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municipality Stechlin
Coordinates: 53 ° 5 ′ 16 ″  N , 12 ° 59 ′ 53 ″  E
Residents : 14  (Dec. 31, 2013)
Incorporation : 1928
Incorporated into: Dollgow
Postal code : 16775
Area code : 033082

Schulzenhof is a district of the municipality of Stechlin in the Oberhavel district in Brandenburg . The village comprises seven houses with 14 inhabitants (as of 2013; 2010: 15 pop .; 2007: 17 pop.).


Schulzenhof located about two kilometers northwest of Dollgow and about four kilometers southwest of Menz in the Natural Park Stechlin-Ruppin country in the nature reserve Stechlin .


The place already existed in 1664 and was the so-called Dollgowsche Schneidemühle am Rhin . In 1731 it was repaired again, but abandoned in 1751 because of the construction of the Polzow Canal . In 1754 the place was called Dolgowsche Schneide Mühle, now Schultzenhoff for the first time with its current name. Six Büdner , each with an acre of garden land and the right to guard in the Menzer Forest, were assigned. The hereditary interest, also called Vorwerk or Rittergut , belonged to the Lindow office , from 1764 to the Zechlin office . It covered 480 acres (the acre to 180 square rods ). In 1766 the small town (" Kolonie " and Vorwerk) had 25 inhabitants. From 1754 to 1774 the estate was owned by the Schultze family. After that the owners changed quickly: from 1774 to 1780 a Herwig, 1780 a Wetzel and after this it was united with the Gut Zernikow (Großwoltersdorf) , where it remained until the end of the Second World War . In 1928 Schulzenhof, Kolonie and Vorwerk were incorporated into the Dollgow community.

In 1954 Erwin Strittmatter bought a house in Schulzenhof with his first national prize for the play Katzgraben and lived here with his third wife, the writer Eva Strittmatter .

After the merger of the municipalities of Menz, Dollgow and Neuglobsow in 1998 to form the municipality of Stechlin, Schulzenhof is now part of the municipality of Stechlin.



The best-known former resident is the writer Erwin Strittmatter , whose resting place is in Schulzenhof with the funeral motto "Erase my words and see: the fog goes over the meadows ...". He died on January 31, 1994 in Schulzenhof and is buried under Douglas firs across from his son Matti, who died shortly before him.

Schulzenhof is considered a literary place, about and from which the two Strittmatters wrote and also received guests from their literary environment, such as the Mongolian, German-speaking writer Galsan Tschinag (who lived with the Strittmatters in Schulzenhof for a while after his studies).

Eva Strittmatter , the widow, poet and writer, lived in Schulzenhof until her death on January 3, 2011 and was able to prevent Schulzenhof from becoming a tourist magnet for Strittmatter fans. The community had developed a complete concept: plans for a bus parking area, snack bar and a circular route with signs indicating work and life related issues. The implementation failed because of Eva Strittmatter's veto.


  • Erwin Strittmatter: Schulzenhofer Kramkalender. Narrative. Aufbau-Verlag, Berlin / Weimar 1966, DNB 458269662 ; numerous reprints and translations.
  • Eva Strittmatter: Letters from Schulzenhof I. Prose. Aufbau-Verlag, Berlin 1977, DNB 780222903 ; numerous reprints.
  • Eva Strittmatter: Letters from Schulzenhof II. Prose. Aufbau-Verlag, Berlin 1990, ISBN 3-351-01638-7 ; numerous reprints.
  • Eva Strittmatter: Letters from Schulzenhof III. Prose. Aufbau-Verlag, Berlin 1995, ISBN 3-351-02316-2 ; further editions.
  • Eva and Erwin Strittmatter: Landscape made of water, juniper and stone. A book of seasons. Edited by Almut Giesecke. With photos by Anke Fesel. Aufbau-Verlag, Berlin 1995, ISBN 3-351-03049-5 (Both authors reflect in their own way the austere beauty of the landscape, the changing seasons, the magic of nature. The photos taken on site give the texts an atmospheric background.)

Individual evidence

  1. a b Schulzenhof. In:, accessed on August 9, 2017.
  2. Main statute of the municipality of Stechlin from March 25, 2009 ( PDF; 217 kB ).
  3. ^ Schulzenhof ( Memento of March 3, 2011 in the Internet Archive ). In:, accessed on August 9, 2017 (website of the municipality with information on the number of inhabitants from 2010). In:, accessed on August 9, 2017.
  4. Lieselott Enders : Historical local dictionary for Brandenburg. Part II: Ruppin. Hermann Böhlaus successor, Weimar 1970, OCLC 62005138 , p. 242.
  5. ^ A b Annika Rausch: National Prize Winner, Ox Driver, Miracle Worker. Erwin Strittmatter's autobiographical trilogy of novels “The Wonderworker”. In: November 1, 2001, accessed on August 9, 2017 (brief information on the acquisition of the Schulzenhof).