Way in the north of Germany, almost along the Baltic Sea is the town of Dummerstorf, known mostly for its village churches.
The weather ain’t half bad, either. With average high temps in the 20s (and lows in the 10s) during the height of summer, sightseeing around all those churches will be quite comfortable.
BTW, if summer temps are that “cool,” you could probably just imagine that it’ll be like in the winter. I’ll tell you… picture everyday around the freezing point. That ain’t too bad, just put another sweater on and let’s get to looking around those churches, shall we?
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One of Dummerstorf’s most famous churches is the 13th century Village Church of Kavelstorf. It was originally a fortified church (where villagers could come for protection from invaders), but it’s the centuries old pictures that brings people flocking today.
FYI, the pictures everyone comes to see weren’t “discovered” until the 1980s.
No 20th century artwork discoveries at the Village Church in Kessin (which borders the town of Rostock). You’ll also find the half-timbered vicarage building quite pretty, too.
Of course, if you’d rather have a castle, I’d recommend seeing Castle Güstrow. It’s not located within Dummerstorf but in Güstrow — close enough to see one of the most graceful Renaissance castles in this part of the country.
The countryside (as well as its castles) is outstanding in northern Germany, and a ride along the Göldenitzer Mini Train or a hike through the Göldenitzer Moors will prove it to you.
So will wandering around the nature reserve, which you’ll find over by the hamlet of Lieblingshof. You’ll also find yet another village church here as well.
Surprising to find all these churches within Dummerstorf. Barely 8,000 people call this place home. Nah, doesn’t matter… that gives everyone a chance to stretch out & enjoy the views.