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Żabojady (Poland)
Basic data
State : Poland
Voivodeship : Warmia-Masuria
Powiat : Gołdapski
Gmina : Dubeninki
Geographic location : 54 ° 19 ′  N , 22 ° 36 ′  E Coordinates: 54 ° 18 ′ 34 "  N , 22 ° 36 ′ 18"  E
Residents : 49 (2006)
Telephone code : (+48) 87
License plate : NGO
Economy and Transport
Street : Linowo / ext. 651 → Żabojady
Rail route : no rail connection
Next international airport : Danzig

Żabojady ( German  Szabojeden , 1936–1938 Schabojeden , 1938–1945 Sprindberg ) is a village in the Polish Warmian-Masurian Voivodeship . It belongs to the rural municipality Dubeninki (Dubeningken , 1938-1945 Dubeningen) in district Goldap (Goldap) .

Geographical location

Żabojady is located in the northeast of the Warmian-Masurian Voivodeship , 21 kilometers east of the district town of Gołdap (Goldap) . Its location on the southeast edge of the Rominter Heide (Polish: Puszcza Romincka) makes the place interesting for tourists.


The later Szabojeden had by 1589 the name Sabageden was called and before 1785 Sabojeden . In 1874 the village became part of the newly established Dubeningken District , which - renamed "Dubeningen District" in 1939 - until 1945 belonged to the Goldap district in the Gumbinnen district of the Prussian province of East Prussia .

258 inhabitants were registered in Szabojeden in 1910. Their number decreased to 198 by 1933 and was only 175 in 1939.

On September 17, 1936, the name changed from Szabojeden to Schabojeden . On June 3 (officially confirmed on 16 July) 1938 the place was in Sprindberg renamed .

As a result of the war, the village came to Poland in 1945 and is still called “Żabojady” in Polish today. It is now a place with a Schulzenamt (Polish: Sołectwo) in the group of Gmina Dubeninki in the Powiat Gołdapski . From 1975 to 1998 it belonged to the Suwałki Voivodeship , since then it has been assigned to the Warmian-Masurian Voivodeship . In 2006, 49 people lived in Żabojady.



The vast majority of the population of Szabojedens resp. Sprindbergs was a Protestant denomination before 1945 . The village was then part of the parish of the Dubeningken church, which belonged to the Goldap parish in the church province of East Prussia of the Church of the Old Prussian Union . The parish church of the numerically few Catholics was that in Goldap and belonged to the diocese of Warmia . Today in Żabojady almost exclusively Catholic residents live. Your parish church is now the former Evangelical Church in Dubeninki. It is part of the deanery Filipów in the diocese Elk (Lyck) of the Catholic Church in Poland . The few Protestant church members belong to the parish in Gołdap, a branch parish of the parish in Suwałki in the Masurian diocese of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Poland .


In Żabojady there is still a Protestant cemetery (Polish: cmentarz ewangelicki ) from the 19th century. It is under special cultural protection.


Żabojady can be reached by land, which branches off near Linowo from Voivodship Road 651 in a northerly direction into the Rominter Heide . There is no longer a train connection. Until 1945 Blindgallen (1938 to 1945: Schneegrund, Polish: Błąkały) was the next train station and was located on the Goldap – Szittkehmen (Wehrkirchen) railway line , also known as the “Kaiserbahn”, which is no longer in operation .

Individual evidence

  1. ^ Dietrich Lange: Geographical register of places in East Prussia. Sprindberg 2005
  2. ^ Rolf Jehke: Dubeningken / Dubeningen district
  3. ^ Uli Schubert: Community directory, district Goldap
  4. ^ Michael Rademacher: German administrative history from the unification of the empire in 1871 to the reunification in 1990. Goldap district. (Online material for the dissertation, Osnabrück 2006).