The group of buildings which makes up the historic hunting lodge of Waldsee lies in the middle of Müritz National Park. There are few properties in Germany which are to be found in such a setting as this.
The property, which is in one of Germany’s largest Nature Conservation Areas, lies between Feldberg and Neustrelitz, extends across 5.6 ha of woodland, and has exclusive access to the lake of Schulzensee. The fairytale retreat is for all those who love nature and who are tired of the city. It combines quality of life with comfort, safety and autonomy: the property’s well and waste water treatment plant guarantee self-sufficiency in this regard, and an emergency power generator for the entire area is also present.
At the heart of the complex is the hunting lodge, which was built around 1900. Grand duke Adolf Friedrich V had the detached two-storey building built for his hunting pleasure. Later in the century, Minister for State Security Erich Mielke made use of the property and arranged for the construction of a bunker underneath the barbecue area. In 1974-76 the grounds were converted into a leisure complex. Since then, extensive redevelopment has resulted in the establishment of a hotel at the hunting lodge, a guest house, holiday homes, a restaurant and a multi-purpose building with a ballroom and bowling alley. The hunting lodge and the associated servants’ house, the Kutscherhaus (coachman’s house), are listed buildings due to their architectural significance.
In addition to the guest suite and rooms on the upper floor, the hunting lodge offers drawing rooms and sitting rooms with fireplaces, the revealed beams of the impressive timber-framed structure, and a restored mosaic floor on the ground floor. In the converted attic there are five rooms with their own access, kitchens, and bathrooms with toilets. In 1976 a one-storey brick building was built next to the hunting lodge. This building was extended and completely renovated in 2007/2008. Here, a restaurant with a conservatory and a gallery is available for the use of guests. A newly installed kitchen, built to the standards required for food safety, a reception area, an additional breakfast room and a toilet are also to be found in the building complex.
With a total of 27 well-appointed double rooms and three accessible apartments on the two upper floors, the guest house provides visitors with 3-star accommodation. All rooms are provided with bathrooms, balconies, TV, internet and telephone. The building dating from 1974 was rebuilt and renovated in 2006–2009. A sauna complex on the ground floor with a massage area and multi-sensory showers invites visitors to come in and relax. All rooms look out onto the Schulzensee or the nature park.
For those who would prefer a more unique stay in individual holiday accommodation, the coachman’s house, the thatched “Reetdachhaus” and in the two bungalows are just the right thing. Just a stone’s throw away from the hunting lodge, the restored coachman’s house is the perfect place for a family holiday. The timber-framed house can accommodate up to eight people, and the large bathroom and open-plan kitchen unite comfort and cosiness. The bungalows, with their own patios and gardens, guarantee enjoyable evenings spent around the barbecue. The two holiday homes each have three bedrooms, large living areas, fully equipped kitchens, and are right on the edge of the lake.
Somewhat set apart, and in a quiet location, is the thatched Reetdachhaus. Sleeping up to 16 in bedrooms with en suite bathrooms, guests will feel very much at home in the sitting room with its fireplace, on the sunny patio, in the sauna area, or on the house’s own pier on the lake.
Guests particularly appreciate the tranquillity and secluded safety of this unique natural landscape. By car, this idyllic area is just 1.5 hours from Berlin and 2.5 from Hamburg, providing accommodation not only for holidaymakers but also for working professionals who are looking for an environment free of disturbances, with flexible rooms and technical facilities, such as modern presentation technology and sound equipment. The enchanting grounds promise plenty of room for personal development, guaranteed by self-sufficient utilities and in a protected National Park.
Feldberg: 11 km
Neustrelitz: 26 km
Fürstenberg/Havel: 29 km
Templin: 37 km
Neubrandenburg: 38 km
Berlin: 122 km
Güstrow: 136 km
Rostock: 169 km
Hamburg: 278 km