Castle Stargard

This imposing castle, which shares its name with the adjacent town, was build between 1236 and 1260 from local red brick. At an altitude of 50m, it is the largest existing medieval hill castle in Northern Germany and the oldest secular building in the state of Mecklenburg-Vorpommen. Today, the castle grounds include a museum, a […]

Heinrich von Bülow

Heinrich von Bülow, also known as Grotekop (Big Head) was a 14th century knight and came to fame as a supporter of Prince Albrecht II of Mecklenburg and Sweden. The name Grotekop most likely refers to his ancestral home at Castle Preensberg, 10km east of Wismar, which was close to the main trade routes towards […]