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None of the Mecklenburg town halls of classicism looks as festive and inviting as this one in Güstrow.

Like all other buildings on the square, the Güstrow town hall was built only after the great city fires at the beginning of the 16th century. Around 1700, the town hall still consisted of five different gabled houses arranged next to each other, one of which had a tower. In the second half of the 18th century the town hall was rebuilt several times. At that time, the Audience Hall, today the City Representatives Hall, was built with a figurative stucco ceiling by Johann Metz and the motif "Justice and Peace" (1754).
In 1798, the facade was redesigned according to the designs of the Güstrow master builder David Anton Kufahl, which connected the five gabled houses into one structure. The fact that the town hall and the church were placed in the middle of the market square is unusual in Mecklenburg and can only be found in Güstrow. From 2001-2002 the town hall was extensively restored. The design of the facade was based on the historical model.

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Gertrude Chapel, © Steffen Hoffmann

Ernst Barlach Museums Güstrow - Gertruden Chapel

  • Gertrudenplatz, 18273 Güstrow

Located not far from the center of Güstrow, the Gothic Gertruden Chapel was opened in 1953 as the first Barlach Museum in Güstrow. The chapel houses about 30 sculptures and reliefs by Ernst Barlach, all of which were created during the Güstrow period.

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Vietgest castle from the sea side, © Schloß Vietgest

Vietgest castle

  • Schloßstr., 18279 Vietgest

In romantic Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, almost halfway between Hamburg and Berlin, surrounded by dreamy ponds and picturesque lakes, you will find the imposing 230-year-old castle with its eventful history. Schloss Vietgest has reopened in 2020 as a cultural and event location as well as a castle hotel.

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© Wiebke Hörring

Children Youth Art House Güstrow

  • Baustraße, 18273 Güstrow

We show seen and invented from all workshops: painting, graphics, textiles and objects. Figures in the variety of their shape testify to the imagination of the children and young people. The exhibition encourages participation - material is ready.

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© Gut Gremmelin

Gut Gremmelin

  • Am Hofsee, 18279 Gremmelin

Gut Gremmelin is a private hotel in a historic manor estate with gardens and bathing lake. Regular art exhibitions and cultural events attract guests from near and far. The good organic cuisine delights the palate and the soul. Take part in painting or cookery courses supervised by professionals or restore energy levels with yoga and hiking.

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© Christoph Nahr

Güstrow Cathedral

  • Domplatz, 18273 Güstrow

Construction of the cathedral began in 1226 and was not completed until 1335 with the consecration of the altar. The transition from the Romanesque to the Gothic period can be clearly seen at Güstrow Cathedral. The cruciform ground plan and the elongated choir room point to the Romanesque concept. The massive west tower is 44 meters high.

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Exterior view of St. Mary's parish church, © Helga Möbius

Parish Church of St. Mary

  • Open today
  • Markt, 18273 Güstrow

The Güstrow parish church stands on the market square in the immediate vicinity of the town hall. The first documented mention of the parish church dates back to 1308. After the fire in the center of Güstrow in 1503, which also destroyed the church, it was rebuilt and consecrated in 1508. When you enter the parish church, the first thing you see is the completely restored Jan Borman altar from 1522. This work of art, the ornate pulpit, the impressive organ and a small Barlach angel are already reasons enough to take a look around. But there is one very special highlight that you should not miss: 196 steps lead up to the 41 meter high observation deck of the highest building in Güstrow. A magnificent view over the city and Heidberge, the lakes and the meadows leaves many tourists amazed.

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© SSGK M-V / Timm Allrich

Güstrow Castle

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  • Franz-Parr-Platz, 18273 Güstrow

On the edge of the old town of Güstrow, one of the most important Renaissance castles in Northern Europe surprises with its southern charm. Magnificent stucco ceilings from the time of construction have been preserved. Extensive renovation work is currently taking place in the castle. Due to this, the castle museum is not open to the public.

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Municipal Gallery Wollhalle, © André Hamann

Municipal Gallery Wollhalle

  • Open today
  • Franz-Parr-Platz, 18273 Güstrow

Originally built as a ducal horse stable, the Güstrow city fathers acquired the building in 1817 to store the wool produced in the country. Today, the wool hall houses modern gallery spaces in a historic ambience

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© Freizeit- und Familienpark Miniaturstadt Bützow

Leisure and family park miniature town Bützow

  • Nebelring, 18246 Bützow

Bützow in miniature, the "miniature town", is equally attractive to locals and guests. Set back in time to around 1850, the viewer here feels like a giant in dwarf land.

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Exhibition in the City Museum, © André Hamann

City Museum Güstrow

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  • Franz-Parr-Platz, 18273 Güstrow

Since 2003, the Güstrow City Museum has had a new location: it is located above the city archives in the hospital of a country workhouse built in 1826.

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Crib from Germany, © Uwe Seemann

North German Nativity Museum

  • Heiligengeisthof, 18273 Güstrow

Christmas cribs from all over the world can be seen in a permanent exhibition. Interesting are the variety of materials used as well as the different ways of processing. Unusual materials include nuts, bread dough, tree bark or banana leaves. The nativity scenes were, for example, mouth-blown, punched or woven.

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© Stadt Güstrow

Güstrow castle garden

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  • Franz-Parr-Platz, 18273 Güstrow

The garden of Güstrow Castle was first mentioned in 1570 and was subsequently redesigned several times. On the occasion of the 750th anniversary of Güstrow, the garden was rededicated in 1978. Old plans formed the basis for the design.

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© Rainer Boldt

Collegiate church Bützow

  • Kirchenplatz, 18246 Bützow

Visits outside visiting hours are possible at any time by arrangement. Visitors report to the parish office in Bützow, Kirchenstraße 04.

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© Sphinx ET

Boitin manor house

  • Hofstraße, 18249 Boitin

Former estate domain house of the Rühn monastery - today a venue for events, open house for MittSommerRemise and Schlösserherbst and guided tours of the estate house also possible by appointment.

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© Güstrow-Information

Gallery 21

  • Closed today
  • Hageböcker Straße, 18273 Güstrow

Galerie 21 at Hageböcker Straße 103 primarily presents works by artists and craftspeople from the region.

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