A sign welcomes visitors to the village republic of Rueterberg, © Gabriele Skorupski
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The small village of Rüterberg is a special place because GDR history was made here. The disgruntled citizens defied the GDR's border policy and proclaimed Rüterberg a village republic in 1989.

As a border village, Rüterberg was cut off from the outside world from 1967 to 1989 by the border fortifications to both the GDR and the FRG. Without their papers, the villagers were not allowed to leave or enter the village, and receiving visitors was forbidden. Dissatisfied with the frustrating situation, Hans Rasenberger, a master tailor, called a meeting of residents on November 8, 1989. It was unanimously decided that Rueterberg should become a village republic with its own laws. Only one day later the Berlin Wall fell and Rueterberg was free again. Since 1991 the community is officially allowed to bear the epithet "Village Republic". In the Heimatstube, everyday life in the border village from 1967 to 1989 is documented in an exhibition and presented in a way that can be experienced. It is open by appointment.

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Rüterberg Dorfrepublik 1967-1989

Ringstraße 3
19303 Rüterberg


+49 38758 22112
http://www.doemitz.de
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On the way at the Green Belt - Ranger hike through the village republic Rueterberg

  • Date: 6/23/24
  • Ringstraße, 19303 Rüterberg

Historical and natural history circular walk through the "Village Republic of Rüterberg" from the lookout tower to the Brack to the Elbe River. From 1967 to 1989, shortly before the fall of the Wall, Rüterberg was a completely closed-off border village on the Elbe. Until the inhabitants proclaimed it the free "Village Republic Rüterberg"...

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On the way at the Green Belt - Ranger hike through the village republic Rueterberg

  • Date: 6/23/24
  • Ringstraße, 19303 Rüterberg

Historical and natural history circular walk through the "Village Republic of Rüterberg" from the lookout tower to the Brack to the Elbe River. From 1967 to 1989, shortly before the fall of the Wall, Rüterberg was a completely closed-off border village on the Elbe. Until the inhabitants proclaimed it the free "Village Republic Rüterberg"...

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Beaver "Jesse" Tours - Youth Hotel

  • Schlossstraße, 19249 Lübtheen OT Jessenitz

Located in the middle of the UNESCO Biosphere Reserve River Landscape Elbe, you can experience this unique nature combined with great adventures with Beaver "Jesse" Tours.

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Our small cafe

  • Closed today
  • Gutshausallee, 19249 Lübtheen, OT Volzrade

Our small café offers every weekend the most delicious cakes, pies and cookies to enjoy in the beautiful manor house park and the lovingly renovated rooms of the café.

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© Ferienhof Mayer

Mayer Holiday Farm

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On our vacation farm you will find relaxation for young and old. Whether with your own horse or by bike, we warmly welcome you to our vacation farm. The farm dating back to 1850 with old domestic animal breeds such as woolly pigs, sheep and horses is looking forward to your visit.

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© VIELANKER Brauhaus GmbH & Co.KG, Vielank

VIELANKER Brewery

  • Lindenplatz, 19303 Vielank

brewery * hotel * restaurant * beer garden * vaulted cellar * distillery * banqueting hall * winter garden * brewery tours * aurochs safari

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Forest school Alt Jabel

  • Kirchstraße, 19303 Alt Jabel

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Biosphere shelf in the pension Schnauzenhof

  • Friedrichstraße, 19294 Schlesin

Would you like to purchase high-quality, handcrafted products from the region? Then visit one of the Biosphere Shelves in the UNESCO Biosphere Reserve River Landscape Elbe MV e.V.! Products of the partners of the biosphere reserve are sold via the shelves. Join in - enjoy a piece of the region!

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Biosphere shelf in the Tourist Information Dömitz

  • Rathausplatz, 19303 Dömitz

Would you like to purchase high-quality, handcrafted products from the region? Then visit one of the Biosphere Shelves in the UNESCO Biosphere Reserve River Landscape Elbe MV e.V.! Products of the partners of the biosphere reserve are sold via the shelves. Join in - enjoy a piece of the region!

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Camping ground Am Wiesengrund

  • Am Kanal, 19294 Malliss

Quiet location on the Müritz-Elde waterway, canoe rental, family-friendly, campfire possible, signposted nature trail.

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Biosphere shelf in the Volzrade manor house

  • Gutshausallee, 19249 Lübtheen

Would you like to purchase high-quality, handcrafted products from the region? Then visit one of the Biosphere Shelves in the UNESCO Biosphere Reserve River Landscape Elbe MV e.V.! Products of the partners of the biosphere reserve are sold via the shelves. Join in - enjoy a piece of the region!

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Biosphere shelf in the Hotel Dömitzer Hafen

  • Hafenplatz, 19303 Dömitz

Would you like to purchase high-quality, handcrafted products from the region? Then visit one of the Biosphere Shelves in the UNESCO Biosphere Reserve River Landscape Elbe MV e.V.! Products of the partners of the biosphere reserve are sold via the shelves. Join in - enjoy a piece of the region!

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© Archiv, Biosphärenreservatsamt Schaalsee-Elbe

Danis Saftladen - Mobile cidery & farm store

  • Ludwigsluster Straße, 19294 Malliß

Stroll - through meadow orchards! We are a small organic certified fruit farm with farm store, mobile cidery, contract cidery and beekeeping. Try our single-variety apple juices, e.g. from Boskoop or Goldparmäne, and our own honey!

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Biosphere shelf in the museum of the Dömitz Fortress

  • An der Festung, 19303 Dömitz

Would you like to purchase high-quality, handcrafted products from the region? Then visit one of the Biosphere Shelves in the UNESCO Biosphere Reserve River Landscape Elbe MV e.V.! Products of the partners of the biosphere reserve are sold via the shelves. Join in - enjoy a piece of the region!

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Suhana Castano, © André Elbing

Suhana Castano - Oriental dance and drum art

  • Dömitzerstraße, 19303 Polz

A couple on stage and in life since 2007, Suhana and Castano are dedicated to the culture and dance technique of classical oriental dance in all its musical, historical and stylistic diversity - from classical to modern.

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The Biosphere Reserve River Landscape Elbe M-V invites you to discover the region and regional delicacies., © Marty Lenthe

Biosphere shelf in Dani's juice store

  • Ludwigsluster Straße, 19294 Malliß

Would you like to purchase high-quality, handcrafted products from the region? Then visit one of the Biosphere Shelves in the UNESCO Biosphere Reserve River Landscape Elbe MV e.V.! Products of the partners of the biosphere reserve are sold via the shelves. Join in - enjoy a piece of the region!

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Raft rental the raft

  • Am Bahnhof, 19294 Malliß

Exceptional vacation for families, adventurers, individualists, nature lovers and anglers. Enjoy peace, nature and freedom on the Müritz-Elde-Stör waterway. Pure exploration and relaxation.

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