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Strausberg

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Country  Germany
District  Märkisch-Oderland
Time zone  CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Local time  Wednesday 6:18 AM
State  Brandenburg
Elevation  94 m (308 ft)
Postal codes  15344
Population  26,229 (31 Dec 2008)
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Weather  7°C, Wind SW at 10 km/h, 72% Humidity
Points of interest  Straussee, Strausberger Wald‑ und Seengebiet, Heimatmuseum Strausberg, Findlingshof Strausberg

Strausberg is a town in Brandenburg, Germany, located 30 km east of Berlin. With a population of 25,594 it is the largest town in the district of Märkisch-Oderland.

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Map of Strausberg, Germany

History

Strausberg was founded around 1240 and in 1333 its first town hall was built. Today an historic defensive wall borders the old town. In the 19th century industrialization took place and the town developed a local labour movement, including union structures and a local branch of both the Social Democratic and the Communist Party of Germany. After 1945, the town became part of East Germany. Strausberg was the administrative seat of the Strausberg district until a 1993 merger with Bad Freienwalde and Seelow formed "Märkisch-Oderland" with Seelow becoming the new administrative seat of the district.

Overview

Strausberg is 30 km east of Berlin (from the district of Marzahn-Hellersdorf) and 30 km to the west of Kostrzyn, at the Polish border. It is part of Berlin/Brandenburg Metropolitan Region and a middle center (Mittelzentrum) of it. Its bordering municipalities are, listed in a clockwise sense starting from north, Altlandsberg, Oberbarnim, Buckow, Garzau-Garzin, Rehfelde, Rüdersdorf and Petershagen-Eggersdorf.

Subdivision

The town is divided into nine boroughs (Gebiet): Fasanenpark, Gartenstadt, Hegermühle, Neue Mühle, Postbruch, Schillerhöhe (with the Spitzmühle), Strausberg Nord, Strausberg Stadt and Vorstadt. The municipality has three hamlets (Ortsteile):

  • Gladowshöhe (217 inhabitants)
  • Hohenstein (233 inhabitants)
  • Ruhlsdorf (44 inhabitants)
  • Demography

    After an increase of population since the Second World War, Strausberg has stopped its "growth" remaining at almost 26,000 inhabitants in last one, with a little decrease in early years of 2000. Forecasts, however, show a considerable decline within the next two decades. Details see sources of the following graphics.

    Tourism

    Strausberg covers an area of 68 km2. Over 750 years old, it has a population of approx. 26,300 (the largest in its district). There are over 1500 businesses and 100 km of footpath. It is known as "Die grüne Stadt am See" (the green town by the lake). Strausberg's forest and lakes are attractive, family friendly, and great for sporting. Its biggest lake is the "Straussee", located between the town and the biggest forest, the "Strausberger Wald". The forest and water protection nurtures a unique environment.

    Transport

    The town is served by Strausberg railway station, situated some 6 kilometres (3.7 mi) to the south of the city, which is on the Berlin S-Bahn Line 5 and Deutsche Bahn's Berlin Lichtenberg - Kostrzyn service. There are three other stops on the S5 line within the city, these being Strausberg Hegermühle, Strausberg Stadt and Strausberg Nord.

    Strausberg is also served by the Strausberg Railway (Strausberger Eisenbahn), a light rail line with 9 stops, which connects the main railway station to the centre of town. Besides the main railway station, the other 8 stops are: Landhausstraße, Schlagmühle, Stadtwald, Hegermühle, Wolfstal, Käthe-Kollwitz-Straße, Elisabethstraße and Lustgarten, the northern terminus. The Strausberg Railway also operates the Straussee Ferry (Strausseefähre), an unusual electrically operated passenger cable ferry across the Straussee.

    The town has also a small aerodrome ("Flugplatz Strausberg", ICAO : EDAY), opened in 1927, with a runway of 1.200 m × 28 m, and situated 2 kilometers in the east of town center.

    Sport

    The local football representative is the FC Strausberg, competing in "Verbandsliga Brandenburg". Home games of FCS are played at the "Energiearena" stadium.

    Partnerships

    Twin towns

  • Dębno - Poland (1978)
  • Frankenthal - Germany (1990)
  • Terezín - Czech Republic (1998)
  • Other kind of twinnages

  • Hertha BSC
  • Bundeswehr (2001)
  • Personalities

  • Andreas Angelus (1561–1598)
  • Michael Gartenschläger (1944–1976)
  • Johannes Haw (1871–1949)
  • Sigmund Jähn (b. 1937)
  • Siegfried Kasche (1903–1947)
  • Georg Kurtze (19??–1945)
  • Gertrud Rossner (1903–1984)
  • References

    Strausberg Wikipedia


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