Palace Square, Cascades and Ludwigslust Town Church, © Tourismusverband Mecklenburg-Schwerin
Churches

Absolutely unusual by Mecklenburg standards is the "temple-like" town church of Ludwigslust. Not only the colossal altarpiece by two baroque artists and the magnificent gallery for high rulers are worth seeing. The church can be visited.

The town church was built in 1770 as a court church for Ludwigslust Castle and planned by court architect Johann Joachim Busch. Together with the palace square and the palace, it forms the largest baroque ensemble in Mecklenburg. In addition to the north-south orientation of the building, the Ludwigslust town church has numerous other special features.

Compared to the huge altar painting "Annunciation of the Shepherds" by the two court painters Dietrich Findorf and Johann Heinrich Suhrland, the bright interior with its design is almost unpretentious. With a painted area of about 350 m², it is considered the largest altarpiece in Europe. The princely box is equally magnificent. A large part of the decorations, ceiling rosettes and ornaments originate from the Ludwigslust Carton factory - in other words, they are made of the famous Ludwigslust papier-mâché. In the central aisle stands the sarcophagus of Duke Frederick, called the Pious, patron of the church in Ludwiglust. The stone sarcophagus was made from an erratic block weighing several tons in the grinding mill in Schwerin. Since the late 19th century, there has also been a Friese organ in Ludwigslust.

The town church is Protestant and services are held regularly.

The church is open to visitors Tuesdays through Sundays, and informational materials on church history are available on site. Guided tours of the church are available upon request.

 

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Young Wind Band MV

  • Date: 9/22/24
  • Kirchenplatz, 19288 Ludwigslust

Conductor: Martin Huss, regional trombone director

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Johannes Brahms "A GERMAN REQUIEM"

  • Date: 11/23/24
  • Kirchenplatz, 19288 Ludwigslust

Major musical event with over 150 participants

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Music for the 1st Advent

  • Date: 11/30/24
  • Kirchenplatz, 19288 Ludwigslust

for listening and singing along

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Young Wind Band MV

  • Date: 9/22/24
  • Kirchenplatz, 19288 Ludwigslust

Conductor: Martin Huss, regional trombone director

Read more: "Young Wind Band MV"

Johannes Brahms "A GERMAN REQUIEM"

  • Date: 11/23/24
  • Kirchenplatz, 19288 Ludwigslust

Major musical event with over 150 participants

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Music for the 1st Advent

  • Date: 11/30/24
  • Kirchenplatz, 19288 Ludwigslust

for listening and singing along

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Camping and boat harbor Eldena

  • Am Bootshafen, 19288 Eldena

"Island" of relaxation and tranquility. Round plank café with a magnificent view over the boat harbor. Fishing possibility directly at the pitch or nearby. Large lawn for relaxing and sunbathing. A well-kept green area invites you to look and linger.

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Ludwigslust Castle

  • Closed today
  • Schlossfreiheit, 19288 Ludwigslust

The magnificent Ludwigslust Palace, situated in a spacious park with avenues, cascades, canals and water jumps, is the center of the late Baroque town complex. In the castle's museum, the restored rooms shine in courtly splendor and transport visitors back in time. In the hunting hall of the castle there is a café with a spacious terrace overlooking the castle park.

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Orangery Ludwigslust

  • Friedrich-Naumann-Allee, 19288 Ludwigslust

The duke's half-timbered orangery, built around 1780, is now a unique event location with its own brewery, just 200 meters from Ludwigslust's baroque palace.

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Hotel Neustadt-Glewe Castle

  • Schlossfreiheit, 19306 Neustadt-Glewe

Nestled in the charming landscape of the Thousand Lakes Mecklenburg, on the edge of the protected landscape area Lewitz, a wonderful stay awaits you in our 4-star hotel. The castle inspires with baroque splendor, 1,600 m² of lush stucco work and 32 chimneys richly decorated with rosettes, cornices and figures. With branch office of the registry office for a dream wedding in the castle.

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Neustadt-Glewe Castle

  • Alte Burg, 19306 Neustadt-Glewe

The oldest preserved fortress in Mecklenburg stands in Neustadt-Glewe. It is one of the best preserved castles in Mecklenburg and can be visited. At the castle, there is a museum that is well worth seeing, as well as a restaurant and a tourist information office.

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Ludwigslust castle park

  • Temporarily closed
  • Schlossplatz, 19288 Ludwigslust

The park is temporarily completely closed due to a tree fall. Measures are currently underway to restore traffic safety along the main paths. The castle museum, café and the lawn parterre are accessible.

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City Hall Ludwigslust

  • Schloßstraße, 19288 Ludwigslust

Ludwigsluster Schlossstraße is the site of today's town hall. However, the two-story brick building was not always the seat of the city administration. It was built in 1780 by Johann Joachim Busch and initially served as a court house, the upper floor of which housed the Carton-Fabrique.

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Natureum Ludwigslust

  • Schloßfreiheit, 19288 Ludwigslust

The oldest building in Ludwigslust, built around 1750 as a fountain house, houses the "Natureum am Schloss Ludwigslust". It was built to supply water to the fountains located behind the former hunting lodge. Today, the "Naturforschende Gesellschaft Mecklenburg e.V." has its headquarters here. On the first floor of the Natureum, nature and the natural history of western Mecklenburg are presented in six rooms.

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Ludwigslust castle café

  • Schlossfreiheit, 19288 Ludwigslust

Our cafe is located on the first floor of the beautiful castle. The large terrace offers a great view of the castle park.

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Schweizerhaus in Ludwigslust Castle Park

  • Schlossgarten, 19288 Ludwigslust

The bright, thatched half-timbered house in the palace park was built as the summer residence of Duchess Luise at the end of the 18th century in Ludwigslust Palace Park.

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die kramserei - many good ideas

  • Platz der Jugend, 19288 Klein Krams

the kramserei - an over 170 year old hall farmhouse in the Griesen area - offers creative freedom in many ways: pottery, candle casting, soap boiling, willow weaving are courses in traditional crafts. In addition, there is a lot to experience live in the hall and on the park-like property.

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Tines weaving and candle barn

  • Ludwigsluster Straße, 19288 Groß Laasch

If you want to experience how decorative candles are made, the Weaving and Candle Barn in Groß Laasch is just the place for you. Here, Christine Gabler handcrafts pretty light and warmth dispensers that create a cozy atmosphere not only in the cold season.

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Barracuda Beach at Lake Neustadt

  • Am See, 19306 Neustadt-Glewe

Finest, white sandy beach, palm trees and best water quality. Gastronomy and good infrastructure complete the offer.

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The Biosphere Reserve River Landscape Elbe M-V invites you to discover the region and regional delicacies., © Marty Lenthe

Biosphere shelf in Ludwigslust garden center

  • Friedrich-Naumann-Allee, 19288 Ludwigslust

Would you like to purchase high-quality, handcrafted products from the region? Then visit one of the Biosphere Shelves in the UNESCO Biosphere Reserve River Landscape Elbe MV e.V.! Products of the partners of the biosphere reserve are sold via the shelves. Join in - enjoy a piece of the region!

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Denissen farm

  • Ludwigsluster Straße, 19288 Wöbbelin

The perfect stop between Berlin and Hamburg is only 5 minutes away from the highway A24 (exit Wöbbelin). In the small community of Wöbbelin you will find our versatile adventure farm.

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