The back of the former cow barn., © Gabriele Skorupski
Historical Buildings

Anyone driving through the small village of Düssin from the direction of Boizenburg will see the imposing red clinker brick building with its mighty hipped roof and the small tower on top, which is somewhat reminiscent of the spire of the Hamburg Michel, from afar.

In fact, the Hamburg landmark could be the model for the ornamental turret of the former cow barn, which covers around 6,600 square meters, because it was designed by two Hamburg architects on behalf of the Kommerzienrat Georg Plange about one hundred years ago. The commercial councillor from Hamburg, who acquired the former Düssin manor around 1911, had ambitious plans for the estate. He wanted to convert and expand Düssin into a model estate according to the latest state of the art. The centerpiece was to be the farm building erected between 1912 and 1914, which was to make livestock farming far more efficient than before due to its enormous area and space. The rather dainty turret on the roof of the approximately 150-meter-long cow barn, which initially housed 130 cattle and later as many as 400, was probably intended as a reminiscence of the Hanseatic city.
The enormous dimensions eventually became the undoing of the once glamorous object. For many years, a conversion and thus the long-term preservation of the architectural monument seemed impossible. In the meantime, the building shell, including the large gates and the representative central tower, has almost been restored to its original condition. The former cattle house is now the production site of a manufactory that produces running shoes.

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Gutsanlage Düssin

Schloßstraße 8e
19273 Düssin


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Goldenbow Manor

  • Zum Wasserturm, 19260 Goldenbow

The Goldenbow manor house is one of the oldest manor houses in Mecklenburg. However, the building, which has been in ruins since 1984, was saved and has been under reconstruction since 2009. Today, the manor house can be experienced at various events. Those who would like to stay longer can get to know the house and its dedicated owners through the "Landvergnügen" campaign with their own caravan.

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Schwechower Obstbrennerei (fruit distillery)

  • Open today
  • Am Park, 19230 Schwechow

Gut Schwechow is about 40 km southwest of Schwerin, in the scenic Biosphere Reserve Flusslandschaft Elbe, surrounded by large apple orchards. Schwechow fruit brandy is distilled only from the finest, most aromatic fruits.

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Beaver "Jesse" Tours - Youth Hotel

  • Schlossstraße, 19249 Lübtheen OT Jessenitz

Located in the middle of the UNESCO Biosphere Reserve River Landscape Elbe, you can experience this unique nature combined with great adventures with Beaver "Jesse" Tours.

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Enjoy a few pleasant hours on our terraces in the park., © Elisabeth Neufeld-Picciani

Our small cafe

  • Closed today
  • Gutshausallee, 19249 Lübtheen, OT Volzrade

Our small café offers every weekend the most delicious cakes, pies and cookies to enjoy in the beautiful manor house park and the lovingly renovated rooms of the café.

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Tourist-Info and Archezentrum Amt Neuhaus

  • Closed today
  • Elbstraße, 19273 Amt Neuhaus / OT Konau

Tourist information in Amt Neuhaus / Elbe on the historic farmstead Konau 11 is the first point of contact for tourists in the Elbe region. In an exhibition, the Archezentrum provides an insight into the diversity of rare breeds of domestic animals kept in the Amt Neuhaus archeregion.

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Ede`s Ecomobile

  • Heinrich-Heine-Straße, 19249 Lübtheen

Ede`s Ökomobil and Ede`s Kreativ-Studio offer nature experience hikes, cheese making at the brook, creative design and much more for groups of all ages. Whether a children`s birthday party or a contribution to an event: "From bread to grain", "Soap magic", "Paper making" and the "Elf day" are just some of the topics offered.

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State Stud Redefin

  • Betriebsgelände, 19230 Redefin

Visit our country stud in the middle of untouched nature. Experience our beautiful horses, stroll through the stud park and enjoy the wonderful ambience with a cup of coffee and cake. Whether horse breeding, equestrian sports, training courses, concerts or shows - we will make your visit a special experience!

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Court Weitenfeld

  • Weitenfeld, 19273 Vorderhagen

Fresh, untreated milk, butter, cheese, yogurt, whipped cream, whey and sausage specialties - you get it all at Hof Weitenfeld! Whether directly on the farm, delivered to your doorstep or at the weekly market - the milk is processed directly in the farm dairy and thus always reaches you as fresh as possible.

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Country butchery F. Behnke

  • Straße der Einheit, 19260 Vellahn

We offer regional meat and sausage specialties from our own butchery with traditional beech wood smokehouse. Let us convince you of the art of sausage making! In our butchery we have been working for many decades according to proven tradition and with great attention to detail.

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Organic fruit farm

  • Büdnerweg, 19273 Teldau

BioObst Büdnerei offers organic certified apples and berries such as currants, gooseberries and blueberries from our own cultivation. In our contract cidery you also have the possibility to have your own juice pressed from your apples, pears or quinces. During the season there are blueberries to pick yourself.

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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 the Volzrade manor house

  • Gutshausallee, 19249 Lübtheen

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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Gutshaus Volzrade - vacation in a historical ambience

  • Gutshausallee, 19249 Lübtheen, OT Volzrade

Enjoy your vacation in one of our dreamlike vacation apartments with upscale furnishings in the listed Volzrade manor house. The manor house park invites you to unwind in all seasons. Experience the beautiful landscape of West Mecklenburg in the UNESCO Biosphere Reserve River Landscape Elbe!

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