Havel spring_1, © TMV/Gohlke
Monuments and Sights

The Havelquelle was erected in 2007 south of the Mühlensee and symbolizes the beginning of the Havel as a 334 km long river through northeast Germany. With coats of arms are the most important cities and municipalities along the Havellauf represented.

The source of the Havel is difficult to find, because until the Havel "springs," sufficient water must accumulate in its large-scale headwaters. Since the Havel spring area is very poor in precipitation with an average of 580 mm per year, water from the large-scale area from Freidorf to Kratzeburg is needed until a constant outflow occurs.

Human intervention in this area since the Middle Ages has altered the origin of the Havel River - and thus the watershed between the North Sea and the Baltic Sea - several times. The most significant measure was the cut at Mühlensee, 3 km to the north, which was probably made in the 16th century.

Since then, the water from the Born-, Trinnen- and Mühlensee lakes flowed off in the direction of Ankershagen to operate a water mill there. As a result, the outflow to the south dried up, so that Lake Dambeck was considered the source of the Havel River for a long time. Due to melioration works in the 19th and 20th century the spring area was moved northwards again in the direction of Diekenbruch. Since 2004 this bog has been renaturalized again.

The dam between Mühlensee and Diekenbruch, on which the road from Ankershagen to Ulrichshof runs, is the watershed between the North Sea and the Baltic Sea. The Havel spring, which was built here in 2007, is now a popular destination for excursions.

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Mühlenstraße 1
17219 Ankershagen



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© Heinrich-Schliemann-Museum Ankershagen

Heinrich Schliemann Museum

  • Open today
  • Lindenallee, 17219 Ankershagen

"Discover Schliemann's world" - under this credo, the Schliemann Museum in Ankershagen, Mecklenburg, will be guiding visitors through Heinrich Schliemann's multifaceted life with a new exhibition starting in June 2019.

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Slavic village Neustrelitz

  • Open today
  • Franzosensteg, 17235 Neustrelitz

A visit to the Slavic Village at Lake Zierk is an excursion into the early medieval settlement history of the region. Here you can be active and creative.

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Orangery Neustrelitz

  • Temporarily closed
  • An der Promenade, 17235 Neustrelitz

One of the most beautiful classicist garden salons in northern Germany is located in the palace garden of the residential town of Neustrelitz

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Cormorant Canoe Touring

  • Granzin Havelbrücke, 17237 Kratzeburg-Granzin

Kormoran Kanutouring, the canoe and bike rental station for nature and landscape lovers. Starting point for canoe trips from 2 hours to 7 days and longer. Suitable for beginners, as an introduction to paddling technique is offered.

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Canoe base Blankenförde

  • Blankenförde, 17252 Blankenförde

Nature and paddling experience on the "Little Amazon"! With canoe and kayak on the way in the motorboat-free headwaters of the Havel and the idyllic lakes of the Müritz National Park! The powerful canoe base Blankenförde in the most beautiful paddling area of Germany, allows you unforgettable one and multi-day trips!

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St. John's Church Boek

  • Freely accessible at any time
  • 17248 Boek

"St. Johannis Church is a listed church building in Boek, a district of the municipality of Rechlin in the Mecklenburg Lake District in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern. It belongs to the parish of Rechlin in the Neustrelitz provostry, Mecklenburg church district of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Northern Germany.

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Hohenzieritz Castle

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  • Schlossplatz, 17237 Hohenzieritz

Hohenzieritz went down in history as the place where the legendary Queen Luise of Prussia died. The castle was once the summer residence of the Dukes of Mecklenburg-Strelitz. Today, a memorial in the castle provides information about Queen Luise. One of the earliest landscape gardens in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern extends behind the palace. It was created from 1771 by the English garden architect Thomson.

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Neustrelitz Palace Gardens

  • Freely accessible at any time
  • An der Promenade, 17235 Neustrelitz

The ducal Palaca Garden in Neustrelitz is a gem of 18th and 19th century garden art. In all seasons it invites you to stroll and discover.

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Penzlin Castle - Witch Museum

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  • Burg, 17217 Penzlin

Cultural History Museum of Everyday Magic and Witch Persecutions in Mecklenburg

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Neustrelitz State Theater

  • Friedrich-Ludwig-Jahn-Straße, 17235 Neustrelitz

The Landestheater in Neustrelitz is rich in tradition and invites audiences of all ages to enjoy plays and musical theater. Every summer, the theater stages opulent operetta productions open air during the festival in the castle garden.

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Exterior view, © Landhotel Prälank

Country Hotel & Restaurant PRÄLANK

  • Prälank-Kalkofen, 17235 Neustrelitz

Are you looking for a place to slow down? You want to escape the big city jungle or simply enjoy the wonderful nature? Then visit our small country hotel in an idyllic location on a small lake in the Müritz National Park, not far from the residential town of Neustrelitz.

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Boek Manor House

  • Temporarily closed
  • Boeker Straße, 17248 Boek

The Boek manor house was built in the first half of the 19th century as a two-storey plaster building with 13 axes and a central risalit. The history of the estate is marked by numerous changes of ownership. The National Park Ticket buses stop in Boek directly in front of the manor house. Before it was taken over by the German air force in 1935, it was owned by the Le Fort family.

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Cultural Quarter Mecklenburg-Strelitz

  • Open today
  • Schloßstraße, 17235 Neustrelitz

Discover. Marvel. Linger. Encounter.

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Neustrelitz city church

  • Markt, 17235 Neustrelitz

One of the most important landmarks of the residential town of Neustrelitz. From the viewing platform you can enjoy the most beautiful view over Neustrelitz and the surrounding area.

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Church Blankenförde

  • Blankenförde, 17252 Roggentin

Churches of the region - Experience small village churches or large, restored buildings from the time of the Knights of St. John. You can feel the powerful charisma of these old buildings and for a moment time stands still. - The half-timbered church in Blankenförde -

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