Large parts of the city’s fortifications, which encircled an area of around one square kilometre, are still standing today. South-west of the Gothic Kröpeliner Tor and up to the Schwaanschen Straße, the ramparts stretch out with built-in guard houses and a section of the wooden wall-walk.
From the stone gatehouse you can follow the wall to the oldest town gate in Mecklenburg, the Kuhtor (Cow Gate), which was first documented in 1262. A plaque in the wall by the Petrikirche church serves as a reminder of the town charter confirmation in 1218. The final remaining gatehouse is the Mönchentor (Monks’ Gate), which was redesigned in 1806 in the classical style.