What’s that saying, no rest for the wicked? Ahh, no matter — but there’s no rest for me, because it’s time to move along to the town of Laage, right after leaving Satow.
And many folks see this small town first before heading to Rostock, when they land on the Rostock-Laage Airport, which is located in the western part of town.
Laage — Top Areas Of Interest
I know, quite yakking and get to telling about Laage, right? All right, what’s to tell?
Oh yeah, how about the lovely glacial valley landscape; full of hills and meadows? A nature reserve backs right up with Laage, so it’s perfect for any nature lovin’ folks out there.
Ehh, even if you’re not, you will be once you’re out on any of the town’s hiking trails.
Anyone who appreciates fine German engineering might like that Laage is the hometown of Otto Intze, a pre-World War I engineer who helped design many of Germany’s dams. His boyhood home is located at Breesener Straße 21, in a charming half-timbered old house.
Another famous German that lived here was Paul Korff, a 20th century architect who designed the Catholic Church in nearby Güstrow.
A number of other places in Laage are good to see, even if they weren’t designed by the local architect and engineer. The town’s Rathaus (Town Hall) is charming, built in 1872. It’s a bit more preserved than the ruins of the Dutch Windmill, however.
The Stadtkirche has managed to hold up pretty well, considering it was built in the 13th century. Lovers of Romanesque and Gothic architecture will appreciate its design, that’s for sure.
For some reason, it’s the Herrenhaus Rossewitz that I love the most. Oh, it’s in dire need of renovation — and looks like a scary-movie set — but that’s part of its charm.
Not much else goes on in Laage, except for its fun Summer Festivals. If you can’t make the one in June, you’ve at least got another chance in August.
It’d be better to do both, this way you can experience all of Laage. There’s no rest for the wicked, right? ;-)