Besides the Bütow’s own Brick Gothic collegiate church, many other churches in the surrounding Bützower Land feature Brick Gothic elements, namely in Bernitt, Boitin, Laase, Moisall, Neukirchen, Qualitz, Rühn, Tarnow and Zernin. Each of the village churches is unique and worth a visit. Idyllically embedded in the gently rolling landscape between fields, forests and lakes, the centuries-old churches are still the centre of village life.
Of the nine village churches in Bernitt, Boitin, Laase, Moisall, Neukirchen, Qualitz, Rühn, Tarnow and Zernin, the following two are particularly worth seeing:
The village church of Laase features a seated carved Madonna (13th century), one of the oldest and most valuable Madonna figures in Mecklenburg, and village church of Bernitt which has medieval vault paintings (around 1330) that are among the oldest scenic representations in north-eastern Germany, although they were heavily reworked in the 19th century. Bernitt also has two bronze bells from the beginning of the 14th century.