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Art & Culture

for mind and soul

Art & Culture

for mind and soul

Art & Culture

for mind and soul

A lively cultural life prevails in the castle town of Klütz throughout the year.

Whether at the House of Literature "Uwe Johnson" or Bothmer Castle, with their permanent exhibitions and numerous guided tours and events, they are a magnet for visitors of all ages. The impressive St. Marien Church is an architectural landmark where regular religious services take place and classical concerts are also held. Arts and crafts, as well as visual arts, can be found at the Old Dairy, the gallery "La Cantinita," and the gallery "Druck.Grafik.Werkstatt."

Art and Culture house „Alte Molkerei Klütz"

(Old dairy) - Art galleries – Art and Crafts
The farmers of the Klützer Winkel joined forces in 1889 to better market their milk. A cooperative dairy was founded and a production facility was built on Lübecker Straße. For decades, this was an important industrial operation in Klütz. Until 1972, farmers from the region still used horse-drawn wagons and large milk cans to transport their milk over the cobblestones to unload at the wooden ramp. 40,000 to 45,000 liters of milk were processed daily. Some of the milk products produced here, such as "Klützer Gold" and "Baby-Edamer," were popular cheese specialties known even beyond the regional borders.
After almost 25 years of vacancy, in 2011, artists and craftsmen breathed new life into the listed brick building, turning it into an arts and cultural centre where events also take place.

Lübecker Str. 3
23948 Klütz

Gallery „Das Spinnrad“
Wool products - Children's clothing - Handicrafts - Regional products

„Das Spinnrad“ (“The Spinning Wheel”) by Martina Peters offers clothing for adults and children, primarily knitted from self-produced wool, as well as handmade children's clothing and dolls. With a bit of luck, you may also have the opportunity to watch Mrs. Peters spin and learn how to use a spinning wheel.

Opening hours:
March: Thursday & Friday 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
April to October: Wednesday 11:00 am – 2:00 pm and
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday 11:00 am to 6:00 pm 
November to February: special opening hours

Telephone +49 (0)1573 3865258
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"Die Produzentengalerie" C. Freuschle

Art gallery - Accessories - Leather goods - Jewellery - Sculptures

Die "Produzentengalerie" (The Producer Gallery”) welcomes lovers of unique clothing and accessories, offering a curated selection of leather goods and jewellery. Sculptures for the garden and ceramic items are available and the gallery hosts exhibitions featuring various artists.

Additionally, high-quality bags and kitchen knives from the "Facto Messermanufaktur" (“The Knife Manufacture”) in Kalkhorst are sold in the gallery. Blades made from hand-forged Damascus steel, full steel blades from high-performance steel – here, innovative design meets traditional craftsmanship. Visitors can also have custom knives made to their specifications.

Opening hours:
April  to October: Tuesday to Saturday 11:00 am to 6:00 pm
Winter: special opening hours

Telephone +49 (0)160 2767775
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Handmade prints - Gallery – Courses

In the studio of Yvette Lesser, located in the former servants' quarters at Schloss Bothmer, handmade prints are created and sold, along with ceramic classes for children aged 8 and above, linocut workshops, painting and drawing courses. Additionally, the studio features ceramic works by Pia Schröder, moss art by Kathrin Böhme, and etchings by Christian Potrafky

After nearly 25 years of vacancy, artists and artisans revived the listed brick building in 2011, transforming it into an arts and cultural center that also hosts events.

Opening hours of the studio:
May to October: Tuesday to Saturday 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm
and by appointment

Atelier Schloss Bothmer
Am Park 1, 23948 Klütz
Telephone +49 (0)174 3049194
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Gallery-Café „La Cantinita”

Flamenco - Painting - Cello - Gallery - Artists' café

Ana Sojor studied free painting and later completed training in Flamenco dance at Amor de Dios, one of the most renowned Flamenco schools in Spain. Her small, excellent gallery serves as both a studio and a stage, where you encounter her three great passions: painting, Flamenco and cello music.

In the gallery, Ana Sojor exhibits not only high-quality and original handicrafts such as lamps, ceramics, clothing, bags, soaps and jewellery but also her own paintings, light objects and sculptures. Courses in painting and drawing are offered for enthusiasts of all ages and, in addition, complimentary live music accompanies excellent coffee variations, juices and small culinary delights.

