Manorial landscape

Welcome to Mecklenburg-Vorpommern – the state of castles, gardens and manor houses. For centuries Mecklenburg and also Pomerania was the “Land of Castles and Manor Houses”.

Since the knights “Heinrich des Löwens” crossed the Elbe in the 12th century and initiated the colonization of the East, large structures have been built here. And so it is the large estates with their manor houses and historic farm buildings, with their patronage churches and the magnificent landscape parks, which have shaped the image of the country for a long time.

Even today, the more than 1000 preserved manor houses bear witness to this past era. Over 300 of them have been restored in recent years and are now used for tourism. These manor houses and stately homes were the living centre of an agricultural estate and a manor village. These manor villages are situated in the middle of a wonderful natural landscape and are ideal for relaxing holidays and nature exploration as well as holidays with culture.

On the following pages you will find some of the most beautiful manor houses of our country, built in the most different styles, which have opened their doors for you as a guest.