The Rathaus was built from 1841 till 1843 in neo-classical style with arcades. It's not a surprise that the architect is again Buttel. In its place there used to be another Rathaus but the Grand Duke gave this new one to the city for the town's 100th birthday. The Rathaus burnt in 1891 but was rebuilt. Right behind it in the Strelitzer Strasse you...more
I thought that one of the prettiest things in the castle park was the Goetterallee. This is an alley of gods. The gods themselves are copies of various antique gods made of sandstone from Pirna.I also liked the old trees. Then there were various other things to be seen like a war memorial but I didn't photograph them all. There should be something...more
On the castle grounds you will also find this square which was used in the old days for parading. In the middle of the square there is a monument of Grand Duke Georg who reigned from 1816 till 1860. The monument used to stand on the market square.Grand Duke George gave a lot of work to the architect, master builder and painter Friedrich Wilhelm...more
The Orangerie was originally built in 1755 by Seydel for exotic plants as a greenhouse. When the building wasn't in use anymore the Grand Duke Georg had it changed into a representative building by Buttel in 1842. Later it became a café and restaurant. I didn't visit inside as there seemed to be some event with elderly people going on. Also I...more
On the square in front of the railway station you will also see an obelisk. This is a memorial dedicated to the people that got killed during the Nazi regime.In March 2011 the project "Stolpersteine" (stumbling blocks) was started in Neustrelitz. It's planned such stumbling blocks will be planted in the city. Stolpersteine get a metal top on which...more
The Marstall was built from 1870 till 1872 by orders from the Grand Duke Friedrich Wilhelm. They used plans of Buttel and some English gothic elements. The building contained 3 riding halls, stables and living quarters for the employees.After the revolution in 1917/18 the building was used as gym, the Landestheater got rooms there, then also part...more
The current theater only dates back to 1954 as the previous one was destroyed in 1945. It was rebuilt after Littmann's plans (see below).But already in 1755 the duke's riding stable was changed into a theater. That one burnt down in 1924 after Wagner's Tannhaeuser was shown. In 1928 a new one was built by Max Littmann from Munich. So the current...more
Near the Schlosspark you will find beautiful old buildings. On photo number 1 you see the formerLandeshypothekenbank which is located opposite the Orangerie. It was built in 1899 and was used as bank until 1993. Today the building is privately owned and is in dire need of a new coat of paint.On the second photo is the Carolinenpalais, which was...more
The harbour is a bit off the shore of the Zierker lake and rather pretty. It's very small but there are boats to be seen and there are cafes/restaurants with large outdoor seating in the warm season.Further you will find the harbour master there with an information point and public toilets as well as a children's playground. There is also a large...more
For information on Neustrelitz and the surrounding region it's best to visit the tourist office. They have free broschures on a city walk (in German only) and on the castle grounds etc. They also sell tickets for various events and hiking/biking map and so on.If this tourist office is closed then you may get information by the small port in the...more
A short walk from the railway station and/or the city center you will find the Tiergarten. The Tiergarten is an activity for families as it features various animals. The list of the animals you may see on their website (in German only).The park is open all year round and costs Euro 4.50 for adults (July 2011). The most amazing thing to me is that...more
I travelled by regional train from Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Neustrelitz which takes an hour and 15 minutes. On the platform I found a city map which I photographed to lead me the way downtown. Also on the platform side there were a few lockers. Inside the station there are two food/kiosk type places.
In front of the railway station you find the bus station Neustrelitz ZOB.
If you want to go straight to the city center or the Tiergarten then keep left when you leave the station building. First you pass some café but keep going until you see a roundabout, turn to your right und you are on the main shopping street which has the tourist office at the other end.
Of course the region around Neustrelitz is the perfect place to bicyle around as it's pretty flat.
There are various shops on Strelitzer Strasse. You will find all sorts of things there, clothes but also groceries, souvenirs etc as well as the postoffice.
There are also some restaurants and ice cream parlours to be found.
Bring your dog but observe the rules. You will find that you have to pick up your doggie's pooh and put it in the bin. In some places there are pooh bags provided.
Neustrelitz is an extremely clean town and it wants to stay that way.
When I left the railway station I was greeted by this family of wooden figures (picture 1 and 2). I really liked them as they are something else for a change.
I also liked very much the old trees in the Schlosspark (picture 3). They made me feel to want to sit down and relax for a while.