Opening hours:
daily 10:30 am to 1:30 pm & 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm 
and by appointment

Am Markt 3
23948 Klütz
Telephone +49 (0)170 6803850
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House of literature „Uwe Johnson”

Exhibition on the life and work of the writer Uwe Johnson

The "Uwe Johnson" House of Literature is located in a former grain silo built around 1890, near Klütz Marketplace. This listed building houses a permanent exhibition about the writer Uwe Johnson, the city information centre and the municipal library. Spanning two floors, the exhibition offers a multifaceted insight into the life and work of Uwe Johnson, showcasing the writer who remained closely connected to Mecklenburg throughout his life.
The "Uwe Johnson" Literature House is one of the few literary houses in Germany that was not the former birthplace or residence of the writer. Although the house is not a traditional literary home, thematic connections to Johnson's texts suggested a literary and touristic use of the silo.
Uwe Johnson (1934-1984) is considered one of the most significant German writers today. He is the author of the "Anniversaries," one of the most important German novels between the end of World War II and reunification. According to the description in the "Anniversaries," Jerichow is located exactly where the small town of Klütz is in Northwest Mecklenburg. However, Jerichow remains a fictional place that the writer only provided with precise geographical details. The fictional town of Jerichow in the "Anniversaries" nevertheless bears unmistakable traits of our town. Literary walks in the footsteps of the poet, regularly conducted by members of the Literary House "Uwe Johnson" support this connection on-site, for example, at St. Marien Church or Klütz Station.
As a forum for cultural activities, the house presents the fascinating world of literature in various ways. Readings, discussions, films, exhibitions and workshops make it an attraction for the castle town of Klütz and a meeting place for culturally and literarily interested residents and guests. The house is connected regionally with other literature houses and cultural creators.
In addition to numerous events for adults, creative projects for children and teenagers are conducted in cooperation with the local school and the municipal library. Reading competitions, writing and illustration workshops, as well as author readings, introduce young participants to the exciting world of books and literature.

Opening hours:
April to October:
Tuesday to Friday 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Saturday & Sunday 10:00 am to 12:30 pm & 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm
November to March:
Saturday 10:00 am to 12:30 pm and 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Im Thurow 14
23948 Klütz
Telephone +49 (0)38825 22387
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Klützer Mühle

(Windmill) - Landmark - Restaurant
At the highest point of the town of Klütz, standing at 32 meters in height, is its landmark, the Klützer Mühle (“Klützer Mill”).
By the late 17th century, two post mills stood on Mühlenberg, which were replaced in 1860 by a post mill, the “Erdholländermühle” (ground mill) by the then miller Richard Lindemann. Unfortunately, it fell victim to a fire in 1904. It was later rebuilt in its current gallery post mill form by the same miller, Richard Lindemann, whose family had been residents of Niederklütz since 1819.
During the Great Depression (1929–1931), the mill had to be auctioned off and changed ownership in 1930. It was acquired by Ernst Kibbel, a local Klütz builder. Around 1936/1937, he equipped the mill with a steam boiler and later with an electric motor, as wind power alone was no longer sufficient for operation. While the windmill's blades turned for the last time in 1958, milling operations continued until 1972. Particularly in economically challenging times, especially in the post-war years, the mill played a crucial role in supplying the population with food.
Grains from the fields of Klützer Winkel were stored in the large grain silos at the railway station (now demolished) and Im Thurow (now "Uwe Johnson" House of Literature) and transported from there to the windmill.
After the last miller ceased operations in the 1970s, the building was left to decay. Some citizens of Klütz refused to accept this fate and founded the "People's Initiative for the Rescue of Klützer Mühle" in 1981. The then-owner, Erich Kibbel, gifted the windmill to the residents and within five years, it was renovated through a collective effort of craftsmen and volunteers. As part of this restoration, an extension was also added.
In the listed building, the first restaurant was finally opened on May 1, 1985. It soon became one of the most well-known and beloved establishments in Klützer Winkel. Guests were attracted not only by the great views and delicious food but also by the intriguing interior featuring well-preserved milling machinery and various technical devices, which delighted mill enthusiasts. The lease agreement with the tenant at that time ended in April 2014, leading to two years of vacancy.
In 2016, the current operators decided to breathe new life into “Klützer Mühle”, dedicating themselves to preserving this extraordinary landmark.
Today, the mill houses a restaurant with an outdoor terrace, a playground, a petting zoo and a small farm shop.

