Rotten rust

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Rotten rust
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Coordinates: 53 ° 38 '  N , 12 ° 47'  E

Basic data
State : Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania
County : Mecklenburg Lake District
Office : Malchin at the Kummerower See
Height : 39 m above sea level NHN
Area : 33.75 km 2
Residents: 647 (Dec. 31, 2019)
Population density : 19 inhabitants per km 2
Postal code : 17139
Area code : 039951
License plate : MSE, AT, DM, MC, MST, MÜR, NZ, RM, WRN
Community key : 13 0 71 032
Community structure: 4 districts
Office administration address: Am Markt 1
17139 Malchin
Website :
Mayor : Hans-Heinrich Unterberg
Location of the community Faulenrost in the Mecklenburg Lake District
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Faulenrost is a municipality in the Mecklenburg Lake District in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, Germany. She belongs to the Malchin am Kummerower See , which has its administrative seat in the city of Malchin .



The community of Faulenrost is about ten kilometers south of Malchin and southwest of Stavenhagen . In the south of the municipality, the Rittermannshagener See is located near the place that gives it its name.

Community structure

The districts Hungerstorf, Schwabendorf , Rittermannshagen and Demzin belong to Rottenrost.


There are archaeological finds that date back to the Middle Stone Age . In the vicinity of Rottenrost there is also the Stone Age large stone grave Rottenrost .

Two tower mounds have survived from medieval times, although the presence of two such mounds in one place is relatively rare.

Faulenrost was first mentioned in 1275, when the knight Henning von Rostock was enfeoffed with the property of Faulenrost by Prince Nikolaus von Werle-Güstrow . The knight seems to have added his name to the village he had acquired: "Villa Rostock" (1288). However, the place name could also come from the Slavic word rastokŭ ( place where two bodies of water separate or join ).

Over time, the vernacular has made it Vůlen Rozstock (1385), then Vulen Rostke (1494) and finally Faulenrost (1683).

Faulenrost Castle in the 19th century

When it was divided among the sons of Colonel Levin Ludwig Hahn , Faulenrost fell to the knight Claus Ludwig Hahn in 1746. He began building the palace and the courtyard in 1760, with the intention of making Rottenrost his summer residence. Before completion, the builder sank "into melancholy profundity", so that only his successor, Friedrich II von Hahn , who was known for his services to astronomy, completed the building and laid out extensive gardens with greenhouses.

In 1933, Count Septimus von Hahn, who was in financial distress, sold the palace and the associated estates to a Berlin settlement company, which relocated the estates with new farmers from Württemberg. The castle was sold to the political community a little later. It served as a camp for the female labor service and accommodation for local Nazi groups. The large ballroom was used as a church for the Faulenrost community until it was confiscated by the Reich Governor (1938).

Castle complex in Faulenrost, in the middle was the main building, which burned down in 1969

When the World War broke out, Polish prisoners of war were also interned in the palace complex, and refugees were housed after the war.

On January 1, 1951, the previously independent communities Demzin and Rittermannshagen were incorporated.

In 1954 a kindergarten was set up (until 1964), the last time it served as a school. In the following years the castle fell into disrepair. It burned down on January 13, 1969, but the farm buildings and parts of the park have been preserved.

From 1842 to 1845 the Low German poet Fritz Reuter lived in Demzin, which is now a neighboring village of Faulenrost. During this time he got to know his future wife Lowising, who worked as an educator in Rittermannshagen - which is also incorporated today. Rotten rust is mentioned in Reuter's work "The prehistory of Meckelnborg".


Coat of arms, flag, official seal

The municipality has no officially approved national emblem, neither a coat of arms nor a flag. The official seal is the small state seal with the coat of arms of the state of Mecklenburg. It shows a looking bull's head with torn off neck fur and crown and the inscription "GEMEINDE FAULENROST".


  • Gatehouses, cavalier houses and farm buildings have been preserved from the baroque palace complex. The cavalier houses are two-and-a-half-storey plastered buildings with a mansard roof, each of which is connected to square corner pavilions via connecting structures. The two-storey gatehouses are also made as plastered buildings with a mansard roof. Under the farm buildings there is a barn from 1744, which was built before the baroque redesign of the castle. The landscape park can still be recognized to some extent. A flower bed marks the area of ​​the main building, which burned down in 1968.
  • Around Rottenrost there are two tower mounds as the remains of earlier fortifications: on Ochsenberg and on Spegelbarg (Spiegelberg).
  • The village church Rittermannshagen is a brick building from the 13th / 14th centuries. Century.
  • Hungerstorf castle wall

Public facilities

  • Volunteer firefighter
  • Sports field with an open-air stage
  • Small photo exhibition on the history of fishing

Individuals associated with rotten rust


  • Festschrift for the 700th anniversary of the Faulenrost community. Faulenrost community, Faulenrost 1975.

Web links

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

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. ^ Paul Kühnel: The Slavic place names in Meklenburg. In: Yearbooks of the Association for Mecklenburg History and Archeology. Vol. 46, 1881, ISSN  0259-7772 , pp. 3-168, here p. 45.
  3. Main Statute, Section 1, Paragraph 2