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Coordinates: 53 ° 50 '  N , 13 ° 35'  E

Basic data
State : Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania
County : Vorpommern-Greifswald
Office : Anklam Land
Height : 9 m above sea level NHN
Area : 14.71 km 2
Residents: 297 (Dec. 31, 2019)
Population density : 20 inhabitants per km 2
Postal code : 17391
Primaries : 03971, 039728
License plate : VG, ANK, GW, PW, SBG, UEM, WLG
Community key : 13 0 75 110
Community structure: 3 districts
Office administration address: Rebelower Damm 2
17392 Spantekow
Mayor : Norbert Mielke
Location of the community of Postlow in the Vorpommern-Greifswald district
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Postlow is a municipality in the district of Vorpommern-Greifswald in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania .



The place is near Anklam south of the Peene on the federal highways 199 and 110 . The federal autobahn 20 can be reached via the Jarmen junction , about 20 kilometers away. Anklam is about five kilometers east of the municipality.

Local division

Postlow is divided into the following districts:



Görke was first mentioned as Görike in 1172 and in 1183 as Gorka . It was an old Slavic settlement, the name is derived from Gora = mountain.

The place was connected to the Görkeburg district, which had arisen a little off the road at the fork in the road Anklam - Jarmen (B 110) - Klempenow (B 199), because a jug had existed there since ancient times.


Görkeburg has been mentioned since 1779, but around 1960 it was merged with Görke by name and municipality. The name is derived from the large castle wall to the east. The district is located at the fork in the road Anklam - Jarmen (B 110) - Klempenow (B 199). Görke's old mug was also there.

With the construction of the stone railways (today's B 110 and B 199) around 1850, a chausseehaus was built shortly before the junction, which still exists today. Originally, these houses were planned as road toll houses to cover road construction costs, but this was soon abandoned as the residents bypassed this place. For this reason, these houses are close to the roadside. Later they were usually used as the home of the street guards and workers.

Statistically, the district near Berghaus is not mentioned in 1865, it was already linked administratively to Görke.

A large orphanage was built here before 1880 and was in operation for a long time. This was probably also connected with Anklam. The old jug was also expanded into a restaurant with a relaxation area.


Tramstow was first mentioned in 1305 as "Trambistowe". The Slavic name probably means "horn blower".

The separations of the 19th century then changed the peasant ownership - what Berghaus meant by this is not entirely clear . B. Conversion of the long lease into free property etc.


Postlow was first mentioned in a document in 1305 as "Pustelowe". The Slavic place name is interpreted as "chair or armchair".

Until 1764, Postlow had a domain farm belonging to the Stolpe monastery office. This was canceled and dismantled that year by order of King Friedrich II, and it was occupied by 7 foreign (Huguenot?) Families.

In 1865 the village had 21 residential and 22 farm buildings, 1 windmill, 1 forge and 1 jug. It had 148 inhabitants, including 8 farmers, 11 Büdner and some day laborers. All with their families.

Postlow is a rural village and still has the structure and size of the village from the 19th century.

A boulder weighing approx. 150 t was discovered during the construction of the OPAL pipeline. It lies underground on the route and was exposed during the work on the route. It couldn't be moved, the wire had to be laid around. It should be the 10th largest boulder in MV. It is 5.6 m long, 4.6 m wide and 3.4 m high. It has been designated as a protected geotope.


State election 2011 - second votes
Turnout: 40.4% (2006: 45.2%)
Gains and losses
compared to 2006
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-9.3  % p
+ 18.4  % p
-1.5  % p
-3.2  % p
-7.2  % p
+1.9  % p
+ 0.9  % p

Until January 1, 2005, the municipality belonged to the Krien office , since then Postlow has been administered by the Anklam-Land office based in the municipality of Spantekow . Mayor is Norbert Mielke (independent).

Postlow is one of many communities in northeast Germany where right-wing extremists are very popular. In the 2005 Bundestag election, for example, the NPD received 15.1 percent of the valid votes, more than the local SPD.

State election 2006

The municipality became known nationwide through the state elections in 2006 , in which 55 of the 144 valid ballot papers were counted with an NPD second vote. The party was able to unite 38 percent of the valid votes cast - more than in any other municipality in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania. The turnout was just 45 percent. At the same time, the right-wing extremist NPD is the strongest political force in town. Mayor Mielke even declared that he “ wasn't doing anything about it ” and could imagine voting for the NPD himself.

Postlow part of the constituency Ostvorpommern I . There the NPD got 12.2 percent of the vote. In total, it received 7.3 percent of the vote in the state elections in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania in 2006 and thus had six members in the state parliament.

State election 2011

In the state elections in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania in 2011 , 28.9 percent of the voters voted for the NPD , which remained the strongest political force. 28.1 percent voted for the SPD (2006: 9.7), 22.8 percent for the CDU (24.3) and 11.4 percent for Die Linke (13.9). The FDP received 5.3 percent of the vote.

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 region of Western Pomerania . It shows an upright griffin with a raised tail and the inscription "GEMEINDE POSTLOW * LANDKREIS VORPOMMERN-GREIFSWALD".


→ See: List of architectural monuments in Postlow

  • Gorke Church
  • Bronze Age burial ground Tramstow
  • Tramstow estate and chapel


  • 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 . Pp. 104, 133
  • Heinrich Berghaus : Land book of the Duchy of Pomerania and the Principality of Rügen. Part II, Volume 1, Anklam 1865 ( online )

Web links

Commons : Postlow  - collection of pictures, videos and audio files


  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. a b c d 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. 40 ff.
  3. ^ Spiegel Online: NPD strongholds: Triumph in the blind corner of the Republic , September 18, 2006
  4. Results of the state election 2011
  5. Main Statute, Section 1, Paragraph 2 (PDF).