Neustrelitz Travel Guide

  • Stadtkirche on market square
    Stadtkirche on market square
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    Grand Duke Georg monument
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  • Orangerie
    Orangerie
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Neustrelitz Things to Do

  • Stadtkirche

    The city church dates back to 1778 and was built by Leibmedicus Verpoorten. Buttel added the 45 meter high tower in Toscan style ind 1831. In summer you can climb the tower.

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  • Rathaus

    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...

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  • Schlosspark and Goetterallee

    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...

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  • Schlosskirche

    The castle church was built from 1855 till 1859 in neo gothic style. She is Buttel's major creation.When I visited there was a sculpture exhibition inside which cost entrance fee.

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  • Friedrich-Wilhelm-Buttel-Platz

    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...

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  • Orangerie

    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...

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  • Memorial

    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...

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  • Marstall

    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...

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  • Landestheater

    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...

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  • Beautiful buildings

    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...

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  • Kornspeicher

    At the harbour you will also find the Kornspeicher (granary). The Kornspeicher dates back to 1852/53 and was by Buttel. All over town you will encounter this locally famous architect. He also enlarged the harbour and built the Kammer canal.

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  • City harbour

    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...

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  • Visit the tourist office

    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...

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  • Tiergarten

    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...

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  • Catholic church

    The catholic church which has the figures of Apostel Petrus and Bonifacius on the facade was inaugurated in 1875. In 1944 the pastor was executed by the Nazi. Today you will find a memorial stone about this happening. Only in 1949 his ashed were buried there.

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Neustrelitz Hotels

  • Hotel Schlossgarten

    Tiergartenstrasse 15, Neustrelitz, 17235, de

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

    Hotel Class 3 out of 5 stars

  • Park Hotel Fasanerie

    Karbe-Wagner-Str. 59, Neustrelitz, 17235, de

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

    Hotel Class 4 out of 5 stars

  • Klaffke Hotel-Pension

    Alte Muehlenstrasse 14, Neustrelitz, Mecklenburg-West Pomerania, 17235, Germany

    Good for: Families

Neustrelitz Transportation

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    by yumyum Written Aug 4, 2011

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    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.

    Railway station Neustrelitz
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Neustrelitz Shopping

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    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.

    Strelitzer Strasse

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Neustrelitz Local Customs

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    by yumyum Written Aug 4, 2011

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    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.

    Pooh bag holder

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Neustrelitz Favorites

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    by yumyum Written Aug 4, 2011

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    Favorite thing: 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.

    Welcoming travellers :-) Let's take a trip :-) Old trees in the Schlosspark

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