Dambeck village church (Bobitz)

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Dambeck village church from the southeast

The village church St. Katharinen zu Dambeck is a church of the Evangelical Lutheran parish Dambeck-Beidendorf. The community belongs to the Wismar provost in the Mecklenburg parish of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Northern Germany . The place Dambeck belongs to the municipality of Bobitz in the district of Northwest Mecklenburg .


Triumphal cross

In 1230 there was no church in Dambeck, the place belonged to the parish of Beidendorf and thus to the diocese of Ratzeburg . The church in Dambeck was built in the 14th century. From the beginning, the Lords of Dambeck were probably the owners here, but they were not mentioned for the first time until May 25, 1356. The family died out at the end of the 16th century. In 1488, Vicke and Burchard von Dambeck donated land and justice to the church for the use of wood and fishing, but they did not hold the patronage . The sovereign exercised this. With the death of the last representative of the Joachim von Dambeck family on September 20, 1587, the fiefdom fell back to the Duke, who lent it to Vicke von Bülow auf Rensow. He also did not obtain patronage over the church, because an heir, Dietrich von Bülow, again asked in vain in 1614 for the same to be given. In 1626 the place went to Joachim von der Lühe , in whose family the estate remained until 1710. After that it belonged to the sovereign domanium. The first known pastor was Heinrich Pysell, the Duke Henry V was used.

Building description


The graceful Gothic brick building was erected over a field stone foundation in the second half of the 14th century . The nave is supported by buttresses. The choir is not set off from the nave and has an end from the octagon. The squat tower is the same width as the nave. The upper floor is a boarded half-timbered construction from medieval times and is covered by a hipped roof on the west side. The outside of the nave and choir is adorned by a frieze made from dark-fired, glazed shaped stones below the eaves. Here, comparable solutions from Wismar churches may have served as a model. In the east wall there are three, otherwise only two-part pointed arch windows. The portals are also ogival and the western tower portal has stepped walls.


Pulpit altar

Pulpit altar

The altarpiece from the first half of the 18th century, which was subsequently converted into a pulpit altar , had an attachment with a painting of the Entombment, which is now set up separately on the north wall. Expressive figures from a medieval carved altar from the first half of the 15th century are placed in the choir. The former triumphal cross from around 1500 with the evangelist symbols at the ends of the cross arms is hung in a corner of the church. In addition to the pulpit altar, the box stalls dated 1596 are of post-Reformation origin.


Dambeck Church Organ.jpg

The organ (I / AP / 5) was previously attributed to Friedrich Friese II . But during the restoration and reconstruction carried out in 2009 by the organ builder Andreas Arnold in Plau from the organ building company Mecklenburger Orgelbau , the following note was found in the wind tunnel: Friedrich Ludwig Teodor Friese geb. 18/4 1827 built this organ in the year 1850. The (s) is my first organ which I built alone God give his (n) blessings. It is inaugurated on Ascension Day. It is therefore of particular interest in terms of organ history. The contract was signed with Friedrich Friese II, the execution was carried out by Friedrich Friese III .

The flat front with the three pipe fields together result in an outward sloping triangle. The middle field is wider and is crowned with a high cross. The four relatively high fial towers add value to the area. The instrument was restored and rearranged in 1965 by the organ builder Wolfgang Nußbücker from Plau . Playable with restrictions for years, it was reconstructed in 2009 by the organ builder Andreas Arnold due to woodworm infestation.


A gravestone with relief images of the deceased Vicke von Bülow and his wife Ursula, b. von Below from the end of the 16th century is remarkable. In addition to the Bülowschen, the coat of arms of the Below, von der Lühe and von Golcen families can be seen on it.

In the southern choir windows there are glass paintings from 1661 with coats of arms.

Foundry brand Jeghers


Two bronze bells hung in the tower , one cast in 1435 with a diameter of 1125 mm by Timmo Jegher in Lübeck and one cast in 1824 by Friedrich Wilhelm Hirt from Lübeck from an older one.

Web links

Commons : Dorfkirche Dambeck  - Collection of pictures, videos and audio files


  • Friedrich Schlie : The art and history monuments of the Grand Duchy of Mecklenburg-Schwerin. , Volume II: Schwerin 1899. (Reprint 1992) ISBN 3-910179-06-1 , pp. 642-644,
  • ZEBI e. V .: Village and town churches in the Wismar-Schwerin parish , Bremen, Rostock, 2001.
  • Horst Ende : Village churches in Mecklenburg. Berlin 1975, pp. 78, 136.
  • Beatrix Dräger: Cultural HERITAGE in Mecklenburg and Western Pomerania. Schwerin 2010, pp. 144, 145.
  • Claus Peter: The bells of the Wismar churches and their history. Wismar 2016, ISBN 978-3-934776-27-2 , pp. 226-227.


Printed sources

Individual evidence

  1. Membership of the community
  2. Claus Peter: The bells of the Wismar churches and their history. 2016, p. 227.

Coordinates: 53 ° 47 ′ 8.8 ″  N , 11 ° 22 ′ 19 ″  E