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Neustrelitz, Germany, Mecklenburg-Hither Pomerania


Neustrelitz, 24 000 inhabitants, is located in the Neustrelitz lake territory and the Müritz national park. The town is a middle-level centre for management, trade, service and production in the administrative district of Mecklenburg-Strelitz.

The town provides a varied scope of touristic offers: federal theatre, town museum, orangery, the temple of Hebe, Karbe Wagner's archive and lake round trips, bicycle-riding and walking in the large quiet forests of the national park.

Neustrelitz City Church

The town was founded in 1733 as a residence of the dukes of Mecklenburg-Strelitz. It had its heydays in the second half of the 19th century when it had become a popular summer resort for city-dwellers from Berlin. Many artists built their summer residences there,as they were attracted by the beautiful location of the town. Neustrelitz was the capital of the free state of Mecklenburg until 1933. Except for a great railway depot, it did not grow any appreciable industry and was considered a town of officials and craftsmen.

Mayor Andreas Grund was re-elected on 22 April 2012. His second term of office began with his oath on 6 June 2012.

Neustrelitz is an ideal base for excursions to Berlin or the Baltic Sea (island of Rügen etc.). Bicycle tourists will find many cycling tracks.