Why are art enthusiasts from all around the world attracted to a small town in Mecklenburg Western-Pomerania? They all went to get acquainted with the most north easterly part of Germany, at which the famous sculptor Ernst Barlach created a large proportion of his impressive sculptures and drawings. However, in the Barlach city of Güstrow, there is more than just the "Schwebenden Engel" „Floating Angel“ to be discovered.
International visitors of Güstrow who arrive by plane via Berlin, make the rest of the journey back to Barlachstadt mostly by car. You need to factor in around 2 hours of driving time. For those who head from the direction of Rostock or Berlin, you can easily reach Berlin by train. The trains run every two hours.
Güstrow is situated in the heart of one of the most delightful landscapes in Germany. That may have been one of the reasons why the dukes of Mecklenburg developed this town on the river Nebel as the royal seat. The opulent Schloss Güstrow „Palace Güstrow“ dating back from the 16th Century, ranks as the most significant Renaissance buildings in northern Germany.
When strolling through the lovingly restored old town, you will be presented with splendid town houses and old brick churches which make perfect photo opportunities.
The casting of one of the most important works of art from Barlach can be found in the cathedral. The "Schwebende Engel" „Floating Angel“ is without doubt one of the most famous tourist attractions in Güstrow.
The Gertrude Chapel functions today as Barlach-Museum , in which several famous Barlach sculptures can be admired.
If you are hungry and thirsty after your sightseeing programme, you can take a break at the Barlach-Stuben. "Refined and traditional" is the motto of this family-run restaurant. You have the choice between international and Mecklenburg specialties for prices in the mid-range. We recommend that lovers of fish opt for the delicious trout.