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Coordinates: 52 ° 33 '  N , 14 ° 4'  E

Basic data
State : Brandenburg
County : Märkisch-Oderland
Office : Märkische Schweiz
Height : 42 m above sea level NHN
Area : 15.57 km 2
Residents: 812 (Dec. 31, 2019)
Population density : 52 inhabitants per km 2
Postal code : 15377
Area code : 033433
License plate : MOL, FRW, SEE, SRB
Community key : 12 0 64 484
Office administration address: Hauptstraße 1
15377 Buckow (Märkische Schweiz)
Website : www.waldsieversdorf.info
Mayor : Dietmar Ehm
Location of the community Waldsieversdorf in the district of Märkisch-Oderland
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Waldsieversdorf is a municipality in the Märkisch-Oderland district in Brandenburg and a state-approved resort . It belongs to the Office Märkische Schweiz , which has its administrative seat in the city of Buckow .


The place is in the middle of the nature park Märkische Schweiz approx. 2 km from Buckow (Märkische Schweiz) . Waldsieversdorf is a popular excursion destination due to its area rich in forests and lakes. On the outskirts is the Great Däbersee , which is used for swimming, fishing and rowing boat trips. The place is traversed by the stobber .

Community structure

The Moorhof residential area belongs to the community .


Early days

The area of ​​Märkische Schweiz was already settled in the Bronze Age by Teutons from the Jastorf culture , who migrated in the 5th century. During excavations, a shaft ax with a weight of around 5 kg was found in a field at the Geschehof and another stone ax in the building site of a house in the colony, which dates from 2000 to 1700 BC. Could be dated. From the 7th to the 9th century there was a people's castle (" Schwedenschanze ") of the Slavs who had lived here since the end of the 6th century . Several millstones , awls made from bones , an iron sickle and ceramic remains were found there. With the help of shards from the Kleiner Däbersee, vessels of the settlement could be reproduced. In addition to the Volksburg, however, the area around it must have already been inhabited, which was proven by the discovery of a granite hand mill when a mansion was excavated .

13th to 16th centuries

In 1253 villam Sifiridisdorp and Buckow were first mentioned in a deed of ownership from the Archbishop of Magdeburg . With the document dated April 18, 1253, the Zinna monastery received several places to replace Müncheberg , which the Cistercians had to surrender. 1348 received the settlement at the behest of Ludwig VI. the connection to the connection from Seelow to Berlin . In the meantime it has been proven from soil finds that the settlement extended from the plain south of the Stöbbers to the later manor house on the Eberswalder Chaussee. In 1405 it came into the possession of a Poppo von Holzendorf , who sold it to Kuno von Ziegesar in 1416 . On April 17, 1432 the place was burned down by the Hussites on their way to Bernau . Five years later, another document mentioned the priest's mill for the first time ("Syferstorffsche mole gnannt, located on the Stobberow"). Its name is derived from two former preachers Willichus and Jüterbock , who once owned the mill. On 24 June 1463 a done lending of "Seuerstorf" of Frederick II. To the wife of Jost von Ziegesar. In 1534 Wolff v. Monastery below the priest mill a cutting mill. His widow, Elisabeth von Bardeleben , established a Wittum there in 1595 .

17th and 18th centuries

In 1624 the "Sieversdorf Desert" came into the possession of Kurt von Steinkeller . In the Thirty Years War , the Sieversdorf desert was sacked by imperial Croats in 1628. 1641 existed a Vorwerk and a sheep while the pitcher desolate lay. The Geschehof was mentioned for the first time in a document dated March 25, 1662. Leonhard Ruhlen received the "house on the Sieversdorf Fliess" from Georg Adam von Pfuhl ; he owned Gut Sieversdorf, along with the villages of Buckow, Obersdorf, Möschen, Garzin, Hasenholz, Damsdorf and Münchehofe. In 1688 the settlement including the sheep farm came into the possession of his son-in-law Heino Heinrich von Flemming . In 1788 the chief bailiff of the office Chorin Philipp Heinrich Karbe bought the Flemmingsche Rittergut for 50,000 thalers.

