Manor house entrance, © Stadtmarketingverein Greifswald
Parks and Gardens, Historical Buildings, Castles and Manors

Today’s manor house in Wrangelsburg was built around 1880. It is idyllically located and has a landscape park directly on the castle lake. Many romantic hiking trails lead into the forest from here.

In 1652, Carl Gustav Wrangel (whose family the town was named after) built a new building on the foundation of a castle that was destroyed in the Thirty Years' War, and in which he temporarily resided. This new baroque castle was completed in 1664. In 1657/58 Wrangel also built a round chapel with Gothic elements in Wrangelsburg; the interior of the chapel was created by the sculptor Ficke from Stralsund and the painter Malchow. The chapel fell out of use at the end of the 18th century and was soon demolished. In 1809, Caspar David Friedrich created the missing drawing “Die verfallene Kirche in Wrangelsburg” (the derelict church in Wrangelsburg).

The long line of owners of Wrangelsburg castle also suggests a chequered history; even Malte Friedrich von Putbus once owned the castle. Von Homeyer, a grain merchant from Wolgast, rebuilt the new manor house around 1880, after the old castle was severely damaged in the 17th century.
Both buildings are surrounded by an idyllic English-style park (with the oldest Douglas fir tree in Germany) and are located directly on the castle lake. Because of its stunning scenery, in 2003 the landscape park was used as an external site by IGA Rostock, and it still attracts many visitors today.
Caspar David Friedrich and Wrangelsburg
On 5 May 1809, while on a hike from Greifswald to Neubrandenburg, Friedrich found a derelict castle and chapel in Wrangelsburg. The chapel also served as a model for a sketch. The chapel was an oval Baroque building with a central support built in 1650. Unfortunately, nothing remains of the chapel today. 

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Indoor playground "kunti-bunt"

  • Open today
  • An der Thronpost, 17489 Greifswald

The "kunti-bunt" indoor playground in Greifswald is the perfect place to avoid boredom. Adventure, action and fun await you on 3,400 m² with great play and climbing attractions at any time of year.

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Watermill Hanshagen

  • Mühlenblick, 17509 Hanshagen

Visit the listed Watermill Hanshagen built in 1524. Experience the history, enjoy the superb Environment, eat, celebrate and stay overnight or get married here! Start your trips to the Hanse town Greifswald and Stralsund or to the Islands of Usedom or Rügen.

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The manor complex Schlatkow

  • Schlatkow, 17390 Schlatkow

The manor complex Schlatkow has a long history.

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Surfspot Ludwigsburg

  • Freely accessible at any time
  • 17509 Ludwigsburg

In southern and south-westerly winds Ludwigsburg is first choice in the direct vicinity of Greifswald - and also the only one. For the slightly gusty wind the spot reimburses with a large Shallow area and plenty of space to build up.

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Village Church Groß Kiesow

  • Schulstraße, 17495 Groß Kiesow

The Church dates from the 13th century and is built of stone and brick. Next to the church begins a pilgrim path, which is signposted with 8 stations.

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Eldena monastery ruins

  • Freely accessible at any time
  • Wolgaster Landstraße, 17493 Greifswald

The monastery ruins and park are a popular excursion destination for Greifswald residents and their guests. The monastery ruins are also the starting and finishing point of the themed cycle path "Route of North German Romanticism", which traces the stations and lives of the North German Romantics of Western Pomerania.

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Loissin surf spot

  • Freely accessible at any time
  • 17509 Loissin

You can reach the spot via the campsite, where you can also take a shower and, of course, pitch your tent. Beginners will find a large standing area in Loissin. Experienced surfers will be happy about the fantastic shallow water conditions. The spot works with wind from west to northeast.

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Pommerland herb garden

  • Am Sonnenacker, 17440 Lassan OT Pulow

The Pommerland herb garden is located in Pulow in Vorpommern.

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General view of Wolgast castle island, © Baltzer

Wolgast castle island

  • Bogislavstraße, 17438 Wolgast

Former site of the duke's castle.

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Stadtansicht Wolgast - Dreilindengrund am Peenestrom, ©

The Dreilindengrund in Wolgast

  • Freely accessible at any time
  • 17438 Wolgast

Located on the Peenestrom in the district Tannenkamp in Wolgast you drive on the route of North German Romanticism along the Dreilindengrund. This translates to: The Ground of three limetrees. The name was given to it from the landing stage at the transfer of the fallen Swedish king Gustav II Adolf in 1633 during the Thirty Years' War. In memory of him three lime trees were planted. The small forest nearby was named Gustav-Adolf-Schlucht.

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View of the town museum "Kaffeemühle" in Wolgast, © Baltzer

Museum of Town History "Coffee Grinder"

  • Open today
  • Rathausplatz, 17483 Wolgast

Wolgast’s city museum, because of its shape lovingly called “coffee grinder“ by the city’s residents, hosts an exhibition about the town’s history which is closely linked to the shipping industry.

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Greifswald barrage

  • Am Ryck, 17493 Greifswald

The Greifswald barrage is located in the water cross-section of the Ryck federal waterway at the mouth of the "Dänische Wiek" in the Greifswald-Wieck district. It forms an integral part of the flood protection system for the University and Hanseatic City of Greifswald.

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Ludwigsburg Palace

  • Schlosshof, 17509 Ludwigsburg

The Renaissance palace Ludwigsburg was built between 1577 and 1592 as a widow's seat for Hedwig Sophie von Pommern-Wolgast. After her death in 1631 the palace changed hands several times until it was sold to the Greifswald merchant Weissenborn in 1810.

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Katzow Sculpture Park

  • Dorfstraße, 17509 Katzow

The Katzow Sculpture Park is Europe's largest sculpture park.

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Landrover at the mill, © Gunnar Fiedler

Island of Usedom safari

  • Drosselweg, 17438 Wolgast

Day tours on the island Usedom, unique nature – Experience the flora, fauna, land, people and history of the region in a Land Rover.

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