- For Kessin in Western Pomerania, see Groß Kiesow.
Kessin is a village and a former municipality in the district of Rostock, in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Germany. Since 7 June 2009, it is part of the municipality Dummerstorf.
A group of West Slavic people affiliated with the Veleti tribe settled Kessini in the 8th century. Known as the Kessinians, linguistically, they belonged to the Polabian Slavs.
A large part of the plot of Theodor Fontane’s realist novel "Effi Briest" takes place in a fictional town named Kessin, which is said to be in Farther Pomerania.