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  • Hiking break at a bridge at the Schmalen Luzin
    Hiking break at a bridge at the Schmalen Luzin Photo: Andreas Duerst, Tourismusverband Mecklenburg-Vorpommern e.V.
  • With the canoe on the river Elde
    With the canoe on the river Elde Photo: Daniel Schramm, Tourismusverband Mecklenburg-Vorpommern e.V.
  • Birdwatching in the Feldberger Seenlandschaft Nature Park
    Birdwatching in the Feldberger Seenlandschaft Nature Park Photo: Markus Tiemann, Tourismusverband Mecklenburg-Vorpommern e.V.
  • Jasmund National Park Photo: Christian Thiele, Tourismuszentrale Rügen
  • The pier in Ahlbeck on Usedom Photo: Dirk Bleyer

Mecklenburg-Vorpommern

Along the Baltic Sea coast, through the glittering lake district or on the traces of the old Hanseatic League - Mecklenburg-Vorpommern is a wonderful destination to spend your next active breaks!
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Attractions in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern


No matter whether you want to explore the land between the Baltic Sea and Müritz, the Elbe and the Szczecin Lagoon on foot, by bike, from the water or on horseback - wandering through the idyllic landscape hold unforgettable experiences. And as soon as you enter the realm of nature, you leave everyday life far behind you. One-third of the country is under nature protection, more than in any other German federal state.

Wild beauty with plenty of charm

No less than three national parks, three biosphere reserves and seven nature parks preserve deep green beech forests, wild coastal sections with chalk cliffs, calm lakes and a species-rich flora and fauna. This is probably the reason why there is the highest density of nature experience and education centers in the state.

These are not only in the middle of the unique landscapes of the Mecklenburg Lake District, the Sternberger Seeland or on Vorpommern's Bodden coast but also in cities like Rostock, Schwerin and Stralsund. Here, visitors can experience and understand nature in interactive adventure exhibitions or on exciting guided tours. In huge aquarium landscapes, guests can immerse themselves in the mysterious underwater world and nature lovers can stroll through the bear forest or along a treetop path.

Whether rolling dunes, petrified hedgehogs, trees fleeing from the wind or salty meadows - discovering Mecklenburg-Vorpommern never gets old. If you want to experience them up close, it is best to go on tour with a ranger. He will show adventurers of all ages remote corners and good observation spots. From there, resting cranes, hunting eagles or roaring stags can be admired very well.

Active break, naturally relaxed

Mecklenburg-Vorpommern is the perfect place to spend an active and sporty vacation. On Fallada's Fridolinwanderung, hikers circle the Schmaler Luzin, which is one of the clearest lakes in Germany and is more like a river because of its slender shape. Gentle hills, blue lakes and huge erratic blocks characterize the landscape.

Also, cyclists find varied routes in the region. In the evening, you can lean back and relax in one of the comfortable accommodations and process your newly won impressions in peace.

Very special experiences are also guaranteed on the water tours because, in the water sports paradise of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, the number of lakes and rivers is almost endless. The Mecklenburgische Kleinseenplatte, the Feldberger Seenlandschaft, the Sternberger Seenland as well as the rivers Warnow and Peene belong to the most beautiful inland canoeing areas. Especially those routes away from the main waterways offer fascinating insights into the untouched nature.

The region of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern is a horse country. Hiking riders and drivers can choose from a wide and very varied range of offers. Carriage and trail riding tours invite you to explore nature on horseback.

Sights as far as the eye can reach

Noble palaces and imposing churches, brilliant art and delicacies of the region - the picturesque land between the Baltic Sea and the lake district offers many occasions to take a break, to marvel and enjoy. Especially impressive are the gothic brick cathedrals. The Hanseatic cities of Stralsund and Wismar have been particularly well preserved and are, therefore, part of the UNESCO World Heritage. In the residence cities Schwerin, Güstrow, Ludwigslust’s and Neustrelitz's impressive castles illustrate the 800-year history of the Mecklenburg grand dukes. The spa architecture as well as hundreds of manor houses and parks set their very own accents - a paradise for culturally interested active people.

Familientour auf dem Mecklenburger-Seen-Radweg
Photo: TMV/Tiemann

In addition to architectural features like the Schwerin Castle, other destinations should definitely be on your list. For example, the impressive chalk cliffs, the charming seaside spas or the Serrahn beech forests lure visitors out into nature. And the best thing is: Each of the destinations is located along a varied tour, which is therefore doubly worthwhile!

Good to know before starting your vacation:

Photo: TMV/outdoor-visions.com

Arrival

One of the most modern road networks in Germany ensures a quick and comfortable journey. From Hamburg and Berlin, you can be in the middle of nature in one to two hours by car. The region is also easy to reach by train.

 

Events

Whether it's hiking spring, classical music concert or pirate spectacles, herring week or stallion parade, sailing event or dragon festival, whether in a brick church, in a castle, on a lake or directly on the beach - the coastal country enchants the eyes and ears of its guests at any time of the year.