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Districts

Neuruppin includes 13 districts, mostly located gracefully on Ruppin lake. Formerly independent communities, each has its own local history and are little treasures to be discovered.

Alt Ruppin

Alt_Ruppin_S_TraubThe village four kilometers northwest of Neuruppin was once called Olden Ruppyn and is one of the oldest cities in the region. Around 1150, Count von Arnstein took over the old Slavic castle on today's Amtswerder on Lake Ruppin and built it from a well-fortified water castle.

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Buskow

Buskow_KircheBuskow was mentioned historically for the first time in 1256, and is approximately eight kilometers south of Neuruppin. From about 1490 to 1693, the village belonged to the von Zeiten, Wildberg and Wustrau families, and later on, the von Kleist family.

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Gnewikow

Gnewikow_N_LschnerWith its church tower and farmhouses, it steps out of the reeds and forest as a special ornament of the lakeside. Theodor Fontane wrote about the pictoral ribbon-street village. Gnewikow is about seven kilometers southeast of Neuruppin and is picturesquely situated on the eastern shore of the Lake Ruppin.

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Gühlen-Glienicke

Boltenmhle_033_Triathlon_netzThe long, delightful village of Gühlen-Glienicke lies partially in the deeply cut and ravine-rich brook valley with beech and oak forests, damp meadows and mineral springs. Kalksee, Tornowsee, Giehmsee and the nearby Kochquelle make this a beautiful hiking area.

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Karwe

KarweThis village lies 10 kilometers southeast of Neuruppin on the eastern shore of Ruppin Lake. First mentioned in 1356, it belonged to the Knesebeck dynasty until 1872. The magnificent estate in the center no longer exists; only the farm buildings have been preserved.

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Krangen

Kirche_Krangen_D_MahlerFour kilometers north of Neuruppin you'll find the village of Kragen. It was first mentioned in 1397 and until 1541 belonged to the Lindow monestary (Kloster), then officially to Lindow until 1764. From 1764 until 1872 it was officially Alt Ruppin. The church in Kragen was built in the classical style in 1837 and is surrounded by the cemetery.

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Lichtenberg

Lichtenberg_Gut_Hesterberg_S_TraubThe village of Lichtenberg is along a wide road five kilometers southeast of Neuruppin. From 1365 it was called Dominus Thidericus de Lichtenberg and belonged to the Lindow monastary (Kloster) until 1541. From 1541 until 1764 it belonged to the village of Lindow and then until 1872 to Alt Ruppin.

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Molchow

Molchow_S_TraubFrom out of the middle of the settlement grows a tower, strange and grotesque, as if it was a sentry of the old windmill. It is neither of those, said Theodor Fontane describing the unusual bellfry in Molchow in his wanderings through Brandenburg.

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Nietwerder

Nietwerder_D_MahlerFrom Neuruppin, the Seedammbrücke (Sea dam bridge), leads you on a comfortable four kilometer walk through the district to Nietwerder. Here the 1867-built neo-Gothic hall church draws from yellowish Hartbranntziegeln attention to itself.

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Radensleben

Radensleben_D_MahlerThis village is first mentioned as Rodensleue in 1396 and the name was changed to Radensleben by the Bellin family, the new owners, in 1701.

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Stöffin

Stffin_D_MahlerThe village, which street leads you to Stöffiner mountain is located eight kilometers southwest of Neuruppin. First documented in 1256, the community burned down completely in 1638.

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Wulkow

Wulkow2Former home of Wulkow manor, you will find Wulkow nine kilometers east of Neuruppin on the main road 167. Unfortunately, has barely survived. Tradition has it that parts of the village in the 16th Century belonged to the Bassute Wulkow and 19th Century in possession of those were from the village taverns.

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Wuthenow

Wuthenow_D_Mahler_netzThe jewel here is on the Lankeberg; a Tuscan-style church from 1835. It was built in the round arch style of Schinkel. Inside hangs a painting showing Neuruppin from around 1694 and is the oldest surviving representation of the city.

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