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Coordinates: 53 ° 27 '  N , 12 ° 8'  E

Basic data
State : Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania
County : Ludwigslust-Parchim
Office : Eldenburg Luebz
Height : 62 m above sea level NHN
Area : 25.09 km 2
Residents: 463 (Dec 31, 2019)
Population density : 18 inhabitants per km 2
Postal code : 19386
Area code : 038731
License plate : LUP, HGN, LBZ, LWL, PCH, STB
Community key : 13 0 76 077
Community structure: 3 districts
Office administration address: Am Markt 22
19386 Lübz
Website :
Mayor : Eberhard Korf
Location of the municipality of Kritzow in the Ludwigslust-Parchim district
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Kritzow is a municipality in the east of the Ludwigslust-Parchim district in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania (Germany). It is administered by the Amt Eldenburg Lübz , based in the city of Lübz .

Geography and traffic

The community is located south of the federal highway 191 , about six kilometers east of Lübz and about nine kilometers west of Plau am See . The community lies between two terminal moraine courses in the east near Schlemmin and in the west near Petrol. The highest points in the municipality are the Pavilljönkenberg at 101  m above sea level. NHN and two unnamed elevations, on the one hand a 107.8 m high hill in the Schlemminer Tannen forest area in the southwest and also a 103 m high hill north of Petrol. To the east of the town of Kritzow lies the Kritzower See lake of the same name . To the east of the lake is the Blockkoppel forest area .


  • petrol
  • Kritzow
  • Schlemmin


Kritzow was mentioned in 1300 as a Critsow and fiefdom of the Redickesdorf family. The name Kritzow comes from the Old Slavic krikŭ for scream and indicates the locator Krič , i.e. place of Krič . The area around Kritzow has been inhabited since ancient times. A Bronze Age knife was found near the site . From 1438 Kritzow became ducal possession. The tenant house was built in 1757 and significantly rebuilt in 1873 and used as a community center and kindergarten during the GDR era. Until the First World War, the place consisted of only two parallel rows of cottages.

On January 1, 1951, the previously independent communities Petrol and Schlemmin were incorporated.

Petrol was first mentioned in a document as Bentcin 1300. The name gasoline comes from the Old Slavic bąk for scream and indicates the locator Bęka , i.e. the place of the Bęka . The small half-timbered church dates from the second half of the 16th century.

Schlemmin took over the name of a place that has disappeared and is mentioned in 1570 as a sovereign building yard and in 1700 as a state domain. In 1931 the 541 hectare domain was relocated. The tenant house was built in 1870. On May 3, 1945, a US Army reconnaissance company under Lieutenant William A. Knowlton came across the Red Army near Schlemmin .


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 KRITZOW".


Village church in gasoline
  • Petrol village church as a small half-timbered church from the second half of the 16th century; West tower with tent roof ; Inside: carved altar (16th century), predella (base) with a three-part top (17th century), late Gothic crucifix (according to Dehio).
  • Industrial monument brickworks gasoline, part of the clay and brick road
  • Historic cobblestones
  • Kritzower See with beaches in Barkow, Broock, Kritzow and Schlemmin

Web links

Commons : Kritzow  - 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. § 2 of the main statute (PDF; 19 kB) of the municipality
  3. ^ 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. 76.
  4. ^ 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. 25.
  5. main statute § 1