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Das Schloss Güstrow is a Renaissance-era palace in Güstrow, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Northeastern Germany. Built in 1558 for Ulrich, Duke of Mecklenburg, it is located close to Güstrow’s old town, featuring stucco decorations and a Baroque-classicist gatehouse. Franciscus Pahr was the master builder who constructed the south and west wings in a fusion of Italian, French, and German architectural styles, unique for the time and area. After the end of ducal control, the palace became the farm house of Mecklenburg workers. Restoration took place from 1963 to 1978, when the palace was restored to its original grandeur. Some of the old furniture has been removed to Schwerin and other places following the death of Magdalena Sybilla, which marked the end of the Güstrow lineage. The palace now houses a museum related to the male line of Duchess Elisabeth Sophie of Mecklenburg’s family, also presenting art exhibitions and concerts.