Castles and Manors

The most important surviving water fortress in northern Germany from the Renaissance period. In 1258 the castle came into the possession of the von Schwerin family. After a very eventful history with ups and downs, the castle was bought back by Kaspar Freiherr von Harnier. He is the heir designated by the last lord on Spantekow (his grandfather Hans Bone von Schwerin, until 1945).

Mighty castles served as protection for the knighthood and its residents in the Middle Ages. Many of them had a rectangular ground plan with bastions in front. A wall and a wide moat helped to protect the estate as an island. Such a Renaissance lowland fortress can still be found in Spantekow today. Starting in 1558, the Grand Chamberlain Ulrich v. Schwerin, together with his wife, Anna née v. Arnim, (gate relief) completely rebuilt the castle complex, which had become dilapidated due to the effects of war, on the original site according to the old plans. In 1677 the castle was besieged and captured by the Brandenburg troops in their war against the Swedes. The Great Elector, Friedrich Wilhelm of Brandenburg, had the main building (Ringburg) of the castle complex blown up. Remains of the walls, the most extensive from this period in MV, can still be seen today. The castle chapel at the foot of the hill initially remained standing, but burned down in 1748.
In 2009, the crypt was cleared of construction debris and the collapsed vault was rebuilt. The completely undamaged casemates and the dungeon, the castle with baroque gable, tower and a third floor, as well as the annex, which still exist today, date back to the 16th and 20th centuries, respectively.

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Burg Spantekow

Burgstraße 51
17392 Spantekow

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Burgstraße 51
17392 Spantekow

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Stolpe Manor House

  • Peenestraße, 17391 Stolpe an der Peene

The renovated Stolpe Manor House, surrounded by a park with old trees, is located in the middle of a monument-protected, extensive complex from the last century. The house, a member of Relais & Châteaux, is towering above the rugged river in the middle of the Peene Valley National Park.

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Manor house Boldekow

  • Am Gutshof, 17392 Boldekow

Vacation in the pre-Pomeranian manor house with family connection and plenty of space to relax and enjoy.

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Schmuggerow Castle

  • Dorfstraße, 17398 Schmuggerow

Stately estate with park in Vorpommern for groups, family vacations and self-catering weddings.

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Hotel Anklamer Hof

  • Pelzerstraße, 17389 Anklam

The Anklamer Hof, centrally located in Anklam, offers 73 rooms and suites. The in-house Spa&Moor features a swimming pool, two saunas, massage rooms and a fitness area. The historic Alte Post houses the Anklamer Hof's gastronomy and offers space for events and meetings.

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Hotel Neetzow Castle

  • Am Schlosspark, 17391 Neetzow

Finally out. Into the natural heart of Western Pomerania.

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Otto Lilienthal Museum

  • Open today
  • Ellbogenstraße, 17389 Anklam

Otto Lilienthal Museum, holder of many awards, tells the tale of how the technical history of aviation became human flight's cultural history

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LDTT - Pension Möhr

  • Bluthslusterstraße, 17389 Anklam

On the outskirts of Anklam is the farm LDTT with pension, which offers a variety of activities for the whole family.

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Gutshof Liepen - Hotel & Restaurant Am Peenetal

  • Dorfstraße, 17391 Liepen

Relaxing in the Peenetal - Located in the middle of the homes of beavers, otters and cranes and co, the manor Complex warmly welcomes you. The pastorally situated hotel & restaurant “Am Peenetal” spoils you with a large Bathing and Wellness area, comfortable double rooms and single rooms and a lot of leisure activities and excursion tips.

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