It’s pretty well known that water has curative properties and can give a wonderful sense of well being. So, it’s not hard to stretch the imagination about how wonderful Plön is going to be.
This centuries old town that once belonged to Denmark sits alongside the largest lake within Schleswig-Holstein. Oh wait, it’s pretty much surrounded by water; making Plön just picture perfect.
Water isn’t Plön’s only claim to fame. The town’s original castle was built over a thousand years ago, but the Schloss Plön you see today didn’t come along until the 17th century. Built on its garden is the Prince House, a beautiful 18th century manor house that was given to the sons of Wilhelm II. Castle Plön is privately owned (no interior viewing) and is considered to be the town’s landmark. But, the Prince House is open to the public.
In the 19th century the town built the Parnass Tower. From April to October it’s observation tower is open and will give you a magnificent view of the surrounding countryside and a waterview as far as the eye can see. You’ll also get a glimpse of St. Nikolai Church from up there, but make sure you get a more up close and personal look at it, too.
For an interesting piece of 20th century history, head over to Fünf-Seen-Allee or Five Lakes Lane, since that’s where you’ll see a bunch of Cold War relics.
Tread carefully if you visit the Plön Museum with its North German Glass Collection. Maybe it might be better to take the kids to the Puppet Theater for a fun play instead.
With all that out of the way go enjoy the water, you’ve certainly earned it. And, Prince Island is the perfect place to do it. There’s an outdoor swimming pool and a great sandy beach to enjoy, depending on your preference.
From the looks of it, Plön really is just picture perfect.