neustrelitz was the district town of the Neustrelitz district and from 1994 of the Mecklenburg-Strelitz district . With the district reform of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania in 2011 , Neustrelitz lost this status and has been part of the Mecklenburg Lake District (seat of Neubrandenburg ) in the state of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania since September 4, 2011 .

From 1990 onwards, numerous Neustrelitz operations and facilities were closed, such as polyclinic, electrical systems construction (EAB), iron foundry, clothing works, agricultural engineering plant construction (LTA), machine factory Rogge, or they were greatly reduced in size and number of employees - so the railway depot from 1000 to 70 employees . Some schools had to be closed and demolished due to a drop in students , such as High School VII ( Jawaharlal Nehru High School) and the school of the Soviet garrison.

In the Altstrelitz technical center - officially called the Neustrelitz School of Engineering - civil engineers were trained from 1875 to 1991 . Subsequently affiliated to the Neubrandenburg University of Applied Sciences , it was later transferred from there to the Wismar University of Applied Sciences . Today the listed building is the seat of Stadtwerke Neustrelitz . An exhibition provides information about the training of civil engineers there.

The Altstrelitz prison  used as a correctional facilityJVA Neustrelitz - was closed in 2001. The Neustrelitz youth institution started operations on April 1, 2001.

Since 1991, large parts of the historic city center of the residential city with the star-shaped city layout have been renovated as part of the urban development subsidy. The orangery and the castle church have also been restored . The living environment in the Kiefernheide district has been improved since 1993 and restructured through urban redevelopment since 2000. Completely new housing estates emerged as a result of state-sponsored home construction in the years after 1990, among others between Schlangenallee and Wesenberger Chaussee (Kalkhorst residential area), on the formerly agricultural areas between Woldegker Chaussee and Strelitz-Alt (Woldegker Chaussee residential area), in Zierke, am Heinrich-Schliemann-Weg and on the Sandberg.

Tourism has increased significantly again since 1989. The port area has - after the reconstruction of the port to Wasserwanderrastplatz with Harbor Master - berths for boats, a caravan site, a dock for excursion boats and well-developed restaurants right on the harbor or in close proximity to the adjacent Zierker lake . The city's rich architectural and cultural heritage also attracts visitors, especially the palace gardens and the historic old town.

On October 24, 2019, the majority of Neustrelitz city representatives voted in favor of a draft agreement with the state of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania (MV) for the development of the Schlossberg area. First of all, the exterior of the 51-meter-high castle tower is to be rebuilt according to its historical model and the listed basement rooms are to be cleared, made accessible and covered with a usable concrete ceiling.

Population development

Population development of Neustrelitz between 1875 and 2017 according to the table below
year Residents
1875 8,525
1880 9,407
1890 9,481
1925 12,260
1933 19,226
1939 23,807
1950 26,780
1971 27.806
1981 27,047
1988 27,168
year Residents
1990 26,586
1992 25,652
1994 24,709
1996 24,544
1998 23,993
2000 23,333
2002 22,863
2004 22,453
2006 22,152
2008 21,669
year Residents
2010 21,207
2012 20,322
2014 20,476
2015 20,504
2016 20,426
2017 20,135
2018 20,140
2019 20,128


City council

Allocation of seats in the city council
7th 7th 4th 
A total of 29 seats

PuLS = party-independent list of Strelitz citizens

The city council of Neustrelitz consists of 29 members and the mayor. The local elections on May 26, 2019 led to the following result with a turnout of 51.7%:

Party / list Seats Share of votes
CDU 7th 23.1%
SPD 7th 21.8%
left 5 16.2%
AfD 4th 14.6%
B90 / greens 3 09.8%
FDP 2 07.9%
Party-independent list of Strelitz citizens (PuLS) 1 04.4%
3 individual applicants together - 02.1%
total 29 100%


Grund was elected for a further nine-year term on April 22, 2012 with 67.1 percent of the valid votes.

coat of arms

Coat of arms of the city of Neustrelitz
Blazon : “Split; in front in red a silver right woman's arm emerging from a silver cloud at the gap, wearing a puffed sleeve with a bow, holding a diamond-studded gold ring between thumb and forefinger; behind in gold a gold-crowned black bull's head looking forward with a wide open mouth, silver teeth, a knocked out red tongue, the neck fur torn off in seven points and with silver horns. "

The coat of arms was redrawn after 1990 and registered under the number 216 of the coat of arms of the state of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania.

Justification of the coat of arms: The coat of arms, probably awarded in 1794 by the ruling Duke of Mecklenburg-Strelitz together with the SEAL OF THE MAGISTRATE IN THE RESIDENCE CITY NEUSTRELITZ, combines two symbols of power. The Stargard arm is intended to indicate that the city belonged to the former Stargard lordship, while the bull's head as a small sovereign symbol of the Mecklenburg rulers refers to the sovereign as the founder of the former royal seat.


