Volksdorf

Volksdorf


Before WWII, Volksdorf was in Grimmen. Photos from Don and Lana Larsen 2006.

Don Larsen with the Volksdorf sign




Volksdorf Chapel (Kapelle); fieldstone and brick; built 15th century; newly renovated; services held now once per month




Ancient beech tree in churchyard




Early grave markers; 1992 bell tower




Fieldstone churchyard wall; abandoned gravestones; Trebel River Valley to right.




1755 bell in free-standing tower




Chapel facade




Original chapel door




Visitor sign in German, Swedish, English, Polish




Interior chandelier, partially plundered 1945 by Russians




The newly renovated and repainted chapel and altar




Pump organ




Altar and pews




View toward rear entrance




Mausoleum adjacent to church; plundered 1945; sealed




Church door key




Village yards




Newer houses; garages reconstructed from former manor workers' housing.




Village livestock




Former manor house




Sugar beet field