Wiek, Rügen

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St. George's Church in Wiek
St. George's Church in Wiek
Coat of arms of Wiek
Coat of arms
Wiek is located in Germany
Location of Wiek within Vorpommern-Rügen district
Wiek in VR.svg
Coordinates: 54°37′20″N 13°17′21″E / 54.62222°N 13.28917°E / 54.62222; 13.28917Coordinates: 54°37′20″N 13°17′21″E / 54.62222°N 13.28917°E / 54.62222; 13.28917
Country Germany
State Mecklenburg-Vorpommern
District Vorpommern-Rügen
Municipal assoc. Nord-Rügen
 • Mayor Petra Harder
 • Total 25.53 km2 (9.86 sq mi)
Elevation 2 m (7 ft)
Population (2017-12-31)[1]
 • Total 1,057
 • Density 41/km2 (110/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 18556
Dialling codes 038391
Vehicle registration RÜG
Website www.wiek-ruegen.de

Wiek is a municipality in the Vorpommern-Rügen district, in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Germany.

The body of the well-known American Brigadier General Nathan Bedford Forrest III, killed while on an air raid on Kiel in 1943, was buried at Wiek by the German authorities. It laid there until 1947 when the body was repatriated to the United States.


  1. ^ "Bevölkerungsstand der Kreise, Ämter und Gemeinden in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern 31.12.2017". Statistisches Amt Mecklenburg-Vorpommern (in German). October 2018.

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