Mecklenburg village

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Coat of arms of the village of Mecklenburg
Mecklenburg village
Map of Germany, position of the municipality of Dorf Mecklenburg highlighted

Coordinates: 53 ° 51 '  N , 11 ° 28'  E

Basic data
State : Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania
County : Northwest Mecklenburg
Office : Mecklenburg-Bad Kleinen village
Height : 40 m above sea level NHN
Area : 29.99 km 2
Residents: 3121 (Dec. 31, 2019)
Population density : 104 inhabitants per km 2
Postal code : 23972
Area code : 03841
License plate : NWM, GDB, GVM, WIS
Community key : 13 0 74 019
Office administration address: Am Wehberg 17
23972 Dorf Mecklenburg
Website :
Mayor : Burkhard Biemel (Free Voting Community Village Mecklenburg)
Location of the municipality of Dorf Mecklenburg in the district of Northwest Mecklenburg
Schleswig-Holstein Schleswig-Holstein Schwerin Landkreis Rostock Landkreis Rostock Landkreis Ludwigslust-Parchim Landkreis Ludwigslust-Parchim Bad Kleinen Barnekow Bobitz Dorf Mecklenburg Groß Stieten Hohen Viecheln Lübow Metelsdorf Ventschow Dragun Gadebusch Kneese Krembz Mühlen Eichsen Rögnitz Roggendorf (Mecklenburg) Veelböken Bernstorf Gägelow Stepenitztal Stepenitztal Stepenitztal Roggenstorf Rüting Testorf-Steinfort Upahl Warnow (bei Grevesmühlen) Damshagen Hohenkirchen (Mecklenburg) Kalkhorst Klütz Zierow Alt Meteln Bad Kleinen Brüsewitz Cramonshagen Dalberg-Wendelstorf Gottesgabe (bei Schwerin) Grambow (bei Schwerin) Klein Trebbow Lübstorf Lützow (Mecklenburg) Perlin Pingelshagen Pokrent Schildetal Seehof (Mecklenburg) Zickhusen Benz (bei Wismar) Blowatz Boiensdorf Hornstorf Krusenhagen Neuburg (Mecklenburg) Bibow Glasin Jesendorf Jesendorf Lübberstorf Neukloster Passee Warin Züsow Zurow Carlow (Mecklenburg) Dechow Groß Molzahn Holdorf (Mecklenburg) Königsfeld (Mecklenburg) Rehna Rehna Rehna Rieps Schlagsdorf Thandorf Utecht Wedendorfersee Dassow Grieben (Mecklenburg) Lüdersdorf Menzendorf Roduchelstorf Schönberg (Mecklenburg) Selmsdorf Siemz-Niendorf Boltenhagen Grevesmühlen Insel Poel Poel Wismarmap
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Dorf Mecklenburg is a municipality in the district of Northwest Mecklenburg in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania . It is the administrative seat of the Mecklenburg-Bad Kleinen village office , to which eight other communities belong. The place is part of the Hamburg metropolitan region .


Geographical location

The municipality of Dorf Mecklenburg lies between the Hanseatic city of Wismar and Lake Schwerin , one of the largest German lakes. In the slightly hilly terrain, the North Sea-Baltic Sea watershed is only about ten kilometers from the Baltic Sea ( Wismar Bay ). The Wallensteingraben runs past the community to the west , which connects the Schweriner See with the Baltic Sea as the only outflow and was created between 1577 and 1582 under Duke Ulrich .

The village of Mecklenburg is surrounded by the city of Wismar in the north and the neighboring communities Lübow in the northeast, Hohen Viecheln in the southeast, Bad Kleinen in the south, Groß Stieten in the southwest, Bobitz in the west and Metelsdorf in the northwest.

Community structure

The municipality of Dorf Mecklenburg consists of the following districts:


Monument on the site of the earlier Mecklenburg
Wall of the castle settlement

Mecklenburg village

The Mecklenburg , the former castle of the municipality, is the namesake for the entire Mecklenburg landscape and for the state of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania.

