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|Bundesland: Mecklenburg-Vorpommern||Mecklenburg-West Pomerania|
|Stadt: Mecklenburgische Seenplatte|
Neubrandenburg is situated at an altitude of 14 m on the lake Tollensesee in southeastern Mecklenburg-Vorpommern. The town was founded by Herbort von Raven for Margave Johann I of Brandenburg in 1248. In 1292, the town came into possession of the Princes of Mecklenburg. The circular outline of the historic city and the rectangular grid of the streets still can be seen today. The town fortifications, dating from around 1300, are still almost fully preserved. The old town was destroyed by almost 80% in 1945, when Neubrandenburg was captured by the Red Army. Since 1952, the historic inner part of the town is under renovation.
The Stargarder Tor [bottom left] is one of the four original town gates of Neubrandenburg. The tower of the inner gate, which is depicted on the glass, dates from after 1350. In 1401/1450 a second outer gate was added to it.
The Treptower Tor [bottom right picture, left part] was built around 1400. Like the Stargard Gate, it received an outer second gate [bottom right picture, right part] in 1401/1450.
The lake Tollensesee [top picture] (11 km long, 2.5 km wide, up to 34 m deep) is a popular recreation area.