Stages: 3 | Embedded in a ground moraine landscape shaped by the ice age, the Tollense meanders through the unspoiled nature. Numerous brick churches, manor houses and Klempenow Castle bear witness to the region's eventful history. The highlight of the tour is the round trip around Lake Tollense.
Tollensetal circular route
- Tour tips: Four-gate city of Neubrandenburg, Tollense River with remains from the Bronze Age, medieval Klempenow Castle, round trip around Tollense Lake with many opportunities for swimming.
Rail connections: Neubrandenburg, Altentreptow, Demmin, etc.
At the northern tip of Lake Tollensee - in Neubrandenburg - the 173-kilometer tour starts through a unique river landscape with wonderful views. The city center with its medieval fortifications, fortified houses and magnificently decorated city gates is what makes Neubrandenburg so charming. The route west of the Tollense leads through largely untouched nature to the Hanseatic town of Demmin. Next to it, the river meanders smoothly through the glacial valley. Only beavers occasionally disturb the smooth course of the river with their constructions. Even from a distance, the stately churches from the Middle Ages can be seen in front of Altentreptow and Demmin.
The idyllic eastern shore of the Tollense captivates with its silence and fascinating naturalness. Flowering meadows and fertile fields alternate with shady forest islands. From the hills there are beautiful views of the expansive landscape, as well as from the tower of the medieval Klempenow Castle. The castle café spoils cyclists with fresh cake. Bright rape fields in spring and lush avenues line the way back to Neubrandenburg.
The crowning highlight of the tour is the round trip around the Tollensesee lake. Miles long and sparkling, the lake nestles between forested hills. Numerous native water birds breed in the reed belts along the shore. Gigantic views can be seen from the nearby Hellberge and from the Belvedere Pavilion on the northwest shore. The popular Broda lido invites you to take a refreshing break.
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Hotel Demminer Mill
- An der Mühle, 17109 Demmin
Hotel Demminer Mill
Prillwitz hunting lodge
- Prillwitz, 17237 Hohenzieritz
In 1890 the house was built as a hunting lodge of the Grand Duke of Strelitz in the neo-Renaissance style. The old manor house next to it is a simple 11-axis building over two floors. The facade of the hunting lodge is richly articulated and changes from red clinker to sandstone. The theme of hunting is found in the decor of the house. Inside, parts of the wall paneling have been preserved. Also noteworthy is the beautiful lake location on the Lieps.
St. Johannis Neubrandenburg
- 2. Ringstraße, 17033 Neubrandenburg
While the town church of St. Mary was built in the 13th century, a second ecclesiastical center was established at the same time: the Franciscan monastery. This included a simple monastery church made of fieldstones, which was expanded at the beginning of the 14th century - today's St. John's Church. After the destruction of St. Mary's Church in 1945, St. John's Church became the main church. It got its current state through two major construction phases in the 19th and 20th centuries.
Astronomy station Demmin
- An den Tannen, 17109 Demmin
Planetarium and observatory in the Hanseatic town of Demmin
Hanseatic Quarter Demmin
- Schiffsanleger, 17109 Demmin
Get an insight into the world of the Middle Ages.
St. Mary´s Concert Curch
- Stargarder Straße, 17033 Neubrandenburg
As a concert church, the Marienkirche offers a diverse program - from acoustic treats over to special architectural experience. Outside: Gothic brick church. Inside: Concert hall made of glass, concrete, steel and wood.
Hager Nursery Botanical Garden
- Schulstraße, 17089 Bartow
The botanical garden in the middle of the Hager tree nursery in Bartow offers an ideal destination for vacationers and especially for plant lovers from March to November. Those who prefer the rural idyll and are looking for a quiet place far away from the stress of everyday life are certainly in good hands here.
Medieval ramparts and fortifications Neubrandenburg
- Marktplatz, 17033 Neubrandenburg
Guests can feel the romance of the Middle Ages when strolling along the almost completely preserved ramparts and fortifications, a masterpiece of Gothic architecture.
- Klempenow, 17089 Breest
The Klempenow castle complex is the only preserved lowland castle in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern. It was built in the middle of the 13th century by the Lower Saxon knightly dynasty of the von Heydenbrecks on behalf of the Duke of Pomerania and experienced a varied history in the following centuries.
- Markt, 17109 Demmin
"Demmin House" refers to the ruins of a Pomeranian castle and a neighboring manor house, located at the confluence of the Peene and Tollense rivers, on a completely isolated but natural elevation.
City information Altentreptow
- Closed today
- Rathausstraße, 17087 Altentreptow
Altentreptow was first mentioned in a document in 1245. The small town, situated on the Tollense River, is embedded in the scenic Tollense Valley.
Tourist info Neubrandenburg
- Open today
- Marktplatz, 17033 Neubrandenburg
Welcome to Neubrandenburg, the city of adventure on the edge of the Mecklenburg Lake District and in the middle of a hilly landscape formed by the glaciers of the Ice Age. The city, which is over 750 years old, invites you to an exciting journey of discovery with impressive historical evidence.