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Since 2003, the Güstrow City Museum has had a new location: it is located above the city archives in the hospital of a country workhouse built in 1826.

The new permanent exhibition makes visible the historical significance of the town as a center of intellectual, political and artistic debate, as well as its privileged position within the state of Mecklenburg. Special features include the 12,000-sheet collection of playbills and a large part of the artistic estate of the Güstrow-born painter, copyist and restorer Otto Vermehren (1861-1917), who was director of the restoration workshops of the Uffizi Gallery in Florence from 1900. In addition, the museum shows the medieval Güstrow as well as the representation of the history of the residence in the 16th and 17th centuries, the period of the wars of liberation in 1813/14 and a collection of German expressionists. Individual exhibitions show the life and work of Georg Friedrich Kersting (1785-1847), a German Romantic painter born in Güstrow, and the poet John Brinckman (1814-1870), co-founder of the new Low German literature.

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Stadtmuseum Güstrow
Franz-Parr-Platz 10
18273 Güstrow



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Opening hours
Today, Jun 17, 202410:00 - 18:00 clock
Gültig ab January 1, 2022 bis December 31, 2024
Monday 10:00 - 18:00 clock
Tuesday 10:00 - 18:00 clock
Wednesday 10:00 - 18:00 clock
Thursday 10:00 - 18:00 clock
Friday 10:00 - 18:00 clock
Saturday closed
Sunday closed
Holiday closed
Gültig ab January 1, 2022 bis December 31, 2024
Monday closed
Tuesday closed
Wednesday closed
Thursday closed
Friday closed
Saturday 10:00 - 16:00 clock
Sunday 10:00 - 16:00 clock
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Ernst Barlach Museums Güstrow - Gertruden Chapel

  • Gertrudenplatz, 18273 Güstrow

Located not far from the center of Güstrow, the Gothic Gertruden Chapel was opened in 1953 as the first Barlach Museum in Güstrow. The chapel houses about 30 sculptures and reliefs by Ernst Barlach, all of which were created during the Güstrow period.

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Vietgest castle

  • Schloßstr., 18279 Vietgest

In romantic Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, almost halfway between Hamburg and Berlin, surrounded by dreamy ponds and picturesque lakes, you will find the imposing 230-year-old castle with its eventful history. Schloss Vietgest has reopened in 2020 as a cultural and event location as well as a castle hotel.

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Campingplace at Krakower See

  • Open today
  • Windfang, 18292 Krakow am See

In the climatic health resort of Krakow am See, the 4-star campsite at the Krakow Lake offers everything you need for a good holiday.

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Children Youth Art House Güstrow

  • Baustraße, 18273 Güstrow

We show seen and invented from all workshops: painting, graphics, textiles and objects. Figures in the variety of their shape testify to the imagination of the children and young people. The exhibition encourages participation - material is ready.

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Gut Gremmelin

  • Am Hofsee, 18279 Gremmelin

Gut Gremmelin is a private hotel in a historic manor estate with gardens and bathing lake. Regular art exhibitions and cultural events attract guests from near and far. The good organic cuisine delights the palate and the soul. Take part in painting or cookery courses supervised by professionals or restore energy levels with yoga and hiking.

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Güstrow Cathedral

  • Domplatz, 18273 Güstrow

Construction of the cathedral began in 1226 and was not completed until 1335 with the consecration of the altar. The transition from the Romanesque to the Gothic period can be clearly seen at Güstrow Cathedral. The cruciform ground plan and the elongated choir room point to the Romanesque concept. The massive west tower is 44 meters high.

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Parish Church of St. Mary

  • Open today
  • Markt, 18273 Güstrow

The Güstrow parish church stands on the market square in the immediate vicinity of the town hall. The first documented mention of the parish church dates back to 1308. After the fire in the center of Güstrow in 1503, which also destroyed the church, it was rebuilt and consecrated in 1508. When you enter the parish church, the first thing you see is the completely restored Jan Borman altar from 1522. This work of art, the ornate pulpit, the impressive organ and a small Barlach angel are already reasons enough to take a look around. But there is one very special highlight that you should not miss: 196 steps lead up to the 41 meter high observation deck of the highest building in Güstrow. A magnificent view over the city and Heidberge, the lakes and the meadows leaves many tourists amazed.

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Güstrow Castle

  • Temporarily closed
  • Franz-Parr-Platz, 18273 Güstrow

On the edge of the old town of Güstrow, one of the most important Renaissance castles in Northern Europe surprises with its southern charm. Magnificent stucco ceilings from the time of construction have been preserved. Extensive renovation work is currently taking place in the castle. Due to this, the castle museum is not open to the public.

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Leisure and family park miniature town Bützow

  • Nebelring, 18246 Bützow

Bützow in miniature, the "miniature town", is equally attractive to locals and guests. Set back in time to around 1850, the viewer here feels like a giant in dwarf land.

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© Christoph Nahr

City Hall Güstrow

  • Closed today
  • Markt, 18273 Güstrow

None of the Mecklenburg town halls of classicism looks as festive and inviting as this one in Güstrow.

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© André Hamann

Municipal Gallery Wollhalle

  • Open today
  • Franz-Parr-Platz, 18273 Güstrow

Originally built as a ducal horse stable, the Güstrow city fathers acquired the building in 1817 to store the wool produced in the country. Today, the wool hall houses modern gallery spaces in a historic ambience

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© Uwe Seemann

North German Nativity Museum

  • Heiligengeisthof, 18273 Güstrow

Christmas cribs from all over the world can be seen in a permanent exhibition. Interesting are the variety of materials used as well as the different ways of processing. Unusual materials include nuts, bread dough, tree bark or banana leaves. The nativity scenes were, for example, mouth-blown, punched or woven.

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Güstrow castle garden

  • Open today
  • Franz-Parr-Platz, 18273 Güstrow

The garden of Güstrow Castle was first mentioned in 1570 and was subsequently redesigned several times. On the occasion of the 750th anniversary of Güstrow, the garden was rededicated in 1978. Old plans formed the basis for the design.

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Collegiate church Bützow

  • Kirchenplatz, 18246 Bützow

Visits outside visiting hours are possible at any time by arrangement. Visitors report to the parish office in Bützow, Kirchenstraße 04.

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Boitin manor house

  • Hofstraße, 18249 Boitin

Former estate domain house of the Rühn monastery - today a venue for events, open house for MittSommerRemise and Schlösserherbst and guided tours of the estate house also possible by appointment.

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