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Ludwigsburg Estate in Waabs

Gut Ludwigsburg in Waabs an der Ostsee

This estate was once known as Kohövede (cow farm). The current manor, built on the foundations of an earlier moated castle, was built from 1729 for Ludwig von Dehn, who gave his name to the estate. It was long one of the largest estates of the province, and remains one of the most important examples of the Baroque era in Schleswig-Holstein. The “painted chambers” with their magnificent decor of 145 coats-of-arms and the imposing 16th-century gatehouse are particularly worth seeing. Today, Ludwigsburg plays host to myriad cultural events, and boasts a café, estate shop and Christmas market.

Sophienhof Estate in Waabs

Gut Sophienhof in Waabs

The Sophienhof Estate has become an eldorado for adults and children. Next to the very comfortable hay hostel redesigned from the former horse stable, log huts in the Scandinavian style can be booked for your overnight stay. Leisure activities also take place here. Why not enjoy a course of SwinGolf, indoor miniature golf or football golf?

Krieseby Estate in Rieseby

Gut Krieseby in Schwansen

The history of the estate goes back to the 12th century. The Danish merchant Christian Otte created the estate and park complex in the mid-18th century. The estate is currently in the possession of the Kühl family. The park with its 800-year-old oak tree is worth a visit. Located behind the manor, is a stop on the “Fairy Tales and Myths of the Schlei Region” garden tour.

Saxtorf Estate in Rieseby

Gut Saxtorf in Rieseby

Unfortunately, we have to repudiate the rumours that the Saxtorf Estate served as the former filming location of Edgar-Wallace movies, although one may think that from the looks. However, it did serve as a filming location for a short commercial. The Saxtorf Estate with its 27 intact and used chambers and 1,000 square metres was built between the years 1850 and 1852. The estate can also be visited in the course of a group trip offered by a local tour operator.

Stubbe estate in Rieseby

Gut Stubbe in Rieseby

For more than 800 years, there has been a settlement on the Schlei which bears the name Stubbe. Stubbe owes its present architectural character to the two owners Kurt Waldthausen and Peter Kruse. Since then, the Hamburg shipowner and entrepreneur Dr Bernd Kortüm has been responsible for the restoration of the basic structure of the building according to the requirements of the monument protection. The fruit farm of Gut Stubbe offers extensive orchards. There is also a farm shop offering a wide range of products. The products are seasonally oriented and offer year-round products from the orchards, including marmalades, honey, eggs, cheese and many other things.

The Damp Estate

Gut Damp in Damp

The Damp Estate is located between Vogelsang-Grünholz and the Baltic Sea Resort Damp in the middle of a lush green forest. The estate once belonged to the bishop of Schleswig. Since the 16th century, it has been the residence of the Earl Reventlo family, who opened parts of the estate to the public.
On the estate you can find the restaurant “Kuhhaus” (cowshed), offering haute cuisine with regional products and an annexe with a small art trade. The beautiful Baroque garden is also worth a visit.

Louisenlund Estate near Güby

Schloss Louisenlund in Güby

The castle on the estate was built from 1772 to 1776. Today, the entire estate belongs to the ducal family of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg. The castle and entire premises are a recognised and eminently respectable public school of the Louisenlund Foundation. During the summer months, the foundation regularly offers guided tours through the Freemason garden and informs about the history of the estate. Enjoy an incredible view of the Schlei from the garden.

Historic tours of Schwansen Peninsula

Walking in the footsteps of history



The roots of the local community of Fleckeby get back lots of years. Over there had already been hunters, gatherers and farmers in neolithic years in neolithic years.



The towns name has it's origin in the danish language meaning something like "church village". As Karby had been the "church village" it also had been one of the first villages with a school. From 1888 to 1958 Karby also had been a stop of the former train from Eckernförde to Kappeln.



In 1352 Riesby had been first mentioned as "Rybyharret". The ding floor on it's coat of arms prooves the "Thingplatz" round Rieseby.



Waabs had been mentioned for the first time in 1382 called "groten Wpensee". The most significant and outstanding historical place in Waabs is the very impressive manor house of Ludwigsburg and the longbed of Karlsminde built in neolithic years.


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Absolutely relaxing at the Peninsula

I love to spend my vacation on the Peninsula together with my family. We often use our camper. Last year we had also spend some days in a beautiful holiday home in Langholz together with my grandparents. We really enjoyed it over there as well.

And my children had also have a lot of fun at the Ostsee Resort of Damp during the last few years.

Rosemarie K. from Gelsenkirchen (Germany)

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