Crivitz Castle Wall

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Crivitz Castle Wall
View to the castle wall

View to the castle wall

Creation time : 10th to 12th centuries
Castle type : Niederungsburg
Conservation status: Castle hill
Place: Crivitz
Geographical location 53 ° 34 '40 "  N , 11 ° 38' 42"  E Coordinates: 53 ° 34 '40 "  N , 11 ° 38' 42"  E

The Slavic rampart of Crivitz , a town in the Ludwigslust-Parchim district , was east of the town on a peninsula in Lake Crivitz .

The ground monument today consists of an approximately 80 meter high plateau with a height of up to 5 meters compared to the surrounding areas. It can be assumed that the castle wall was a hill fort . The castle grounds were probably leveled in the past centuries, so that former walls were removed. Around 1850 the area was used as a poor cemetery. In 1863 a gas works was built on the same site. In 1971 the factory was given up and only in 2006 the remains of the building were completely removed. Since then, the site can be seen again as an old Niederungsburg . According to ceramic finds, the castle dates from the Yugoslav period of the 10th to 12th centuries. It was in the tribal area of ​​the Obodrites .


  • Georg Christian Friedrich Lisch : Castle walls of Crivitz. In: Yearbooks of the Association for Mecklenburg History and Archeology. - Vol. 19 (1854), p. 337

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