The St. Johannis Church
Kirch Grubenhagen belonged to those villages that were founded after
the turn of
crusade Henry the Lion (1147) in the country Circipanien, a tribal
area of west slavic Liutizen.
In the first documentary
mention (1243) the knight Heinrich Grube called on Grubenhagen.
acquired Ludolf von Moltzan owning and Grubenhagen castle was
ancestral seat of the Mecklenburg line those of Maltza (h) n.
remnants of this probably largest castle in the central Mecklenburg
can be found in a marshy lowlands near the present village castle
Grubenhagen.1759 Church of the farmyard was founded west Vollrathsruhe
on a hill.
By railways, the post and through the
development since the 50's today go the villages Vollrathsruhe
Kirch Grubenhagen overlap.
The St John's Church to
Kirch Grubenhagen - built in the first half of the 13th century on a
steep mountain -
originally served the surrounding villages as
a fortified church. This is one impressive, built of fieldstone church building
oldest in the region and is an impressive example of the transition
from romanesque to gottischen style.
the instigation of the knight Dietrich von Moltzan, who had been since
his studies in Wittenberg (1514), was a friend of Luther and
Melanchthon, sermons, long before the introduction of the reformation
in Mecklenburg, protestant clergy in the St. Johannis church parish
Carl von Maltzahn initiated
in 1861 the
reconstruction of the church.The romanesque slit windows were
bricked designed new windows and extended the chair to a polygonal
apse. Added to this were the wooden vault style englich cast iron
architecture that time, the neo-gothic altar, the galleries on
the north wall and new pews.
major parts of the interior,
two major epitaphs in lush baroque carving and gilding (around 1700),
Maltza (h) nsche alliance coat of arms and grave slabs.
supported by the figure of Moses pulpit (1707)
created the Rostock sculptor Johann Vieregge. Painting of pastors who
did in the St Johannis church service adorn the south wall of the
From church on the mount you look far into
the countryside: the Lake
Malchin, the landscape of Malchiner Basin, the Burg Schlitz and the
hills of the Mecklenburgische Schweiz.