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Coordinates: 53 ° 47 '  N , 11 ° 31'  E

Basic data
State : Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania
County : Northwest Mecklenburg
Office : Mecklenburg-Bad Kleinen village
Height : 36 m above sea level NHN
Area : 18.96 km 2
Residents: 638 (Dec. 31, 2019)
Population density : 34 inhabitants per km 2
Postal code : 23996
Area code : 038423
License plate : NWM, GDB, GVM, WIS
Community key : 13 0 74 031
Office administration address: Am Wehberg 17
23972 Dorf Mecklenburg
Website : www.amt-dorfmecklenburg-badkleinen.de
Mayor : Lothar Glöde
Location of the community Hohen Viecheln in the district of Northwest Mecklenburg
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Hohen Viecheln is a municipality in the district of Northwest Mecklenburg in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, Germany. The municipality is administered by the Amt Dorf Mecklenburg-Bad Kleinen , based in the municipality of Dorf Mecklenburg .


The community is located on the shores of the northern tip of Lake Schwerin and about 15 kilometers south of Wismar . The districts of Hädchenshof, Moltow and Neu Viecheln belong to Hohen Viecheln.

Hohen Viecheln is surrounded by the neighboring communities of Lübow in the northeast, Ventschow and Jesendorf in the east, Dobin am See in the south, Lübstorf (sea border) and Bad Kleinen in the southwest and the village of Mecklenburg in the northwest.


The Hohen Viecheln residential area is an important site from the Mesolithic Age . In the almost undisturbed layers, rich finds of the Maglemose culture were recovered. The basic food was hunting. Fishing played a certain role. The collection of fruits, edible parts of plants and small animals complemented the menu.

Historically, there was already a parish in Hohen Viecheln in 1178 . A priest Simon is named first (before Cramon and Kirch Stück) in a list of people who testified to a document in Dargun . The former place name Viecheln (Vichel) may derive from a Slavic personal name, such as "Place des Vich".

The church was built in the brick Gothic style around 1310/20 .

Bridge over the Wallensteingraben

Between Hohen Viecheln and Bad Kleinen begins the Wallensteingraben , also formerly known as the Viechelner Fahrt , which connects the Schweriner See with the Baltic Sea. He was from 1577 to 1582 under Duke I. Johann Albrecht built.

"Hohen" was added to the name in the 18th century, when another farm was built on the Feldmark, then Neuhof, later Neu Viecheln, which brought the village the name "Hohen Viecheln" to distinguish it.

There is a hereditary fishery in the community with a family tradition of over 300 years. In recent years, numerous private homes have been built in Hohen Viecheln.

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 HOHEN VIECHELN • LANDKREIS NORDWESTMECKLENBURG



Hohen Viecheln is within easy reach of the Baltic A 20 and A 14 motorways . From the neighboring town of Bad Kleinen there are numerous train connections to Schwerin , Rostock , Hamburg , Lübeck and Wismar . The Bad Kleinen – Rostock railway runs through Hohen Viecheln without stopping.


  • Friedrich Schlie : The art and history monuments of the Grand Duchy of Mecklenburg-Schwerin. Volume II: The district court districts of Wismar, Grevesmühlen, Rehna, Gadebusch and Schwerin. Schwerin 1898, reprint Schwerin 1992, ISBN 3-910179-06-1 , pp. 287-295.
  • Count of Oeynhausen: The Plessen and Hohen-Viecheln . Schwerin 1907.
  • Eckhard Michael: The wooden sculpture of a Mr. von Plessen from the beginning of the 14th century in the church of Hohen Viecheln, Wismar district . In: Plesse archive . Issue 16, Göttingen 1980, pp. 65-91.
  • The medieval settlement names . In: Peter Donat, Heike Reimann, Cornelia Willich: Slavic settlement and development in north-western Mecklenburg ( research on the history and culture of Eastern Central Europe , Volume 8). Pp. 59-128.
  • Lovely landscape between Wismar and Schwerin . Information brochure from the Bad Kleinen office

Web links

Commons : Hohen Viecheln  - 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. Current state of research, cf. Slavic settlement and development p. 71. According to an outdated interpretation in Lovely landscape between Wismar and Schwerin , Vichle or Vichele stands for Slav, scrub, bush
  3. Main statute, § 1, paragraph 1