|If you are looking for a place where environment, history, and tradition still exist in harmony, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern is the place to come to . The enchanting and unique scenery made this province in Northern Germany one of the top-ranking vacation destinations.|
|On the north side
Mecklenburg-Vorpommern is logged in by the Baltic Sea. Its Westside
boundary is Schleswig-Holstein, Poland is the border on the eastside,
and Brandenburg and Niedersachsen are the neighbors to the south.
Mecklenburg is the western part and Vorpommern the eastern part of the province Mecklenburg-Vorpommern. The land was formed during the Ice age and is part of the Northern German lowland plain. Although, the land is mostly hilly.
Coastline is characterized by spits and bays. The mainland shows flat
woodland, hills up to 180 meters, and a wide-ranging lake district.
Some of the important rivers are the Elbe, the Elde, the Warnow, the Peene, the Recknitz and the Trebel.
The land is dominated by over 1500 kilometers of Baltic Coastline with free access to fantastic beaches, islands and peninsulas, and steep bluffs such as the well known Kreidefelsen (Chalk Cliffs) on Ruegen Island, the largest island of Germany. The inlands lake district covers more than 2000 lakes, one of them, the Mueritz, is the largest in Germany and a true paradise not just for water sports.
We should also mention the cities with their old traditions and long histories. They started to be founded in the 12th century and were built along the trade routes.
Very typical for this region are the many bays and lagoons (Boddenlandschaft) where you will find old fisher towns and modern yacht harbors.
The province offers 3 National Parks and 261 nature reserves. The National Park "Vorpommersche Boddenlandschaft" includes the entire area of the peninsula Fischland-Darss-Zingst and Hiddensee Island and is the largest resting place for cranes in Northern Europe.
Mecklenburg-Vorpommern is a unique creation of nature. Not only the unspoiled nature, but also a history of over 1000 years, the traditional Hanse cities, the prestigious architecture in Brick-Gothic style, castles and mansions from different eras, wind mills, farm houses with thatched roofs and enchanting avenues are characterizing of this province. May be this is what inspired the German author Fritz Reuter to say the following:
|"this must be where once was paradise".|
|Come and see for yourself! No matter if in Spring, Summer, Fall, or Winter, a trip to Mecklenburg-Vorpommern is always worth it.|