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Mecklenburg-Vorpommern

Mecklenburg-Vorpommern has gained a firm place among Germany's most popular travel destinations, mainly thanks to the inviting landscapes around the Mecklenburg Lake District. But if you're traveling by houseboat, bike or hiking boots in the area between Müritz and Neustrelitz, you haven't seen everything of the state yet. Then there are the popular Baltic Sea islands of Usedom and Rügen or the worth seeing capital Schwerin, just to name a few more highlights. With authentic small towns, the up-and-coming metropolis of Rostock and, above all, around 2000 kilometers of coastline, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern has a lot to offer.

Sights in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern

The Baltic Sea state of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern (MV), rich in lakes, can boast a multitude of scenic and cultural sights that make a trip to MeckPomm an exceptionally interesting experience. In addition, there is a pearl necklace of charming seaside resorts and equally charming old town districts in Schwerin, the “Versailles of Mecklenburg”, as well as Rostock, Ludwigslust, Wismar, Stralsund and other MV towns.

Among the sights of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern are several of the many noble residences in the state. Probably the most famous of these residences can even be put in your pocket since 2007: The image of Schwerin Castle adorns one of the special state coins with a face value of two euros. The real Schwerin Castle on the castle island in Lake Schwerin, which is centrally located in the capital of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, is a prime example of Romantic Historicism. The imposing building, whose origins date back over a thousand years, took on its present form in the mid-19th century. The former ducal residence is now the seat of the MV state parliament and also serves as a museum.

Similarly spectacular palace buildings, which are also combined with large palace gardens, can be found in Neustrelitz and Ludwigslust, among other places.

Much smaller, but nevertheless worth a visit, especially for literature fans, is Villa Irmgard, built in 1906 in the seaside resort of Heringsdorf on the Baltic Sea island of Usedom. In the 1920s, the Russian writer Maxim Gorky was a guest in the neoclassical villa directly by the sea. Since 1948, the house has been a Maxim Gorky memorial with permanent and special exhibitions. Not far away in Ahlbeck, you can stroll 280 meters toward the lake on Germany’s oldest pier.

The many impressive natural beauties in the country are characterized by a completely different charm. Such as the chalk cliffs in the Jasmund National Park on the island of Rügen, immortalized not least by works of the Greifswald early Romantic painter Caspar David Friedrich. Of course, the primeval forest-like Rostock Heath, located northeast of Rostock, is also great for nature. With an area of 60 square kilometers, it is Germany’s largest coastal forest. Likewise, the slightly hilly Mecklenburg Switzerland in the Teterow region guarantees pure nature recreation.

In Rostock itself, the largest city in the state with 210,000 inhabitants, a stroll through the old town and a detour to the port of the Hanseatic and ferry city are definitely worthwhile. The same applies to Stralsund: In Stralsund Harbor, you can experience naval history close to the deck on the museum ship GORCH FOCK (I), which was launched in 1933.

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Tours & Attractions

Kiel: 24-Hour Hop-On Hop-Off Sightseeing Bus Tour

Kiel: 24-Hour Hop-On Hop-Off Sightseeing Bus Tour
See the sites of Kiel at your own pace with a 24-hour ticket for the hop-on, hop-off open-top sightseeing bus. Marvel at the many sailing boats and ferries that ply the Baltic Sea. Discover the former fishing settlement of Holtenau, and more.
Duration: 1 Tag| from 20 € | Book now

Schwerin: Tour with the Night Watchman

Schwerin: Tour with the Night Watchman
As soon as sunset has arrived, Schwerin’s night watchman will take you on a tour of the historic city centre by night. Learn about the cities history and sights, while wandering the streets after nightfall.
Duration: 1.5 h| from 12.5 € | Book now

Schwerin: City Highlights Guided Tour

Schwerin: City Highlights Guided Tour
Discover the most important sights of the old town of Schwerin. Learn more about the history of the city and its buildings with an experienced guide.
Duration: 1.5 h| from 10 € | Book now

Schwerin: Local Pub Experience Tour with Drinks

Schwerin: Local Pub Experience Tour with Drinks
Discover the authentic charm of Schwerin’s traditional bars and pubs on this guided tour. Explore the historic Old Town district, learn about the city’s culture and local life, and visit two beloved venues where you can taste some typical food and drinks.
Duration: 2 h| from 19.5 € | Book now

Kiel: Harbor Scavenger Hunt with GPS and Radio

Kiel: Harbor Scavenger Hunt with GPS and Radio
Immerse yourself in port life and get an exciting look at the city of Kiel. You can choose from a variety of routes, and discover the port on a team scavenger hunt by foot.
Duration: 2.5 h| from 35 € | Book now

Warnemünde & Rostock: Half-Day Shore Excursion

Warnemünde & Rostock: Half-Day Shore Excursion
Explore Warnemuende and Rostock on a 5-hour shore excursion. Stroll the historic town centers to see sights such as the astronomical clock of the church of St. Marien, get some free time to shop in Rostock and more.
Duration: 5 h| from 57 € | Book now

Lübeck: 1-Hour City Cruise in German

Lübeck: 1-Hour City Cruise in German
Discover the historic town of Lübeck and the harbor area on this 1-hour scenic boat ride. Admire the magnificent skyline and listen to the informative commentary from your captain. Learn about the culture of this famous Hanse city, and its rich history.
Duration: 1 h| from 17 € | Book now

