The county of North West Mecklenburg is a district in the north-west of the state of Mecklenburg- Vorpommern on the Baltic coast. The circle area adjacent to the mainland part of the Baltic Sea island of Poel. Neighboring districts are in the eastern district of Rostock, in the south of the district of Ludwigsburg pleasure Parchim and west of the Schleswig-Holstein Duchy of Lauenburg and the district-free city of Lübeck. County seat is since 4 September 2011, the Hanseatic city of Wismar. In the previous county seat Grevesmühlen persists a branch of the administration.

  • 5.1 Kreistag 5.1.1 County Council Election 2009
  • 5.1.2 County Council Election 2011
  • 5.3.1 Historical coat of arms
  • 6.1 Economics
  • 6.2 traffic


Northwest Mecklenburg belongs to the western region of Mecklenburg and has the Klützer angle and east of Wismar on the island of Poel share on the Baltic coast of Mecklenburg Bay. The in municipality Passee 118 meter high mountain Lünen is the highest elevation of the district. Larger lakes are located with the Neuklostersee, Großer Wariner See and the United Labenzer lake in the Sternberg Lake District in the east of the county, also the Schwerin Lake Outer belongs to the district territory. To the west of the county to the Schaalsee. Larger rivers there is not in the county. Notable rivers are the Wakenitzrestaurant as border between Mecklenburg- Vorpommern and Schleswig -Holstein, the Brüeler Bach, the Stepenitz and Wall Steinengraben and more at the historical aspects, the Harkenbäk.


The county was created in 1994 by merging the circuits Gadebusch ( GDB), Greve mills (GVM ) and Wismar (WIS ) and parts of the districts Sternberg (STB) and Schwerin -Land ( SN).

As part of the Administrative Reform Mecklenburg-Vorpommern 2011 came to the district of North West Mecklenburg add the previously county-level city of Wismar. It is since then county seat of the county and sparked Grevesmühlen from. There but for the time being remain large parts of the administration in the present location, the historic malt factory.

Cities and Towns

(Population at 31 December 2012)

Official Free communities

Official ** Grevesmühlen country without its own administration - an administration education community with the town of Greve mills with simultaneous transfer of the functions of the transferred sphere of the office of the city

Offices with official member municipalities and cities * Head Office Management

  • 2 Office Gadebusch ( 10,369 )
  • 3 Office Grevesmühlen country ** ( 8453 )
  • 4 Office Klützer angle ( 10.559 )
  • 5 Office Lützow - Lübstorf ( 13,497 )
  • 6 Office Neuburg ( 5858 )
  • 7 Office Neukloster - Warin ( 10,898 )
  • 8 Official Rehna ( 9258 )
  • 9 Office Schönberger country ( 17 869 )

Field changes

In the years between 1994 and 2005 in the area of ​​the district North West Mecklenburg as in the entire state of Mecklenburg- Vorpommern extensive territorial changes took place.

From the original 14 departments were 2005 8 offices after completion of the administrative reform on 1 January. The cities Gadebusch and Schoenberg lost their Amtsfreiheit. The number of municipalities was reduced from 112 to 94 by further incorporations and mergers during the year 2009, the number of municipalities was reduced to 91

Offices resolutions, offices mergers, exchange office of communities

  • Merger of the city Gadebusch with the Office Gadebusch - country to his new position Gadebusch ( 1 January 2004)
  • Merger of the town of Schönberg with the Office Schönberger Country (1 January 2004 )
  • Spin-off of the community Kalkhorst from office Baltic Sea beach - Integration in the Office Klützer angle ( 1 January 2004)
  • Merger of the offices Neukloster and Warin to the new exchange Neukloster - Warin ( 1 July 2004)
  • Merger of the offices Dorf Mecklenburg and bath small as the new Office Mecklenburg- bath small ( 1 July 2004)
  • Resolution of the Office Gägelow - integration of community Zierow to the Official Klützer angle and the communities Barnekow and Gägelow to the Official Mecklenburg- bath small (1 January 2005 )
  • Merger of the offices Lübstorf / Old Meteln and Lützow to the new exchange Lützow - Lübstorf (1 January 2005 )
  • Resolution of the Office Baltic Sea beach - Inclusion of the city Dassow and the community Selmsdorf to the Official Schönberger Country (1 January 2005 )
  • The municipality of Gägelow in the Office Grevesmühlen -Land ( 1 April 2005)
  • Inclusion of official free community Bolton in the Office Klützer angle ( 1 July 2011)
  • The municipality of Papenhusen by the Office Schönberger country in the Office Grevesmühlen country (1 January 2014)

