WONDERS GREAT AND SMALL
Alt Rehse Castle Park is situated on the western shore of Lake Tollense, one of the largest lakes in Mecklenburg’s lake district. The entire lake and the neighbouring forests belong to the 10,440 hectare Tollense basin landscape conservation area. Even the journey along avenues and over centuries-old cobblestones feels like a journey back in time – and takes visitors far from everyday life.
Treasures of nature that cannot be found elsewhere have been preserved in this natural remoteness. Germany's largest and smallest eagles – the grey sea eagle and the lesser spotted eagle – are just as at home here as kingfishers, red-breasted flycatchers and great reed warblers. Beavers and otters amble along the lake shores. The sound of cranes singing their duets can be heard throughout the forests, and the melancholy call of the fire-bellied toad sounds from the kettle holes – the so-called “eyes of the landscape”.
The sight of the beech forests studded with millions of wood anemones in spring is as impressive as the autumnal arrival of tens of thousands of northern geese during the latter part of the year. If you desire to be at one with nature, this is the place for you.
The generous grounds of the Alt Rehse Castle Park offer space for your own personal rendezvous with nature. Stunning views over the wide banks of Lake Tollense, the twittering of birds in the park, mighty trees and favourite nooks and alcoves await you in this generous space brimming with wonders great and small.