The Naturforschende Gesellschaft Mecklenburg invites you to

7/16/24 in Ludwigslust

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Guided Tours & Tours, Nature

Botanical hike in the castle park

The Naturforschende Gesellschaft Mecklenburg e.V. (NGM) Ludwigslust cordially invites you to a botanical tour "Kleine Welt am Wegesrand" on July 16, 2024 in the Ludwigslust Castle Park. Due to the temporary closure of the palace gardens, we will mainly visit the area around Ludwigslust Palace and the basin. Here we will find in particular the plants of the pavement joints, which are adapted to the extreme conditions of sandy subsoil, longer dry periods and foot traffic, such as bare knapweed, red knapweed, lying mastwort or knotweed. A number of aquatic and riparian plants can be observed at the basin. In addition to the German and scientific names of the species, participants will learn about old folk names, general distribution and past and present uses, for example in homeopathy or medicine. For example, who still knows today that the hernia was once used as a diuretic and antispasmodic for bladder and kidney problems, as well as for hernias and as a cough remedy, or that the bird's knotweed was used to treat diarrhea due to its tannin content? The tour starts in the outdoor area of our volunteer-run museum, the "Natureum" near the castle, at 6 p.m. and lasts about an hour and a half. If you are interested, you can visit the exhibition and the special exhibition on Sternberg rock ("Sternberg Cake") in our "Natureum" after the tour.

Text: H. Sluschny

Photos: U. Jueg


Fig. 1: The hot stonecrop (Sedum acre) is the most common species of the genus.

Fig. 2: The frog-bit (Hydrocharis morsus-ranae) can be found at the castle ponds.

Fig. 3: The common carnation (Armeria elongata), flower of the year 2024, grows on various lawns near the castle.

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4.00 €

The contribution towards expenses is €3 for NGM members and €4 for guests (children half price).

Event dates
  • Tuesday, Jul 16, 2024 18:00 - 19:30 clock
Event Location

Natureum Ludwigslust

Schloßfreiheit 4
19288 Ludwigslust
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Nature Research Society Mecklenburg e.V.

Schloßfreiheit 4
19288 Ludwigslust


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