Gut Osterrade – a brief summary of a long history
The manor house, which is typical of Schleswig-Holstein, is a protected historic building standing in idyllic parkland and surrounded by open ground studded with ancient beech trees, putting many a film set to shame.
Gut Osterrade embodies an authentic link between the modern day and a long, eventful history. As far back as the Middle Ages there was an estate within close proximity: Dosenrade. A new estate was built just to the east of Dosenrade – thus explaining the name: Osterrade, built in a clearing in the woodland well before the Thirty Years’ War.
You have to delve a full 429 years back through the annals to find the first mention of a manor house back in 1587. This was described as an elongated, single-storey building with a tiled roof and corner towers. ↓