The castle of the Slavic Abodrites was referred to as Nakon's castle in a report by the Arab trader Ibrahim Ibn Jacub as early as 965 . As was found in an excavation from 1967 to 1969, it was made in the first half of the 7th century. In the course of time, Mikelenburg became Mecklenburg . King Otto III. first mentioned Mecklenburg on September 10, 995. However, it was demolished in 1256 after being destroyed several times. The material was used for the construction of the Fürstenhof Palace in the then flourishing city of Wismar at the southernmost point of the Baltic Sea. After the castle was rebuilt for the Schwerin princes in 1277 , it was destroyed again 45 years later and finally. The village of Mecklenburg emerged from the settlement of the outer bailey in the middle of the 14th century. The current street "Am Burgwall" leads to the still visible ring wall, which has been used as a cemetery since the last years of the 19th century.

From 1952 to 1994 Dorf Mecklenburg belonged to the district of Wismar-Land (until 1990 in the GDR district of Rostock , 1990–1994 in the state of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania ). Since 1994 the community has been in the Northwest Mecklenburg district .


Petersdorf belonged with the goods Bobitz, Groß Krankow, Köchelsdorf, Tressow and reservations in Quaal and Käselow to the goods complex of the Counts von der Schulenburg . The single-storey Petersdorf manor has been preserved.

Rambow was mentioned in 1325 when Prince Heinrich II approved a sale of land by Hermann von Rambow; the noble family was first mentioned in a document in 1284. The property was u. a. owned by the von Rambow (13th / 14th century) and von Bülow (1759–1771) families .

Steffin: The estate had been the Ziemsen family's leasehold since 1865. The neoclassical three-story manor house was renovated.

Population development

year Residents
1990 2690
1995 2998
2000 3006
2005 3090
2010 2902
year Residents
2015 3023
2016 3048
2017 3097
2018 3090
2019 3121

Status: December 31 of the respective year


Community representation

The municipal council of Dorf Mecklenburg consists of 14 members and the mayor. Since the local elections in 2019, it has been composed as follows

Party / group of voters be right Seats
Free voter community Dorf Mecklenburg 40.1% 6th
CDU 19.2% 3
The left 17.9% 2
SPD 09.4% 1
Alliance 90 / The Greens 08.9% 1
Individual applicant Andreas Grahn 04.6% 1


  • until 2014: Peter Sawiaczinski (Free voter community Dorf Mecklenburg, died 2014)
  • 2015–2019: Torsten Tribukeit (Die Linke)
  • since 2019: Burkhard Biemel (Free Voting Community Village Mecklenburg)

Biemel was elected in the mayoral election on May 26, 2019 with 51.6% of the valid votes for a term of five years.

coat of arms

Coat of arms of the village of Mecklenburg
Blazon : "Divided by red and gold, above a silver hill fort with three towers, below a looking, gold-crowned and silver-horned black bull's head with a torn red mouth, silver teeth, a knocked out red tongue and seven points torn off the neck."

The coat of arms was designed by Wodorfer Rolf Möller. It was approved on November 21, 1991 by the Ministry of the Interior and registered under No. 7 of the coat of arms of the state of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania.

Reasons for the coat of arms: The coat of arms combines the symbol for a Slavic castle with the emblem of the Lords of Mecklenburg and the traditional coat of arms of Mecklenburg, the black bull's head with the torn neck fur. With this visual reference to Mecklenburg Castle, it is reminiscent of the starting point of today's village. The former size of this castle complex, which first gave its name to the Princely House and later to the country, is still testified today by an almost nine-meter-high and twenty-meter-wide rampart that encloses an area of ​​around 1.4 hectares.


The flag was designed by the Rosenthaler Dr. Peter Neichel and approved on August 9, 2012 by the Ministry of the Interior.

