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City of Möckern
Dörnitz coat of arms
Coordinates: 52 ° 12 ′ 29 "  N , 12 ° 11 ′ 44"  E
Height : 74 m above sea level NHN
Area : 17.37 km²
Residents : 204  (December 31, 2018)
Population density : 12 inhabitants / km²
Incorporation : January 1, 2009
Postal code : 39291
Area code : 039225
West exit - Bergstrasse towards Altengrabow (2015)
West exit - Bergstrasse towards Altengrabow (2015)
View of the village church from the street Am Kirchberg to the west (2015)

Dörnitz is a village and a district of Möckern in the district of Jerichower Land in Saxony-Anhalt .


Dörnitz is located about nine kilometers southwest of Ziesar and 35 km east of Magdeburg on the edge of the Altengrabow military training area . The Gloine flows through the village . The Altengrabow district belonged to Dörnitz .

The annual precipitation is 566 mm and is therefore comparatively low as it falls in the lower quarter of the values ​​recorded in Germany. Lower values ​​are registered at 14% of the measuring stations of the German Weather Service . The driest month is February, with the most rainfall in June. In June there is 1.8 times more rainfall than in February. The precipitation hardly varies and is very evenly distributed over the year. Lower seasonal fluctuations are registered at only seven percent of the measuring stations in Germany.


In 1447 the place was mentioned for the first time in a deed of a Dietrich Kross . Another enfeoffment of this lord can be found in 1461 and 1467, the latter, however, in the name of Jan Kross . The Slavic place name Dernitz is mentioned in all three documents .

In 1847 "Dörniz" was listed in the "Topographical-Statistical Handbook of the Prussian State". The church village included a manor, a paper mill, a grinding mill, 21 houses and 130 souls.

The military training area was set up from 1893 and expanded over decades. During the First and Second World War , the facilities were used at times as a prisoner of war camp ( Stalag XI A ), HJ training camp , Army Construction Office, Army Forestry Office, ammunition factory with forced labor camp for Ukrainian and Polish women and girls. After the Second World War was here until 1994, a location of the Soviet army ( GSSD ) and then the Bundeswehr .

On January 1, 2009, the previously independent municipality of Dörnitz was incorporated into Möckern.


The local mayor is Frank König.

coat of arms

Blazon : ". In gold two crossed black gun barrels with silver firing holes over a achtspeichigen red mill wheel"

The coat of arms was designed in 2004 by the municipal heraldist Jörg Mantzsch and approved by the district on January 25, 2008.

The colors of the municipality are - based on the tinging of the coat of arms red - gold (yellow).


The flag is striped yellow - red - yellow (1: 4: 1) (horizontal shape: stripes running horizontally, lengthways shape: stripes running vertically) and centered with the municipal coat of arms.


To the federal road 107 , which connects Genthin with Coswig (Anhalt) , it is approx. 13 km to the northeast. The federal highway 2 with the junction Ziesar (76) is reached in eleven kilometers.

Sons and daughters of the place

  • Bernhard Baatz (1910–1978), later SS-Obersturmbannführer, war criminal (including leader of the Einsatzkommando 1).

Web links

Commons : Dörnitz  - Collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. ^ The localities of the city of Möckern. City of Möckern, accessed on January 17, 2019 .
  2. City of Möckern - Main Office (ed.): Development of the inhabitants in the districts and localities of the city of Möckern - Basis: City residents' registration file - as of December 31, 2018 . January 25, 2019.
  3. Main statute of the city of Möckern in the version of September 25, 2014 - including 1st and 2nd amendment . June 1, 2018 ( full text [PDF; 115 kB ; accessed on December 28, 2018]).
  4. Gustav Reischel: Desert science of the districts Jerichow I and Jerichow II . Self-published by the Historical Commission, Magdeburg 1930, p. 26 ( online [accessed April 9, 2013]).
  5. ^ Eduard Messow : Topographical-statistical manual of the Prussian state . First volume: A – K. Publishing house by Emil Baensch, Magdeburg 1846, p. 155 ( digitized version in Google Book Search [accessed January 23, 2019]).
  6. StBA: Area changes on 01/01/2009
  7. local mayor. City of Möckern, accessed on September 30, 2019 .
  8. a b Official Journal of the District No. 7/2008, page 143