Nieden (Polabian Nadam[2]) is a municipality in the Vorpommern-Greifswald district, in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Germany.

Nieden
Location of Nieden within Vorpommern-Greifswald district
Nieden in VG.svg
Nieden is located in Germany
Nieden
Nieden
Nieden is located in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern
Nieden
Nieden
Coordinates: 53°26′22″N 13°55′21″E / 53.43944°N 13.92250°E / 53.43944; 13.92250Coordinates: 53°26′22″N 13°55′21″E / 53.43944°N 13.92250°E / 53.43944; 13.92250
CountryGermany
StateMecklenburg-Vorpommern
DistrictVorpommern-Greifswald
Municipal assoc.Uecker-Randow-Tal
Government
 • MayorRoswitha Retzlaff
Area
 • Total6.49 km2 (2.51 sq mi)
Elevation
25 m (82 ft)
Population
 (2019-12-31)[1]
 • Total160
 • Density25/km2 (64/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
Postal codes
17309
Dialling codes039740
Vehicle registrationVG
Websitewww.amt-uecker-randow-tal.de

GeographyEdit

Nieden, one of the smallest towns in the surrounding district, lies on a relatively flat glacial moraine on the east bank of the Uecker river. The town is on the state line of Brandenburg and is about half way between the cities of Pasewalk und Prenzlau.

HistoryEdit

The first mention of the original name of the town, Nedam was in 1121. Already in the 6th Century Nieden was an important Slavic fortress. To secure the town and surrounding area from Polish attacks, the Duke of Pommerania built s castle in Nieden. In approximately 1600 the estate was inherited by the family von Winterfeld, along with the estates of Schmarsow, Damerow, Spiegelberg, Rollwitz and Züsedom. In the 1920s the family built a field stone manor house featuring a tower and a park of many acres that stretched to the bank of the Uecker river. The manor house burned down in 1945, but the surrounding land is still in possession of the family.

On July 25, 1952 Nieden, along with several other communities from the province of Brandenburg were reorganized into the district of Neubrandenburg.

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Statistisches Amt M-V – Bevölkerungsstand der Kreise, Ämter und Gemeinden 2019". Statistisches Amt Mecklenburg-Vorpommern (in German). July 2020.
  2. ^ Schulz, Erwin (2007). Der Ortsnamen Detektiv: mittelalterliche Siedlungsnamen im Kreis Uecker-Randow (1121-1591) ; Ursprung, Details, Erklärungen ; mit einer Übersicht zu Ortsnamen ab 1600. Schibri-Verlag, p. 29. ISBN 3937895442