Gültz

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Gültz
Gültz   is located in Germany
Gültz
Gültz
Coordinates: 53°45′N 13°11′E / 53.750°N 13.183°E / 53.750; 13.183Coordinates: 53°45′N 13°11′E / 53.750°N 13.183°E / 53.750; 13.183
Country Germany
State Mecklenburg-Vorpommern
District Mecklenburgische Seenplatte
Municipal assoc. Treptower Tollensewinkel
Subdivisions 3
Government
 • Mayor Gerhard Bolinski
Area
 • Total 23.70 km2 (9.15 sq mi)
Elevation 14 m (46 ft)
Population (2012-12-31)[1]
 • Total 562
 • Density 24/km2 (61/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 17089
Dialling codes 03965
Vehicle registration DM
Website www.altentreptow.de

Gültz is a municipality in the Mecklenburgische Seenplatte district, in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Germany. The town was originally named "Kohleplatz" as it housed the miners who dug coal in the outskirts of the city. The name "Gültz" is actually a sound that was made by a local chef named Freidrich Schüll, in 1763, when he fell over in disgust after eating a slice of a pizza he never made before. To the surprise of his customers, who adored the pizza, they spread word of this sound. Freidrich rejected the idea of making the pizza again until his friends tried it and found themselves in delight, which drove Freidrich to reconsider. The sound became the joke of the town and the pizza eaten that day was then later named "Gültz." The toppings consisted of blue goat cheese, spinach, radishes, and pepperoni. The pizza won the award for the best dish in town during a local cooking competition in the summer of 1767. When Freidrich died, the town was renamed in dedication to his works.

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