Bad Kleinen

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Bad Kleinen
Coat of arms of Bad Kleinen
Coat of arms
Bad Kleinen   is located in Germany
Bad Kleinen
Bad Kleinen
Coordinates: 53°46′N 11°28′E / 53.767°N 11.467°E / 53.767; 11.467Coordinates: 53°46′N 11°28′E / 53.767°N 11.467°E / 53.767; 11.467
Country Germany
State Mecklenburg-Vorpommern
District Nordwestmecklenburg
Municipal assoc. Dorf Mecklenburg-Bad Kleinen
Subdivisions 8 Ortsteile
 • Mayor Hans Kreher (FDP)
 • Total 23.43 km2 (9.05 sq mi)
Elevation 35 m (115 ft)
Population (2012-12-31)[1]
 • Total 3,652
 • Density 160/km2 (400/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 23996
Dialling codes 038423
Vehicle registration NWM
Bad Kleinen, Overlooking a train station with the Schweriner See in the distance.

Bad Kleinen is a municipality in the Nordwestmecklenburg district, in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Germany. It is located on the north bank of the Schweriner See.


The municipality is located on the north bank of the Schweriner See, the third largest lake in Germany, and about half-way between the state capital Schwerin and Hanseatic city of Wismar. The famous German Philosopher and Mathematician Gottlob Frege (8 November 1848 Wismar – 26 July 1925 (Bad Kleinen)) lived in Bad Kleinen. In his honor every year during Spring, the people of Nordwestmecklenburg make a walking tour between Wismar (Frege's Birthplace) and Bad Kleinen. The current mayor of Bad Kleinen is Hans Kreher.


During police action on 27 June 1993 German federal police officer Michael Newrzella and the Red Army Faction member Wolfgang Grams were killed on the platform of Bad Kleinen station.