Green paradises on earth

The oases of horticultural art in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern - from imposing to graceful, from fairytale-like to magnificent - invite you to explore, linger and enjoy.

„The flowers make the garden, not the fence“ – at least that's how the German saying goes. If you go in search of the green paradises between the Baltic Sea coast and the lake district in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, you will realize that it is not only plants and flowers that make the gardens of our federal state, but also elegant palaces, exotic spices and fine cafés. Five categories, hundreds of places and countless impressions … We take you on a sensual expedition of the natural kind, where green thumbs, architectural gourmets and connoisseurs of cultural and culinary delights get their money's worth at any time of year.

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State Palaces, Gardens and Art Collections

Events in gardens

For many years now, garden lovers across the country have been keeping their garden gates wide open in June and September. There is a great variety to experience in more than 120 open gardens: from perennial gardens to cottage gardens, rose gardens and herb and water gardens. What could be more relaxing than enjoying a delicious home-baked cake and coffee in the midst of a flowering gem on a cozy early summer's day? In some gardens, you can even buy works of art or plants and accessories for sale.

In addition to the "open gardens" series of events, other events take place in public gardens with art, music and gastronomic offerings.

© Frank Liebig

66th Lake Festival Röbel/Müritz

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Animal keeper taster course for children

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© Tanzfest der Deutschen Tanzkompanie im Kulturquartier

Dance festival of the German Dance Company at the Kulturquartier

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Biodiversity in the natural garden - Learning to marvel from someone who moved into the garden

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© Backstein-Geist und Garten e.V. Starkow

Petticoat skirt in the flaming garden - Starkow brick church and parish garden

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Literary tour through the Baltic resort of Ahrenshoop

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Jazz Night '1

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© Attila Kleb

Festival See more Jazz 2024

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Jazz Night #2

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Pierre-Laurent Aimard solo

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A large illumination of the garden takes place in the evening. Community gardens in Stralsund

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Open Monument Day "True Signs. Witnesses of history" - Brick church and parish garden

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© Backstein Geist und Garten e.V.

Open fall gardens - brick church and parish garden

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St. Hubert's Day Mass - Starkow brick church and parish garden

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Castle park facilities

We want to begin our legendary journey in the pomp and splendor of the state palace gardens of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern. If you follow in the footsteps of the local dukes, landgraves and princes, you'll soon be in awe - the time-honored buildings with their beautifully landscaped gardens are considered magnificent testimonies to the eventful history of our federal state. In addition to the world-famous palace complexes such as Schwerin, Ludwigslust or Güstrow, it is often the more regionally known gems - e.g. Wiligrad Palace on the steep banks of Lake Schwerin - that amaze visitors and are sometimes still considered real insider tips. If you look into the history of the British royal family, you will also notice that Mecklenburg-Vorpommern has a very special connection to the royal part of the island: Queen Charlotte was born in the Mecklenburg Lake District in the 18th century and left her royal footprints in Mirow Castle Gardens.

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Wiligrad Castle

  • Open today
  • Wiligrader Straße, 19069 Lübstorf

The former ducal residence palace with the surrounding palace park and the historic estate ensemble is one of the most beautiful places on Lake Schwerin. The art exhibition in the castle is particularly worth seeing. With its location on a steep bank directly on the lake, it is considered an insider's tip for excursions, especially in autumn and in spring during the rhododron bloom. The old nursery houses a farm store and a popular farm café.

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Hohenzieritz Castle

  • Open today
  • Schlossplatz, 17237 Hohenzieritz

Hohenzieritz went down in history as the place where the legendary Queen Luise of Prussia died. The castle was once the summer residence of the Dukes of Mecklenburg-Strelitz. Today, a memorial in the castle provides information about Queen Luise. One of the earliest landscape gardens in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern extends behind the palace. It was created from 1771 by the English garden architect Thomson.

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Dargun castle park

  • Schloss, 17159 Dargun

In Dargun Castle Park you can walk along historical paths.

