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Coat of arms of the municipality of Gramzow
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Coordinates: 53 ° 13 '  N , 14 ° 0'  E

Basic data
State : Brandenburg
County : Uckermark
Office : Gramzow
Height : 65 m above sea level NHN
Area : 66.26 km 2
Residents: 1800 (Dec. 31, 2019)
Population density : 27 inhabitants per km 2
Postal code : 17291
Area code : 039861
License plate : UM, ANG, PZ, SDT, TP
Community key : 12 0 73 225
Address of the
municipal administration:
Poststrasse 25
17291 Gramzow
Website :
Mayor : Uwe Koch
Location of the municipality of Gramzow in the Uckermark district
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The municipality of Gramzow belongs to the Uckermark district in northern Brandenburg and is about 13 km from the district town of Prenzlau . It is located in the metropolitan area of Szczecin . The administrative seat of the office of the same name is located in Gramzow .


The village of Gramzow is located on the lakes Klostersee (also Haussee ) and Kantorsee . The Schulzensee is located in the village . To the south (on the B 198 to Angermünde) lies the Glambecksee . To the southwest of Gramzow (towards Melzow / Warnitz) are the Kuhseen ( Großer and Kleiner Kuhsee ). The bathing area at the Großer Kuhsee can be reached from Karlshof.

Klostersee in Gramzow, in the background (left edge of the picture) the Gramzower sports field, on the right edge of the picture the ruins of the monastery.

Community structure

Gramzow includes the districts of Gramzow, Lützlow , Meichow and Polßen as well as the residential areas extension, forest house, Karlshof, Koboltenhof, Neumeichow, Randowhöhe and Zehnebeck.


Gramzow monastery ruins

During excavations in preparation for the Baltic Sea pipeline connection line OPAL , a group of seven Slavic body graves from the first half of the 12th century was found near Neumeichow. The skeletons were examined by the anthropologist Bettina Jungklaus . The four adults and three children were all buried stretched out on their backs in an east-west orientation. Four of the dead had their heads to the east, the others to the west. A 45 to 50 year old woman had two temple rings in the head area as part of the late Slavic costume. The other graves were empty. The woman with the temple rings also had a large and a small stone on her head and a large stone on her feet. Such “fossils” have been known for a long time in late Slavic body graves. They are likely aimed at preventing the deceased from returning . In this woman, this could have been due to six osteomas of different sizes on the frontal bone. The largest was 13 mm in diameter and 5 mm high. These benign, slow-growing bone tumors usually do not cause pain. However, depending on their location and size, they are clearly visible, as is the case with the woman buried here. The position of the large osteoma directly on the forehead above the left eye marked the face in a distinctive way during his lifetime.

Gramzow was first mentioned in 1168 as villa Gramsowe (village), making it the “oldest documented place in the Uckermark ( Lieselott Enders ). In 1177/78 the Premonstratensian monastery Gramzow was founded. In 1714 the monastery church burned down. Only a part of the west wall has survived to this day. The ruined monastery is a landmark of Gramzow. Gramzow was first mentioned as a town in 1288, and since 1586 only as a town . The city ruler was the monastery, from 1542/43 the sovereign (elector).

In 1687 the French colony was founded. The Réfugiés received the monastery church, which burned down in 1714, for their services.

Administrative history

Gramzow, Lützlow, Meichow and Polßen belonged to the Angermünde district in the Prussian province of Brandenburg since 1817 . In 1952 Gramzow, Lützlow and Meichow were incorporated into the Prenzlau district in the GDR district of Neubrandenburg , and Polßen into the Angermünde district in the Frankfurt (Oder) district.

Since 1993 the places have been in the Brandenburg district of Uckermark. On December 31, 2001 Lützlow, Meichow and Polßen were incorporated into Gramzow.

