Guided tour with Carola Morgenstern + Gernot Hübner | Landscape Architects | Greifswald, participation: 7 euros
Griebenow Castle, with its park and estate grounds, is considered to be an outstanding architectural testimony to the great Swedish power era in northern Germany and an unusually well-preserved manor house. According to Fredric Bedoire (born 1945), Professor of Architectural History at the KKH - Kungl. Konsthögskolan Stockholm, Griebenow is a cultural heritage site of national importance for Sweden and Germany.
Under Count Carl Gustaf Rehnskiöld (1651-1722), Field Marshal to the Swedish King Charles XII (1882-1718), and his wife Elisabeth Funck, one of the largest non-royal Swedish castles with farmsteads and estate housing was built in Griebenow in 1707-09, presumably to a design by Nicodemus Tessin the Younger (1654-1728), still Sweden's most famous architect, or his circle, in the style of Swedish Baroque Classicism. Griebenow Castle is the core of the absolutist castle and estate complex, the culmination of its building, axis and spatial composition. Over the centuries, the estate was renovated, altered and rebuilt several times. The Baroque design principles were generally taken into account, which means that the overarching design ideas can still be seen throughout the castle and estate complex today.
Today, the approx. 14-hectare castle park forms the main part of the Griebenow park and gardens. The castle island, laid out as a canal garden or parterre, dates back to before 1700. In 1706, the baroque park, which was transformed into a landscape in the 19th century, was created to the east of the castle. A 250 m long avenue of lime trees stretches along the main axis of the park. The northern, English part of the park was laid out from around the middle of the 19th century. Other gardens include the former kitchen garden with pavilion, apiary and greenhouse as well as the courtyard of honor, which was designed in a classical style according to a plan from 1849.
The baroque park at Griebenow near Greifswald has been brought back to life since the mid-1980s with park maintenance measures by the Barockpark Griebenow e.V. association. These activities are gradually being extended to the entire area of the former estate.
The guided tour of the park aims to illustrate the problems and the basis for the decisions and to pay tribute to the community's almost 40 years of commitment to the exemplary revitalization of the grounds.