|National Parks and
|Mueritz National Park||The Mueritz, the largest lake in Germany, and a hundred more lakes dominate the landscape with large tracts of woodland in this 310 km² national park. Ancient woodland conditions prevail here in the self sown beech, oak and conifer woods, with a rich variety of native flora and fauna such as black storks, cranes, cormorants, various deer and wild swine. The red deer make an impressive noise when they begin to bellow in late summer. The ospreys are a rare and special sight. there are 360 km. of signed footpaths, coach and cycle paths with some fine views.|
||The National Park at Jasmund lies on the Baltic coast of the Isle of Ruegen between Lohme and Sassnitz. Ruegens landmarks, the picturesque chalk cliffs with the imposing Koenigsstuhl and the impressive Wissower Klinken, are all part of the 3000 hectare reserve. As well as the chalk terrain there are wetlands, heaths, moors and red beech stands with their typical flora and fauna for the nature lover to explore.|
|This national park covers 805 km² and is the
largest in the new states. It includes the wide tract of natural coastal terrain on the
Darß and Zingst peninsulas, the wide shallows and parts of West Rügen and the Isle of
Hiddensee. Some 687 km², the greater part of the national park, is water.
Many typical elements of the Baltic coastal landscape such as high and low coasts, ravines, bays, lagoons, flats, dunes and beaches with their typical flora and fauna can be found in close proximity to each other in the national park.
Every Autumn a part of the park becomes host to flocks of cranes and is the largest roost in Europe.
|The Reserve at Southeast Ruegen covers
235 km² and includes the coastal terrain with the Moenchgut Peninsula, the
region around Putbus, the Ruegen Bodden and the resorts of Sellin,
Baabe and Goehren.
The reserve is dedicated to preserving this coastal landscape which has long been inhabited and partly shaped by man. The region is managed on an environmentally friendly basis with ecologically monitored land use concepts. The terrain is extremely varied with wooded highlands, hills, salt marshes, fens, flat sandy beaches, shady beech woods and bleak meadows which all offer good conditions for in depth nature study. The 66 metre high Bakenberg near Groß Zicker offers a superb view over the Moenchgut.