Observation tower at the Dütschower bridge, © Tourismusverband Mecklenburg-Schwerin e.V.
Monuments and Sights, Viewpoints

If you visit the Lewitz in summer, you will find a vast landscape of ponds that, you might think, is part of the Mecklenburg Lake District. In fact, it is not lakes but fish ponds that form the center of the 16,400 hectare European Bird Sanctuary Lewitz.

Until the 18th century, the forests of the Lewitz were cleared, especially for the smelting of lawn iron ore and for construction and firewood. Where the primeval forest once stretched, there was now a vast and marshy meadow landscape. In the middle of the 18th century, the Friedrichsmoor Forestry Office, which still exists today, began to reforest small areas and to counteract the further overuse of the forest. Step by step, man straightened the rivers Elde and Stör. After that, larger quantities of wood and numerous goods could be transported by water. By the 19th century, the Müritz-Elde waterway and the Stör waterway had been created. As early as 1897, fish farming began in the Lewitz. By 1958, man had created an 832-hectare blue mosaic consisting of 32 fish ponds. These near-natural standing waters are located on both the Müritz-Elde and Stör waterways. The fish ponds are the heart of the 1,732 hectare nature reserve "Fish Ponds in the Lewitz" and may not be entered due to the necessary protection of nature.
From spring to late summer, ospreys hunt in the fish ponds. Colorful kingfishers can be observed wherever there is water in the Lewitz. Large flocks of calling bean geese and white-fronted geese, lapwings and other bird species migrate to the European bird sanctuary Lewitz until late autumn. Then you should visit the lookout and resting point Dütschower Brücke. The lookout tower located here offers an impressive panoramic view of the surrounding pond area. The drained fish ponds are now home to wild geese, silver and gray herons, lapwings, golden plovers and numerous white-tailed eagles. In addition, the Lewitz Ranger offers numerous guided adventure tours. Due to the breeding, resting and migrating bird life here, it is not surprising that the Lewitz is one of the most interesting bird watching areas in Germany.

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Dütschower Brücke
19372 Dütschow


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Country and vacation homes at the Settin estate on the lake

  • Crivitzer Straße, 19089 Settin

Gut Settin by the lake - simply different. Out of the city? Enjoy peace and nature? Then you are exactly right here. The country houses and log cabins are top equipped and have an exclusive exclusive location on the estate Settin am See.

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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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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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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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Village church Garwitz

  • 19372 Garwitz

In the Gothic fieldstone and brick church from the 14th century there are unique memorial plaques and a valuable carved altar from the 15th century.

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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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Manor house Settin am See

  • Crivitzer Strasse, 19089 Tramm OT Settin

The Gut Settin resort is situated in a secluded location by the lake. The manor house with its stylish ambience, including the 10 double rooms, is exclusively available to guests. Under the motto "There is strength in tranquillity", it allows you to relax and concentrate on efficient work (workation, offsites...).

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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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Robber Vieting Cave

  • 19370 Parchim

In today's Sonnenberg nature reserve, robber Vieting once caused fear and terror. His cave and other traces from that time can still be visited today.

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Garwitz lock gate

  • 19372 Matzlow-Garwitz

The historic upper gate of the lock in Garwitz bears witness to the technical architecture of bygone times.

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Vacation Hotel Lewitz Mühle

  • An der Lewitz Mühle, 19079 Banzkow

Quiet 3-star superior hotel at the gates of Schwerin, restaurant in historic windmill from 1874, large park with playground, beer garden and 2 log cabin saunas to relax, function rooms for up to 200 people.

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Pottery Blue Mango

  • Lewitzstr., 19374 Rusch

Two continents meet at Blue Mango Haus: two artists from Europe and Africa offer experiential pottery from workshop tours to pottery classes, as well as Africa to experience for yourself with film shows, drumming classes, typical food and creative activities.

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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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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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