Sonnenkamp was the first foundation of a nunnery in Mecklenburg and one of the richest in the country, equipped with numerous relics. In addition to the church, the also well-preserved provostry building with its ornamental gables was also part of the monastery.
The Provosts’ house, once the home of the provost, is a particularly beautiful example of medieval Brick Gothic. It was built around 1300. With its splendid stair-like east gable decorated with blind arches, the vaulted two-aisled cellar hall (formerly used for storage purposes) and the oak roof, which is still completely preserved from the time of its construction, the Provost’s house is one of the most important high Gothic secular buildings in Mecklenburg. After 1555, the Swedish district court sat here. Today the provost’s building houses a kindergarten. A barn is now used by a school and youth centre, the gatekeeper’s house accommodates a lovingly designed town museum.