Stolzenhagen (Wandlitz)

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municipality Wandlitz
Stolzenhagen coat of arms
Coordinates: 52 ° 46 ′ 40 ″  N , 13 ° 26 ′ 19 ″  E
Height : 50 m above sea level NHN
Area : 14.6 km²
Residents : 1776  (Sep 30, 2013)
Population density : 122 inhabitants / km²
Incorporation : October 26, 2003
Postal code : 16348
Area code : 033397
Stolzenhagen (Brandenburg)

Location of Stolzenhagen in Brandenburg

Stolzenhagen is a part of the municipality of Wandlitz . The municipality belongs to the district of Barnim in the state of Brandenburg . Until 2003, Stolzenhagen was an independent municipality within the Wandlitz office . In the Wandlitz district of Stolzenhagen, 1776 inhabitants live on 14.6  km² . This corresponds to a population density of 121.6 inhabitants per km².


Geographical location

Stolzenhagen is located on the western part of the Barnim plateau, the so-called Niederbarnim . The old town center on the Anger with the church is located about 29 kilometers north of the city center of Berlin . The highest point of the place with 54.5 meters above sea ​​level (NHN) is a hill near the western wall of Wandlitz to today's Oranienburg district of Zehlendorf . The lowest point at 43.3 meters above sea level is on a ditch in the northern part of the local area. The height of the town center at the church is about 50 meters above sea level.

Stolzenhagener See

The area of ​​the district of Stolzenhagen covers an area of ​​1460 hectares. It includes the Stolzenhagener See in the middle of the village as well as the Rahmersee on the southwestern edge of the village and bordered in the southeast on the west bank of the Wandlitzer See . The Wandlitzer See and the Rahmersee are connected by a ditch through which the Wandlitzer- to the Rahmersee drains due to a slight gradient. The district is divided into a residential area around the Liebenwalder Ende , the historic village center, the Stolzenfels colony east of the Stolzenhagener Heide, the West and Hildebrand settlements south of the Stolzenhagener See and a small residential area on the north shore of the Rahmersee.

Breakdown of localities and neighboring towns

Stolzenhagen is divided into the settlement areas of the town center , Stolzenfels , Am Steinberg and West .

Stolzenhagen lies on the western border of the large community of Wandlitz and the district of Barnim. Adjacent communities are in the west the city of Oranienburg with the districts of the formerly independent places Zehlendorf and Wensickendorf , in the north the city Liebenwalde with the village Kreuzbruch and in the south, on the shore of the Rahmersee lake belonging to Stolzenhagen , the community Mühlenbecker Land with the district Zühlsdorf . The neighboring communities mentioned all belong to the Oberhavel district . Within the municipality of Wandlitz, Stolzenhagen borders the districts of Klosterfelde in the northeast and Wandlitz in the east and southeast.


The place, first mentioned in 1242, was owned by the Lehnin in der Zauche monastery until 1542 . With the secularization of the monastery in that year, Stolzenhagen fell to the state under Elector Joachim II and was subordinated to the Mühlenbeck office. For the year 1624 a population of 163 people is given. As a result of the Thirty Years' War and a plague - epidemic from 1635 to 1638 the population of the village fell to 1,652 on 13 farming families. During the Napoleonic occupation, an edict of October 9, 1807 made it possible for the peasants to purchase the lands they cultivated.

Village church

In 1890 a major fire destroyed the late medieval church in the village and adjacent farms. The church was then rebuilt in neo-Romanesque style on the old foundations. Before the First World War , the first settlements were built in the municipality of Stolzenhagen away from the village, such as the West Colony on the border with Wensickendorf from 1905 and on the Rahmersee from 1907 . Also before the war, the first buildings were built in the Hildebrand colony south of the main village on the Wandlitzer See .

In the 1920s, large areas in the direction of Wandlitz were designated as building areas, and the West and Stolzenfels settlements developed here . The population of Stolzenhagen rose to 668 inhabitants by 1930. But it was only after the Second World War and the founding of the GDR that the rural character of the place changed with the merger of the farms to form agricultural production cooperatives (LPG). The LPG Stolzenhagen mainly ran cattle on 52 hectares .


Due to the proximity to the city of Berlin, many bungalows were built in the 1970s and 1980s around the Stolzenhagener See and the Wandlitzer See on areas that were used as weekend properties. At the southern end of the 44-hectare and up to 13-meter-deep Stolzenhagener See , a campsite was set up that has not existed since the 1990s. The lido there is still in operation.