The flag is evenly striped lengthways in red and yellow. In the middle of the stripes are the figures of the municipal coat of arms: in the red stripe a white Slavic castle with three towers on the wall, which occupies two thirds of the height of the stripe, in the yellow stripe a looking, yellow crowned black bull's head with a torn red mouth, white Teeth, a knocked-out red tongue, the neck fur torn off at seven points and white horns, which is seven ninths the height of the strip. The height of the flag is related to the length like 2: 3.

Official seal

The official seal shows the municipal coat of arms with the inscription "GEMEINDE DORF MECKLENBURG • LANDKREIS NORDWESTMECKLENBURG".


Dutch windmill
Village church
Church interior
  • Dorfkirche Dorf Mecklenburg , brick building from the 14th century. Inside there is a painted coffered ceiling (17th century) with a representation of Christ with the foolish and wise virgins, angel heads, the altar from 1622 with a representation of the Last Supper and four passion scenes, a pulpit decorated with many ornaments from 1618 and the triumphal beam Crucifixion group from 1633.
  • Windmill on the 43-meter-high Rugenberg, a Dutch windmill built in the basement in 1849, today houses a hotel and restaurant
  • District Agricultural Museum of the district from 1978. The permanent exhibition on about 1000 m² gives an insight into agriculture, information about the history of the castle and the place, shows agricultural machinery and equipment and in the converted half-timbered house the history of the Wallensteingraben as well as museum educational programs, special exhibitions and various events Subjects.
  • Wall of the former Mecklenburg Castle
  • Rectory from 1767, half-timbered house and parish barn from 1701 and preacher's widow's house from around 1760 as a half-timbered building
  • Old village school from the end of the 19th century
  • Memorial for the victims of the world wars, boulder with a name plaque for the fallen of the First and a memorial plaque for the dead of the Second World War
  • Olgashof manor house

Economy and Infrastructure


There are two industrial parks in the municipality.


Dorf Mecklenburg railway station

Mecklenburg lies on the national highway B 106 from Wismar to Schwerin and the national road L 103 to Kritzow . The A 20 motorway between Lübeck and Rostock runs through the municipality. The closest junction is Wismar-Mitte .

The Dorf Mecklenburg train station is on the Ludwigslust – Wismar railway line . It is served by the regional express line RE 2 ( Wismar - Berlin ) and the regional train line RB 17 (Wismar - Ludwigslust ).


  • Day care center "Mäckelborger Kinnergorden"
  • primary school
  • Affiliated Regional School
  • "Tisa von der Schulenburg" high school


  • Mecklenburger SV with the sections football, handball, badminton, table tennis, volleyball and gymnastics
  • Chess Club Mecklenburg Springer
  • Cultural association Dorf Mecklenburg
  • Music Association "Wind Orchestra Village Mecklenburg"
  • Fishing club "De Petri-Jünger's"


  • Wilhelm Abraham (1894–?), Politician (CDU), blacksmith in Dorf Mecklenburg

Web links

Commons : Dorf Mecklenburg  - Collection of images

Individual evidence

  1. Statistisches Amt MV - population status of the districts, offices and municipalities 2019 (XLS file) (official population figures in the update of the 2011 census) ( help ).
  2. Main statutes of the municipality of Dorf Mecklenburg, § 1
  3. ^ Joachim Herrmann: The Slavs in Germany. History and culture of the Slavic tribes west of Oder and Neisse from the 6th to 12th centuries . Akademie-Verlag, Berlin 1985, p. 211
  4. State Main Archive Schwerin : Genealogical Collections .
  5. Population development of the districts and municipalities in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania (Statistical Report AI of the Statistical Office Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania)
  6. ^ Result of the local election on May 26, 2019
  7. Torsten Tribukeit the new mayor of Dorf Mecklenburg on
  8. ^ Result of the mayoral election on May 26, 2019
  9. Hans-Heinz Schütt: On shield and flag - the coats of arms and flags of the state of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania and its municipalities . Ed .: production office TINUS; Schwerin. 2011, ISBN 978-3-9814380-0-0 , pp. 327-329 .
  10. a b Main statutes of the village of Mecklenburg, § 1 (PDF).
  11. website of the District Agricultural Museum Dorf Mecklenburg