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