|Height :||7 m above sea level NN|
|Area :||30.67 km²|
|Residents :||438 (Dec. 31, 2007)|
|Population density :||14 inhabitants / km²|
|Incorporation :||June 7, 2009|
|Postal code :||17398|
|Area code :||039726|
Geography and traffic
Löwitz is west of federal highway 109 and east of federal highway 197 . Anklam is about seven kilometers north of the municipality. The federal motorway 20 can be reached via the connection Neubrandenburg -Nord (approx. 23 km). The Große Landgraben flows through the south of the municipality .
Löwitz was first mentioned in a document in 1533 as Lowitz . The Slavic founding name was interpreted as Rindenbach .
Gut Löwitz was owned by the von Schwerin family from 1533 to 1945 , namely Christoffer von Schwerin when it was first mentioned in 1533. He was followed by his son Klaus. In 1620 Antonius Dettlow von Schwerin was the owner.
In 1880, Hans Graf von Schwerin had the Berlin builder Eduard Titz design and build a representative, historicizing , two-storey palace with playful corner towers. The 17th century park was redesigned after 1880 and surrounded with a brick wall that was still in place. The well-known statue of Field Marshal Kurt von Schwerin originally stood in front of the castle, which was then transferred to Schwerinsburg, was at the museum in Greifswald after the war and is now in the Deutsches Museum in Berlin after the von Schwerin family decided .
The property was also leased at times. Hans von Schwerin-Löwitz and from 1918 his widow Maria owned the estate from 1888 to 1932, after which it was administered by the Count of Schwerin from Ziethen. During the war, the castle was used as a military hospital, after the expropriation it was initially a brief accommodation for refugees and displaced persons, until it was soon used as a children's home until around 1964. After 1964 the castle fell into disrepair and was partially removed in 1987. The children's home was completely relocated to Ducherow. A side wing that was still present was then removed after 1990.
The other manor buildings were used by the new farmers of the land reform and later by the local LPG. Some are ruinous, others, like the stables in the walled churchyard, are still in pretty good shape.
On January 1, 1951, the previously independent community Schmuggerow was incorporated.
In 1994/95 the park was cleared and redesigned through a job creation measure, and provided with information boards (used here as a source).
On June 13, 2004, the previously independent municipality of Schwerinsburg was incorporated into Löwitz.
The districts of the former community of Löwitz were Schmuggerow, Sophienhof, Löwitz and Schwerinsburg .
- Löwitz estate
- Löwitz manor park with wall and design elements
- Marstall Gut Löwitz
- Loewitz Church
- Dettlof von Schwerin (1650–1707), lieutenant general in Hesse-Kassel and Mecklenburg
- Hans Bogislav von Schwerin (1683–1747), Prussian diplomat, administrative officer and master hunter
- Kurt Christoph Graf von Schwerin (1684–1757), Prussian field marshal , owner of the Schwerinsburg estate
- Hans Graf von Schwerin-Löwitz (1847–1918), landowner, German politician and officer
- Manfred Niemeyer: East Western Pomerania. Collection of sources and literature on place names. Vol. 2: Mainland. (= Greifswald contributions to toponymy. Vol. 2), Ernst-Moritz-Arndt University of Greifswald, Institute for Slavic Studies, Greifswald 2001, ISBN 3-86006-149-6 . S.
- Manfred Niemeyer: Ostvorpommern . Collection of sources and literature on place names. Vol. 2: Mainland. (= Greifswald contributions to toponymy. Vol. 2), Ernst-Moritz-Arndt University of Greifswald, Institute for Slavic Studies, Greifswald 2001, ISBN 3-86006-149-6 . P. 84
- Eduard Titz on bildindex.de ; accessed on January 10, 2014
- Hubertus Neuschäffer: Western Pomerania's castles and mansions . Husum Druck- und Verlagsgesellschaft 1993, p. 124, ISBN 3-88042-636-8
- StBA: Changes in the municipalities in Germany, see 2004
- StBA: Area changes from January 2nd to December 31st, 2009