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Plau

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  • Siegfried LG

    Plau am See is a nice starting point for tours and even worth seeing. In the Thirty Years' War, warring parties greeted each other with cannons from the castle and from the church. Today they are impressive landmarks in the city.

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    • September 2, 2016

  • Sachsen Onkel

    Beautiful little historic old town, which is surrounded by a lot of water, worth a trip.

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    • August 21, 2017

  • Rosefahrer

    Nice little place, which is worth seeing with the historical lifting bridge, the localities around it and the Marina at the exit to the Plauer lake.

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    • July 15, 2018

  • Königsborner 😎

    Very nice town with a great harbor, many opportunities to stop off and nice restaurants.

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    • September 21, 2019

  • Siegfried LG

    Very nice old town on Lake Plauer. Special feature: A beautiful lift bridge in front of the harbor (see Highlight Plau). The Marien Church and the tower served as reference points for the cannons of the opposing parties in the Thirty Years' War.
    If you walk or drive down the lift bridge to the harbor, there is a fish shop on the right with very tasty fish sandwiches.

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    • December 14, 2016

  • Siegfried LG

    Plau am See was built in the 13th century from the Slavic settlement of the fishermen and raftsmen Plawe. The northern late Slavic castle and settlement Quetzin, whose dendrochronological evidence reaches back to the late 10th century, formed a cultural center of the Slavic tribe of Warnower. After the 1164 destruction of the castle and the conquest and Christianization by Henry the Lion, the land Kuissin belonged to the Prince of Werle. The rather hidden Quetzin now increasingly lost its importance to the commercial trade on the important trade route from the Mark Brandenburg to Rostock much more favored settlement Plau. This now experienced its boom and was first mentioned as a city in 1235. The city rights confirmed in this document have been awarded in 1225 or 1226 by the princes Henry Borwin I († January 28, 1227) and Henry Borwin II († December 5, 1226) simultaneously with Parchim. Around 1225, the construction of St. Mary's Church was begun, and completed at the end of the 13th century. A first bridge over the Elde in place of a ford had become necessary by raising the water level after the construction of two watermills. The bridge was archaeologically dated to the time around 1222/24 in its first construction phase, a necessary increase took place around 1246/1251. In 1273, the place is the seat of a princely bailiff.In 1287, a princely house (castle), built by Prince Nikolaus II von Werle on a promontory on the northeastern outskirts of the town and overlooking the Plauer See, was added. From 1448, it was extended to Plau Castle. The expansion with extensive fortifications was 1448-1463 to protect against robber barons from southern Brandenburg. Vogt Lüdecke Hahn has its headquarters here from 1449 to 1463. 1538-50 was followed by further expansion into an important fortress. Only through the embankment of the castle wall and the excavation of the moat the plant became island character.End of the 13th century, the town received a city wall with three large (castle, stone and Eldentor) and a small city gate (Mühlentor) further protection. The city gates were preserved until the 19th century. In the north and northeast are still hidden remnants of the wall and the moat recognizable. Imposing is the built in the 13th century three-naved St. Mary's Church.
    Source: Wikipedia

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    • December 14, 2016

  • Siegfried LG

    The small castle from 1287 was fortified to the castle in 1448/1463. From 1538 to 1550, Duke Heinrich the Friedfertigen expanded it into one of the largest fortresses in northern Germany. In 1626, during the Thirty Years' War, several sieges by Imperial and Swedish troops devastated the city. In 1630/1631 and 1638 devastating plague epidemics saw more than 600 victims. According to the visitation report of the parish in 1649, only 238 adults (aged 15 and over) out of around 1,500 inhabitants before the war, children are not mentioned. After 1660, the fortress was razed by the residents without the Duke's permission. The rampart, the castle tower and the official and postmaster's house built in 1822 on the vaulted cellar of the former castle have been preserved.
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    • December 14, 2016

  • Siegfried LG

    The history of Plau am See and all the places that belong to Plau, the link to Wiki:
    de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plau_am_See

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    • February 12, 2017

  • RaMona

    Definitely a stopover, nice restorations are right on the water

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    • September 3, 2019

  • RaMona

    Definitely a stopover, right on the water there are nice restorations!

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    • September 3, 2019

  • Jasmin

    A very nice city with a great old bridge.

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    • April 7, 2020

  • RadlerJan

    Nice place on the Müritz-Elde waterway and on the Plauer See.
    Nice little old town and beautiful lake area.
    More information: de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plau_am_See#Sehensw%C3%BCrdigkeits_und_Kultur

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    • June 10, 2020

  • Königsborner 😎

    Very nice town with a great harbor, many opportunities to stop off and nice restaurants.

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    • September 21, 2019

  • Linno

    Relaxing by the water

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    • July 4, 2020

  • 𝕰𝖑𝖜𝖙𝖆𝖑𝕭𝖆𝖌𝖆𝖑𝖚𝖙 🚲

    Plau am See, klor ok hier wedder afsatteln un tauminnest ´ne Föfteihn maachen.
    What Komoot Highlight is calling here, sometimes even more, is Biller's ambiguity.
    It seems like it's going to happen again and again, when Billers over the Komoot app tauh höchten lad warrn .....

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    • July 10, 2020

  • Rolli

    Plau am See is a very nice place

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    • October 19, 2020

  • Heiko

    To Malchow, with one of the most beautiful places around here.

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    • June 21, 2021

  • Jürgen 🍦 ele

    Very nice little town with a harbor. Many restaurants and cafes right on the harbor, or further back on the canal

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    • September 1, 2021

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Location: Plau am See, Ludwigslust-Parchim, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Germany

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