A guided walk for first-time visitors
Neustrelitz is located between forests and lakes of the Müritz National Park. A small town that owes its location to the beauty of its surroundings and that emerged as a ducal residence. Today Neustrelitz defines itself as a cultural city in the Mecklenburg Lake District. In a guided tour I show guests this unique city in a thematic cross-section between life in the city, history and topography.
(small) town life
What is life like in Neustrelitz? What are the issues that move the city? As a guest of the city, I would like to give you a “look behind the scenes”. A brief glimpse that reduces the distance between the role of a tourist and the everyday life of the locals.
a bit topography
The city center is based on a plan from the Baroque period. 300 years ago, for practical reasons, a town was needed near the castle. The site wasn’t ideal, but the planners and builders have done a good job over time. The tourist highlights of the city center should not be neglected. But I would like to go into the city as a whole and also bring you closer to the other parts of the city. Neustrelitz is spacious and has diverse urban landscapes. From sleepy villages to the ensemble of socialist modernism. From the harbor basin to the pine forest.
Neustrelitz was the royal seat of one of the smallest German states. The city of Schwerin, that was the sister in a complicated relationship. Berlin, that was the successful neighbor. In the course of the 20th century it changed from a residential city to a provincial city, but architecture has conserved the glorious days. To get to know Neustrelitz you also need an overview of the city’s history.
I adapt my tour individually to my guests. Depending on what you already know about the city. If you have already visited the public city tour, I will add this to give you a comprehensive picture. If you book a half day tour I will give you an authentic encounter with locals.
Just ask me directly for any further questions!
I you like by bicycle
(recommended for an half day tour)
Neustrelitz main station or market place
or an place you wish
starting time: to be agreed individually
first participant 50 €,
any additional participant + 10€
3 persons will be 50 + 10 + 10 = 70€
Also as half-day-tour available.
In this video I have collected impressions of Neustrelitz. There are subtitles in english and russian.