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Gelbensande is a municipality in the German state of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern. It is located in the Rostock district, near Rostock, Ribnitz-Damgarten and Stralsund. Four other villages are part of Gelbensande.

Coat of arms of Gelbensande
Coat of arms
Location of Gelbensande within Rostock district
Gelbensande in LRO.svg
Gelbensande is located in Germany
Gelbensande is located in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern
Coordinates: 54°11′N 12°18′E / 54.183°N 12.300°E / 54.183; 12.300Coordinates: 54°11′N 12°18′E / 54.183°N 12.300°E / 54.183; 12.300
 • MayorLutz Koppenhöle
 • Total34.05 km2 (13.15 sq mi)
8 m (26 ft)
 • Total1,687
 • Density50/km2 (130/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
Dialling codes038201
Vehicle registrationLRO

Gelbensande is about 8 km (5.0 mi) from the Baltic Sea coast. It can be reached by car on B 105, as well as by train (Stralsund–Rostock railway).

Hunting lodgeEdit

Jagdschloss Gelbensande

Jagdschloss Gelbensande is a hunting lodge or manor that was erected between 1880 and 1885 as a summer residence for Grand Duke Friedrich Franz III of Mecklenburg-Schwerin. After 1887, it was used as a base for hunting in the surrounding forest, the Rostock Heath. Because of the Grand Duke's marriage to one of the Russian Tsar's granddaughters, the Mecklenburg-Russian relationships can still be seen inside the castle today.

The Jagdschloss remained in the Grand Duke's use until 1944. It was subsequently used as an army hospital, a sanatorium for tuberculosis, a public library, a veteran's club and a sort of hostel for construction workers. Since the German reunification in 1989/1990, it is owned by the town of Gelbensande and open to the public as a museum.

Wilhelm von Preußen, German crown prince and son of Kaiser Wilhelm II, got engaged to Duchess Cecilie of Mecklenburg-Schwerin in the Jagdschloss.


  1. ^ "Statistisches Amt M-V – Bevölkerungsstand der Kreise, Ämter und Gemeinden 2018". Statistisches Amt Mecklenburg-Vorpommern (in German). July 2019.

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