Schloss Gustrow, Guestrow

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Güstrow Palace is a Renaissance-era palatial schloss in Güstrow, Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, Germany, used as a museum and cultural centre.
Built in 1558 for Ulrich, Duke of Mecklenburg, it is located close to the town wall of Güstrow's old town, and is quadrangular in shape. The 16th-century palace features stucco decorations and a Baroque-classicist gatehouse.
Construction of the present palace in Renaissance style was initiated in 1558 by Ulrich, Duke of Mecklenburg, in place of a medieval castle. Franciscus Pahr was the master builder who constructed the additional south and west wings in a fusion of Italian, French, and German architectural styles, unique for the time and area.
In 1657, Gustav Adolf, the last Duke of Güstrow, engaged Charles Philippe Dieussart to refurbish parts of his palace in modern style. The Baroque gatehouse and the palace bridge were built during this time. After the end of ducal control, between 1817 and 1950, the palace became the farm house of Mecklenburg workers. Further restoration took place from 1963 to 1978, when the palace was restored to its original grandeur.
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  • Amazing from the outside - seems much too large for this relatively small city. The gardens are nice as well. The castle is currently closed for renovation so we didn’t get the chance to see the...  more »
  • The Castle is a museum and there is no furniture in the Castle. there is a lot of figures from the Churches in the area and i think its very interesting. There is a lot of old paintings of the dukes.....  more »
  • It's definitely interesting, although the elements are spread rather thin. There is not really a richness of this to see. And sometimes some things aren't even connected, other than the fact that they were the property of the ruling family. Or not. Like the gallery on medieval religious artefacts, which also contains post-modern art pieces. The garden is nice. The best thing about visiting this place was that I could "see", with imagination, a 3D impression of a bygone age.
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