Klein Behnkenhagen

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Klein Behnkenhagen
Sundhagen municipality
Coordinates: 54 ° 11 ′ 51 ″  N , 13 ° 7 ′ 40 ″  E
Height : 24 m above sea level NN
Residents : 53  (December 31, 2015)
Postal code : 18519
Area code : 038333
Klein Behnkenhagen (Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania)
Klein Behnkenhagen

Location of Klein Behnkenhagen in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania

Klein Behnkenhagen is a district of the municipality of Sundhagen in the district of Vorpommern-Rügen .

Groß Behnkenhagen, Behnkendorf and Klein Behnkenhagen between 1880 and 1920

Geography and traffic

Klein Behnkenhagen is located 11 kilometers northeast of the city of Grimmen , 13.5 kilometers south of Stralsund and 20 kilometers northwest of Greifswald . The four-lane B 96 road runs east of the village . The Stralsund connection to the A 20 is 12.5 kilometers away. The Greifswald – Stralsund railway has been running east of the village since 1863, and the former federal highway 96, now the federal highway 105, further east .


Behnkenhagen was first mentioned as Benekenhaghen in 1304 . In the certificate of March 5, 1304, the princes of Rügen Wizlaw III. and Zambor (Sambor) the Heiligengeisthaus in Stralsund the ownership of the villages Ahrendsee and Behnkenhagen. On March 8, 1304, the brothers Pritbur, Nikolaus and Thece von Borantenhagen (Boranteshagen and also von Putbus) sell the property from Ahrendsee and Behnkenhagen to the Heiligengeisthaus in Stralsund.

With these documents it becomes clear that there was only one place with the name at the time. The distinction between large and small was probably introduced much later.

1835 appeared in the Prussian Urmes Tischblatt (PUM) as a one-kilometer-long street village with the estate at the eastern end and the village along the street to the western end. The shepherd's homestead was located south of the center of the village. At the western end of the village there were 4 farms with some farm workers' cottages. This part of the village later became independent as Behnkendorf (until today). To the west of it was the so-called Klein Behnkenhagen , which consisted of only two farms and two cottages.

In 1871 Klein Behnkenhagen had the following official statistics: Klein Behnkenhagen - farming village had 11 residential buildings in which 14 households were present. The residential area had 87 inhabitants, in 1867 there were 94. Klein Behnkenhagen - Vorwerk had 3 residential buildings in which 10 households were available. The residential area had 54 inhabitants, in 1867 there were only 44. All residents of the residential areas had the Protestant denomination.

In 1880, according to the measuring table sheet (MTB), the living spaces were changed again. The aforementioned farming village (later Behnkendorf) was now assigned to Klein Behnkenhagen. A small estate was established there. Klein Behnkenhagen (today's place) consisted of a compact estate, a farm and some cottages for agricultural workers.

In the MTB of 1920, the trisection of the settlement, which is still valid today, was recorded. Groß Behnkenhagen , Behnkendorf and Klein Behnkenhagen were now created . The latter location hadn't changed since 1880.

With the land reform of 1945, the estate was reduced, and several new farms were built along Dorfstrasse . During the GDR era (LPG) and after 1990 there was no settlement of agricultural buildings that were and are located in Groß Behnkenhagen.

Klein Behnkenhagen belonged to the Behnkendorf community . This merged on June 7, 2009 with the communities of Brandshagen , Horst , Kirchdorf , Miltzow , Reinberg and Wilmshagen to form the new community of Sundhagen.


  • Royal Statistical Bureau, “Municipalities and manor districts and their population”, III. Province of Pomerania, census of December 1, 1871, Berlin 1874.

Web links

Individual evidence

  1. Pommersches Urkundenbuch (PUB) Volume 4/1, No. 2147, p. 127.
  2. Pommersches Urkundenbuch (PUB) Volume 4/1, No. 2148, p. 128.
  3. Royal. Statistical Bureau, “Municipalities and manor districts and their population”, III. Province of Pomerania, census of December 1, 1871, Berlin 1874.
  4. StBA: Area changes from January 2nd to December 31st, 2009