This tour is a unique combination of castle and manor hotels with state-owned castles. Reside in manorial castle and manor hotels nearby the famous lake “Müritz”, on the island of Rügen and at the gates of the hanseatic city of Wismar and discover the castles, parks and gardens of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania - that are important in terms of culture and art history.
Romantik Hotel Gutshaus Ludorf - Graceful hotel near Lake Müritz
Hotel Badehaus Goor - A wellness oasis on Germanys biggest island Rügen
Hotel Schloss Gamehl - Do something good for yourself outside the gates of Wismar
State-owned castles to visit
Mirow Castle is located on a picturesque island in the Mecklenburg Lake District. The widow's seat, built from 1709 onwards, surprises with its splendid baroque and rococo furnishings. In addition to Italian stucco, delicate scattered flowers and a unique hand-embroidered wallpaper, there are many other treasures to discover.
As an introduction, the visitor can expect a modern part of the exhibition, which reports with exciting stories and media stations about the fate of the castle, its inhabitants and the Duchy of Mecklenburg-Strelitz. The audio guide provides more entertaining stories. Special highlights are the Red Audience and the ballroom with its lush ceiling stucco.
After visiting the castle, the peace and quiet in the park beckons. It is wonderful to stroll along curved paths, on the shores of the lake, in baroque avenues or on the island of love. Here the experience of nature and history are combined in an idyllic way.
Mirow Palace and Park are part of a whole ensemble. Further architectural highlights are the Renaissance gate house and the Johanniterkirche, which also includes the family crypt of the Strelitz ducal house. In the baroque Kavalierhaus opposite the palace there is a welcome center and a café. Steamboat trips, boat docks and restaurants round off the varied offer.
The Granitz Hunting Lodge was built from 1837 by the Berlin architect Johann Gottfried Steinmeyer for Prince Wilhelm Malte I. zu Putbus. It is located in the middle of one Jagdschloss Granitz (Hunting Lodge) was built from 1837 by the Berlin architect Johann Gottfried Steinmeyer for Prince Wilhelm Malte I. to Putbus. It is located in the middle of one of the largest contiguous forest areas on Rügen in the southeast of the island. The plastered brick building crowns the Temple Mount like a landmark. The high central tower, designed by Karl Friedrich Schinkel, towers over the hilltop and is visible from afar.
The castle once served as the residence of princely guests during the hunting season. An extensive trophy collection and historically furnished salons remind of this. For more than 100 years, the hunting lodge has developed into a popular destination for bathers on Rügen. It currently receives around 150,000 guests from all over the world every year, making it one of the most visited museum facilities in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania.
Bothmer Castle is located just four kilometers south of the Baltic Sea in the middle of an idyllic park. It owes its existence to the adventurous life of a man: Count Hans Caspar von Bothmer. At the peak of his career, the Count lived in London - at the legendary 10 Downing Street. From there he had the magnificent complex built in Klützer Winkel from 1726 and thus brought a piece of England to Mecklenburg.
When visiting the modern exhibition, guests can not only discover the special charm of the house and its historic rooms. You will also learn how fascinating and clever Count Bothmer was. Go on a trip across Europe with Hans Caspar and be surprised by the almost magical success of this man who had reached the peak of his career in London. He was the first Prime Minister to ever live at 10 Downing Street, which was then called Bothmar House. These circumstances meant that his castle in Mecklenburg actually became a real English country house. Bothmer brought a piece of England to Mecklenburg. The Counts of Bothmer lived here until 1945, after the war the complex became a retirement home and only in 2015, after extensive restoration work, became a castle museum and a place of culture.
The palace and park are impressively embedded in the landscape of the Klützer Winkel. They extend on an island that is surrounded by a closed moat based on the Dutch model. The garden is not only attracted by peace and idyll - for many summers the palace park has also served as a green backdrop for concerts that delight thousands.
The Festonallee of Bothmer Castle is one of the most famous sights in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania. The interplay of baroque architecture and landscape planning can be experienced in a particularly impressive way during a walk. So don't forget to walk through the 270 meter long ravine. When you then approach the palace complex, the flanking trees initially only reveal the splendid central axis of the main house. With every step, the field of vision expands bit by bit. Finally, in the courtyard of honor, the building splendor can no longer be seen at a glance. It is a prime example of baroque staging that is still fully effective after 300 years and makes a visit to Bothmer unforgettable at any time of the year.
- 2 overnight stays incl. breakfast at hotel „Gutshaus Ludorf“
- entrance ticket to Mirow castle
- 2 overnight stays incl. breakfast at hotel „Badehaus Goor“
- entrance ticket to Jagdschloss Granitz on island Rügen
- 2 overnight stays incl. breakfast at hotel „Schloss Gamehl“
- visit castle park Bothmer incl. entrance ticket to Bothmer castle
Rates 2023 in € per person:
castle tour / 6 nights
Additional services: additional nights