After the dissolution of the districts of the GDR and the re-establishment of the state of Brandenburg on October 3, 1990, Stolzenhagen was an independent municipality in the Bernau district . From July 1, 1992, administrative tasks were carried out by the Wandlitz office within the Barnim district . With the conversion of the office to the municipality of Wandlitz by state law on October 26, 2003, the place Stolzenhagen lost its independence. The former community has since been part of the large community of Wandlitz. On June 16, 2005, a constitutional complaint by all municipalities belonging to the office against the municipal reorganization before the constitutional court of the state of Brandenburg was rejected.

In May 2009, the municipal administration decided to build a new housing estate in the Stolzenfels colony (Am Waldmeisterweg) with an “increased proportion of green space”. On the one hand it should stabilize the population of Stolzenhagen, on the other hand it should also offer comfortable living space, taking into account nature conservation issues.

Number of inhabitants
(Source: Development of the number of inhabitants in the districts of the Wandlitz community (PDF file; 76 kB))
year 1624 1652 1930 1939 1990 1992 1994 1996 1998 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Residents 163 approx. 50 668 900 826 838 922 1.010 1,117 1,276 1,326 1,407 1,454 1,509 1,573 1,600 1,619 1,662 1,695 1,712 1,749 1,770


Local advisory board

Stolzenhagen local advisory board
Party /
Share of votes (
UWG 23.0 1
CDU 21.5 1
FST 17.4 1
AfD 13.7 1
The left 12.1 1

The last local elections to date took place on May 26, 2019. The turnout was 69.0 percent of the population eligible to vote. The local advisory board consists of nine people. The table shows the results of this choice.

The local advisory board has an advisory role for the local council of Wandlitz with regard to the decisions of the committee, which also affect the district of Stolzenhagen. Some of the representatives of the local council are also community representatives.


Since the merger with Wandlitz, the former office of mayor has been exercised by a local mayor, initially also called local mayor. Michael Gabbert held this honorary position from February 23, 2009 to May 25, 2014. After the election in 2014, the municipal council confirmed Dirk Hampel in the office of mayor, who held public consultation hours in the community center at Dorfstrasse 31 every second Wednesday from 5 to 6 p.m. In 2018 there was a change of office, since then Jürgen Krajewski has headed the local advisory board.

Local partnerships

Stolzenhagen does not have its own local or town twinning. Since the formation of the large municipality of Wandlitz, the partnership agreements concluded by the place (steep) Wandlitz at the end of the 1990s with Gladbeck , Trzebiatów (Poland) and La Ferrière (Vendée) (France) have been extended to the entire municipality.

Culture and sights

Architectural and ground monuments

Evangelical Church Stolzenhagen

Village church with sacristy

The Stolzenhagen village church is a neo-Romanesque brick building on a late medieval field stone base. It was rebuilt from 1890 after a major fire destroyed the old church and surrounding farms. The late Gothic sacristy on the north side of the church with a blind gable and star vault has been preserved from the previous building. The construction time of the church destroyed by the fire, which was assigned to the type of choir church, is estimated to be the late 15th or early 16th century.

Furnishing with a bar / boards ceiling and a west gallery church interior provided since 1992 include a wooden, ducted Baroque - pulpit , which was built around 1750 and from the church in Sydow originate, and one crafted in 1839 six-sided neo-Gothic baptismal font made of wood. With the financial support of numerous donors and a subsidy from the community treasury, the church was able to get a new roof turret in 2007 , which gave the church tower its historic appearance.

Choral society

In 1987, twenty amateur singers got together to musically frame a celebration of the 85th anniversary of the volunteer fire brigade. Because of the general interest, the resident Gudrun Stange then founded the Stolzenhagener Sänger choir , which soon received the honorary title of Excellent Folk Art Collective . The amateur choir was able to establish itself further in the following years, even received performance offers from abroad and in 2010 had 34 members. This year the organizational management was with the Wandlitzerin Gerlinde Evers, the musical matters were taken care of since 1996 by the conductor Josef Lang. In 2011, the management of the club was transferred to the Wandlitzer Brigitte Saalmann. In December 2012 Josef Lang handed over the musical direction to the Wandlitzer Torsten Saalmann. The repertoire includes folk songs, poems, short stories.