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Putbus castle park

  • Wreechener Weg, 18581 Putbus

Although Putbus Castle, the former manorial seat of the Princes of Putbus, was razed to the ground as early as 1962, the beautiful castle park is still a reminder of this magnificent time. Magnolias and sequoias adorn the garden, which is laid out in English style.

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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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Wiligrad Castle

  • Open today
  • Wiligrader Straße, 19069 Lübstorf

The former ducal residence palace with the surrounding palace park and the historic estate ensemble is one of the most beautiful places on Lake Schwerin. The art exhibition in the castle is particularly worth seeing. With its location on a steep bank directly on the lake, it is considered an insider's tip for excursions, especially in autumn and in spring during the rhododron bloom. The old nursery houses a farm store and a popular farm café.

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Hohenzieritz Castle

  • Open today
  • Schlossplatz, 17237 Hohenzieritz

Hohenzieritz went down in history as the place where the legendary Queen Luise of Prussia died. The castle was once the summer residence of the Dukes of Mecklenburg-Strelitz. Today, a memorial in the castle provides information about Queen Luise. One of the earliest landscape gardens in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern extends behind the palace. It was created from 1771 by the English garden architect Thomson.

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Dargun castle park

  • Schloss, 17159 Dargun

In Dargun Castle Park you can walk along historical paths.

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Putbus castle park

  • Wreechener Weg, 18581 Putbus

Although Putbus Castle, the former manorial seat of the Princes of Putbus, was razed to the ground as early as 1962, the beautiful castle park is still a reminder of this magnificent time. Magnolias and sequoias adorn the garden, which is laid out in English style.

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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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Botanical gardens and sensory gardens

The next stop on our tour of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern's greatest places of longing is both educational and decelerating in every respect: learning by feeling, hearing, smelling, seeing and touching is the motto - and at the same time the invitation to join in - in our botanical gardens and sensory gardens. The desire for discovery is at the heart of these sophisticated garden projects, which are designed to arouse the curiosity of their visitors through various objects and stations. But that's not all: once again, it shows that consciously experiencing nature, its silence and its sounds can reduce stress and that exercise in the fresh air has a positive effect on people's health. Physical health paired with mental fitness - garden lover, what more could you want?

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Blücherhof estate and dendrological garden

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Show garden at the Tiefwarensee

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© Gerhard Mersch

Papendorf Fragrance and Taste Garden

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© Kevin Hager (Baumschule Hager)

Hager Nursery Botanical Garden

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Botanical Garden Christiansberg

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Wangelin garden

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Rostock Botanical Garden

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Café and rose gardens

If you want to make your trip to the countryside even rosier, a visit to the numerous rose gardens in Mecklenburg and Western Pomerania is highly recommended. Speaking of hearts – we are not the only ones who can't imagine a more idyllic (or romantic) place to meet up with your loved one in the country than an enchanting garden full of colorful flowers and heavenly fragrances…

During our eventful journey through the wonderfully green paradises of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, culinary delights should of course not be neglected - and we have well and truly earned this little break. Coffee and cake, tea or something heartier? No wishes are left unfulfilled here, because in the picturesque garden ambience it tastes best in the fresh air anyway. Regionality, seasonality and individuality are particularly important in the country's garden cafés, with the famous alphabetical palette of high-quality food ranging from local apple pie to homemade plum jam. Trying and tasting is highly recommended!

 

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Burg, 17094 Burg Stargard

Stargard Castle

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Christiansberg, 17375 Luckow

Botanical Garden Christiansberg

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Nachtkoppelweg, 19395 Wangelin

Wangelin garden

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B111, Lüttenort, 17459 Koserow

Museum Otto Niemeyer-Holstein Studio

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Park bridge autumn, © Barockschloß zu Griebenow e.V.

