Pantlitz Church is a 19th century village church in Pantlitz, a district of the municipality of Ahrenshagen-Daskow in Western Pomerania. It has been Vorpommern's first cyclists' church since 2006.
This neo-Gothic brick building dates from 1869 and was designed by the Stralsund architect Ernst von Haselberg. Only a few historical motif panes have been preserved from the previous building. In GDR times the church was to be blown up. Committed citizens were able to prevent this. However, since that time the organ has been removed and the original pews have been replaced by the pews from the Damgarten church.
In 2006, the Pantlitz church was designated a "cyclists' church", i.e. during the summer months from May to September, volunteers keep coffee and cake as well as patchwork there. In recent years, the church's patron annex has been extensively renovated with funding, as have the choir windows. In the church there is a copy of the painting "Adoration of the Shepherds" by the Dutch artist Gerrit van Honthorst. This painting has had an eventful history: donated by the von Thun family, it had to be removed from storage due to the planned demolition in the 1970s. It was then returned and a few years ago the true value of the painting was recognized, that it was by a painter of the Dutch school and worth about 1 million euros. In this respect, a copy was made. The original currently hangs in the Pomeranian State Museum in Greifswald.
Unique is the view from the church tower over the old border river between Pomerania and Mecklenburg the Recknitz and the historical Slavic castle wall. For vacationers in the Recknitz region, the Pantlitz church is therefore a must-see destination. In the summer months (usually from May to September) church members offer coffee and cake daily from 1 to 5 pm.