with them as well as the Scandinavian raiders. Duckett, pg. 109 If this weren’t bad enough, 993 saw disease, famine and pestilence affect the land, causing great misery, while 994 and 995 saw fruitless campaigns against the northern Slavs and the Vikings. Duckett, pg. 109 The only bright spots were the reconquest of Brandenburg in 993 and the defeat of the Obotrites in 995. ref
, and with nine cycle routes to choose from there is no excuse for not getting your bicycle out. * '''Inline Skating''' Eat Drink Stay safe Brandenburg lacks big cities and therefore also most of their associated crime. However unemployment, low birth rates and general lack of persepctive for young people have hit some rural towns hard, and some have lost half their population since 1990. This along with disilusionment after reunification has led some people to radical political ideas and some of them are violent. A former spokesperson of the German government said prior to the 2006 soccer worldcup that there are "small and medium sized communities in Brandbenburg and elsewhere that he would advise people with other skin colors not to go to, as they might not return with their lives". Obviously this was an exaggeration to get a debate going, and the situation has improved a lot since than (the right wing extremist party for example is no longer represented in the state parliament as they poll well under the 5% threshold), but caution is advised in some areas, especially at night, and especially for people who look "different" or "foreign". That being said all in all violent crime is extremely rare in Germany as a whole and Brandeburg is no exception. Almost all visitors to Brandenburg never encounter any problems and if you should, the police is usually able and very willing to help you. As the right-wing extremist groups are seen as a huge embarassment to the state's reputation and also something of a tired cliché in inner-German debate, you should exercise some caution when speaking about that topic, as you might get people upset. Go next * The Baltic Sea Coast (Germany) in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania * Poland is right across the Oder Odra * Berlin * The Lausitz in the south is shared with Saxony WikiPedia:Brandenburg Dmoz:Regional Europe Germany States Brandenburg Commons:Category:Brandenburg
of the larger Christian denominations. Compared to Berlin and other parts of Germany the proportion of Muslims is very small. Political subdivisions thumb The capital, Potsdam (Image:Alter Markt Potsdam.jpg) thumb Cottbus (Image:Blick auf das Zentrum von Cottbus.jpg) city centre thumb Viadrina European University (Image:EUV-FFO.JPG) in Frankfurt (Oder) Brandenburg is divided into 14 rural districts (''Landkreise''): - # File:Wappen Landkreis Barnim.png 20px
Development of Population since 1875 within the Current Boundaries File:Bevölkerungsprognosen Land Brandenburg.pdf Recent Population Development (Blue Line) and Forecasts Religion
Landes Brandenburg. Regina Scheer: ''Documentation of State headquarters for political education ministry for science, research and culture of the State of Brandenburg'', p. 89 90 article in ''Berliner Zeitung'' of 1998 Claus-Dieter Steyer, ''"Stadt ohne Männer"'' (''City without men'') , Der Tagesspiegel at Klaus von der Decken Rast-unter-Baum.jpg thumb Rest under a big Tree Baron '''Karl Klaus''' (Carl Claus) '''von der Decken (Von der Decken family)''' (born August 8, 1833 in Kotzen, Brandenburg, Germany; died October 2, 1865 near Bardera, Somalia) was a German (Germans) explorer of eastern Africa (East Africa) and the first European to attempt to climb Mount Kilimanjaro. Awards In 2005, the young singer won the international singing competition Kammeroper Schloss Rheinsberg for the role of “Hänsel” and was presented a prize by Vera and Volker Doppelfeld. For the remaining year, the young singer also played the role of the "HΣnsel" at the theatres Brandenburg, Potsdam and Frankfurt an der Oder (Frankfurt (Oder)). She was laureate of the 9th International Mozart Competition 2006 in Salzburg. She is as well laureate of the "Armin-Weltner-Foundation" and the foundation "Lyra" of the Vontobel Bank. '''Zinna Abbey''' ( WikiPedia:Brandenburg Dmoz:Regional Europe Germany States Brandenburg Commons:Category:Brandenburg
