The renovated castle now houses a hotel., © Gabriele Skorupski
Historical Buildings, Castles and Manors

Near the old castle, on a western branch of the Elde, Duke Adolf Friedrich I had a new castle built for Neustadt-Glewe in 1618/19. In the future, this was to serve as a secondary residence for the dukes of Mecklenburg in place of the castle.

Due to its location on the Elde River, the Baroque castle was founded on hundreds of oak piles. The plans for the two-story, three-wing complex in the style of Dutch classicism were drawn up by the ducal master builder Gerhardt Evert Pilooth, who, however, died only a few years after construction began. It was to take almost one hundred years before the building could finally be completed. The interior alone took eight years to complete. Among other things, 1,600 square meters of ceiling space in the otherwise rather plain country palace were decorated with elaborate stucco work and 32 fireplaces were built with rosettes, cornices and figures. Christian Ludwig II, later Duke of Mecklenburg-Schwerin, lived here for a few years from 1725 to 1735.
After the Second World War, the castle temporarily became a place of residence for refugees and homeless people. Finally, in GDR times, the castle was used for educational purposes, and later as a library and lunch kitchen. However, the building, which rests on piles, increasingly deteriorated and threatened to sink, so that it was temporarily empty after the fall of the Wall. After extensive renovation work beginning in the mid-1990s, the restored castle now houses a hotel. The lovingly restored stucco ceilings, which Polish specialists restored to their original state, are particularly worth seeing.

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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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Village church Garwitz

  • 19372 Garwitz

In the Gothic fieldstone and brick church from the 14th century there are unique memorial plaques and a valuable carved altar from the 15th century.

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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

  • Open 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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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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Robber Vieting Cave

  • 19370 Parchim

In today's Sonnenberg nature reserve, robber Vieting once caused fear and terror. His cave and other traces from that time can still be visited today.

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Garwitz lock gate

  • 19372 Matzlow-Garwitz

The historic upper gate of the lock in Garwitz bears witness to the technical architecture of bygone times.

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Denissen farm

  • Ludwigsluster Straße, 19288 Wöbbelin

The perfect stop between Berlin and Hamburg is only 5 minutes away from the highway A24 (exit Wöbbelin). In the small community of Wöbbelin you will find our versatile adventure farm.

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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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Pottery Blue Mango

  • Lewitzstr., 19374 Rusch

Two continents meet at Blue Mango Haus: two artists from Europe and Africa offer experiential pottery from workshop tours to pottery classes, as well as Africa to experience for yourself with film shows, drumming classes, typical food and creative activities.

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Natureum Ludwigslust

  • Schloßfreiheit, 19288 Ludwigslust

The oldest building in Ludwigslust, built around 1750 as a fountain house, houses the "Natureum am Schloss Ludwigslust". It was built to supply water to the fountains located behind the former hunting lodge. Today, the "Naturforschende Gesellschaft Mecklenburg e.V." has its headquarters here. On the first floor of the Natureum, nature and the natural history of western Mecklenburg are presented in six rooms.

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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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Friedrichsmoor Forest Adventure Trail - Legendary Lewitz

  • Freely accessible at any time
  • Schloßallee, 19306 Friedrichsmoor

The world of legends in the Lewitz is teeming with dragons, mythical creatures and all kinds of secrets from the history of Germany's largest meadow landscape. There are a total of 16 stations along the trail, each of which has a legend as its theme. Artists have created statues for each station, and the legend can be read on panels or accessed as a radio play via QR code. For children there are discovery tasks and information about the forest and nature is conveyed in a playful way. Start and finish is the hunting lodge Friedrichsmoor the path is suitable for hikers and cyclists.

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