Wustrau Time Travel to Prussian Brandenburg
Wustrau at the southern tip of Lake Ruppin was home to the famous hussar general Hans Joachim von Zieten, one of the most important commanders of his time and a confidant of King Frederick the Great. Born in the old Wustrau manor house, von Zieten had the first Wustrau castle built on the same site. In its eventful history, the castle was the seat of the von Zieten family for a long time and today houses the German Judicial Academy and the Wustrau Lake Festival. The town is also home to the Brandenburg-Prussia Museum, a visit to which is a journey through 500 years of history. A metal sculpture by the well-known artist Matthias Zágon Hohl-Stein at the harbour in Wustrau reminds visitors that Zieten Junior once staged a naval battle with the von dem Knesebecks' son on Lake Ruppin. Another place to visit is the historic bascule bridge in Altfriesack, which allows you to walk across the lock between Lake Ruppin and Lake Bütz.