of Brandenburg thumb Matthias Platzeck (Image:Matplatzeck.jpg) :''For earlier rulers, see List of rulers of Brandenburg'' September 2009 state election Music The ''Brandenburg concerti'' by Johann Sebastian Bach (original title: ''Six Concerts à plusieurs instruments'') Johann Sebastian Bach's Werke, vol.19: Kammermusik, dritter band, Bach-Gesellschaft, Leipzig; ed
to the Saxon duke's royal ambitions as his "Polish adventure." The '''Brandenburg concertos''' by Johann Sebastian Bach (BWV (Bach-Werke-Verzeichnis) 1046–1051, original title: '''''Six Concerts à plusieurs instruments''''') Johann Sebastian Bach's Werke, vol.19: Kammermusik, dritter band, Bach-Gesellschaft, Leipzig; ed. Wilhelm Rust, 1871 are a collection of six instrumental works presented by Bach to Christian
but does not include the national capital and city-state Berlin. Originating in the medieval Northern March, the Margraviate of Brandenburg grew (Brandenburg-Prussia) to become the core of the Kingdom of Prussia, which would later become the Free State of Prussia. The eastern third (East Brandenburg) of historic Brandenburg (''Ostbrandenburg Neumark'') was ceded to Poland in 1945 (Oder-Neisse border). History !-- This section is linked from Theodor Fontane
-- In late medieval and early modern times, Brandenburg was one of seven electoral states (prince-elector) of the Holy Roman Empire, and, along with Prussia, formed the original core of the German Empire, the first unified German state. Governed by the Hohenzollern (House of Hohenzollern) dynasty from 1415, it contained the future German capital Berlin. After 1618 the Margraviate of Brandenburg
and the Duchy of Prussia were combined to form Brandenburg-Prussia, which was ruled by the same branch of the House of Hohenzollern. In 1701 the state was elevated as the Kingdom of Prussia. Franconian Nuremberg and Ansbach, Swabian Hohenzollern (Burg Hohenzollern), the eastern European connections of Berlin, and the status of Brandenburg's ruler as prince-elector together were instrumental in the rise of that state. Early Middle Ages
of his most outstanding works. region2 Saxony, Saxony-Anhalt region3 Brandenburg, Lower Saxony region4 Mecklenburg-Vorpommern At 16:30 on 24 February, infantrymen from three companies of the German 24th (Brandenburg) regiment entered the centrepiece of the French fortification system: Fort Douaumont. The first German raiding party to enter the fort was led by Leutnant
the border with Saxony, the Lausitz was and still is one of Germany's major open pit coal mining areas. Many of the former pits have been converted into lakes, drawing many (mostly domestic) visitors since GDR times. Talk People in Brandenburg speak German, possibly with the Berlin-Brandenburg dialect. Low German dialects are spoken in rural Brandenburg. Younger people normally do understand English, the older tend to speak Russian rather than English. Sorbian is spoken in a small
ürzburg , he started writing plays as well. However, publishers largely ignored his work. :29 The Reformers Zwingli and Calvin (John Calvin) :30 Communion window: Elector Joachim II. of Brandenburg and his wife receiving for the first time Communion (Eucharist) in both kinds (Berlin 1539) :31 Christmas (The proclamation by the angel to the shepherds) The '''Serbska Ludowa Strona (Wendish People's Party)''' (SLS) was founded on 26 March 2005 in Cottbus to represent
'''Brandenburg''' ( ) is one of the sixteen federated states (states of Germany) of Germany. The capital is Potsdam.
It lies in the east of the country and is one of the federal states that was re-created in 1990 upon the reunification (German reunification) of the former West Germany and East Germany. Brandenburg surrounds but does not include the national capital and city-state Berlin.
Originating in the medieval Northern March, the Margraviate of Brandenburg grew (Brandenburg-Prussia) to become the core of the Kingdom of Prussia, which would later become the Free State of Prussia. The eastern third (East Brandenburg) of historic Brandenburg (''Ostbrandenburg Neumark'') was ceded to Poland in 1945 (Oder-Neisse border).