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Babieniec (Poland)
Basic data
State : Poland
Voivodeship : Warmia-Masuria
Powiat : Kętrzyn
Gmina : Korsze
Geographic location : 54 ° 6 '  N , 21 ° 11'  E Coordinates: 54 ° 6 '0 "  N , 21 ° 11' 0"  E
Residents : 111 (March 31, 2011)
Postal code : 11-430
Telephone code : (+48) 89
License plate : NKE
Economy and Transport
Street : Dzikowina / ext. 592 - TołkinyWorpławki / ext. 590
Kraskowo / ext. 592 → Babieniec
Rail route : Białystok – Ełk – Korsze
train station: Tołkiny
Next international airport : Danzig

Babieniec ( German  Babziens ) is a village in Poland in the Warmian-Masurian Voivodeship in the powiat Kętrzyński ( Rastenburg district ) in the Gmina Korsze (urban and rural municipality Korschen ).

Geographical location

Babieniec is located on the south bank of the Babienieckie Jezioro in the northern center of the Warmian-Masurian Voivodeship , twelve kilometers west of the district town of Kętrzyn ( German  Rastenburg ).

Entrance to Babieniec
View of Babieniec


Place name

The place was mentioned in 1374 as Babaten and in the Polonized spellings Babazayn and Babaczin. The meaning of the name is unclear: "boba" (a type of fish) or "babo" (bean).

Local history

Babzins was created in 1390 according to Kulmer law with 40  hooves area. In 1785 it was named as "noble estate and farming village with 19 fire places", in 1820 as "noble village and Vorwerk with 14 fire places and 186 souls".

In 1874 Babziens came to the newly established district of Tolksdorf ( Polish Tołkiny ), which belonged to the district of Rastenburg in the administrative district of Königsberg in the Prussian province of East Prussia . On April 1, 1938, the neighboring Junkerken (polish was Jutrkowo , no longer in existence) incorporated by Babziens.

There was an inn in Baziens, but it wasn't doing very well, so the operator only had to pay half the taxes of the other residents.

In 1973 the place formed a community network with two other places.

During an administrative reform in 1975, Babieniec became part of the newly formed Olsztyn Voivodeship and remained so until its dissolution. From 1999 the village was part of the Warmian-Masurian Voivodeship. It is the seat of a Schulzenamt ( Polish Sołectwo ) within the urban and rural municipality of Korsze (Korschen) in the Powiat Kętrzyński ( Rastenburg district ).

Population numbers

1820 1939 1970 2004
186 346 148 125


Until 1945 Babziens was parish in the Evangelical Church Schönfließ ( Polish Kraskowo ) in the church province of East Prussia of the Church of the Old Prussian Union and in the Catholic Church Korschen (Polish Korsze ) in the Diocese of Warmia .

Today Babieniec belongs on the Protestant side to the parish of Kętrzyn in the diocese of Masuria of the Evangelical-Augsburg Church in Poland , on the Catholic side to the parish of Kraskowo in the current Archdiocese of Warmia .



Babieniec can be reached from Voiwodschaftsstrasse 592 (former German Reichsstrasse 135 ): both from Dzikowina (Eberstein) and from Kraskowo (Schönfließ) . A side road also leads from the Voivodship Road 590 from Worpławki (Worplack) to Babieniec.


The nearest train station for Babiniec is Tołkiny (Tolksdorf) and is on the Białystok – Ełk – Korsze ( German  Bialystok – Lyck – Korschen ) railway .


  • Tadeusz Swat: Dzieje Wsi . In: Aniela Bałanda and others: Kętrzyn. Z dziejów miasta i okolic . Pojezierze, Olsztyn 1978, p. 163 (Seria monografii miast Warmii i Mazur) .

Web links

Commons : Babieniec  - collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. ^ CIS 2011: Ludność w miejscowościach statystycznych według ekonomicznych grup wieku , March 31, 2011, accessed on April 21, 2019 (Polish).
  2. Polish Postal Code Directory 2013, p. 9
  3. ^ Rozalia Przybytek: Hydronymia Europaea, place names of Baltic origin in the southern part of East Prussia. Stuttgart 1993, p. 15; Georg Gerullis: The old Prussian place names. Berlin / Leipzig 1922, p. 14.
  4. ^ Dietrich Lange, Geographical Location Register East Prussia (2005): Babziens
  5. a b Babziens (Rastenburg district) at GenWiki
  6. ^ A b Rolf Jehke, Tolksdorf District
  7. Walther Hubatsch , History of the Evangelical Church of East Prussia , Volume 3 Documents , Göttingen 1968, p. 474