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Altentreptow (German pronunciation: [altənˈtʁeːpto] (About this soundlisten)) is a town in the Mecklenburgische Seenplatte district, in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, Germany. It is situated on the river Tollense, 15 km north of Neubrandenburg. Until 1939 the city's name was Treptow an der Tollense.

Altentreptow
Town hall at market square, Protestant church of St. Petri
Town hall at market square, Protestant church of St. Petri
Coat of arms of Altentreptow
Coat of arms
Location of Altentreptow within Mecklenburgische Seenplatte district
Altentreptow in MBS.svg
Altentreptow is located in Germany
Altentreptow
Altentreptow
Altentreptow is located in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern
Altentreptow
Altentreptow
Coordinates: 53°40′N 13°15′E / 53.667°N 13.250°E / 53.667; 13.250Coordinates: 53°40′N 13°15′E / 53.667°N 13.250°E / 53.667; 13.250
CountryGermany
StateMecklenburg-Vorpommern
DistrictMecklenburgische Seenplatte
Municipal assoc.Treptower Tollensewinkel
Subdivisions8 Ortsteile
Government
 • MayorSybille Kempf (CDU)
Area
 • Total52.83 km2 (20.40 sq mi)
Elevation
15 m (49 ft)
Population
 (2018-12-31)[1]
 • Total5,307
 • Density100/km2 (260/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
17087
Dialling codes03961
Vehicle registrationDM
Websitewww.altentreptow.de

HistoryEdit

The origins of the town go back to a Slavic settlement that grew up around a fortress located on a small hill, where the town church lies today. The name Treptow is mentioned for the first time in 1175, in reference to the establishment of a monastery on the site, which however later moved to Verchen. The present town was most probably founded in the early 13th century, and is referred to as a "civitas", i.e. Latin for "city", in 1245. In 1282, a document confirms that the town was ruled by Lübeck law. The medieval town had three churches, of which only one survives, as well as a medieval hospital and a system of double defensive walls built before 1360. The town has suffered much destruction through fire and war during the centuries, and in 1743 the town walls were almost completely removed. Two city gates from c. 1450 still survive; the Brandenburger Torturm and the Deminner Torturm. Of the latter, only the ground floor remains, with additions and alterations made in the 19th century.[2]

Sons and daughters of the townEdit

 
Albert Grzesinski 1926
  • William Hentschel (1874–1925), local poet
  • Albert Grzesinski (1879–1947), Prussian Minister of the Interior from 1926 to 1930 (SPD)
  • Ilse Kaschube (born 1953), sprint canoer
  • Manfred Schmidt (1929–2005), German theologian and politician (CDU)
  • Christine Wachtel (born 1965), German athlete

Related to AltentreptowEdit

  • Fritz Reuter (1810–1874), poet and writer
  • Sebastian Zbik (born 1982), German Boxer
  • Sybille Kempf (born 1945), mayor after the turn from 1992 to 2012

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Statistisches Amt M-V – Bevölkerungsstand der Kreise, Ämter und Gemeinden 2018". Statistisches Amt Mecklenburg-Vorpommern (in German). July 2019.
  2. ^ Feldmann, Hans-Christian, ed. (2000). Handbuch der Deutschen Kunstdenkmäler: Mecklenburg-Vorpommern. Munich and Berlin: Deutscher Kunstverlag. pp. 6–8. ISBN 3-422-03081-6.

External linksEdit

  Media related to Altentreptow at Wikimedia Commons