19th century

The forest cemetery was inaugurated on May 13, 1824. Around 1835 it was connected to Poststrasse, which leads from Müncheberg via Prötzel to Eberswalde . The Chausseehaus was built around five years later. During this time, the post mileage column was also set up. Since April 14, 1856, the Sieversdorf desert was administered as an independent municipality. In the days from September 17th to 22nd, 1863, the region was the scene of a royal maneuver that was carried out under the direction of Wilhelm I. On May 9, 1868, the Vorwerk burned down with the exception of a few outbuildings and was rebuilt that same year. In 1878 the road to Buckow was paved . A tax collection from 1880 showed 34 houses.

In 1889, the manufacturer Ferdinand Kindermann acquired the priest mill in the Sieversdorf desert along with 250 acres of land and founded a villa colony on this area from 1895, which was connected to Müncheberg and Buckow by a small railway in 1897 . Some of the old villas are still preserved today, for example the tower villa on Seestrasse from 1905, Kindermann's first house. The same applies to the Waldsieversdorf sanatorium . He is considered the founder of the colony and thus also the founder of Waldsieversdorf.

20th century

Ruin of the memorial for the fallen of the First World War

In 1905 Georg Hansen became the first mayor of Desert-Sieversdorf. He held this position until 1936, after which he was appointed the first former mayor of the Lebus district. At that time there were 268 inhabitants in the village. A year later, led by Pastor Hemmerling the first pastor who now independent parish . On January 26, 1907, the place was renamed Wald-Sieversdorf at Kindermann's request. A year later, the Waldsieversdorfer school was built and the volunteer fire brigade was founded . In 1910 the manor house of the von Flemmings was built on Ebenswalder Chaussee. In 1922 a chapel was inaugurated , which previously served as a sheepfold. In 1925 there were already 621 inhabitants. On May 13, 1933, the war memorial was inaugurated for those who fell from the First World War . In the era of National Socialism , the sanatorium served as Reich leaders school the female labor service. The population continued to grow and in 1939 was 776 citizens. There were also spa guests and weekend travelers who were looked after by a specially founded tourist office. But in the following years this place was not spared the effects of the Second World War . The place was cleared on April 18, 1945; many residents committed suicide by setting fire to their houses or drowning themselves in the Däbersee. On April 21, 1945, the Red Army marched into the town. Due to the Second World War, the 50th anniversary could not be celebrated in 1945. Rather, the number of inhabitants rose sharply when more than 100 resettlers came to Wald-Sieversdorf in 1946. During the land reform , von Flemming's property with a total area of ​​2867 hectares was expropriated ; 250 hectares were given to new farmers . Their settlement houses at the level crossing from 1947 and 1948 were rebuilt in 1952 and 1953 and from then on they were used as a children's home for girls.

The Rote Luch , west of Waldsieversdorf, was from 1953 the main station for the 14th Intelligence Regiment (NR-14) and the 14th Chemical Defense Company of the NVA air force . With the decommissioning of the NVA in 1990, the company was dissolved. The NR-14 was transferred to the 5th Air Force Division of the Bundeswehr , renamed Telecommunications Department 14 and disbanded in 1993.

In 1949 the NDPD occupied the Waldsieversdorf sanatorium and set up its central party school there. In 1954 the eight-class central school was established. A year later the public baths opened at the Großer Däbersee. In that year, the stop of the small train was replaced by a massive building with a waiting hall and a ticket office. In 1964, when the community now had 1,144 inhabitants, the parish was able to build a celebration hall at the cemetery - keeping corpses in the fire station was a thing of the past. In July 1978, the first hunters festival was celebrated, establishing a tradition that will continue into the 21st century. After the fall of the Wall , in 1993 the memorial for the victims of fascism was redesigned into a memorial for the victims of the war. One year later, the laying of a natural gas pipeline began, and another year later, the expansion of the sewage and telephone network. The Kindermann villa colony celebrated its 100th anniversary on September 4, 1995. At this time, the community also received the local coat of arms, which is still valid today, a gift from Franz Heinze . Tourism, which initially declined after the fall of the Wall, gradually recovered. It received a further boost after Waldsieversdorf received the “State Recognized Resort” award on January 6, 1996. In the same year the village reached the 4th place in the competition of the district "Our village should be more beautiful". In the following years, the water tower was renovated and inaugurated on July 24, 1998.