Schlossweg, 18516 Süderholz

Baroque castle Griebenow

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Ringstraße, 19374 Domsühl OT Alt Damerow

Pingelhof - Museum of Agricultural History

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Entrance to the AGRONEUM Alt Schwerin, © AGRONEUM/Hans Dieter Graf

Achter de Isenbahn, 17214 Alt Schwerin

AGRONEUM Alt Schwerin

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Studio Café Sembzin

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© Jens Nagel

Exotic Art Garden

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© Sabrina Wittkopf-Schade

KunstgARTen Pasewalk

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© Joachim Jung

Pottery & Sculpture Park Jung

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© Sabrina Wittkopf-Schade

Sculpture Forest Torgelow

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© Silke Voss

Sculpture park Wesenberg

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Museum Otto Niemeyer-Holstein Studio

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Rhythmusreich sculpture collection

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ARQUOIA studio - exhibition and sculpture garden

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kulturforum Pampin - sculpture park, art gallery

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Katzow Sculpture Park

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Studio and sculpture garden Eva Güthoff

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Ceramics pottery Usedom

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Monastery and herb gardens

At the end of our journey, we visit the monasteries and herbal gardens of our federal state, which have always been true treasure troves of traditional herbalism and medicine. Influenced by the spirit of the Middle Ages, these well-preserved testimonies of days gone by have been a widely appreciated source of inspiration for a healthy lifestyle for many generations. In addition, a leisurely stroll through the lovingly tended gardens offers a welcome opportunity to leave the fast pace of everyday life behind for a few moments and immerse yourself in the world of medicinal, useful and ornamental plants, which is well worth seeing.

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© Wildkräuterhof Winkelkraut / Antje Conrad

Wild herb farm Winkelkraut Beckerwitz

  • Zur Wiek, 23968 Hohenkirchen OT Beckerwitz

Colorful wild herb garden in mandala form under construction with its own farm store, bistro & café and seminar business.

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Penzlin Castle - Witch Museum

  • Open today
  • Burg, 17217 Penzlin

Cultural History Museum of Everyday Magic and Witch Persecutions in Mecklenburg

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© Jolanta Grenke

Wild herbs Gutshaus Ramin

  • Dorfstr., 17321 Ramin

The Gutshaus Ramin is a diverse and versatile meeting place for events of all kinds and educational programs with a focus on regional, sustainable, traditional nutrition. With a focus on wild herbs, which grow in great variety in the manor house park.

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Dargun castle park

  • Schloss, 17159 Dargun

In Dargun Castle Park you can walk along historical paths.

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Stargard Castle

  • Burg, 17094 Burg Stargard

The castle complex, built around 1236, now houses a museum, herb and root garden and a garment tailor shop, offering visitors a unique glimpse into life in the Middle Ages.

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Open-air museum for folklore Schwerin-Mueß

  • Open today
  • Alte Crivitzer Landstraße, 19063 Schwerin

In the historic village ensemble directly on Schwerin Lake, visitors stroll between old farmhouses, fruit trees, herb beds and through the restored garden of a village teacher. The museum-like buildings show village life in the 19th century. Markets, events with traditional music, Low German theater performances, seminars and children's holiday programs take place during the season.

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Bible Center Barth

  • Open today
  • Sundische Straße, 18356 Barth

Experience exhibition on the Bible - with the Barth Bible from 1588 as the most prominent representative, a Bible garden and Christian rose garden. State-approved place of learning with various cultural and educational events for all interested.

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The "250 steps to Caspar David Friedrich" begins on the museum forecourt, © Pommersches Landesmuseum

Pomeranian State Museum

  • Open today
  • Rakower Str., 17489 Greifswald

14,000 years of eventful history on the southern Baltic coast on both sides of the Oder are presented between the former Franciscan church and the city wall - in an award-winning ensemble of buildings that impressively combines Gothic, classicist and contemporary architecture. The valuable collection of paintings presents works by renowned painters such as Caspar David Friedrich, Frans Hals, Philipp Otto Runge, Max Liebermann, Max Pechstein and Vincent van Gogh.

