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Rudzie (Poland)
Basic data
State : Poland
Voivodeship : Warmia-Masuria
Powiat : Gołdap
Gmina : Gołdap
Geographic location : 54 ° 12 ′  N , 22 ° 20 ′  E Coordinates: 54 ° 12 ′ 9 ″  N , 22 ° 19 ′ 41 ″  E
Residents : 51 (March 31, 2011)
Telephone code : (+48) 87
License plate : NGO
Economy and Transport
Street : Grabowo / ext. 650Pogorzel / DK 65
Rail route : no rail connection
Next international airport : Danzig

Rudzie ( German  Rudzien , 1938 to 1945 Rodenstein (Ostpr.) ) Is a village in the Polish Warmian-Masurian Voivodeship and belongs to the urban and rural municipality Gołdap (Goldap) in the Gołdap district .

Geographical location

Rudzie is located in the area of ​​the Seesker Höhe (Polish: Wgzórza Szeskie) in the northeast of the Warmian-Masurian Voivodeship . Two kilometers further south is the third highest point in northern Poland, the 309 meter high Seesker Berg (Polish: Góra Szeska). It is 12 kilometers to the north to the district town of Gołdap (Goldap) .


The after 1733 Rudzen after 1818 Rudszen and until 1938 Rudzien called small village was founded 1564th Before 1945 it consisted only of several small farms.

Between 1874 and 1945 Rudzien was incorporated into the Altenbude district (Polish: Siedlisko), which during its existence belonged to the Goldap district in the Gumbinnen administrative district of the Prussian province of East Prussia .

181 inhabitants were registered in Rudzien in 1910. Their number sank to 139 by 1933 and was still 135 in 1939.

In the course of the National Socialist renaming campaign , Rudzien was given the name "Rodenstein (Ostpr.)" On June 3 (officially confirmed on July 16) of the year 1938. In 1945 the city came in consequence of the war with the entire southern East Prussia to Poland and now received the Polish form of the name "Rudzie". Today the village is part of the Gołdap urban and rural community in the Gołdapski powiat , until 1998 the Suwałki Voivodeship , since then it has belonged to the Warmian-Masurian Voivodeship .


The Protestant population of Rudzien resp. Rodensteins was parish up to 1945 in the church of Grabowen (1938 to 1945: Arnswald , Polish: Grabowo) in the parish of Goldap within the church province of East Prussia of the church of the Old Prussian Union . The parish of the Catholics was in Goldap and at that time belonged to the diocese of Warmia .

The predominantly Catholic residents of Rudzies now belong to the newly established parish in Grabowo , which is part of the Gołdap deanery in the Diocese of Ełk (Lyck) of the Catholic Church in Poland . The Protestant church members now belong to Gołdap, the branch of the church in Suwałki in the Masurian diocese of the Evangelical-Augsburg Church in Poland .


Rudzie is located on the not insignificant side street that runs from Grabowo (Grabowen , 1938 to 1945 Arnswald) over the Seesker Höhe (Wzgórza Szeskie) to Pogorzel (Pogorzellen , 1906 to 1945 Hegelingen) and thereby the voivodship road DW 650 (formerly German Reichsstrasse 136 ) connects with the heavily frequented north-south axis Landesstraße DK 65 ( Reichsstraße 132 ). There is no train connection.

Individual evidence

  1. ^ CIS 2011: Ludność w miejscowościach statystycznych według ekonomicznych grup wieku , March 31, 2011, accessed on April 21, 2019 (Polish).
  2. Dietrich Lange, Geographical Location Register East Prussia (2005): Rodenstein (Ostpr.)
  3. ^ Rolf Jehke, Altenbude district
  4. ^ Uli Schubert, community directory, district Goldap
  5. ^ 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).
  6. Walther Hubatsch : History of the Protestant Church in East Prussia. Volume 3: Documents. Göttingen 1968, p. 479