Neustadt-Glewe is a German town, in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, in the district of Ludwigslust-Parchim.

Coat of arms of Neustadt-Glewe
Location of Neustadt-Glewe within Ludwigslust-Parchim district
Neustadt-Glewe in LUP.svg
Neustadt-Glewe is located in Germany
Neustadt-Glewe is located in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern
Coordinates: 53°22′N 11°35′E / 53.367°N 11.583°E / 53.367; 11.583Coordinates: 53°22′N 11°35′E / 53.367°N 11.583°E / 53.367; 11.583
Municipal assoc.Neustadt-Glewe
 • MayorArne Kröger (Ind.)
 • Total93.91 km2 (36.26 sq mi)
32 m (105 ft)
 • Total6,997
 • Density75/km2 (190/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
Postal codes
Dialling codes038757
Vehicle registrationLUP, HGN, LBZ, LWL, PCH, STB


Neustadt-Glewe was mentioned for the first time in a document in 1248.

Hans Axel Holm, a Swedish writer and journalist, documented life in Neustadt-Glewe in the late 1960s when it was part of the German Democratic Republic. In his book The Other Germans: Report From an East German Town,[2] Holm documented various aspects of everyday life in the GDR, such as being an adult who worked at a VEB (industrial state-owned enterprise) or at an LPG (collective farm); being a child or teen going to school and participating in the FDJ (youth organization); being a soldier in the NVA (army); the GDR's relationship with the Soviets, including tensions within the Eastern Bloc and the threat of Soviet interventions; recreation; housing; socialist ideology and administration; the Nazi era and its consequences; interaction with West Germans, including the themes of who left the East, who stayed, and who came to the East; and other topics. LPG farming was big business in the Ludwigslust-Parchim region at the time, and the factories in the area included a large tannery (VEB Lederwerk "August Apfelbaum", which had formerly been a large plant of Adler and Oppenheimer), a hydraulic parts factory (for VEB Hydraulik Nord), and a factory for radio parts and telephone switchboard parts (for VEB Funkmechanik). Neustadt-Glewe was the site of a German-Nazi concentration camp (1944-1945) "KZ Neustadt-Glewe".[3] Among its prisoners was Stanisława Rachwał, a Polish resistance fighter transferred from Auschwitz-Birkenau.[4]

Sights and monumentsEdit

  • The Alte Burg, a 13th-century castle, considered to be the oldest military castle in Mecklenburg.
  • The Schloss (palace), completed in 1720 in Baroque style, today a hotel.
  • Monument to victims of Neustadt-Glewe German-Nazi Concentration Camp [5]

Population developmentEdit

  • 1855: 1,880
  • 1890: 1,743
  • 1925: 3,202
  • 1984: 7,500
  • 1995: 7,542
  • 2010: 6,547


  1. ^ "Statistisches Amt M-V – Bevölkerungsstand der Kreise, Ämter und Gemeinden 2020". Statistisches Amt Mecklenburg-Vorpommern (in German). July 2021.
  2. ^ Holm, Hans Axel (1973) [1969], The Other Germans: Report From an East German Town, translated by Thomas Teal, Pantheon, OL 5445359M
  3. ^ "Neustadt-Glewe concentration camp".
  4. ^ "Stanisława Rachwał "Herbert", "Ryś", Zygmunt" -".
  5. ^ "KZ Neustadt-Glewe".

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