Schwerin: Der Pfaffenteich

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  • HansJoergOtt

    Across the Pfaffenteich you have a beautiful view of the cathedral

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    • April 8, 2017

  • Sachsen Onkel

    Beautiful centrally located lake in the city, which you can circle very nicely.

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    • July 20, 2017

  • Sachsen Onkel

    The building was built of bricks from 1840-1844, it was used as an arsenal, after which it was used by the police as a district authority.

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    • July 20, 2017

  • Siegfried LG

    Ideal for strolling and cycling. The central lake in Schwerin

    The Pfaffenteich (Low German Papendiek) was formed by the embankment of a dam (later called Spieltordamm) at the northern end probably shortly after the city was founded in the 12th century, initially as a mill pond in a once marshy depression. The waters originally had a length of about 350 meters southerly extent up to the height of the Schloßstraße, where the Mühlendamm was limited to the south and operated since 1178 watermill [1]. From here, the water flowed into the Burgsee. A count's mill was in operation until the 19th century. On Aubach was a second mill, which went into the possession of the cathedral chapter, from then on called Bischofsmühle and was operated until 1914. A frequent topic of controversy between Counts and cathedral chapters, which could also take possession of the mill pond, was the water level of the river. The canons, who still ordered their gardens on the eastern shore, were named after the popular name "Pfaffenteich".

    The name of the northern boundary, Spieltordamm, derives from the Middle German word game, which means "stake". A number of piles then protected the accessible by a so-called game gate dam. The Spieltor, a watch and Torschreiberhaus, was built in 1710 and demolished in 1816. [2] The dam was not built until 1826. The Pfaffenteich's water once fed a moat.

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    de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pfaffenteich

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    • March 4, 2017

  • JR56

    Behind the name of Schwerin's "small Binnenalster" lies a true story: on the eastern shore of the man-made lake, pastors and bishops of the nearby cathedral community once ordered their gardens. For irrigating the ornamentals and crops this was quite convenient.
    Probably already in the 12th century, a dam was piled up to dam water for the mill operation. Originally, the former "mill pond" extended to today's Schlossstraße; the water also fed the former moat. The Pfaffenteich in its present form has an area of about 12 hectares.
    Schwerin and tourists are now recovering on its grassy shores, looking at the blue water. But even if many an actor from the E-Werk has plunged headlong into the Pfaffenteich pond early in the morning after a lavish premiere party, we advise against imitation: the average water depth is only 2.80 meters.
    schwerin.com/de/sehenswuerdigkeiten/altstadt/Pfaffenteich

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    • May 16, 2019

  • HamiHH

    The Pfaffenteich is a pond with an area of about 12 hectares in the district Schelfstadt Mecklenburg-Vorpommerschen capital Schwerin.
    At the northwestern shore of the Aubach flows into the water. Water level and runoff in the brick inner lake are regulated by a weir located on the north bank. The average water depth is 2.8 meters.
    Source: de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pfaffenteich

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    • October 29, 2018

  • Beata B.

    • June 27, 2018

  • JR56

    The Pfaffenteich in Schwerin
    Behind the name of Schwerin's "small Binnenalster" lies a true story: on the eastern shore of the man-made lake, pastors and bishops of the nearby cathedral community once ordered their gardens. For irrigating the ornamentals and crops this was quite convenient.
    Probably already in the 12th century, a dam was piled up to dam water for the mill operation. Originally, the former "mill pond" extended to today's Schlossstraße; the water also fed the former moat. The Pfaffenteich in its present form has an area of about 12 hectares.
    Schwerin and tourists are now recovering on its grassy shores, looking at the blue water. But even if many an actor from the E-Werk has plunged headlong into the Pfaffenteich pond early in the morning after a lavish premiere party, we advise against imitation: the average water depth is only 2.80 meters.
    On the opposite side, the south shore with its summer terraces is a popular meeting place today. From here, the café guests look out over the radiantly beautiful town houses that surround the Pfaffenteich pond.
    schwerin.com/de/sehenswuerdigkeiten/altstadt/Pfaffenteich

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    • May 21, 2019

  • JR56

    The Arsenal was built between 1840 and 1844 according to the plans of the Schwerin court architect Demmler. The reason for the construction was the relocation of the residence of Grand Duke Paul Friedrich von Ludwigslust to Schwerin. The Arsenal is located on the west bank of the Pfaffenteich. Built in the style of the Tudor Gothic, it served as a weapons arsenal and barracks of the Ducal Guard Regiment. Typical for the construction are the large massive towers in the middle and at the corners of the building. The arsenal had several uses in the past. Therefore, there were several conversions inside the building. At present the Ministry of Interior of the federal state of Mecklenburg Vorpommern is located in the Arsenal.
    tourismus-schwerin.de/arsenal.schwerin.schweriner.mecklenburg.htm

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    • May 21, 2019

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