It is estimated that there are about 2,000 manor houses and castles in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern. Of these, more than 1,000 are listed buildings. About a third of the houses are used for tourism and are open to visitors.
In mid-June, the MitsommerRemise has been taking place in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern for several years. The event is organised by the Association of Castles, Mansions and Manor Houses in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern. On a weekend, to coincide with the summer solstice, you can visit and tour numerous castles, manor houses and stately homes.
Each house offers a small programme. From carriage rides and guided tours of the houses to musical events and exhibitions, the programme is varied and diverse. I found it particularly exciting to take a look inside the often beautiful houses. During the guided tours or in the thematic exhibitions, you learn so much about the region and the houses. Sometimes it’s like a little journey through time.
A little tip: You need some time if you want to discover everything. So it’s better to select specific offers from the large programme according to the motto “less is more”.
I discovered a wide variety of manor houses and even fell a little in love with some places. Some of the houses can also be visited outside the MidsummerRemise. They offer accommodation in a wide range of price categories, run a restaurant, organise concerts or other events or offer exhibitions on a variety of topics. Other houses are still looking for a new owner who will lovingly give them a new lease of life.
Manor houses in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania
I have written about my visits and impressions of the manor houses and some castles in the region.