Castle complex, Neustrelitz

Schlossanlage © 2019 hannes hamann landschaftsarchitekten

Schlossanlage © 2019 hannes hamann landschaftsarchitekten

The Neustrelitz palace complex is one of the most important gardens in the state of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania. The baroque visual axis of the park of the residential palace is still preserved, extensions and redesigns were carried out in the landscape style. In four sections, the palace terraces, vineyard, parterre and the stables were reworked.
In the palace terraces, the two fountain basins made of sandstone were repaired in advance and equipped with modern technology. The existing geometric path system was revised. The planting was renewed according to historical models. Two exedras on the upper castle terrace were added in modern form as light-coloured prefabricated reinforced concrete elements on the historic site.
The vineyard is enclosed on all sides by high natural stone walls, and the terrain is additionally terraced with a wall. Large areas of the vineyard are war gravesites for Soviet soldiers killed in World War II. After renovation work on the walls, the garden was restored. The curved ramp to the upper castle terrace, accesses, stairs and the water-bound path system were renewed and repaired. The lime tree avenues on the ground floor were completely renewed and tapered from the castle hill to the Hebetempel, so that the baroque axis is visually extended. A copy of the Ildefonso group, marble columns, zinc cast sculptures and
vases adorn the repaired lawn parterre. Water-bound areas and lawns have been repaired.
The Marstall, to the southwest of the gardens, was built in the late 19th century. The large hall is prepared for public use, the side wings are used by the adjacent Landestheater. In the inner courtyard with its old trees, the various entrances are paved with natural stone slabs, and the edges are paved with stone paving. Parking spaces are arranged between the theatre and the Marstall.

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Planning offices

hannes hamann landschaftsarchitekten

Other planning stakeholders
Heidelmann+Klingebiel, Dresden

Project period


Staatliche Schlösser, Gärten und Kunstsammlungen Mecklenburg-Vorpommern

Project type
Open spaces for business and public facilities
Redevelopment of (historic) open spaces
Parks and green spaces