The city does not have an officially approved flag .

Official seal

The official seal shows the city coat of arms with the inscription "RESIDENZSTADT NEUSTRELITZ".

Twin cities

  • The oldest partner relationship has existed since 1963 with the Finnish city of Rovaniemi .
  • Since 1987 there have been partnerships with the Polish city of Szczecinek (German Neustettin ).
  • In 1988, before the political change in the GDR, a town partnership was signed with the town of Schwäbisch Hall in Baden-Württemberg.
  • On the occasion of the withdrawal of the group of Soviet armed forces in Germany , a friendship treaty with the Russian city of Tchaikovsky followed in 1993 .

Culture, sights and leisure


The state of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania owns the orangery , the theater , the castle park and several other listed buildings in Neustrelitz.


City church Neustrelitz
Neustrelitz town hall

Neustrelitz was laid out as a baroque residential town around a square market square. Eight straight streets in a star shape lead from this in the main and secondary directions. In 1866 the roundabout was laid out in the middle of the square and a memorial for Grand Duke Georg was erected. The monument was dismantled and dumped in 1956. It was not until 1989 that it could be repositioned on Wilhelm-Buttel-Platz. The old location on the market was used for a memorial for the fallen soldiers of the Soviet Army, which was removed again in May 1995. The market place was redesigned in 2003/2004 and equipped with a fountain.

Construction of the Neustrelitz town hall on the market square began in 1841. The plans for the building were drawn up by the Mecklenburg-Strelitz state master builder Friedrich Wilhelm Buttel - a student of the architect Carl Friedrich Schinkel and the sculptor Johann Gottfried Schadow . The previous building was a half-timbered “town and town hall” with a mansard roof and a half-timbered tower. The new building is a two-storey, solid plastered building in the Renaissance style - a harmonious counterpart to the town church opposite, whose tower is also Buttel's work (1828–1831).

The city ​​church Neustrelitz was built according to plans by the court doctor Johann Christian Wilhelm Verpoorten as a rectangular hall church (20 × 37 m) in brick with surrounding galleries . Staircases that accommodate the porches lead to the gallery. A by all sides abgewalmtes , steep-rise brick roof summarizes the rectangular building together. The foundation stone was laid on July 29, 1768, and consecrated as the “city church” on November 5, 1778. In 2015, the exterior renovation of the city church was completed after a two-year construction period.

Residential district

Residenzschloss, around 1910 (destroyed in 1945).

The Neustrelitzer Residenzschloss was a baroque palace for the ruling Mecklenburg Duke Adolf Friedrich III. between 1726 and 1731 under the direction of Julius Löwe , after his old moated castle in Strelitz burned down in 1712. In the last days of the Second World War , the Neustrelitz residential palace was also destroyed by fire. In 1949 it was blown up and completely removed by 1950. Only the cellar vaults were preserved.

The castle was rebuilt several times before it was destroyed. It was significantly expanded between 1905 and 1909. The newly built castle tower, visible from afar, which connected the old with the newly built part of the castle, then largely determined the silhouette of the castle. After 1918, the former residential palace of the dukes and grand dukes of Mecklenburg became the seat of the state parliament of the Free State of Mecklenburg-Strelitz . The contours of the former building on the Schlossberg on the edge of the city center were marked after 1991.

The city of Neustrelitz and the state of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania agreed to redevelop the palace area in October 2019. First of all, the 51 m high castle tower, which was destroyed at the end of World War II, is to be rebuilt according to its earlier appearance. After clearing the still preserved, listed basement rooms of the castle, they are to be covered with a concrete ceiling and made accessible. The city is then free to use the basement itself or to let third parties use it.

In the residential area of several buildings have been preserved and restored by now. These include:

