Wittenburg St. Bartholomew church tower, © Tourismusverband Mecklenburg-Schwerin
Churches, Brick Gothic

The three-nave, three-bay hall church made of brick rises into the sky on the north side of Wittenburg's market square. It is a work of the North German brick Gothic style, but also bears Romanesque elements on its facades. The church is Protestant.

The church was begun in 1240 and in the 2nd half of the 13th century it was dedicated to St. Bartholomew, the saint and apostle, who is, among other things, the patron saint of farmers, shepherds, bakers, tailors and saddlers.

The nave is Gothic. On the exterior of the church, however, late Romanesque decorative forms can be seen (e.g. corner pilasters, round arch friezes). An imposing tracery rosette from the 15th century can be seen on the extension to the market side. The grooved and glazed bricks in the choir are remarkable. The mighty tower is a work of the early 20th century.

Particularly worth seeing parts of the interior decoration:

  • a delicately carved neo-Gothic altar from 1470/1480 which originally stood in the church of Hagenow
  • a pulpit from 1666
  • an impressive bronze baptismal font from 1342
  • a memorial plaque for the fallen of the "wars of liberation" from 1808 - 1815 and the fallen of the First World War
  • an organ by the master organ builder Friedrich Wilhelm Winzer (1848)
  • an altar of lights with the 10 commandments
  • vaults from the 14th - 15th century

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St. Bartholomäus-Kirche Wittenburg

Kirchenstraße 1
19243 Wittenburg


https://www.kirche-wittenburg.de/
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Contrasts: 1620-1720

  • Date: 7/13/24
  • Kirchenstraße, 19243 Wittenburg

Bach - Handel - Couperin

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Enlightenment: 1720-1820

  • Date: 7/13/24
  • Kirchenstraße, 19243 Wittenburg

Beethoven - Bach - Mozart

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Contrasts: 1620-1720

  • Date: 7/13/24
  • Kirchenstraße, 19243 Wittenburg

Bach - Handel - Couperin

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Enlightenment: 1720-1820

  • Date: 7/13/24
  • Kirchenstraße, 19243 Wittenburg

Beethoven - Bach - Mozart

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Museum of everyday culture of the Gries

  • Lange Straße, 19230 Hagenow

Hagenow is the gateway to the Griesen Region in southwestern Mecklenburg. The museum, founded in 1974, is dedicated to everyday life in the countryside and in the city - from the Stone Age to the more recent past.

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Goldenbow Manor

  • Zum Wasserturm, 19260 Goldenbow

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“PAHLHUUS“ – Visitor centre of the UNESCO biosphere reserve “Schaalsee“

  • Open today
  • Wittenburger Chaussee, 19246 Zarrentin am Schaalsee

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Dreilützow Castle

  • Am Schlosspark, 19243 Dreilützow

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Schwechower Obstbrennerei (fruit distillery)

  • Open today
  • Am Park, 19230 Schwechow

Gut Schwechow is about 40 km southwest of Schwerin, in the scenic Biosphere Reserve Flusslandschaft Elbe, surrounded by large apple orchards. Schwechow fruit brandy is distilled only from the finest, most aromatic fruits.

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Old Synagogue Hagenow

  • Closed today
  • Hagenstraße, 19230 Hagenow

The Old Synagogue was built in 1828. Today the restored buildings belong to Hagenow museum now. There are exhibitions taking place in the buildings as well as concerts or lectures.

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The studio Martina Kriedel

  • Baumstraße, 19230 Zapel bei Hagenow

In the midst of rustic nature lies the idyllic Zapel. There, where hedgehog and hare say "good night" to each other, you will discover the "Atelier Martina Kriedel". In a cozy atmosphere, you can look over the artist's shoulder as she creates. Here you will find the individually suitable gift for every occasion - whether portrait or self-designed marionette.

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Fish house at the Schaalsee

  • Amtsstraße, 19246 Zarrentin am Schaalsee

Welcome to our idyllically situated Fischhaus Hotel at the Schaalsee! The Fischhaus is located directly on the south shore of the Schaalsee. Let us spoil you in our restaurant and enjoy the view of the water. In summer the lake terrace invites you to relax and enjoy. A hall for 100 guests offers space for your celebration!

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Texas MV holiday resort

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Creative and craft barn

  • Pamprinerstrasse, 19246 Zarrentin

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  • Seeweg, 19246 Neuenkirchen

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Beekeeping center Bantin

  • Wittenburger Straße, 19246 Bantin

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Trakehnerhof Valluhn

  • Am Reiterhof, 19246 Valluhn

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Lake view Lassahn

  • Dorfstr., 19246 Lassahn

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Country butchery F. Behnke

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