Teterow Trumps With Its International Bergring Race

Teterow has a rockstar. Whoops! I’m sorry that would be Rostocker Tor.

Yeah, read that real fast like I did and you’ll know what I’m talking about. Actually the Rostock Gate is one of only two remaining gates to the original medieval defense wall. The other is the Malchiner Tor, which is now the town’s Local History Museum.

Teterow’s castle (known as Schloss Teterow) was built in the 16th century. No need to be nobility to come here these days, it’s got an attached golf course. Sweet! Or, should I say FORE! ;-)

Over at the Marktplatz is Teterow’s Town Hall (called Rathaus in German). While this building isn’t nearly as old as many other sites (1910), it’s still a pretty example of Neo-Baroque architecture.

From the Marktplatz you can see the Stadtkirche Sts. Peter & Paul, a late Romanesque and Gothic church that was built in 1215. Services have been held here for just about 800 years. Imagine trying to come up with that many sermons. ;-)

The only thing that remains of Teterow’s Jewish Community is its 18th century Jewish cemetery, that was used (is that the right word?) until 1932. The town’s synagogue and Jewish school were destroyed in 1938 and demolished.

Most visitors (and residents alike) like to come to the Teterower See, a recreational lake where you can swim or take a boat ride. Look out for the Burgwallinsel, originally a Slavic settlement; and there are quite a few observation points along the lake to bird watch.

The other big attraction in Teterow is the annual motorcycle race (known as Internationales Bergringrennen or International Bergring Race) that takes place at Pentecost. Its track is designed for you to go Mach 2 with your rear end on fire. No, I’m just kidding, but nonetheless does the motorcycle track attract 30,000 cycle enthusiasts from all over Europe.

So, Teterow might not have any rock stars, but you may very well find a motorcycle one!

 

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