  • The castle church was built from 1855 to 1859 by Friedrich Wilhelm Buttel as a cross-shaped, single-nave basilica in the neo-Gothic style using yellow bricks. The sculptor Albert Wolff created the figures of the four evangelists on the main portal as well as the rose window in between . In the interior of the church, the wooden ceiling is worth seeing. Only remnants of the Grüneberg organ from 1859 have been preserved from the earlier interior . The Evangelical Lutheran parish gave up the castle church as a place of worship in 1982. After a thorough renovation in 2001, the building now offers space as a plastic gallery for the Schlosskirche for exhibitions of figural sculpture.
  • The classicist cavalier house was built by Julius Löwe in the area of ​​the former castle courtyard between 1726 and 1731 and an upper floor was added in 1828 by FW Buttel. In 2012/13 the building was restored and converted for use by the Neustrelitz road construction authority.
  • The Neustrelitz orangery was built in 1755 as winter quarters for tropical plants on the edge of the castle park. Supported by Christian Daniel Rauch and Karl Friedrich Schinkel, Friedrich Wilhelm Buttel converted the single-storey building into one of the most beautiful garden salons in northern Germany from 1840 to 1842. The three large halls inside were retained and painted in the national colors of red, blue and yellow, while the ceiling paintings and arabesques were kept in the Pompeian style . Round arch niches and consoles with numerous antique sculptures and reliefs by classicist sculptors such as Christian Daniel Rauch and Bertel Thorvaldsen create a representative spatial effect. In the garden of the orangery, a copy of the bronze sculpture The Praying Boy (Original: Staatl. Museum Berlin) was placed on a Corinthian column in the middle and the children's fountain by Albert Wolff was placed in front of the wide entrance terrace. The well-preserved interior is now used as a restaurant and for events.
  • The Hobe House opposite the State Theater, also known as the “White Mansion”, was built in 1740. The city's registry office is located in the ballroom .
  • The Marienpalais on the corner of Tiergartenstrasse and Hertelstrasse was built between 1850 and 1870 in two construction stages in the form of the Berlin Building School (Schinkel-Succession). In 1874 the palace was the residence of Grand Duchess-widow Marie , widow of Grand Duke George , who died in 1860 . From April 1950, the former palace housed the Clara Zetkin Secondary School . Empty from 1997 to 2009, the building was partially used by the State Theater. After the division into several residential units, the former palace is now used again as a residential building.
  • The Landestheater Neustrelitz was named Mecklenburgisch-Strelitzsches Hoftheater from 1779 and was renamed Landestheater Neustrelitz after the end of the monarchy in 1919 . The current building was constructed in 1925–1928 after the previous one burned down in January 1924.
  • The Carolinenpalais was built in Tudor style in 1850 according to a design by FW Buttel and dedicated to the Duchess Caroline.
  • The royal stables were built according to a design by FW Buttel and completed by builder Richard.

Castle Park

View of the baroque central axis

The Neustrelitz Castle Park , the link between castle, town and landscape, was built in 1731/32 according to plans by Julius Löwe. The baroque garden facing the palace was later redesigned and expanded several times. With the lifting props at the end of preserved baroque visual axis, which built on a hill Luis temple ancient in the "English Garden" and a number of copies and classical sculptures testifies to the park from the artistic taste of earlier times. The historic gardens were extensively renovated and reconstructed between 2011 and 2019.

  • The central axis of the park is continued in the main avenue of the zoo . This was created in 1721 southeast of the castle. In the past, access from the residential district was through the Hirschtor . It was built as a portal by FW Buttel between 1824/1825 and supplemented in 1826 by two bronze deers made as counterparts by CD Rauch . Rauch used copperplate engravings by JE Rieger as a template . Chased the figures were in a Paris workshop.
  • The lifting temple was built in the middle of the 19th century as a point de vue in the baroque part of the palace park at the intersection of the baroque line of sight and the temple avenue instead of an earlier building. In the middle of the temple a copy of the lifting statue created by Antonio Canova in 1796 was placed in 1856 .
  • The Luise Temple was built in 1891 as a memorial hall for Queen Luise of Prussia , who died in 1810 at Hohenzieritz Castle . The classical temple stands on the edge of the palace park on a hill that was raised around 1830. The architect Bernhard Sehring used Silesian sandstone as building material . Inside there is a copy of the second version of the sarcophagus created by Christian Daniel Rauch in 1827 with the grave statue of Queen Luise. After a plaster cast taken from the original of this version, Rauch's student Albert Wolff made the copy in Carrara marble in the Luise temple in 1891 .

Port area / shore area Zierker See

  • The Neustrelitz city harbor on Zierker See was laid out between 1841 and 1846. The first warehouse building was built from goods in 1842 by the grain merchant Stüver, the second in 1846 by the merchant Behn . The grain traders Reinke and Giese built the third granary at the port in 1865. Some of them were rebuilt after 1990 for residential use, holiday apartments, cultural use and gastronomy. Mainly grain and wood were transported from here by water. A rail connection to the Berlin – Stralsund railway helped the port to revive at the end of the 19th century. After a few years of halting all loading activities, new systems were built around 1995. After being converted into a resting place for water hikers, the port offers 29 berths for boats, a harbor master's office with visitor infrastructure and a well-equipped dock for excursion boats. There is a caravan parking space in the vicinity of the port.
  • On the edge of the Zierker See is also the Slav village , an archaeological open-air museum that is also used as a family leisure and adventure site. The numerous differently designed buildings and shelters on the site were built in the Slavic architectural style.

Building complex at the corner of Tiergartenstrasse and Töpferstrasse

The building complex includes the former Grand Ducal Palais (Tiergartenstrasse 5) and the former Grand Ducal Regional Court (Töpferstrasse 13 a) , built in 1865 based on a design by FW Buttel with a courtroom and prison .

The building at Tiergartenstrasse 5 was built in the 18th century as a town house, then bought by the Duke and initially used as a military administration building. Later it housed the grand ducal library with a secret archive and the grand ducal collections (coins and antiquities) known as "Georgium".

