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Eldetal municipality
Coordinates: 53 ° 17 ′ 5 ″  N , 12 ° 31 ′ 0 ″  E
Height : 68 m
Area : 28.27 km²
Residents : 448  (Dec. 31, 2017)
Population density : 16 inhabitants / km²
Incorporation : May 26, 2019
Postal code : 17209
Area code : 039925
Village street

Wredenhagen is a district of the municipality Eldetal in the southwest of the Mecklenburg Lake District in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania .


Elde in Wredenhagen

Wredenhagen is located in the Mecklenburg Lake District between Röbel / Müritz and Wittstock / Dosse on the state border with Brandenburg . The upper Elde flows through the village and the nearby Mönchsee towards Müritz . The hilly terrain in the Wittstock-Ruppiner Heide in the south of the village reaches a height of 84  m above sea level. NHN .

The former districts of Mönchshof and Neukrug belong to Wredenhagen.

In the local area there is the 91 hectare Mönchsee, which got its name from the Mönchshof district on the southern shore of the lake. In Mönchshof there is an observation tower from which you can observe the brood island in the lake. In the Mönchsee nature reserve there are cranes , seagulls , wild geese and a pair of sea eagles .


The history of Wredenhagen is closely linked to Wredenhagen Castle . The earliest written reference to the castle is from 1284, although the complex is much older. Initially, the von Werle family ruled the castle and many dependent villages in the area. Later, the rule often changed between Mecklenburg and Brandenburg dukes or margraves and in the meantime came into the possession of the noble family von Winterfeld . Under Mecklenburg sovereignty since 1436, in 1840 the administration and jurisdiction for over 50 villages was transferred from Wredenhagen to Röbel. The community acquired the castle in 1927 and established the school there. At the end of the 1920s, the Wredenhagen estate was relocated with farmers. The community has been able to preserve the character of a farming village through careful village renewal with a focus on monument preservation.

In 1233 Nikolaus von Rostock awarded the Amelungsborn monastery 50 hooves in the village of Kotze (now Mönchhof) with the lake Kotze (today's Mönchsee ).

During the GDR era , numerous individual farms joined together to form an LPG animal production facility. The small schoolhouse was replaced by the construction of a ten-class polytechnic high school , in which the children from the surrounding villages were taught. As the seat of the community association , a doctor, a dentist and a veterinary practice were located on site. The residents not only worked in the LPG, but also in various craft businesses. In addition to a shopping center, a hairdresser and a watchmaker, the residents had access to a culture and sports center with restaurants, a youth club and a central library.

On May 26, 2019, Wredenhagen merged with Grabow-Below , Massow and Zepkow to form the new municipality of Eldetal . The last mayor was Marianne Schmidtke.

Sights and culture

See also the list of architectural monuments in Eldetal


  • The castle Wredenhagen is a nearly circular, built on a hilltop castle, which was first mentioned in the 13th century and rebuilt many times over the years. In addition to the Wredenhagen Free Castle School , the facility also houses a hunting room and a home parlor. The inner courtyard is used for various cultural purposes.
  • The Wredenhagen church is a rectangular plastered building from the second half of the 18th century, which was given its present shape through renovations in 1802 and 1891. The interior of the church is essentially original and contains a Lütkemüller organ from 1860.
  • From the Wredenhagen windmill only remains of the wall are preserved.


  • Since 1994 existing cinema with regular operation of the mobile cinema film club Güstrow and film communication National Association Mecklenburg-Vorpommern .
  • Nationally known festivals take place in Wredenhagen, such as the slaughter festival, the castle festival and the harvest festival.
  • The town's storyteller is a specialty. Grete Innig reads on the fairy tale meadow in summer and by the fireplace in Dorfstrasse 90 in winter.
  • Every year over the Christmas holidays, the Wredenhagen Circus Alamos organizes a Christmas circus guest performance on the festival meadow.


The Bundesautobahn 19 (Berlin – Rostock) passes Wredenhagen to the west; the Röbel / Müritz and Wittstock / Dosse junctions are twelve and 17 kilometers away, respectively. The connecting road from Röbel / Müritz to Wittstock / Dosse , which runs parallel to the autobahn, crosses the town. The nearest train station is in Wittstock / Dosse, 15 km away.

Sons and daughters of the place

Web links

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

Individual evidence

  1. Statistisches Amt MV - Population status of the districts, offices and municipalities 2017 (XLS file) (population figures in update of the 2011 census)
  2. ^ Homeland GDR. Adventures. Considerations. Findings. Documents, including Liselotte Keitel: "'Talk'n mit de Lüd!'", Ed. Horst Jäkel, GNN-Verlag Schkeuditz 2015, p. 218, ISBN 978-3-89819-416-7
  3. ↑ Area change agreement between the municipalities of Grabow-Below, Massow, Wredenhagen and Zepkow , accessed on October 14, 2019