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Barczewko is located in Poland
Coordinates: 53°51′0″N 20°35′17″E / 53.85000°N 20.58806°E / 53.85000; 20.58806
Country Poland Poland
Voivodeship Warmian-Masurian
County Olsztyn County
Gmina Barczewo
Population 1,050

Barczewko [barˈt͡ʂɛfkɔ] (German: Altwartenburg) is a village in the administrative district of Gmina Barczewo, within Olsztyn County, Warmian-Masurian Voivodeship, in northern Poland.[1] It lies approximately 7 kilometres (4 mi) west of Barczewo and 10 km (6 mi) north-east of the regional capital Olsztyn.

While traditionally Prussian, from the Middle Ages it was part of East Prussia which with the Second Peace of Thorn in 1466 became a vassal of the Kingdom of Poland until 1772. Between 1772 and 1945 it belonged to the Kingdom of Prussia and Germany.

The village grew up around a fortification founded by vogt Friedrich von Liebenzelle. The village is mentioned in written sources for the first time on 26 December 1329. In the winter of 1353-54 the village was destroyed by Lithuanian troops. It was later rebuilt but further to the east of the original location. The village church dates from 1582.[2]

The village has a population of 1,050.



  1. ^ "Central Statistical Office (GUS) - TERYT (National Register of Territorial Land Apportionment Journal)" (in Polish). 2008-06-01. 
  2. ^ Weise, Erich, ed. (1981) [1966]. Handbuch der historischen Stätten. Ost- und Westpreussen (in German). Stuttgart: Kröner. p. 4. ISBN 3-520-31701-X. 

Coordinates: 53°51′0″N 20°35′17″E / 53.85000°N 20.58806°E / 53.85000; 20.58806