Friedland, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern

Friedland is a town in the district Mecklenburgische Seenplatte, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Germany.

Gothic Neubrandenburg Gate with the Church of the Virgin Mary in the background
Gothic Neubrandenburg Gate with the Church of the Virgin Mary in the background
Coat of arms of Friedland
Coat of arms
Location of Friedland within Mecklenburgische Seenplatte district
Friedland in MBS.svg
Friedland is located in Germany
Friedland is located in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern
Coordinates: 53°39′N 13°32′E / 53.650°N 13.533°E / 53.650; 13.533Coordinates: 53°39′N 13°32′E / 53.650°N 13.533°E / 53.650; 13.533
DistrictMecklenburgische Seenplatte
Municipal assoc.Friedland
 • MayorWilfried Block
 • Total141.73 km2 (54.72 sq mi)
25 m (82 ft)
 • Total6,456
 • Density46/km2 (120/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
Dialling codes039601
Vehicle registrationMST
Church of the Virgin Mary

It is only 22 km from the district seat and bigger town Neubrandenburg, but still Friedland remains a local center for surrounding communities like Galenbeck (Kotelow, Lübbersdorf, Schwichtenberg), Brunn and Boldekow, and has approximately 6,500 citizens. The former municipality Genzkow was merged into Friedland in May 2019.

It was founded in 1244 by the Prince-electors Otto and Johann of Brandenburg, then having the name Vredeland.

Notable peopleEdit

Sons and daughters of the cityEdit

Emilie Mayer

People who have worked hereEdit

Johann Heinrich von Thünen
  • Ernst Boll (1817-1868), natural scientist, was a house teacher in Friedland
  • Fritz Reuter (1810-1874), low German poet, studied the school in Friedland
  • Daniel Runge (1804-unknown), theologian and parliamentarian, attended the scholar's school here
  • Wilhelm Sauer (1831-1916), organ builder, spent his youth in Friedland
  • Johann Heinrich von Thünen (1783-1850), agriculturist and economist, led the Liepen family in 1806 and married the Friedlander mayor and estate owner Helena Sophia Berlin.


  1. ^ "Statistisches Amt M-V – Bevölkerungsstand der Kreise, Ämter und Gemeinden 2019". Statistisches Amt Mecklenburg-Vorpommern (in German). July 2020.

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