The Lake District

Paradise for Water- and Landlubbers

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With houseboat, canoe and Co, water sports enthusiasts certainly get their money's worth. The unspoiled lowlands and charming towns make the hearts of cyclists and hikers beat faster.


Many hundreds of stretches of water and Germany's largest lake, the Müritz, jostle for space in the Mecklenburg Lakes. They join together to form branched network of rivers to create a Blue Paradise and a real Mecca for water sports enthusiasts. The splendour of the waters can best be discovered on driver's licence-free houseboats, motor boats, rafts or by canoe and kayak.

And the journey of discovery continues on land. The flat landscape makes the heart of every hiker and cyclist soar. Golden-yellow fields border landscapes left in their natural state such as the "Müritz National Park" or the four nature parks. Shady tree-lined avenues lead to charming villages with brick churches and half-timbered houses. Markets, festivals and other cultural highlights bring plenty of colour and life everywhere.
More than 2,000 fairytale palaces, pretty manor houses and delightful parks – of which around 300 are inviting hotels, restaurants or museums – are hidden between the lakes, avenues and hills of the hinterland.