Quilow moated castle, © TMV/Gänsicke
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A little pearl on the Peene river: Quilow moated castle is one of the few preserved Renaissance buildings in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania with mostly original building substance and is an architectural monument of national value.

The moated castle Quilow

Between Anklam, Greifswald and the island of Usedom, directly at the nature park Flusslandschaft Peenetal, lies the over 450 years old moated castle Quilow. Built in 1575, today it is one of the few preserved Renaissance manor houses in Vorpommern and is considered to be a monument of national value.

After the reunification, the moated castle suffered the same fate as many other manor houses in the region for 30 years: vacancy, failed restoration efforts, decay. But the house was saved and, after extensive renovation and restoration work, opened its doors to visitors in 2020. Those expecting a "laird's ambience" in the style of a supposedly good old time should be prepared for a surprise. Parts of the castle show uses and designs from several centuries next to and on top of each other according to the concept of a "glass monument preservation". Old wounds and attempts to heal them are still visible. Some of the wall designs worth preserving are still waiting to be uncovered by patient restorers. Thus, the castle itself becomes an exhibit and at the same time offers inspiring spaces for workshops, art and much more.

Exhibition - Continuous ups and downs:

Four sisters and a death, a gay cavalry captain who finally finds his home, and a 27-year-old widow who makes the most of 52 draft steers and 4 snuffers: How did the economy of the Quilow estate change over four centuries? What was the life of the lord of the manor like? What was the life of the servants like? And who or what are "Kossaten"?

Portraits and snapshots, tiles and cream jars, inventory lists and cadastral maps, funeral sermons and personal memories tell us about privileges and oppressive official duties, successes and defeats of past times. Piece by piece, a picture of the emergence and decline of manor rule and economy in one of the countless small Pomeranian manor villages opens up to the visitor.


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MidsummerRemise at Quilow Castle

  • Date: 6/22/24 to 6/23/24
  • Quilow, 17390 Quilow

The Renaissance Quilow Castle has been extensively renovated as a monument of national importance.

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© TVV - Gänsecke

MidsummerRemise at Quilow Castle

  • Date: 6/22/24 to 6/23/24
  • Quilow, 17390 Quilow

The Renaissance Quilow Castle has been extensively renovated as a monument of national importance.

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© Gutshaus Stolpe

Stolpe Manor House

  • Peenestraße, 17391 Stolpe an der Peene

The renovated Stolpe Manor House, surrounded by a park with old trees, is located in the middle of a monument-protected, extensive complex from the last century. The house, a member of Relais & Châteaux, is towering above the rugged river in the middle of the Peene Valley National Park.

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© WERK Gut WOHNEN Schlatkow

The manor complex Schlatkow

  • Schlatkow, 17390 Schlatkow

The manor complex Schlatkow has a long history.

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© Lars Schönherr

Dargibell Castle Estate

  • Temporarily closed
  • Dargibell, 17398 Neu Kosenow

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© Jens Rasehorn Fotografie (Usedomer Ansichten)

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  • Pelzerstraße, 17389 Anklam

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© Schloss Neetzow

Hotel Neetzow Castle

  • Am Schlosspark, 17391 Neetzow

Finally out. Into the natural heart of Western Pomerania.

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© TMV/Gohlke

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  • Schulstraße, 17495 Groß Kiesow

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© Wittig

Otto Lilienthal Museum

  • Open today
  • Ellbogenstraße, 17389 Anklam

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© Abenteuer Flusslandschaft

Adventure River Landscape

  • Werftstraße, 17389 Anklam

Are you looking for adventure tours and nature trips in the river valleys of Western Pomerania? Then you are exactly right with us. With years of experience we offer, among other things, solar boat tours, chartering of holiday floats and canoe trips on the Amazon of the North. There is something for everyone.

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© Gutshaus Liepen, Stefan Wollert

Gutshof Liepen - Hotel & Restaurant Am Peenetal

  • Dorfstraße, 17391 Liepen

Relaxing in the Peenetal - Located in the middle of the homes of beavers, otters and cranes and co, the manor Complex warmly welcomes you. The pastorally situated hotel & restaurant “Am Peenetal” spoils you with a large Bathing and Wellness area, comfortable double rooms and single rooms and a lot of leisure activities and excursion tips.

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LDTT - Pension Möhr

  • Bluthslusterstraße, 17389 Anklam

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