Opening hours:
Monday 11:30 am to 5:00 pm
Thursday to Sunday 11:30 am to 8 pm

Klützer Mühle GmbH
An der Mühle 36
23948 Klütz
Telephone / Table reservations +49 (0)38825 374767
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Schloss Bothmer (Stately Home)

A piece of England in Mecklenburg

Just four kilometres south of the Baltic Sea lies "Schloss Bothmer", surrounded by an idyllic park. Its existence is owed to the adventurous life of one man: Count Hans Caspar von Bothmer. At the peak of his career, the Count lived in London – in the legendary 10 Downing Street. Starting in 1726, he had the magnificent estate built in the Klützer Winkel, thus bringing a piece of England to Mecklenburg.

Discover more about his fascinating life in the modernly designed exhibition of the castle museum. The tour takes you from the ground floor to the upper floor through more than 20 rooms and lasts about 1 ¼ hours. An audioguide provides entertaining additional information in German and English.

You can best reflect on the newly gained impressions with a stroll through the park or at the gastronomy, the Orangery at "Schloss Bothmer". In the seven-hectare park, not only peace and idyllic nature await – in the summer, the park also serves as a backdrop for concerts.

Opening hours:
Museum & Shop:
January to March: Saturday & Sunday 11:00 am to 4:00 pm
(Guided tours Thursday 12 noon)
April: Tuesday to Sunday 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
(Guided tours Thursday 12 noon)
May and June: Tuesday to Sunday 10:00 am to 6:00 pm
July & August: daily 10:00 am to 6:00 pm
September: Tuesday to Sunday 10:00 am to 6:00 pm
October: Tuesday to Sunday 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
(Guided tours Thursday 12 noon)
November & December: Saturday & Sunday 11:00 am to 4:00 pm; (Guided tours Thursday 12 noon)
All year round: daily from 9:00 am

Am Park
23948 Klütz
Telephone +49 (0)385 58841513
Telephone Catering & table reservations+49 (0)38825 266733
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St. Mary's Church Klütz

A brick Gothic church from the transition from the Romantic to the Gothic period.
The noteworthy St. Mary's Church in Klütz is among the significant town churches in Mecklenburg. The distinctive tower of St. Mary's Church, with its octagonal roof resembling a bishop's mitre, is considered the focal point of the Klützer Winkel. This area is said to extend as far as the church tower is visible, at least according to local tradition.
The oldest part of the three-aisled hall church – the choir – dates back to the mid-13th century and clearly displays romantic influences. The three-aisled nave was later constructed in a transitional style (Romanticism – Gothic). The square tower (56 m) was likely added as the last component, probably in the 14th century and once served as a maritime landmark. Inside, four heavy, melodious bronze bells hang. The impressive pulpit, Baroque altar, oak-carved baptismal font and beautiful granite baptismal font, along with the organ built in 1871 and the neo-Gothic stained glass windows, invite visitors to explore the church.
The church invites attendees to regular services on the first and third Sunday of each month, on holidays and during church festivals. Additionally, the church serves as a venue for concerts and various other cultural events. The Church Building Association St. Mary's Church Klütz e.V. has been advocating for the preservation of the church for years, supporting the church community through donations for the restoration efforts undertaken in recent decades.
Opening hours:
During the warm season: daily from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm
Wismarsche Str. 36
23948 Klütz
Contact Church Community:
Pastorin Pirina Kittel
Predigerstr. 8
23948 Klütz
Telephone +49 (0)38835 22274
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Contact Church building association „St. Marienkirche Klütz e.V.
Chairman Ulrich Arph
Telephone +49 (0)38835 26510
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Stadtinformation Klütz
Literaturhaus „Uwe Johnson“
Im Thurow 14
23948 Klütz

Telephone +49 38825 22295
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Funded by the 
State of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern

Klütz is a town in the district of Nordwestmecklenburg in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern (Germany). It is administered by the Amt Klützer Winkel. Since July 4, 2022, the town of Klütz and the districts of Wohlenberg and Oberhof have been recognized as state-approved recreational resorts, while the entire town of Klütz with its 11 districts has been designated as a tourist resort since December 16, 2022. Situated in the picturesque Klützer Winkel between the Hanseatic cities of Lübeck and Wismar, the municipal area stretches from Wohlenberg with its long sandy beach to Steinbeck with its impressive cliff coast. Klütz is particularly known for the Baroque castle Bothmer, which has been restored according to old original plans, with its imposing avenue of festoons.

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