"Before the Storm, Memories of My Youth in Old Prussia" is Countess Marion Doenhoff's memoir, and takes place in East Prussia before it became part of Russia.
Beyond Schloss Schwerin, Andrew Harper explores prominent castles of Schloss Basedow and Schloss Guestrow within an easy sightseeing of Mecklenburg, Germany.
A landed aristocracy once owned large estates in Mecklenburg, as evidenced by the dozens of castles, palaces and manor houses scattered across the region.
One day during our visit to Mecklenburg, Germany, we followed winding country roads and reached the grizzled, yet majestic 1,000-year-old oaks of Ivenack.
Germany has a venerable tradition of making Obstbrand, or fruit brandy, which often is a fruit-flavored grain spirit.
Andrew Harper reflects over the August 2015 Hideaway Report which features an itinerary through Dresden, Mecklenburg and Berlin and cruises news.
Andrew Harper shares photos from a recent trip to the Mecklenburg area of Germany.
A video of our stay at the Schlosshotel Burg Schlitz in pastoral Mecklenburg, Germany, as reviewed in the August 2015 issue of the Hideaway Report.