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IGA Park Rostock

  • Schmarl-Dorf, 18106 Rostock

Blossoming in the IGA Park - The face of the IGA Park changes in the harmonious rhythm of the seasons. Varied garden landscape on the banks of the Warnow, rose slope, willow dome and international gardens inspire visitors.

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© Sabrina Wittkopf-Schade

Franzburg monastery garden

  • Open today
  • Priesterbrink, 18461 Franzburg

The monastery garden in Franzburg offers interesting tours of herbs and spices.

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© Gerhard Mersch

Papendorf Fragrance and Taste Garden

  • Freely accessible at any time
  • Am Weiher, 17440 Lassan OT Papendorf

A place to learn and linger! The Papendorf Fragrance and Touch Garden invites you into the world of medicinal, aromatic, fragrant and poisonous plants. The garden is divided into specific themed beds, lovingly and naturally designed.

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Heinrich Schliemann Museum

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  • Lindenallee, 17219 Ankershagen

"Discover Schliemann's world" - under this credo, the Schliemann Museum in Ankershagen, Mecklenburg, will be guiding visitors through Heinrich Schliemann's multifaceted life with a new exhibition starting in June 2019.

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Rühn Monastery

  • Klosterhof, 18246 Rühn

Rühn Monastery is a well-preserved monastery complex dating from 1232. The owner is a non-profit, voluntary association. The monastery includes a monastery store and a tavern as well as an oil, mustard and vinegar manufactory.

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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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Wangelin garden

  • Open today
  • Nachtkoppelweg, 19395 Wangelin

Observe - grasp - marvel - enjoy in the largest medicinal herb garden in Mecklenburg. In addition to medicinal herbs, you will also find aromatic, magical and dyeing plants, as well as a butterfly garden and a typical North German farm garden. The garden's harvest can be tasted in the garden café and children can let off steam in the playscape.

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Ehmkendorf manor house

  • Ehmkendorf, 18195 Stubbendorf

The last house in the village - on the edge of the Recknitz Valley - is Gutshaus Ehmkendorf. A wonderful retreat for families, groups and seminars in the heart of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern.

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Brick church and parish garden Starkow

  • Kirchsteig, 18469 Starkow

Let us invite you to Starkow - a small idyllic place in the Barther Land very close to the Baltic Sea and old Hanseatic cities. Enjoy a walk in the dreamy historic parish garden, a visit to the Gothic brick basilica (1242) or come to the year-round cultural events. We look forward to seeing you.

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Himmelpfort monastery herb garden

  • Open today
  • Klosterstr., 16798 Fürstenberg/Havel

Discover interesting facts about the history of medicinal plants in the Himmelpfort monastery herb garden.

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Marihn Castle Hotel

  • Flotowerstr., 17217 Penzlin OT Marihn

The classicistic castle Marihn is located in the middle of the Mecklenburg Lake District. Guests can enjoy a wonderful vacation here in five suites and two double rooms.

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© Heiko Preller

Rehna Monastery

  • Open today
  • Kirchplatz, 19217 Rehna

Rehna is home to one of the most beautiful and largest preserved monastery complexes in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern. The monastery offers space for art, theater and music and is a focal point for pilgrimage and long-distance hiking. Particularly worth seeing are the large monastery garden, the late Romanesque monastery church, the Kneipp basin on the monastery grounds, and the pretty town of Rehna with its half-timbered buildings.

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Zarrentin Monastery

  • Kirchplatz, 19246 Zarrentin

The former Cistercian nunnery "Himmelspforte" is located on the southern shore of the Schaalsee. The monastery complex, which is well worth seeing, can be visited. There is an exhibition on the history, as well as guided tours and audio guides.

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Open-air museum Klockenhagen

  • Mecklenburger Straße, 18311 Ribnitz-Damgarten OT Klockenhagen

The open-air museum Klockenhagen is a historical village in a village, because on five hectares of parkland there are typical Mecklenburg farmhouses, barns, windmills and a village church.

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