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.
The visitor highlight in Schwerin is the beautiful castle. The whole year over thousands of visitors from all over the world come here and certainly many are just as speechless as I was when I could take a first look at the castle Schwerin at the setting sun.A bit like a Disney castle, a movie…
You have to look very carefully on the map until you discover the small place Lexow. Idyllically nestled between meadows and fields, very close to Lake Plauer See and Müritz lies the manor house Lexow - an ideal place to spend a relaxing dream vacation.