During the GDR era , the building was the seat of a branch of the Ministry for State Security of the GDR (MfS). Originally built for the Grand Ducal Regional Court in 1865, the prison in the courtyard of the building complex was used by the MfS as a remand prison and is now a place of remembrance, indicated by black steles on the side of the Tiergartenstrasse.

In 2015, the reconstructed Palais became the main building of the Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania Regional Social Court (LSG M – V) and the Neustrelitz branch of the Waren (Müritz) local court . The LSG M – V was relocated here from Neubrandenburg due to the reform of the court structure on March 2, 2015. Before the reform of the court structure, the building of the former Grand Ducal Regional Court on Töpferstrasse was the seat of the Neustrelitz District Court, which was subsequently dissolved, and is now an auxiliary building of the LSG M – V and the branch of the AG Waren (Müritz).

Other structures

  • former state insane asylum Domjüch am Domjüchsee
  • Former barracks with riding arena on Strelitzer Strasse, built from 1843 to 1846 according to plans by Friedrich Wilhelm Buttel , today the Husarenmarkt shopping center
  • Former Altstrelitz water tower, built in 1907 on a hill on Fürstenberger Straße, landmark of the Strelitz-Alt district , restored in 1997, temporarily open to visitors
  • formerly Luisenstiftung on Mühlenstraße, first kindergarten in Mecklenburg-Strelitz, now private house
  • Former girls' school behind the town church from 1831
  • Catholic church , built from 1871 to 1875 according to plans by the master builder Rahne, and memorial for the Neustrelitz pastor Bernhard Schwentner (1891–1944), who was executed in 1944
  • the Carolinenstift , a hospital built in 1860 as a foundation by the Duchess Caroline zu Mecklenburg-Strelitz
  • Former bank building opposite the orangery, built as Mecklenburg-Strelitzsche Hypothekenbank, during GDR times a temporary branch of the State Bank of the GDR in the Neubrandenburg district
  • Formerly Neustrelitz water tower on Glambecker See, on Friedrich-Wilhelm-Strasse, converted into an apartment
  • former lyceum for girls on Christian-Daniel-Rauch-Platz, now Protestant elementary school
  • Former House of Working People (HDW) not far from the theater, formerly an officers' mess , now converted into a residential building and structurally changed
  • Former railway depot with an almost original roundhouse
  • large mural in the style of socialist realism as inlay work in the former canteen of the railway depot
  • former Schliemann-Gymnasium on Glambecker Straße, first Carolinum high school , built 1803–1807 by Friedrich Wilhelm Dunckelberg , now a music school

Cultural sites


Landestheater Neustrelitz

The Landestheater Neustrelitz with 400 seats in the large house is the main venue of the Theater und Orchester GmbH Neubrandenburg / Neustrelitz . In addition to musical theater and drama productions, philharmonic concerts and ballet evenings are presented.

During the summer months, the neighboring castle garden formed the backdrop for the Neustrelitz Castle Garden Festival . Since the renovation of the park and with the 2013 season, the raised space in front of the former cavalier's house has been used for this purpose.

A small, privately operated theater is located at the port of Neustrelitz - the Inseltheater Helgoland .

Museums and galleries

Mecklenburg-Strelitz cultural quarter

The Kulturquartier Mecklenburg-Strelitz has been presenting the region's culture and historical memory under the roof of the Alte Post in Schloßstraße since October 3, 2015 . The city museum, the local history collection of the Karbe-Wagner archive , the archive of the Landestheater Neustrelitz and the city library are located in the premises of the renovated building . A permanent exhibition with around 800 exhibits on the history of Mecklenburg-Strelitz was opened on April 23, 2016 .

In the rooms of the city museum u. a. Paintings, images and furnishings from the Neustrelitz Palace that could be saved from destruction in 1945, sculptures by the sculptor Christian Daniel Rauch and monthly exhibitions of artists and found objects from the region.

The plastic gallery in the castle church shows valuable sculptures and sculptures in annually changing exhibitions from May to October.

Other cultural and leisure sites

Memorials, art monuments and plaques

City model of Neustrelitz on the market square from 2010 ( Wolfgang Friedrich ), next to the monument to court architect Julius Löwe


Immergut Festival
  • Since 2000, the indie rock festival and the Immergut festival have taken place in Neustrelitz, mostly on the last weekend in May .
  • At the former state insane asylum Domjüch there are several festivals and alternative cultural events such as the Naturally Irre Open Air .
  • As part of the festival in the Neustrelitz Castle Garden , open-air operettas and drama productions have been performed in / near the castle garden every summer since 2001.
  • Orangery , Castle Church and Neustrelitz Town Church are often venues for the Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania Festival .
  • From June 20-22, 2014, Neustrelitz hosted the MV day . Under the motto “North German, natural, romantic - that's Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania” , a wide variety of exhibitors with attractions for locals and visitors presented themselves at the state festival .
  • In 2015, the 666th year of the city's foundation will be celebrated in the Strelitz-Alt district . The highlight of the celebrations is the 20th district festival (September 4-6, 2015) under the motto Strelitz lights up .

