The old lettering can still be seen on the gable facing the Elde Canal., © Gabriele Skorupski
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In the middle of the forest, about five kilometers northeast of the town of Grabow, on the Müritz-Elde waterway is the Hechtsforthschleuse. This lock was retired years ago and is now only used for residential purposes.

Anyone passing the Müritz-Elde waterway between Grabow and Neustadt-Glewe will sooner or later pass the old Hechtsforth lock. The gray plastered building is well hidden in the forest and is now a listed building. People no longer work here. The lock keeper has long since fallen victim to technical progress, and even the electricity to run the plant now comes from the grid. This was different in the past.
Due to the increasing number of ship transports, the Elde was expanded and regulated at the end of the 19th century. Due to the increasing demand for electricity at the beginning of the 20th century, it made sense to build an electricity plant there as well in order to be able to use the water power of the locks with their barrages. Today, the power station is no longer in operation and has been privately owned since 1997. Water hikers or cyclists can take a look at the technical monument as they pass by, but there is no longer a rest area for water hikers here.

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19300 Grabow


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Camping and boat harbor Eldena

  • Am Bootshafen, 19288 Eldena

"Island" of relaxation and tranquility. Round plank café with a magnificent view over the boat harbor. Fishing possibility directly at the pitch or nearby. Large lawn for relaxing and sunbathing. A well-kept green area invites you to look and linger.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Sea buckthorn stork nest

  • Friedrich-Naumann-Allee, 19288 Ludwigslust

Juices, spreads, alcoholic beverages, sweets, oils and vinegars: The product range of Ludwigsluster Sanddorn Storchennest GmbH, which exports the vitamin miracle sea buckthorn as far as Japan, is diverse. All products, some of them also in organic quality, can be ordered in the online store.

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Denissen farm

  • Ludwigsluster Straße, 19288 Wöbbelin

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Natureum Ludwigslust

  • Schloßfreiheit, 19288 Ludwigslust

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Schweizerhaus in Ludwigslust Castle Park

  • Schlossgarten, 19288 Ludwigslust

The bright, thatched half-timbered house in the palace park was built as the summer residence of Duchess Luise at the end of the 18th century in Ludwigslust Palace Park.

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Tines weaving and candle barn

  • Ludwigsluster Straße, 19288 Groß Laasch

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Baroque town hall Grabow

  • Am Markt, 19300 Grabow

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Barracuda Beach at Lake Neustadt

  • Am See, 19306 Neustadt-Glewe

Finest, white sandy beach, palm trees and best water quality. Gastronomy and good infrastructure complete the offer.

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