21st century

The school existed until 2000 - the last day of school was July 19, 2000. Since 2010 it has been used as the town's cultural, exhibition and tourism center. In September 2001, the preliminary expansion of the road network was completed. The Jägerfest celebrated its 25th anniversary on July 25, 2002. One year later, on April 12, 2003, the Lindenplatz at the old sawmill was inaugurated. In the same year, the “Victims of Wars” memorial was inaugurated; Waldsieversdorf celebrated its 750th anniversary on July 23, 2003 with a festive event. In 2007 the water treading area was opened in Stöbber. On June 19, 2008, the community unveiled a boulder that reminds us of Kindermann. In addition, the war cemetery was redesigned in the cemetery. In 2009 the old waterworks, the Margaret spring and the water tower were confirmed as technical monuments. The John Heartfield House opened on July 4, 2010 and has shown a permanent exhibition by the artist ever since.

Administrative history

From 1817 Waldsieversdorf belonged to the district of Lebus in the province of Brandenburg and from 1952 to the district of Strausberg in the GDR district of Frankfurt (Oder) . The municipality has been in the Brandenburg district of Märkisch-Oderland since 1993.

Population development

year Residents
1875 0 059
1890 0 065
1910 0 378
1925 0 678
1933 0 583
1939 0 776
1946 0 830
1950 1 079
1964 1 144
1971 1 060
year Residents
1981 1 095
1985 1,067
1989 1 094
1990 1 042
1991 1 041
1992 1 117
1993 1 050
1994 1,000
1995 1 075
1996 1 253
year Residents
1997 1 129
1998 1 137
1999 0 934
2000 0 944
2001 0 913
2002 0 931
2003 1 163
2004 1 133
2005 1 254
2006 1 179
year Residents
2007 929
2008 920
2009 898
2010 921
2011 840
2012 843
2013 823
2014 823
2015 819
2016 809
year Residents
2017 809
2018 798
2019 812

Territory of the respective year, number of inhabitants: as of December 31 (from 1991), from 2011 based on the 2011 census


Community representation

The community council consists of 10 community representatives and the honorary mayor.

year For Waldsieversdorf WG non-party citizens List fire department Open voter group Individual applicants total
2003 - 5 - - 5 10 seats
2008 - 4th - - 6th 10 seats
2014 4th 3 1 2 - 10 seats
2019 6th 3 1 - - 10 seats

(As of: local election on May 26, 2019)


  • 1998–2003: Erich Ritter
  • 2003–2008: Manfred Werner
  • 2008–2014: Holger Landsmann
  • since 2014: Dietmar Ehm (group of non-party voters)

In the mayoral election on May 26, 2019, Ehm was elected unopposed candidate with 81.2% of the valid votes for a further term of five years.

coat of arms

The coat of arms was approved on August 18, 1995.

Blazon : "In green on a golden ground, a red-funded and red-tinned silver tower with a black door and black arched windows, each with a golden linden leaf."


The municipality carries a flag with red-white-red stripes with the municipality's coat of arms.

Water tower from 1897, today a lookout tower
Fire station, no longer in operation today.
Sundial , handicraft by the blacksmith Richard Jahn from 1979

Sights and culture

The list of monuments in Waldsieversdorf includes the monuments entered in the list of monuments of the state of Brandenburg.