Bathing possibilities

Bathing establishment on the Glambeck lake
  • At the Glambeck lake (called Glammi for short by the locals ) near the center is the municipal outdoor pool , here referred to as the "bathing establishment". The supervision in the bathing establishment is guaranteed by lifeguards from the water rescue service in the DRK district association Mecklenburg Lake District. The bathroom is equipped with a sanitary block. A restaurant directly on the lake offers the opportunity to eat and drink with a view of the lake and its fountain .
  • Another small swimming lake, the Great Prälanksee, is located in the immediate vicinity of the hiking and cycling path around the Zierkersee , just after the junction to the Prälank district .
  • The bathing area at the Große Fürstenseer See in the district of Fürstensee , approx. 10 km from the city center, is easily accessible by city traffic but also by bike, for the most part on cycle paths along the road. You can park your car in the immediate vicinity of the swimming area.
  • A bathing area that is particularly popular with the locals is located near the city on the Long Lake .
  • The city ​​maintains a bathing area at the dismantled outdoor pool in the Strelitz-Alt district, the former Altstrelitz bathing establishment , and a container has also been set up for bathers' waste. You can park your car in the immediate vicinity of the swimming area. The former bathing establishment was equipped with sanitary facilities, bridges and a restaurant.
  • The large, but shallow Zierker See is unsuitable for swimming but is recommended for fishing . Anglers can often be found on the pier at the harbor. The harbor itself is used by houseboats and sport boats for mooring during the season.



Carolinum grammar school at Glambecker See

In Neustrelitz there is the general and old-language grammar school Carolinum am Glambecker See (founded 1795). There is also the regional school (UNESCO school) " Jawaharlal Nehru ", the integrated comprehensive school " Walter Karbe " and four elementary schools: Kiefernheide elementary school, Sandberg elementary school, " Daniel Sanders " elementary school and the Protestant elementary school. Furthermore, the vocational school and the Volkshochschule (VHS) Mecklenburgische Seenplatte, a special educational support center, the school for the mentally handicapped " Tom Mutters " and the music school "Kon.centus" are located in Neustrelitz .

The police training and advanced training center of the Federal Police (abbreviation: BPOLAFZ NZ) has around 250 employees and around 300 trainees or seminar participants.

Libraries and Archives

As the state capital, Neustrelitz was also the seat of the state library (state library) of Mecklenburg-Strelitz, which formed an administrative unit with the secret and main archive (state archive) and the state museum, which was only formed in the 1920s from former princely collections. The State Library was formed on the threshold of the 19th century from various princely book collections and for a long time functioned as the government library of the region and as an addressee for book gifts from publishers and authors. After the end of the monarchy, the state library in Neustrelitz increasingly lost its importance. The inventory replenishment stagnated and the number of users fell sharply. After the state museum was largely destroyed by the castle fire in 1945 and the state archive had been transferred to today's Schwerin state main archive in 1934, the Neustrelitz state library was finally closed in 1950 and its holdings were distributed among various other academic libraries. The regional history collection remained in Neustrelitz, first found its way into the city library and later into the district library that was formed from it. Preserved remnants (approx. 2,000 holdings) today form the basis of the regional history reference collection of the Neubrandenburg regional library . The manuscript collection of the Neustrelitz State Library, numbered in more than 200 items, has been lost since 1950.

The Neustrelitz City Library comprises around 40,000 media units.

The Karbe-Wagner Archive houses a local history collection on the history, art, nature, personalities, printing and literature of the region as well as the bequests or parts of the bequest of individual southeast Mecklenburg local researchers such as Walter Karbe , Annalize Wagner , Walter Gotsmann , Hermann Schüßler , Reinhard Barby , Konrad Hustaedt and Friedrich Winkel.

The Mecklenburg-Strelitz district archive is located next to the city archive in Neustrelitz.


DLR satellite antenna on the Kalkhorst

The German Aerospace Center (DLR) maintains branches in Neustrelitz of the German Remote Sensing Data Center based in Oberpfaffenhofen as well as the institutes for communication and navigation and for remote sensing methods. For decades there was a satellite ground station at the Neustrelitz-Kalkhorst site, which was continued to be used and expanded by the DLR after the fall of the Wall. Almost 60 scientists, engineers and employees are employed at the DLR site in Neustrelitz, which among other things is significantly involved in the development of the European satellite navigation program Galileo .

A DLR School Lab has also been set up at the DLR Neustrelitz site, which teaches students of different ages experiments and knowledge about space exploration.