Rostock: Hop-On Hop-Off Double-Decker Bus Tour

Rostock: Hop-On Hop-Off Double-Decker Bus Tour
Experience a city tour in a red double-decker cabrio bus and discover the Hanseatic city of Rostock. Disembark when you want to see a sight up close; visit St. Peter's Church, see the Steintor, or stroll through the Zoo.
Duration: | from 14 € | Book now

Stralsund: Old Town Evening Tour with a Night Watchman

Stralsund: Old Town Evening Tour with a Night Watchman
Explore the Old Town of Stralsund at night and hear dreadful stories and local legends from the Night Watchman himself as you walk around the city.
Duration: 1.5 h| from 35 € | Book now

Rostock: City Walking Tour

Rostock: City Walking Tour
Get to know the old town of Rostock on a small-group walking tour with a local expert guide.
Duration: 2 h| from 10 € | Book now

Rostock: Self-Guided Smartphone Exploration Walking Tour

Rostock: Self-Guided Smartphone Exploration Walking Tour
Learn all about this Hanseatic city on a self-guided walking tour playing a messenger-based quiz via your smartphone. Have fun playing a character in the quiz as you discover parts of the the city.
Duration: 2 h| from 20.4 € | Book now

Stralsund: 1-Hour Harbor Cruise

Stralsund: 1-Hour Harbor Cruise
Get to know the beautiful city of Stralsund on a 1-hour sightseeing cruise around the harbor. Enjoy the fresh sea air as you explore the harbor and the island of Danhölm.
Duration: 1 h| from 12 € | Book now

Rostock: Old Town Highlights Private Walking Tour

Rostock: Old Town Highlights Private Walking Tour
Experience the beauty of Rostock, find out its important role on the Baltic Sea, and admire fantastic sights such as St. Marienkirche, Rathaus, and Estates House.
Duration: 2 h| from 75.24 € | Book now

Rostock: Baltic Sea Sailing Trip on Historic Tall Ship

Rostock: Baltic Sea Sailing Trip on Historic Tall Ship
Take a trip out to sea and enjoy the fresh ocean breeze as you sail along the Baltic coastline onboard a majestic sailing ship.
Duration: 2 h| from 39.5 € | Book now

Rostock: Electro-boats - licence free - silent - 6 people

Rostock: Electro-boats - licence free - silent - 6 people
Chart your own course on Rostock's Warnow and experience the flair and the sights of the city's harbor with this driver's licence free e-boat rental service. It is suitable for 6 people.
Duration: | from 44 € | Book now

Baabe on Rügen: Seal-Spotting Cruise in the Baltic

Baabe on Rügen: Seal-Spotting Cruise in the Baltic
Become part of a scientific team exploring the lives of seals on this cruise from Baabe. Learn about the historical importance of seals in the Baltic and spot seals in their natural habitat.
Duration: 2.5 h| from 25 € | Book now

Lübeck: 1-Hour Splash Bus City Tour

Lübeck: 1-Hour Splash Bus City Tour
Experience the city of Lübeck in a unique way. Start your tour on a bus that suddenly turns into a boat and admire the city from the river. Relax as you cruise through the Hanseatic city of Lübeck.
Duration: 1 h| from 30 € | Book now

Rostock: Double-Decker Bus Harbour Tour

Rostock: Double-Decker Bus Harbour Tour
Explore Rostock's sea port from the convenient position of a red double-deck bus. Throughout your experience, your guide will explain points of interest, as well as tell you interesting facts about the port's history.
Duration: 2 h| from 15 € | Book now

Stralsund: Old Town Highlights Walking Tour in German

Stralsund: Old Town Highlights Walking Tour in German
Enjoy a small-group tour of the charming city of Stralsund. Learn its important role in Medieval Times and see the cultural and architectural highlights of the Old Town during this 1.5-hour guided tour in German.
Duration: 1.5 h| from 35 € | Book now

Lübeck: Historical Tour in the Footsteps of the Hansa

Lübeck: Historical Tour in the Footsteps of the Hansa
Travel back in time in Lübeck and learn more about the history of the Hanseatic League between the 12th and the 17th century. Discover the historic city centre and see iconic sights such as the Holsten Gate, the Rathausmarkt square, and St. Mary's Church.
Duration: 1.5 h| from 195 € | Book now

Stralsund: 2-Hour Guided Kayak Tour

Stralsund: 2-Hour Guided Kayak Tour
Discover the harbor and waterways of Stralsund on a kayak tour. Get a unique view of the skyline, learn the history, and enjoy the fresh ocean air.
Duration: 2 h| from 27 € | Book now

Rostock: Full-Day, Half-Day, or Sunset Sailing Experience

Rostock: Full-Day, Half-Day, or Sunset Sailing Experience
Lean back and relax on a comfortable yacht while cruising around the Baltic Sea.
Duration: 3 h| from 65 € | Book now

Lübeck: Self-Guided Smartphone Scavenger Hunt Walking Tour

Lübeck: Self-Guided Smartphone Scavenger Hunt Walking Tour
Enjoy a family-friendly scavenger hunt walking tour of Lübeck on your smartphone. Explore the city at your own pace while learning about the history and culture of Lubeck.
Duration: | from 19.79 € | Book now

Lubeck: Private German Beer Tasting in the Old Town

Lubeck: Private German Beer Tasting in the Old Town
Taste the best German beer straight from the tap and learn about Lubeck’s brewing tradition. Try 4-8 types of beer with a local Beer Expert, including innovative craft beers.
Duration: 2 h| from 128.7 € | Book now

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