Premnitz (German: [ˈpʁɛmnɪt͡s] (About this soundlisten)) is a town in the Havelland district, in Brandenburg, Germany. It is situated on the river Havel, 8 km south of Rathenow, 21 km northwest of Brandenburg, and is only 75 km west of central Berlin, to where it is well connected by the railway and road networks. The surrounding landscape is very rural and forested in its make up.

Coat of arms of Premnitz
Location of Premnitz within Havelland district
Premnitz in HVL.png
Premnitz is located in Germany
Premnitz is located in Brandenburg
Coordinates: 52°31′59″N 12°19′59″E / 52.53306°N 12.33306°E / 52.53306; 12.33306Coordinates: 52°31′59″N 12°19′59″E / 52.53306°N 12.33306°E / 52.53306; 12.33306
 • Mayor (2016–24) Ralf Tebling[1] (SPD)
 • Total45.42 km2 (17.54 sq mi)
30 m (100 ft)
 • Total8,368
 • Density180/km2 (480/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
Postal codes
Dialling codes03386
Vehicle registrationHVL


In order to counteract the economic impact of the decline of the synthetic fibres industry, a lot of effort is being expended so as to utilise a mix of industries, more in tune with the demand for industry that is in harmony with contemporary environmental policies. One such example is Firstwood: a factory which specialises in the thermo-treatment of soft, locally grown and harvested pine, so that it is as resilient to the elements as many of its hardwood alternatives.

It is also envisaged that because of the town's proximity to Berlin and Potsdam, for example, and the development of high quality recreational facilities, Premnitz may be considered as a good place to live and commute to work, as an alternative to living in the city.


Premnitz: Population development
within the current boundaries (2020)[3]
YearPop.±% p.a.
1875 1,353—    
1890 1,651+1.34%
1910 1,700+0.15%
1925 3,520+4.97%
1939 5,923+3.79%
1950 8,387+3.21%
1964 12,126+2.67%
YearPop.±% p.a.
1971 13,724+1.78%
1981 13,447−0.20%
1985 13,358−0.17%
1990 12,832−0.80%
1995 11,945−1.42%
2000 11,018−1.60%
2005 9,850−2.22%
YearPop.±% p.a.
2010 8,893−2.02%
2015 8,422−1.08%
2016 8,423+0.01%
2017 8,375−0.57%
2018 8,453+0.93%
2019 8,405−0.57%
2020 8,368−0.44%

Sons and daughters of the cityEdit

  • Hans-Peter Grohganz (1948-1981), died at the Berlin Wall
  • Karsten Heinz (born 1960), handball goalkeeper and coach
  • Anke Domscheit-Berg (born 1968), entrepreneur and politician


  1. ^ Landkreis Havelland Wahl der Bürgermeisterin / des Bürgermeisters, accessed 1 July 2021.
  2. ^ "Bevölkerung im Land Brandenburg nach amtsfreien Gemeinden, Ämtern und Gemeinden 31. Dezember 2020". Amt für Statistik Berlin-Brandenburg (in German). June 2021.
  3. ^ Detailed data sources are to be found in the Wikimedia Commons.Population Projection Brandenburg at Wikimedia Commons