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Grenzhus Schlagsdorf tells the story of the inner-German border between the Baltic Sea and the Elbe from 1945 to 1990 from the perspective of the people in the border area. How did people live on both sides, how did they react to the constraints of the GDR border regime and the Cold War? The historical learning site is divided into a museum, an outdoor area with reconstructed barrier installations and a border trail "Grenzwege Schlagsdorf".

A border almost 1,400 km long divided Germany for almost 40 years with painful consequences for the people on both sides. The Grenzhus tells the story of the inner-German border between the Baltic Sea and the Elbe from the perspective of the people in the border area. After the dismantling of the border barriers on the GDR side, a "green belt" of protected landscapes emerged from the death strip. The Grenzhus is one of the four information centers in the Elbe-Schaalsee biosphere band.
Opened in 1999, the Grenzhus forms the core of the place of remembrance, in the middle of the former restricted area. Impressive objects, models and stories tell of forced resettlements, razed villages, escapes, but also of the everyday life of people under dictatorship and democracy as well as of service at the border. Historical film footage and interviews with contemporary witnesses provide vivid insights into past lifeworlds and the transformation of the landscape.

In 2001, elements of the former GDR security installations were reconstructed from original parts in an outdoor area in a disused gravel pit. Here, the border signal fence, observation tower and border fence I from the 1980s can be seen in model form. The outdoor area is about 500 meters away from the Grenzhus and can only be visited during the museum's opening hours.

The border trail "Grenzwege Schlagsdorf", which is about 3.5 kilometers long, was developed in 2012. The paths lead from the Grenzhus in different directions to the former border line and offer insights into the change of the landscape in the border area. 14 stations tell about historical events, the construction of the border barriers as well as the landscape around Mechower Lake. The information boards offer impressive and surprising insights into the history of a landscape that is peaceful today.

The Grenzhus is a place for meeting, information and learning. A professional educational program offers access to history and a framework for exciting political and moral discussions for different target groups and holds a wide range of guided tours, seminars and excursions. Media stations and historical objects provide vivid insights into this recent past.

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Grenzhus Schlagsdorf

Neubauernweg 1
19217 Schlagsdorf


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038875 20326
http://www.grenzhus.de
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On the way with the ranger - bike tour in the north of the biosphere reserve

  • Date: 8/24/24
  • Neubauernweg, 19217 Schlagsdorf

The bike tour starts in Schlagsdorf and leads via Neuhof, Utecht-Campow, Mechow and Wietingsbeck back to Schlagsdorf. Both the species-rich nature and landscape and the exciting history of the former border region are the focus of the tour.

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On the way with the ranger - bike tour in the north of the biosphere reserve

  • Date: 8/24/24
  • Neubauernweg, 19217 Schlagsdorf

The bike tour starts in Schlagsdorf and leads via Neuhof, Utecht-Campow, Mechow and Wietingsbeck back to Schlagsdorf. Both the species-rich nature and landscape and the exciting history of the former border region are the focus of the tour.

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Folklore museum in Schönberg

  • Open today
  • Am Markt, 23923 Schönberg

Only a few minutes away from the main building of the Folklore Museum lies the "Bechelsdorfer Schulzenhaus", the oldest hall house in the country.

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Schaalsee-Camp - camping site and canoe station

  • Open today
  • Sterleyer Heide, 23883 Sterley

The Schaalsee-Camp is located between the Schaalsee and the Salemer See. Campfire sites, covered wagons and teepees to spend the night make the charm of this place (no permanent campers). Guests in caravans, mobile homes or tents are of course welcome. From the canoe or bicycle you can explore the slightly hilly landscape.

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Kneese cidery and Schwarz' distillery

  • Hauptstrasse, 19205 Kneese Dorf

Try our single-variety apple juices, our organic iced teas and high-quality distillates made from different types of fruit! Discover more regional specialties in our farm store and visit our cidery and distillery.

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Monument farm Bechelsdorfer Schulzenhaus

  • Johann-Boye-Straße, 23923 Schönberg

The Bechelsdorfer Schulzenhaus is a branch of the Schönberg Folklore Museum.

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Schaalsee vacations in the old country house

  • Dutzower Str., 19205 Kneese OT Sandfeld

High quality cottage furnished in country style is suitable for 4 people on the first floor. Renting the whole renovated house for 6 people is possible. The cottage is equipped with a large kitchen-living room, fireplace and 2 bathrooms with sauna. It is situated very quietly embedded in a hilly landscape. The natural bathing place is within walking distance.

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Glass dairy

  • Meiereiweg, 19217 Dechow

Gläserne Molkerei is a pure organic dairy with 2 locations in Germany. One production site is located in Dechow, Mecklenburg, and the second plant is located in Münchehofe (Brandenburg). We obtain our organic milk from the surrounding regions and process it into drinking milk, butter, cheese or yogurt.

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Hayloft at the Apolony guest farm, © Gästehof Apolony/Apolony

Apolony Guest Farm

  • Dorfstraße, 19217 Utecht

Your vacation farm at the Ratzeburger lake! Vacation apartments and double rooms in the old farmhouse, also suitable for groups with large threshing floor and hayloft as common lounges, self-catering, large lawn for sunbathing, bathing area at Lake Ratzeburg only three minutes walk away.

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Vacation in thatched cottage

  • Am Brink, 19217 Klocksdorf

Spend your vacation in the Schaalsee region of Mecklenburg in the small village of Klocksdorf at Röggeliner See in a relaxed atmosphere in our thatched cottage built in 1689.

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Kastanienhof - Guest House

  • Kastanienhof, 19217 Bülow

The Kastanienhof is situated in a beautiful secluded location between forests and fields on the edge of the UNESCO Biosphere Reserve Schaalsee. The surrounding landscape is characterized by rolling hills, forests, lakes and the nearby natural beaches of the Baltic Sea.

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