Stolpe an der Peene
The first written mention of Stolpes dates back to the Middle Ages. In 1136 in Stolpe Pomeranian Duke Wartislaw I who had converted to Christianity, was murdered by a Wendish nobleman. The sons of Wartislaw erected a church in Stolpe in memory of their father.
In order to further advance the Christianization for which Wartislaw had died, his brother Ratibor I founded a monastery in 1153. The monastery is considered the first in Pomerania. The monastery existed up to 1637 until it was destroyed in the Thirty Years' War. The buildings belonging to the monastery still stand as ruins about 100 m to the east.
Stolpe an der Peene is a municipality in the Vorpommern-Greifswald district, in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Germany. The community has 362 inhabitants.
Address: Amt Anklam-Land, Rebelower Damm 2, 17392 Spantekow
Since the mid-1990s, Stolpe has been renovated as part of its urban development program. New roads, sidewalks, street lighting, residential buildings and a waterway rest stop on the Peene were created.
Stolpe an der Peene has a port with jetty and newly renovated community center with office of the mayor, museum and event rooms.
Nearby are the ruins of Stolpe Abbey.
In Neuhof, Dersewitz and Grüttow you can experience different historical developments of villages in the region. In Neuhof begins an approximately four-kilometer hiking trail through the protected landscape area "Lower Peenetal" to Stolpe.