In the state center for renewable energies Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania (Leea) at Kiefernwald 1, research and applications in the field of renewable energies are presented in a tangible way, there are also student programs , exhibitions and events.


Carolinen pen

The hospital, known as the Carolinenstift , was opened in 1855 after renovating an existing building on the harbor with eight to ten beds. Duchess Caroline zu Mecklenburg-Strelitz had previously bought the building. A new building with 60 beds was soon necessary. After further expansion, 150 beds were available in the mid-1930s. From 1947 the division into a surgical and internal department took place. It was later expanded to include gynecology-obstetrics and paediatrics. In the 1980s a new ward block was added with a total of around 160.

The new hospital building on Penzliner Strasse, sponsored by the DRK , includes the departments of internal medicine, surgery, gynecology-obstetrics, anesthesia, an intensive care unit and specialist departments for urology and ENT. The new building was opened in April 2010 with 144 beds. The house has had 164 beds since 2012.

In close proximity there has been a monitoring station since 2003 and a nursing home with an attached hospice since 2011, also under the sponsorship of the DRK.

Rescue helicopter : There has been an air rescue site next to the hospital since 1996 . First, by the Bundeswehr helicopter SAR 93 a, Bell UH-1 D secured the supply, since 2006 the stakes by are Christoph 48 , a Eurocopter EC 135 of the ADAC flown.


According to the law establishing the German Foundation for Commitment and Volunteering , the planned German Foundation for Commitment and Volunteering should have its seat in Neustrelitz .


  • Stadiums: Rudolf Harbig Stadium, Park Stadium and Jahnsportpark Strelitz-Alt; used by various sports and football clubs.


  • The TSG Neustrelitz , since the season 2012/13 in the Regionalliga Northeast (fourth league) plays and in the 2013/14 season was champion. The club uses the Park Stadium for home games.
  • Football clubs SpVgg Victoria Neustrelitz, FC Neustrelitz 07 and Strelitzer FC.
  • PSV Neustrelitz (including volleyball in the 3rd League North )
  • Tennis club TC Neustrelitz.
  • Water sports club WSV unit Neustrelitz.
  • ESV Lok Neustrelitz with the fishing department

Economy and Transport


In addition to the inland port and agriculture, factories for mechanical and plant engineering are located in Neustrelitz. The Netinera Werke GmbH here operates a maintenance facility for railway vehicles. Deutsche Post AG DHL is represented by the freight post center 17 . In the north of the city, the IBC Solar company has built a 25 hectare solar park . Various larger service companies are also located in the city, such as the company KDW Neustrelitz with over 300 employees. The DRK hospital, which opened in 2010, the municipal utilities, the housing company, as well as authorities such as the Road Traffic Office, the Federal Police Education Center, the State Office for Health and Social Affairs Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, the youth institution and the employment agency are also relevant employers in the city.

After structural transformations and investments in the infrastructure (e.g. in the marina at the city harbor, the Zierker See and in the castle garden), tourism has again played an increasing role in the economic life of the city since 1990 , through service providers, restaurants, shops and Cultural institutions can benefit greatly.

Another well-known employer in the region is the German Aerospace Center ( see section on education and research ).


The Strelitzer Zeitung , which belongs to the Nordkurier, is the local newspaper of the city of Neustrelitz and appears as a daily newspaper. The official publication Strelitzer Echo appears every two weeks .

The regional television station neu.eins, which can be received on cable television, reports regularly on Neustrelitz and the districts belonging to it, among other things.


Neustrelitz is an important hub for rail, road and inland waterway traffic in southern Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania.

Road traffic

The federal highways 96 , 193 and 198 cross in Neustrelitz . The federal highway 20 ( Rostock - Stettin ) is 36 km away (junctions Neubrandenburg-Ost and Neubrandenburg-Nord ), the federal highway 19 (Berlin-Rostock) 52 km (junction Röbel / Müritz ).

Since June 2015, buses of the long-distance bus company MeinFernbus have also stopped in Neustrelitz at Rudi-Arndt-Platz (ZOB) , on the way from Greifswald to Leipzig via Berlin , where there are connections to and from Vogtland .

Rail transport

Neustrelitz-Süd station, one of four historic train stations in the city

Neustrelitz Hauptbahnhof is a regional railway junction where numerous railway lines meet. Specifically, these are the Berlin Northern Railway ( Berlin -Neustrelitz- Neubrandenburg - Stralsund ), the railway Neustrelitz-Warnemünde (Lloyd train) , and only on the portion to Mirow busy railway line Wittenberge-Strasburg .

The Neustrelitz – Feldberg railway was shut down in December 2000. Since then, bus line 619 has been running parallel to the route for passenger transport.

