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Przesławki (Poland)
Basic data
State : Poland
Voivodeship : Warmia-Masuria
Powiat : Gołdap
Geographic location : 54 ° 21 '  N , 22 ° 46'  E Coordinates: 54 ° 21 '6 "  N , 22 ° 46' 17"  E
Residents :
Telephone code : (+48) 87
License plate : NGO
Economy and Transport
Street : Provincial road 651 : Gołdap - ŻytkiejmySejny
branch: Przesławki
Rail route : no rail connection
Next international airport : Danzig

Przesławki ( German  Preslauken, 1938 to 1945 Praßlau ) is a none village in the Polish Warmian-Masurian Voivodeship , which belongs to the rural municipality Dubeninki (Dubeningken, 1938 to 1945 Dubeningen) in the Gołdap (Goldap) district.

Geographical location

Przesławki located in the extreme northeast of the Warmia and Mazury, two kilometers south of the state border Poland / Russia and as many kilometers to the west of the former border between the German Reich and Poland, to which the present Woiwodschaftsgrenze Masuria / Podlasie is almost parallel.


The small town called Barschkeppen at the time had different names over the years: Parschkeppen (after 1565), Prastfeld (before 1700), Präßlauken (before 1717), Praslauken (before 1818), and Preslauken (until 1938).

From 1874 to 1945 the village was incorporated into the Dobawen District , which - renamed "Dobauen District" in 1939 - belonged to the Goldap district in the Gumbinnen district of the Prussian province of East Prussia .

88 inhabitants were registered in Preslauken in 1910. Their number was constant in 1933 and fell slightly to 76 by 1939.

In 1938 the spelling of the name was changed from Preslauken to "Praßlau".

In 1945 the village came to Poland as a result of the war with southern East Prussia and was given the name "Przesławki". The village is now part of the Gmina Dubeninki association in the Gołdapski powiat within the Warmian-Masurian Voivodeship .


With its majority Protestant population, Dobawen / Dobauen was parish before 1945 in the parish of the Szittkehmen church, which belonged to the church district Goldap in the church province of East Prussia of the church of the Old Prussian Union . The few Catholics were oriented towards the parish church in Goldap in the Diocese of Warmia .

Since 1945 the once Protestant church in Żytkiejmy parish church of the now predominantly Catholic population of Przesławki, who belongs to the Filipów dean's office in the diocese of Ełk (Lyck) of the Catholic Church in Poland . The few Protestant church members who live here are incorporated into the parish in Gołdap , a branch of the parish in Suwałki in the Masurian diocese of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Poland .


Przesławki is located south of the 651 voivodeship road and can be reached via a junction between the villages of Lenkupie (Lengkupchen, Lengenfließ 1938-1945 ) and Żerdziny (Serteggen, 1938-1945 Serteck) .

A rail link has not existed since 1945 as a result of the war. Until then, Szittkehmen (1936 to 1938 Schittkehmen, 1938 to 1945 Wehrkirchen,  Polish Żytkiejmy) was the next station on the Gumbinnen – Goldap railway line .

Individual evidence

  1. ^ Dietrich Lange: Geographical Register of Places East Prussia (2005): Praßlau
  2. ^ Rolf Jehke: District Dobauen
  3. ^ Uli Schubert: Community directory, district Goldap
  4. ^ Michael Rademacher: German administrative history from the unification of the empire in 1871 to the reunification in 1990. Goldap district. (Online material for the dissertation, Osnabrück 2006).
  5. Walther Hubatsch : History of the Protestant Church in East Prussia, Volume 3: Documents. Göttingen 1968, p. 479.