Kuhz an der Knatter I Uckermark

Long before Kuhz was ever mentioned in a document, the Slavs settled inside what are now its boundaries. A section of the ancient ramparts of the castle, which was built by the Slavs, has survived until today. In 1239, Lake Guds was referred to as bordering on the lands owned by the Abbey of Walkenried. In c. 1323, the Boitzenburg nunnery became part of the village. Since 1328, Kuhz has been a parish.

If you arrive from Haßleben, you’ll see the Kuhz Church on a slight rise. It is one of the most beautiful stone churches in the Uckermark. Its thirteenth-century tall and slender choir windows are from its earliest period of construction. The pulpit was built in 1594. The splendid 1697 wooden altarpiece has two levels: foliated capitals support the bottom one, higher up the columns are in Tuscan style. The altar’s central oil painting was made by M. Feriderig and M. C. Wegener in 1697. It depicts the Last Supper and the Crucifixion.

During the Reformation, von Arnim-Boitzenburg ruled Kuhz. In the Thirty Years’ War (1600 – 1630), Kuhz was badly ravaged and the peasants living there fled. In 1711, Kuhz came under the rule of the von Arnim-Kröchlendorfs, who were also patrons of the church. Separation in 1820 put an end to serfdom and liberated the Kuhz peasants from the Kröchlendorf manor.

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