In August 2011 the singers presented a newly composed and composed Heimatlied: Mein Stolzenhagen .

Other clubs and events in Stolzenhagen

In various information materials - apart from the folk choir already mentioned - the following clubs are named: a fishing club , the Stolzenhagen volunteer fire brigade association , the Schützenbund , the “Pro Stolzenhagen” civic association and the riding and driving club . The Stolzenhagener Boulisten association was added around 2017 .

Since 2009, a fun dragon boat race has been attracting numerous spectators to the small district of Wandlitz in June. There is also the church tower festival .


sons and daughters of the town

Personalities who live, work or have worked in this place

  • Siegfried Matthus (* 1934 in Mallenuppen / East Prussia ), composer
  • Friedrich Wolff (* 1922), lawyer, spends his old age in Stolzenhagen, where he has owned a weekend house since 1973
  • CU Wiesner , writer (1933-2016), lived from November 9, 1989 until his death in a bought and converted house in the district
  • Aurora Lacasa (* 1947)
  • Klaus-Jürgen Grünke (* 1951), racing cyclist, world champion and 1976 Olympic champion
  • Sven van Thom (* 1977 in Berlin), German pop musician, grew up here (actual hometown)
  • Uwe Hartig , policeman and author of novels ( Divinusa Die Seherin , 2003 and Netzfischer , 2010) or scripts


  • Gerhard Ziegener: From the history of the community of Stolzenhagen. NORA Verlagsgemeinschaft Dyck & Westerheide, 1st edition. 2002, ISBN 3-935445-62-8 .

Web links

Commons : Stolzenhagen  - collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. ^ Map of Stolzenhagen in Wandlitz. Citizen and Visitor Information , 2007/2008, 9th edition, p. 6a
  2. name = news from Stolzenhagen . In: Official Journal for the Municipality of Wandlitz , No. 2/19, March 20, 2019, p. 48.
  3. History section: A small guide to all things Wandlitz in the Barnim Nature Park. 1998/1999.
  4. ^ StBA: Changes in the municipalities in Germany , see 2003 .
  5. ( Page no longer available , search in web archives: official information (PDF document) on the proposed new development in the Stolzenhagen district; accessed on January 3, 2010 )@1@ 2Template: Toter Link /
  6. Official election results of the 2014 municipal elections in the Wandlitz community for the local advisory board in Klosterfelde , accessed on August 10, 2014.
  7. Official Gazette for the municipality of Wandlitz , vol. 15, edition 1/2019, p. 44.
  8. ( Page no longer available , search in web archives: Barnim, Stolzenhagen (village church) )@1@ 2Template: Dead Link /
  9. a b Official Gazette for the Wandlitz community , June 23, 2007: New roof turret for the church tower in Stolzenhagen. P. 35.
  10. a b c Wandlitz. Citizen and Visitor Information 2007/2008 , 9th edition.
  11. a b News from the districts. In: Official Gazette for the municipality of Wandlitz , No. 8/2001, p. 38.
  12. ^ Wandlitz. Citizen and visitor information 2009/2010 , 10th edition, p. 30.
  13. Official Gazette for the Wandlitz community , 14th year, 9th June 2018, First Stolzenhagener Boule Tournament , p. 36.
  14. Dates dragon boat races; accessed on June 8, 2010 ( Memento from February 17, 2010 in the Internet Archive )
  15. Visiting Siegfried Matthus ( Memento from August 30, 2010 in the Internet Archive )
  16. Horst Schumann: History & Stories from Wandlitz , Horst Schumann Barnimer Bürgerverlag, 2017, p. 193ff, ISBN 978-3-00-054760-7 .
  17. Horst Schumann: History & Stories from Wandlitz , Horst Schumann Barnimer Bürgerverlag, 2017, p. 210ff, ISBN 978-3-00-054760-7 .
  18. Horst Schumann: History & Stories from Wandlitz , Horst Schumann Barnimer Bürgerverlag, 2017, pp. 203ff, ISBN 978-3-00-054760-7 .
  19. Horst Schumann: History & Stories from Wandlitz , Horst Schumann Barnimer Bürgerverlag, 2017, p. 213ff, ISBN 978-3-00-054760-7 .
  20. ^ Wandlitz. Citizen and visitor information 2011/2012, pp. 42–44.
  21. ^ The Commissioners ( Memento of August 8, 2019 in the Internet Archive )