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Manor House Alt Schönau

The Alt Schönau manor was originally owned by Scönow family. A part of it belonged to the von Flotow family and later the von Hahn family in Basedow

At the beginning of the 17th century, Schönow pledged their shares to the von Blücher family. After the Thirty Years’ War, the property was passed on from hand to hand: 1659 Kurt Behr, 1667 Friedrich von Lehsten, 1684 Hinrich von Erlenkamp, the von Voss family starting in 1726, 1899 Ferdinand Meisenburg, one year later Friedrich Kolz, and afterwards Alfred Wegener. The last owner, who held the property between 1912 and 1945, was the farmer Ernst Piek.

The manor house, a plastered brick building, was built at the end of the 18th century. A rebuild took place between 1917 and 1919. After 1945, it was used as a kindergarten, municipal office, and as a farmhouse. 

Today, holiday apartments can be rented in the manor house.

Structure of ownership prior to 1945:

Beginning of the 17th century

by way of pledge von Blücher family


Kurt Behr


Friedrich von Lehsten


Hinrich von Erlenkamp


counts von Voss / district administrator Felix count von Voss


Marie Elise Marianne Schlee, née Koch


Elise countess von Voss, née countess Stápáry and Victor count von Voss


Ferdinand Meissenburg


Friedrich Klotz


Alfred Wegener, brother of Paul Wegener in Neu Schönau


Ferdinand Paetz


Georg Hoge and Ernst Piek


Ernst Piek and Margarethe Piek, née Hoge