Our cultural heritage – the manor estates and their villages
The many manor houses, castles and stately homes in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania still bear witness to their former splendour and size, but above all to the special economic structures in the history of the state.
More than 2,000 stately homes were located there, more than 1,000 of which are still preserved today. In the course of land reform and social restructuring, the once stately manor houses lost their function. Thus began a sad chapter for the castles and manor houses, most of which are now listed buildings. After the fall of the Wall, some of the old or new owners renovated and restored these architectural gems. Today, many of the castles and manor houses are filled with life again.
The baltic manors once again form a new centre of social life in some villages, thus counteracting migration and demographic change.
The manor villages with the manor ensembles and parks as a cultural asset of the region in the entire Baltic area are my personal concern and my passion. Therefore, my work in the association and for the baltic manors used for tourism is continued in the accompaniment of such projects in the form of mediation of these properties and in the consultation on utilization concepts.
I wish the manor and castle hotels always nice guests and the guests a fantastic stay in our region.
Many greetings, Manfred Achtenhagen – chairman –