Thanks to the integral cycle schedule, there are always various transfer options in Neustrelitz on the hour. In long-distance traffic, in addition to the pair of ICE trains from Rostock to Munich (line 28, partly further to Innsbruck) that has been in service since June 10, 2007, a EuroCity pair of trains has also been operating between Rostock Hbf and Prague since 2014 . For freight traffic, there is a separate freight station with the Südbahnhof .


Neustrelitz central bus station

The local bus company BB-Reisen operates Neustrelitz city traffic for the Mecklenburg-Vorpommersche Verkehrsgesellschaft (MVVG). The city ​​bus network connects the inner city districts on four lines. Various regional MVVG bus lines, which meet at the central bus station (ZOB) in front of the main train station, provide the connection with the surrounding area .

Connection with supra-regional waters

There is a navigable connection with supraregional waters via the Kammer Canal . The canal connects the Zierker See , on which the city of Neustrelitz is located, with the Woblitzsee . From this Havelsee , on which the city of Wesenberg is located, ships can travel via the Obere Havel waterway and the subsequent waterways to the Baltic Sea , the Müritz or the Berlin waters. The Woblitzsee, the Kammerkanal and the Zierker See to Neustrelitz (km 94.4) are sections of the Upper Havel waterway.



  • Vehicle registration number: 01/1991 to 05/1994 NZ (for Neustrelitz), then MST (for Mecklenburg-Strelitz), since 2014 MSE (Mecklenburg Lake District); in the GDR : CT for motorcycles, CM for trucks, buses and tractors, CL, CZ and later CIB to CIZ for cars. NZ is awarded again.
  • Deutsche Bahn's ICE 2 multiple unit 237 has been called Neustrelitz since 2008 .
  • The rescue ship BP 22 of the Federal Police , built in 1988 in the Wolgast Peene shipyard , bears the name Neustrelitz .


  • Karl Albert von Kamptz : Attempt a topography of the grand ducal residence city of Neustrelitz. 1st edition: Neubrandenburg 1792. 2nd, increased edition: Neustrelitz / Neubrandenburg 1833. Commented reprint in: New series of the Karbe-Wagner-Archiv Neustrelitz . Vol. 6. Thomas Helms Verlag , Schwerin 2008. pp. 8–62.
  • Carl August Endler : The History of the State Capital Neustrelitz. 1733-1933. Rostock 1933.
  • Otto Wagner: Tourist guide of Neustrelitz and the surrounding area. Neustrelitz 1926. p. 31 f.
  • The land of Stargard . In: Art and history monuments of the Free State of Mecklenburg-Strelitz . On behalf of the Ministry (Department of Education and Art). I. Volume, III. Department: The district court districts Friedland (2nd half), Stargard and Neubrandenburg - processed by Georg Krüger, Oberkirchenrat zu Neustrelitz. Commission publisher of the Brünslowsche Verlagsbuchhandlung (E. Brückner), Neubrandenburg 1929, District Court Neustrelitz - Neustrelitz, p. 31 ff . ( online [accessed August 12, 2018]).
  • Harald and Christiane Witzke: Strelitz-Alt and Neustrelitz. Sutton Verlag, Erfurt 2002. ISBN 978-3-89702-415-1
  • Annalize Wagner : Contributions to the chronicle of the city of Neustrelitz (1733-1983). (PDF) Neustrelitz 1981/83. In: Carolinum (magazine) Volume 46 - No. 88 . Göttingen 1982/83, Ed .: Old students of the Carolinum grammar school (prefixed as digitized version : founding document of the city of May 20, 1733).
  • Harald Witzke: Neustrelitz, streets - houses - people. (PDF, pp. 19–102) In: Carolinum (journal) 63rd vol. No. 121/122. (Special edition) Göttingen 1999, Ed .: Old students of the Carolinum grammar school (in it as digital copies on p. 6: “Plan of Neu-Strelitz” from 1805, on p. 103: “Overview plan of the state capital Neustrelitz” from 1924).
  • Harald Witzke: Neustrelitz. Sutton Verlag, Erfurt 2007. ISBN 978-3-86680-109-7

Web links

Commons : Neustrelitz  - collection of images, videos and audio files
Wikivoyage: Neustrelitz  - travel guide

