Ratzeburg is surrounded by four lakes — the resulting isthmuses between the lakes form the access lanes to the town. Henry the Lion became the ruler of the town in 1143 and established a bishopric in 1154. He was also responsible for the construction of the late Romanesque Cathedral (Dom), built in typical north German 'red-brick' style.
The twenty closest neighbours in the database:
Lübeck (Germany) (19 km), Schwerin (Germany) (43 km), Bunker Hamburg Central Station (53 km), Hamburg (Germany) (54 km), Miniature Wonderland (55 km), Tierpark Hagenbeck (56 km), Schleswig (Germany) (120 km), Celle (Germany) (128 km), German Oil Museum (132 km), Autostadt Wolfsburg (141 km), Bremen (Germany) (148 km), Hannover Zoo (162 km), Hannover (Germany) (165 km), Hildesheim (Germany) (181 km), Goslar (Germany) (200 km), Mines of Rammelsberg (203 km), Cloppenburg Museum Village (205 km), Wernigerode (Germany) (208 km), Potsdam (Germany) (211 km), Quedlinburg (Germany) (215 km)