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Mecklenburg-Vorpommern Germany

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Plenty of red bricks were used to construct this Renaissance Revival style palace built between 1885 and 1887 from the drawings of the architect Hermann Willebrand.

In the beginning the schloss served as a summer residence for the court of Schwerin, the nearby capital, but was later used as a permanent residence for a number of the court's members. During World War II the palace was used as a hospital until the allied forces occupied the region before handing it over to the Soviet forces in the summer of 1945. Starting in 1947 the schloss housed a forestry engineering school which ran until the mid 90s when it moved out and the palace and surrounding lands were sold on auction. The Swiss real estate firm that won the auction let the castle fall into disrepair and it was eventually re-aquired by the municipality in 2019.

As of December 2023 the palace is being renovated and the grounds used for cultural events. There are also plans to develop the site quite extensively.

Treppenhaus at Schloss Raben Steinfeld. Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Germany. October 2011.

Die allgegenwärtige Treppenhaus.

Treppenpodest bei Schloss Raben Steinfeld. Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Germany. October 2011.

Treppenpodest.

Treppenpodest am Schloss Raben Steinfeld. Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Germany. October 2011.

Treppendetail.

Flaky boden bei Schloss Raben Steinfeld. Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Germany. October 2011.

Flaky boden.

Licht und Flocken auf Schloss Raben Steinfeld. Former DDR, Germany. October 2011.

Schlafzimmer-Fenster.

Küchegeräte bei Schloss Raben Steinfeld. Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Germany. October 2011.

Küchegeräte.

Na-turlicht von Schloss Raben Steinfeld. Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Germany. October 2011.

Infos.

Na-turlicht von Schloss Raben Steinfeld. Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Germany. October 2011.

Na-turlicht.

Installation mit heitzung und Baumaterialen bei Schloss Raben Steinfeld. Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Germany. October 2011.

Installation mit heitzung und Baumaterialen.

Saal mitt tischschatten bei Schloss Raben Steinfeld. Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Germany. October 2011.

Saal mitt tischschatten.

Postcards From the Past

Postcard of the "Grossherzoglishes Sommerhaus". Probably from the late 1800s.

Postcard of the “Grossherzoglishes Sommerhaus”. Probably from the late 1800s.
Public domain

Postcard from the late 1800s, most likely.

Postcard from the late 1800s, most likely.
Public domain

The front of the schloss in 1901.

The front of the schloss in 1901.
Public domain

The palace garden around the turn of the former century.

The palace garden around the turn of the former century.
Public domain

Postcards From the Future

A possible future for the schloss as envisioned by the architect Po-Chun Hsieh / Poe at Scale of Creativity.

Future times for Schloss Raben Steinfeld No 06.

Future times for Schloss Raben Steinfeld No 06.
© Scale of Creativity

Future times for Schloss Raben Steinfeld No 04.

Future times for Schloss Raben Steinfeld No 04.
© Scale of Creativity

Future times for Schloss Raben Steinfeld No 02.

Future times for Schloss Raben Steinfeld No 02.
© Scale of Creativity

Future times for Schloss Raben Steinfeld No 07.

Future times for Schloss Raben Steinfeld No 07x§.
© Scale of Creativity

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October 2011

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Mecklenburg-Vorpommern Germany

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Exhibition Print

“Schloss RS” was among the selected works for the ASKA.nu anniversary exhibition.

This print is still available.

Print Schloss RS. Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Tyskland. Oktober 2011.

Schloss RS

Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Tyskland
Oktober 2011

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