Individual evidence

  1. Statistisches Amt MV - population status of the districts, offices and municipalities 2019 (XLS file) (official population figures in the update of the 2011 census) ( help ).
  2. Home page of Neustrelitz's online presence
  3. State area development program MV 2015 , accessed on July 8, 2015
  4. The place name of the mother town Strelitz goes back to the old Slavic strělci (shooter) and was possibly the name of a service settlement, as it existed several times in the Middle Ages in East Central Europe. Strelitz means "place of the riflemen" or "place where the riflemen live". - See German book of place names. Edited by Manfred Niemeyer. De Gruyter, Berlin / Boston 2012, p. 448.
  5. Annalize Wagner: From the old Neustrelitz . P. 7
  6. ^ Museum of the City of Neustrelitz (ed.): Neustrelitz. A city founded in the 18th century. 1978
  7. Publisher supplement: 650 years of Strelitz-Alt. In: Nordkurier , 1999
  8. In future it will be called Strelitz-Alt. In: Official Gazette of the City of Neustrelitz 94/03, February 9, 1994
  9. Gerlinde Kienitz: Neustrelitz 1733–1983. Ed. Museum der Stadt Neustrelitz 1983, p. 10.
  10. From the history of Strelitz and Neustrelitz In: Internet presentation of the city of Neustrelitz . (February 21, 2012)
  11. ^ Katrin Bosch (2008). The meaning and function of the Neustrelitz leadership school in the system of National Socialist physical education. Diss. Univ. Duisburg-Essen.
  12. Kathleen Haak, Ekkehard Kumbier, Sabine C. Herpertz: Erinnern - Berrauern - Shake-up, In memory of the victims of forced sterilization and "euthanasia" in the time of National Socialism. ( PDF ) In website: Clinic and Polyclinic for Psychiatry and Psychotherapy of the University of RostockOn the history of Gehlsheim and the KPP .
  13. Ernst Klee: "Euthanasia" in Mecklenburg and Pomerania, "Affected families had to deal with the pain on their own", The Gehlsheim sanatorium and nursing home in the Third Reich . ( PDF )
  14. Harald Witzke: Daniel Sanders was the most famous student. Free Earth , Neustrelitz, 08/1988. Note : The material on the history of the Strelitz Jews was compiled by the research assistant at the Karbe-Wagner Archive Neustrelitz, Harald Witzke, on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the Reichspogromnacht . For editorial reasons, only an abridged version appeared in the newspaper. The complete version can be viewed in the Karbe-Wagner archive. (According to the editor's note at the beginning of the article).
  15. a b Watched the fire speechless with horror, eyewitnesses of the synagogue fire remember. In: Nordkurier , with reference to the writing of the contemporary witness Ursula Kreienbring from Strelitz-Alt.
  16. a b Gerhard Schoenberner: The yellow spot, The persecution of Jews in Europe 1933-1945. Text print: The "Reichskristallnacht", secret telex No. 234 404 from the Berlin Gestapo headquarters: "To all Stapo offices and Stapo control centers, to leaders or deputies" (Berlin, November 9, 1935, 11:55 pm), 1998, ISBN 3-442-72248-9 , p. 21.
  17. a b Klaus Giese: With the synagogue, a whole culture burned. In: Nordkurier, Strelitz before the 650th anniversary (44) .
  18. a b Harald Witzke: The Synagogue in Strelitz In: Mecklenburg-Strelitzer Calendar 1999 - A year book , Ed .: Freundeskreis des Karbe-Wagner-Archivs e. V. Neustrelitz, 1998.
  19. Anett Wieking: Almost 30 Jews from Strelitz were arrested. 60 years ago about 200 Mecklenburg residents were brought to the state institution . In: Nordkurier , 1998. with reference to documents from the Association for Jewish History and Culture in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania ( memento from October 19, 2013 in the Internet Archive )
  20. Telex from Reinhard Heydrich to the Reichspogromnacht ("Reichskristallnacht") v. November 10, 1938 In: National Socialist Archives, Documents on National Socialism (March 19, 2012)
  21. Wolf Gruner: From collective expulsion to deportation. , P. 57.
  22. Wolfgang Benz (Ed.): Dimension of the genocide. dtv Munich 1996, ISBN 3-486-54631-7 , p. 52
  23. ↑ The reason was Heinrich Himmler's decree of October 18, 1941, s. Gottwaldt / Schulle: The deportations of Jews ..., p. 61 f.
  24. Klaus Giese: Explosion set the end. In: Nordkurier, Strelitz before the 650th anniversary (46) .
  25. Miroslav Kárný : German Jews In Theresienstadt ( Memento of July 13, 2009 in the Internet Archive ), In: Theresienstädter Studies and Documents. Ed. Sefer - Terezín Initiative Institute, Prague 1994. (see excerpt: Theresienstadt Concentration CampTheresienstadt and the “Final Solution to the Jewish Question” )
  26. Helmut Sakowski : Neustrelitz and the final solution to the Jewish question. Newspaper articles.
  27. ^ Chronicle of JA Neustrelitz . In: Official website of JA Neustrelitz (March 30, 2011).
  28. See: German Democratic Republic In: Lexicon of German History. Edited by Christian Zentner, Renningen 2005, p. 44.
  29. Eb / H. Witzke: Grand Duke Georg carved in stone, from the history of the Neustrelitz market square. In: Nordkurier.
  30. Caption: Demolition company moves monument to body In: Sächsische Zeitung . Image: dpa. Volume 50, No. 118, May 22, 1995.
  31. Caption: Collapse causes earth to shake in Neustrelitz . In: Nordkurier . Image: Photo Jung , Neustrelitz.
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