Neustadt in Holstein

Neustadt in Holstein (German: [ˈnɔʏʃtat ʔɪn ˈhɔlʃtaɪn] (listen)) is a town in the district of Ostholstein, in Schleswig-Holstein, Germany, on the Bay of Lübeck 30 km northeast of Lübeck, and 50 km southeast of Kiel.

Neustadt in Holstein

Coat of arms
Location of Neustadt in Holstein within Ostholstein district
Neustadt in Holstein
Neustadt in Holstein
Coordinates: 54°6′26″N 10°48′57″E
CountryGermany
StateSchleswig-Holstein
DistrictOstholstein
Government
  MayorHenning Reimann
Area
  Total19.74 km2 (7.62 sq mi)
Elevation
16 m (52 ft)
Population
 (2018-12-31)[1]
  Total15,093
  Density760/km2 (2,000/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
23730
Dialling codes04561
Vehicle registrationOH
Websitewww.stadt-neustadt.de

History

In World War II, subcamp Number 1049 Neustadt in Holstein/Schleswig-Holstein was part of the Neuengamme concentration camp.[2] The sinking of several ships, including SS Cap Arcona, occurred to the south, in the bay, in the closing hours of WWII. Almost 7,000 concentration camp victims were killed on two ships, drowned swimming in 45 F water towards the lighthouse Pelzerhaken shore, or shot by the SS upon reaching shore. A third, the Deutschland, had all survivors.

Economy

Peter Deilmann Cruises is headquartered in Neustadt in Holstein.[3]

Nature

The Neustädter Binnenwasser a brackish water lake borders Neustadt to the northwest.

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