Population development

year Residents
1875 2 302
1890 2 164
1910 2 133
1925 1 923
1933 1 841
1939 1 778
1946 2 152
1950 2,343
year Residents
1964 1,850
1971 1 774
1981 1,507
1985 1 432
1989 1 355
1990 1 331
1991 1 324
1992 1 292
1993 1 268
1994 1 287
year Residents
1995 1 293
1996 1 276
1997 1 295
1998 1 290
1999 1 273
2000 1 264
2001 2,220
2002 2 177
2003 2 145
2004 2 147
year Residents
2005 2 110
2006 2,048
2007 2,081
2008 2,057
2009 1 997
2010 1 986
2011 1 972
2012 1 950
2013 1 923
2014 1 918
year Residents
2015 1 901
2016 1,897
2017 1 856
2018 1 836
2019 1,800

Territory of the respective year, number of inhabitants: as of December 31 (from 1991), from 2011 based on the 2011 census


Community representation

The community council of Gramzow consists of 12 community representatives and the honorary mayor. The local election on May 26, 2019 resulted in the following distribution of seats:

Party / group of voters Seats
CDU 7th
Voting group community-oriented local politics 4th
Single applicant Frank Gartzke 1


  • 1998–2003: Klaus Brandt (SPD)
  • 2003–2016: Karl Heimann (CDU)
  • since 2016: Uwe Koch (CDU)

Koch was elected in the mayoral election on May 26, 2019 with 57.8% of the valid votes for a further term of five years.

coat of arms

The coat of arms was approved on January 26, 2000.

Blazon : "In a silver jointed red brick wall an ogival, silver-framed blue window, with two silver three-passports at the top, inside a standing, defying red-armored stork in natural colors."

Gramzow Railway Museum


The list of monuments in Gramzow includes the monuments entered in the list of monuments of the state of Brandenburg.


Gramzow is on the B 198 federal highway between Prenzlau and Angermünde . The B 166 runs between the Uckermark and Schwedt junction across the municipality, but has no connection to the town. The closest motorway junction is Gramzow on the A 11 Berlin – Stettin.

In 1906 the Schönermark – Damme district railway with the Gramzow train station and the Lützlow stop was inaugurated. In 1979 the section to Schönermark and in 1995 that to Damme were closed. On the stretch between Gramzow and Damme and between Damme and Eickstedt, the Gramzow Railway Museum now operates its own route. The starting point is the museum in Gramzow.


Sons and daughters of the church

Personalities associated with Gramzow


Web links

Commons : Gramzow (Uckermark)  - Collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. Population in the State of Brandenburg according to municipalities, offices and municipalities not subject to official registration on December 31, 2019 (XLSX file; 223 KB) (updated official population figures) ( help on this ).
  2. ^ Service portal of the state administration Brandenburg. Gramzow community
  3. ^ Project Neumeichow, Late Slavic Graves. In: Retrieved June 4, 2017 .
  4. Bettina Jungklaus: Special burials from May 10-15. Century in Brandenburg from an anthropological point of view . In: Ruth Struwe , Johan Callmer (Ed.): Ethnographic-Archaeological Journal . tape 50 , no. 1-2 . Verlag Beier & Beran , Langenweißbach 2009, p. 197-214 .
  5. Thilo Stapelfeldt, Bettina Jungklaus: Prevented from returning. Slavic graves with special burials near Neumeichow, district of Uckermark . In: Archeology in Berlin and Brandenburg . Konrad Theiss Verlag , 2008, ISSN  0948-311X , p. 72-74 .
  6. Thilo Stapelfeldt, Bettina Jungklaus: The fear of the woman . In: Archeology in Germany . tape 3 , 2010, ISSN  0176-8522 , p. 40-41 .
  7. Franz Winter: The Premonstratensians of the 12th Century and their Importance for Northeastern Germany. Berlin 1865, pp. 210-212.
  8. StBA: Changes in the municipalities in Germany, see 2001
  9. Historical municipality register of the state of Brandenburg 1875 to 2005. District Uckermark . Pp. 18-21
  10. Population in the state of Brandenburg from 1991 to 2017 according to independent cities, districts and municipalities , Table 7
  11. ^ Office for Statistics Berlin-Brandenburg (Ed.): Statistical report AI 7, A II 3, A III 3. Population development and population status in the state of Brandenburg (respective editions of the month of December)
  12. ^ Result of the local election on May 26, 2019
  13. Results of the local elections in 1998 (mayoral elections) for the district of Uckermark ( Memento of the original from April 15, 2018 in the Internet Archive ) Info: The archive link was inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. @1@ 2Template: Webachiv / IABot /
  14. Local elections October 26, 2003. Mayoral elections , p. 34
  15. ^ Election thriller in the municipal council Gramzow
  16. Brandenburg Local Election Act, Section 73 (1)
  17. ^ Result of the mayoral election on May 26, 2019
  18. Coat of arms information on the service portal of the state administration of Brandenburg