Incorporations, community neoplasms

  • Resolution of the municipality Great Salitz - incorporation to Krembz (1 January 1999 )
  • Resolution of the municipality Testorf - incorporation to Testorf Stone Fort ( 1 January 1999)
  • Resolution of bog communities and Parin - reformation of the church moor Rolofshagen (1 January 1999 )
  • Resolution of the municipality Babst - incorporation to Glasin (1 January 2001 )
  • Resolution of the municipality Hagebök - incorporation to Neuburg (1 January 2002 )
  • Resolution of the municipality Krassow - incorporation to Zurow (1 January 2002 )
  • Resolution of the municipality Groß Labenz - incorporation to Warin (1 January 2004 )
  • Resolution of the communities Elmenhorst and Kalkhorst - neoplasm of community Kalkhorst (1 January 2004 )
  • Spin-off of large districts Thurow and New Thurow from the community Dechow - integration into the community Roggendorfstraße ( 1 June 2004 )
  • Resolution of the municipality Böken - incorporation to Old Meteln (13 June 2004)
  • Resolution of the communities Harkensee and Pötenitz - incorporation to Dassow (13 June 2004)
  • Resolution of the municipality Löwitz - incorporation to Rehna (13 June 2004)
  • Resolution of the communities Beidendorf, Bobitz and Great Krankow - neoplasm of community Bobitz (13 June 2004)
  • Resolution of the communities Bülow, Demern and Great Rünz - neoplasm of community king box (13 June 2004)
  • Resolution of the communities Gramkow and Great Walmstorf - neoplasm of community High Churches ( 1 January 2005)
  • Dissolution of the community mold - incorporation to Lübow (7 June 2009)
  • Resolution of the communities Badow and Renzow - neoplasm of community Badow - Renzow (7 June 2009)
  • Resolution of the communities Damshagen and Moor - Rolofshagen - neoplasm of community Damshagen (7 June 2009)
  • Resolution of the municipality Hans Hagen - incorporation to Upahl (1 January 2011 )
  • Resolution of the communities Köchelstorf and Wedendorf - neoplasm of community Wedendorfersee ( 1 July 2011)

Name Changes

  • From community to community Vitense Parber Vitense (11 February 1992)
  • Of community Köchelstorf b. Rehna to community Köchelstorf (1 August 1999)
  • From community to community Neuburg- Steinhausen Neuburg (1 January 2002 )
  • From community to community Badow - Renzow Schildetal (1 October 2009 )



County Council Election 2009

The council of the district of North West Mecklenburg with the then Territorial consisted of 53 deputies. After the election of 13 June 2009, he sat down as follows:

The district ( constituency number 58 ) consisted of 142 electoral districts with 99 443 eligible voters. To select walked 50 727 voters who cast valid votes 144 223 4905 invalid and. This corresponds to a voter turnout of 51.0 %.

County Council Election 2011

Because of the Administrative Reform Mecklenburg-Vorpommern 2011, a new election of the County Council was required. The council of the new county Northwest Mecklenburg consists of 61 deputies. According to the preliminary results of the elections of September 4, 2011, the district council is composed as follows:

The turnout was 52.0 %.

For information about election procedures and to legal provisions: County Council (Mecklenburg- Vorpommern)

District administrators

  • Erhard Bräunig (SPD ), 2001-2008
  • Birgit Hesse ( SPD), 2008-2014

Coat of arms

The coat of arms was approved on 16 February 2012 by the Home Office and registered under No. 341 of the coat of arms role of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern.

Blazon: " Split; forward in a half gold guardant, crowned gold black bull head at the gap with gaping red mouth, silver teeth, knocked- red tongue in torn lace neck fur and silver horns; back in Triple Split field of silver and red, a crosier in confused colors. "

The bull's head is the rule and the later Duchy of Mecklenburg, while the one pictured on the other half of the crest crosier ( crozier ) symbolizes that once the Bishopric of Ratzeburg scoring areas. The history of the Hanseatic city of Wismar is illustrated by the three -way split background of the Bishop Staff in silver and red. Originally, this was the maritime flag of Wismar's ships in the Middle Ages.

The coat of arms was designed by the Freudenberger heraldist Manfred Gerth.

To the individual coats of arms of cities and municipalities in the district, see: List of coats of arms in the district of North West Mecklenburg.

Historical coat of arms

The coat of arms was approved on 1 July 1996 by the Home Office and registered under No. 116 of the coat of arms role of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern.

Blazon: " Split; front in gold at the gap half herschauender black bull's head with horns silver, golden crown, open mouth, silver teeth, knocked- red tongue and torn neck fur, its shading, borders, cut out an arc; back in blue a standing golden crosier. "

The coat of arms was designed by the Schwerin heraldist Heinz Kippnick.


The flag of the county is striped evenly, and transverse to the longitudinal axis of the bunting of blue and yellow. In the middle of the flag cloth, lying on one third of the length of the blue and the yellow stripe across, the county coat of arms. The height of the flag cloth is related to the length as 3:5.

Economy and Transport


Of importance is the establishment of companies in the eastern basin of Lübeck ( in Selmsdorf, Luedersdorf, Dassow, Mr. Castle and Schoenberg ) and tourism at the Baltic Sea ( Bolton, Poel Island ).


By the district the federal highways lead 20 and 14, the federal highways 104, 105, 106, 192 and 208 as well as the railway lines Lübeck- Bad Little, Bad Little -Rostock, Wismar -Bad Kleinen-Schwerin-Ludwigslust/Hamburg, Wismar, Rostock and Schwerin - Rehna.


In the district of North West Mecklenburg there Evangelical Lutheran congregations, these belong to the Evangelical Lutheran. Church District of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Mecklenburg in northern Germany. The Catholic communities are part of the deanery of the Archdiocese of Hamburg Schwerin. In the district there are four municipalities of the New Apostolic Church, they belong to the district of Schwerin in the District Church of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, which reports to the Apostle district of North Germany.