  • John Heartfield House, summer residence of the photomontage artist John Heartfield , who bought a summer house in Waldsieversdorf at Brecht's suggestion and used it from 1957 until his death in 1968. The community acquired the house in 2008 and reconstructed it in 2010. It is owned by the Freundeskreis John Heartfield-Waldsieversdorf e. V. operated so that it is now available as a museum.
  • Waldsieversdorf water tower , built around 1900 based on plans by Ferdinand Kindermann. It held around 70,000 liters of water and supplied the community with drinking water until the 1990s. From 1929 it was fed by the waterworks north of Dahmsdorfer Straße. Before that, the Margaretenquelle, named after Kindermann's daughter, was used for the water supply. In honor of Kindermann, the community erected a memorial stone on Dahmsdorfer Strasse / the corner of Geschwister-Scholl-Strasse on his 160th birthday in 2008.
  • The sundial by the blacksmith Richard Jahn on Wilhelm-Pieck-Strasse, corner of Sauerkirschenallee, took around 1000 hours of manual work and was installed on May 1st, 1979. Another clock is located at Dahmsdorfer Straße 28. The former chairman of the Heimatverein and clockmaker Franz Heinze created a clock planted with flowers with a functioning clock mechanism in the basement of the house.
  • The post mile pillar on the B 168 federal road was erected on the post road from Müncheberg to Eberswalde in 1840. It was originally located 7.5 kilometers further north.
  • Cenotaph on the corner of Dahmsdorfer and Geschwister-Scholl-Strasse for the victims of the war, originally intended for the victims of fascism , rededicated in 1993/94
  • Thälmannhain at the confluence of Wilhelm-Pieck-Strasse and Dahmsdorfer Strasse, which is intended to commemorate the workers' politician who was murdered in the Buchenwald concentration camp . A bust and an inscription were removed after 1990

Regular events

The Jägerfest, which has been taking place every year since 1978, is organized by the community on the last weekend in July from Thursday to Sunday. There is also a maypole singing, a fountain concert , a 4-lake triathlon , a serenade concert in the forest and an autumn and Christmas party.


The federal highway 168 between Prötzel and Müncheberg crosses the municipality.

Waldsieversdorf station is on the Buckower Kleinbahn . Regular passenger traffic was discontinued in 1998. The line has been operated as a museum railway since 2002 .



  • Waldsieversdorf community (ed.): Waldsieversdorf in Märkische Schweiz, 1253, 1895, 1995. Commemorative publication for the 100th anniversary of the founding of the villa colony. Brochure without date, p. 74.
  • Waldsieversdorf community (ed.): 750 years of Waldsieversdorf - time table (1993–2003). Flyer without date, p. 4
  • WaldKAuTZ Tourist Information Waldsieversdorf: Waldsieversdorf - state-approved resort. Flyer, without date

Web links

Commons : Waldsieversdorf  - Collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. Population in the State of Brandenburg according to municipalities, offices and municipalities not subject to official registration on December 31, 2019 (XLSX file; 223 KB) (updated official population figures) ( help on this ).
  2. ^ Service portal of the state administration Brandenburg. Waldsieversdorf community
  3. ^ Hans-Heinrich Müller: Domains and domain tenants in Brandenburg-Prussia in the 18th century. In: Otto Büsch, Wolfgang Neugebauer (ed.): Modern Prussian History 1648–1947: An anthology. 1. Volume, De Gruyter, Berlin 1981, ISBN 3-11-008714-6 , pp. 316–359 ( preview on Google Books ), pp. 356/57.
  4. ^ Historical municipality register of the state of Brandenburg 1875 to 2005. Landkreis Märkisch-Oderland . Pp. 34-37
  5. Population in the state of Brandenburg from 1991 to 2015 according to independent cities, districts and municipalities , Table 7
  6. ^ Office for Statistics Berlin-Brandenburg (Ed.): Statistical report AI 7, A II 3, A III 3. Population development and population status in the state of Brandenburg (respective editions of the month of December)
  7. ^ Result of the local election on May 26, 2019
  8. Results of the local elections in 1998 (mayoral elections) for the district of Märkisch-Oderland ( Memento from April 1, 2018 in the Internet Archive )
  9. Local elections October 26, 2003. Mayoral elections , p. 26
  10. Local elections in the state of Brandenburg on September 28, 2008. Mayoral elections , p. 9
  11. ^ Result of the mayoral election on May 25, 2014
  12. Section 73 of the Brandenburg Local Election Act
  13. ^ Result of the mayoral election on May 26, 2019
  14. Coat of arms information on the service portal of the state administration of Brandenburg
  15. Flag information from the main statute of the municipality (PDF file; 52 kB)
  16. John Heartfield House Waldsieversdorf. From: www.heartfield.de, accessed on September 14, 2011