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Rathenow is a town in the district of Havelland in Brandenburg, Germany, with a population of 26,433 (2007).OverviewThe Protestant church of St. Marien Andreas, originally a basilica, and transformed to the Gothic style in 1517-1589, and the Roman Catholic Church of St. George, are noteworthy.Rathenow is known for its Rathenow stones, bricks made of the clay of the Havel, and for its spectacles and optical instruments, which are exported.After the fall of the Soviet Union, it was revealed that the remains of Hitler and his assistants were secretly buried in graves near Rathenow.DemographyTwin towns — sister citiesRathenow is twinned with: Złotów, Poland Rendsburg, GermanyNotable residents Stephan Bodecker (1384-1459), Bishop of Brandenburg Jörg Friedrich (rower) (born 1959), rower Jörg Freimuth (born 1961), high jumper Mario Streit (born 1967), rower Jörg Heinrich (born 1969), football player and manager Christian Beeck (born 1971), footballer Joachim Mrugowsky (1905-1948), physician and Nazi criminal Immo Stabreit (born 1933), diplomat Rosemarie Köhn (born 1939), 1993-2006 Bishop of Hamar (Norway) (world's second woman as a Lutheran bishop) Wulf Herzogenrath (1944), art historian and curator
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