Dargun offers especially for nature lovers, culture enthusiasts and families many opportunities for a varied vacation with great experiences in the heart of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern.Take advantage of the many offers in the monastery and castle complex or relax at the monastery lake while swimming, boating and fishing.
City information Dargun
In the town information Dargun you receive current event and experience tips, accommodation overviews, flyers, brochures and literature to the town Dargun and environment as well as to routistic offers in completely Mecklenburg-Vorpommern. On offer are souvenirs, calendars, cycling, hiking and water maps, postcards as well as tickets for events of the Dargun Music Summer. You can get a tourist fishing license as well as guest fishing permits for the Darguner Klostersee in the town information office. During the season on Saturday and Sunday (as long as no events are taking place) the inner areas of the monastery and castle complex, such as the monastery church of St. Mary, the High Choir as well as the inner courtyard are open for visits free of charge. When the weather is fine, it is possible to climb the observation tower. Outside the season and during normal opening hours, short tours and tower ascents are available upon request.
Opening hours in the season:
from mid-May to mid-September
|Tuesday to Friday||10:00 till 12:00|
|13:00 till 17:00|
Saturday and Sunday*
|13:30 to 16:30|
Opening hours in the early and late season
|Monday to Thursday||10:00 to 12:00|
|13:00 till 16:00|
|Friday||10:00 to 12:00|
* We open the inner courtyard of the monastery and castle complex, the arcades as well as the monastery church St. Marien for visits free of charge. If the weather is fine, it is possible to climb the 25m high observation tower.
(*holidays special opening hours)
Discover the forest habitat with the whole family in the Darguner recreation forest on the new forest adventure trail, explore the historical adventure trail "Slawische Burgwallanlage", find the right way through our maze or take a trip with the nature park trolley through the beautiful landscape of Mecklenburg Switzerland.
Also on a bicycle tour through the dreamy villages around Dargun you can discover some gems, such as the charming landscape of the Trebel lowlands or the unspoiled Peene valley, which forms the largest contiguous lowland moor area in Central Europe. Riding stables, manor houses and the historic churches characterize the rural villages.
Dargun is the gateway to two nature parks, the "Mecklenburg Switzerland and Lake Kummerow Nature Park" and the "Peene Valley River Landscape Nature Park", which was established in 2011. Here you can enjoy the impressive natural spaces on interesting bicycle tours, extensive hikes or even various water sports.
The town's flagship and attraction for many visitors are the mighty walls of the monastery and castle complex. Built in the 12th century by Cistercian monks, the complex has experienced a varied history over the centuries. After the Reformation, the monastery was converted into a castle, which fell victim to a devastating fire at the end of the Second World War. Since 1990, the entire complex has been secured, renovated, used and made accessible to visitors.
Today, the imposing walls of the former monastery can be marveled at during an exciting guided tour of the grounds.
The monastery and castle complex has become a well-known event location in Mecklenburg - Vorpommern and offers a variety of events every year, such as the Darguner Music Summer or concerts of the Mecklenburg-Vorpommern Festival. During open-air events in the inner courtyard of the four-winged complex, the 800-year-old walls are shown off to their best advantage by baroque lighting. The monastery church of St. Marien also offers space for around 300 guests. Concerts are also presented here, but church services are also held. A new acoustic sail in the shape of the former vault has significantly improved the sound in the church nave.
On the grounds, in addition to the extensive castle park, are a wedding pavilion, a cafe`, a monastery store, exhibition rooms and in the former guest house of the monastery on 760 square meters "Uns lütt Museum".
Those who want to experience Dargun from a dizzy height can climb the observation tower in the monastery and castle complex. 92 steps of a spiral staircase lead to an observation platform at a height of 25 meters, from where you can enjoy a fantastic view over the small town, the monastery lake and the monastery and castle grounds.