Monastery and castle complex, ©
Tourist information and welcome centres, Fishing permits, family-friendly

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 Friday10:00 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 Thursday10:00 to 12:00
13:00 till 16:00
Friday10:00 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.

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Stadtinformation Dargun

Schloss 10
17159 Dargun
039959 22381

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Opening hours
Today, Jun 15, 202413:30 - 16:30 clock
Gültig ab 15. May bis 15. September
Monday closed
Tuesday 10:00 - 12:00 clock
13:00 - 17:00 clock
Wednesday 10:00 - 12:00 clock
13:00 - 17:00 clock
Thursday 10:00 - 12:00 clock
13:00 - 17:00 clock
Friday 10:00 - 12:00 clock
13:00 - 17:00 clock
Saturday 13:30 - 16:30 clock
Sunday 13:30 - 16:30 clock
Holiday closed
Gültig ab 16. September bis 14. May
Monday 10:00 - 12:00 clock
13:00 - 16:00 clock
Tuesday 10:00 - 12:00 clock
13:00 - 16:00 clock
Wednesday 10:00 - 12:00 clock
13:00 - 16:00 clock
Thursday 10:00 - 12:00 clock
13:00 - 16:00 clock
Friday 10:00 - 12:00 clock
Saturday closed
Sunday closed
Holiday closed

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Exterior view manor house Altbauhof, © Gutshaus Altbauhof

Manor house old farm Dargun

  • Altbauhof, 17159 Dargun

Nestled in the cultural landscape of Dargun Castle and the monastery church, the manor house is located at the end of the road. To the building belongs one hectare of garden land, which is adjoined by the old manor pond surrounded by ancient trees. The grounds are very spacious, offering a magnificent view over the fields and the nature park "Große Rosin/ Kummerower See" with its rare bird species, such as kingfisher and marsh rail, and attracting ornithologists from all over the world.

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© Jugendgästehaus "Graureiher"

Youth Guest House "Grey Heron

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Welcome to Nehringen in the beautiful Trebel Valley! The Trebel is the 75 km long border river between Mecklenburg and Pomerania.

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© Annkatrin Rabe

Manor house Wolkwitz

  • Gutshaus, 17111 Borrentin

The Wolkwitz manor house is beautifully nestled in the gently hilly surroundings of Lake Kummerow.

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© Stadt Dargun

Dargun castle park

  • Schloss, 17159 Dargun

In Dargun Castle Park you can walk along historical paths.

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Kummerow Castle - the south facade, © Alexander Rudolph

Kummerow Castle

  • Am Schloss, 17139 Kummerow

The baroque palace on the shores of Lake Kummerow was renovated to the highest standards of historic preservation. The castle houses a private collection of modern art with a focus on international photography.

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Monastery Church of St. Mary, ©

Dargun Monastery and Castle

  • Schloss, 17159 Dargun

The town of Dargun's flagship and an attraction for many visitors are the mighty walls of the monastery and castle complex.

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Dargun station exterior view, © BAHNHOF Dargun


  • Bahnhofstr., 17159 Dargun

This beautiful station building from 1907 has been lovingly renovated and restored. The station has been run as a guesthouse and café for many years.

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© Disterheft

Café in the brewery

  • Closed today
  • Kirchstr., 17111 Verchen

Cakes - Pies - Homemade organic lemonades - Ka eespecialties

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Sunset bench, © Groh

Beach Sommersdorf

  • Freely accessible at any time
  • 17111 Sommersdorf

On the western shore of Lake Kummerow, a wide sandy beach, several swimming bays and usually a light breeze await you. From here you can enjoy breathtaking sunsets.

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© Flussentdecker

River explorers: houseboat and motor yacht rentals

  • Loitzer Str., 17109 Demmin

Take a houseboat or boat across the Peene River and enjoy nature.

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Horse in its box, © Bombis

ReiterHof Peeneland

  • Hof Peeneland, 17111 Meesiger

Idyllically situated on the shores of Lake Kummerow, the equestrian farm is surrounded by a hilly landscape. The surrounding fields and forests are perfect for horseback riding.

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© SeenLandAgentour

LakesCountryAgentour - Salem base

  • Am Hafen, 17139 Salem

Get to know the 1x1 of sailing from scratch with the SeenLandAgentour - whether big or small - there is something for everyone here.

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© Alte Schule Barlin

Old school Barlin

  • Barlin, 17159 Dargun

Experience two separate vacation resorts on 30,000 m2 in the middle of the unspoiled nature of the Mecklenburg Lake District. We offer children's vacations, vacation apartments & hunting vacations!

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© Sabine Bender

Equestrian center Sabine Bender

  • Warsow, 17154 Warsow

Sabine Bender's horse farm is located on Lake Kummerow in Warsow near Neukalen in Mecklenburg Switzerland. Peace and relaxation are not foreign words here.

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© TMV/Gohlke

Wossidlo House

  • Dorfstraße, 17179 Walkendorf

Here you can follow in the footsteps of Richard Wossidlo, who became famous beyond the borders of Mecklenburg as the founder of folklore.

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