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Neuruppin is a city with a nearly 800 year history. In 2006, it celebrated the 750th anniversary of the year when the city was given rights under the Stendaler Charter. It was an opportunity to look back on by-gone centuries.

Neuruppin At A Glance

1238 - First mention of the name Rapin

1246 - Wichmann von Arnstein founded Brandenburg's first Dominican convent on the banks of Lake Ruppin

1256 - Neuruppin receives the Stendal city charter by Gunther von Arnstein and Focus of the rule Neuruppin

14th Century - Neuruppin builds walls, ramparts and moats to protect themselves

1524 - After the death of the last von Arnstein, Neuruppin falls to the Brandenburg electorate

1541 - Secularization of the monastery

1618-48 - Thirty Years War. Neuruppin was in frequent siege, was pillaged and looted by troops of various warring parties

1652 - the "circle Ruppin" arises through the appointment of the first group come from Otto Isar Quast

1688 - Neuruppin is a garrison town (one of the first in the Mark Brandenburg)

1732-40 - the future King Frederick II, Crown Prince Frederick is chief garrison in Neuruppin, he creates the temple of Apollo Amalthea (of Knobelsdorff) - now Temple Garden

1756 - Carl-Friedrich Bückling born in Neuruppin (designer of Germany's first Steam engine)

1781 - Karl Friedrich Schinkel born in Neuruppin (one of the most important architects of classicism, died on 9 October 1841 in Berlin)

1787 - the great Neuruppin fire destroyed two-thirds of the city Start here: 1787-1806 - Reconstruction, designed by the architect Bernhard Neuruppin Brasch. The Center is given a uniform plan, with rectangular streets

1791 - initiation of the high school Born Johann Christian Gentz Neuruppin (entrepreneurs, saved him from the temple garden

1794 - further decay), Birth of Gustav Kuhn in Neuruppin made (picture-book world known)

1804 - Neuruppin receives a town hall

1806 - The completion of the parish church of the rebuilding of the city's first completed

1806-08 - occupation of the city by French troops

1816 - Ferdinand Möhring in Alt Ruppin (born composer and conductor of Choral societies)

30/12/1819. - Born Theodor Fontane Neuruppin son of a pharmacist (who died on 20 September 1898 in Berlin)

1822 - Wilhelm Gentz was born in Neuruppin (known Orientalist painters)

1826 - Alexander Gentz was born in Neuruppin (entrepreneur and founder of Gentzrode)

1829 - compared to the high school is one of the royal monument of thanks to Frederick Wilhelm II to support the rebuilding of the city (after removing 1946 lost)

1836 - Birth of Paul Carl Beiersdorf (founder of the chemical company Beiersdorf AG)

1850 - on the Ruppin waterways begins a regular freight traffic

1860 - Neuruppin is Lansratssitz the circle Ruppin

1865 - to 500-year celebration of Friedrich-Wilhelm-Gymnasuims opens exhibition of Zieten Museum, which later is the local museum

1874 - before the old school is a war memorial dedicated to (1913 removed)

1895 - The water plant goes into action

1897 - The building of the city park is completed

1908 - the towers of the church to be consecrated

1913 - on the school place is available (melted 1944), a new war memorial

1945 - Bomb attack on Neuruppin

1952 - Neuruppin is county seat of the district

1956 - 700-year celebration of the city

1993 - Neuruppin is county seat of Ostprignitz-Ruppin. By incorporation of 13 locations with approximately 330 km2 Neuruppin is the fifth largest city by area. The municipal utility district may be established and the gymnasium will be named the Researcher Alfred Wegener

1994 - withdrawal of the CIS armed forces

1995 - The city will own the temple garden

1998 - Neuruppin receives the title of "fountain city." A replica of the Friedrich-Wilhelm- Monument is erected in the schoolyard.

2001 - Prussia the year 2001 with numerous events and exhibitions celebrated.

2002 - 7th Brandenburg Day will be held in Neuruppin

2006 - 750-year celebration of the Fontane Neuruppin