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The Most Beautiful Events

Imaginative fireworks: In Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, it's showtime all year round. In summer, acrobats, artists, cabaret performers and clowns present their colorful programs in front of Ludwigslust Castle., © TMV/Roth

Explore the Culture and Historical Heritage

The Most Beautiful Events

Varied events in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern are often found in special places. The curtain rises for virtuoso musicians in parks and brick churches. Museums display their treasures on ships and in harbor warehouses. And artists transform crooked barns and thatched fishermen's cottages into fine galleries.

Varied events in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern are often found in special places. The curtain rises for virtuoso musicians in parks and brick churches. Museums display their treasures on ships and in harbor warehouses. And artists transform crooked barns and thatched fishermen's cottages into fine galleries.

Mecklenburg-Vorpommern is not only a highly attractive tourist destination due to its natural beauties and rich wildlife, but also an immensely popular culture trip destination for those interested to learn more about the culture and historic past of Germany. More than 2000 castles, manor houses and stately homes in a variety of architectural styles illustrate the background of the 800-year history of the Mecklenburg grand dukes. Museums, old universities and brick gothic churches such as Saint Georgen in the city of Wismar provide fascinating insight into the medieval way of life of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern and Northern Germany. Along the coast the seaside resorts set their own accents with the so-called spa architecture, an easily recognizable style typical for these resort buildings.

History and Culture

From cities, castles and manor houses to music and art, there is something for everyone to experience in this region filled with hidden gems. City tours will provide immediate insight into gorgeous medieval cities such as Schwerin, Wismar and Stralsund, notable pearls of the land in many aspects, rich in history and cultural treasures.

The castle Schwerin is a perfect example of unique things to discover. The castle itself is situated on a small island in the midst of Schwerin Lake, and is surrounded by impressive parks and gardens. This masterpiece of architecture resembles castles from romantic fairy tales and is a remarkable landmark for the City of Schwerin and the region.

Wismar is the prime example of a place where the time seems to stand still. This beautiful hanseatic city, whose historical old town has been declared as UNESCO World Heritage Site, was founded in 1226 and offers an impressive amount of old gabled houses to discover, built in the specific brick gothic architecture style typical of Northern Germany.

The old town of Stralsund has also been declared as UNESCO World Heritage Site and was one of the most prosperous medieval cities of the Hanseatic League. Rich in historic buildings with their distinctive gabled roofs, the old town reveals the way of life as it was the norm throughout the centuries, particularly in the “Old Market Square” that served as the beating heart of the city. Stralsund is especially well known for the most impressive three medieval Brick Gothic churches, namely the St. Mary's Church, St. Nicholas Church and St. James Church.

For centuries, the Baltic region has captivated the imagination of countless artists and attracted them to these parts of Germany, including - among many others - the famous painters Caspar David Friedrich and Philipp Otto Runge, who lived and worked in Vorpommern. Currently there are three artist colonies, Ahrenshoop, Schwaan and Hiddensee, that house a number of artists and display their formative works. The solemn and peaceful quality of both the cultural and historical heritage as well as the natural beauties of the region make it a perfect destination for not only cultural tourism, but also those interested in escaping the hustles of daily lives and creating the works of art of any kind in these tranquil sanctuaries.

The baroque castle park of Ludwigslust has been the main actor every year in August since 1995, when international artists can be experienced on more than 20 stages. With artistry and acrobatics, comedy and clowning, masks and puppets, puppetry and pantomime, they entertain and enchant the audience., © TMV/Grundner

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In Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, nature becomes the stage, as here on the spectacular Ralswiek Nature Stage., © TMV/Grundner

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View of the open-air "Kleines Fest im großen Park" in Ludwigslust., © TMV/Roth

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Bible Center Barth

  • Closed today
  • Sundische Straße, 18356 Barth

Experience exhibition on the Bible - with the Barth Bible from 1588 as the most prominent representative, a Bible garden and Christian rose garden. State-approved place of learning with various cultural and educational events for all interested.

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Exhibits by Dr. Ernst Alban, © Jörn Lehmann

Castle Museum Plau am See

  • Burgplatz, 19395 Plau am See

Children and museums - you might think that doesn't fit. In Plau am See, that's not true. The town has a museum where even the young won't get bored. The former Plau Castle offers interesting insights into history, and it also houses a unique museum of local history and technology.

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© TZ Wismar, Christoph Meyer (paperheroes)

Museum of the History of the Hanseatic City of Wismar in the Schabbell

  • Closed today
  • Schweinsbrücke, 23966 Wismar

The "Schabbell", one of the earliest Renaissance buildings in the Baltic region, the neighboring building at Schweinsbrücke 6 and the associated courtyards were reopened in December 2017 after extensive and careful renovation and now serve as exhibition and event space for the Stadtgeschichtliches Museum Wismar.

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Ernst Moritz Arndt House

  • Dorfstraße, 18574 Groß Schoritz

The place owes its special fame to the university professor, writer and publicist Ernst Moritz Arndt (1769 - 1860), who was born here.

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© Literaturhaus „Uwe Johnson“, Silke Winkler

House of Literature "Uwe Johnson

  • Closed today
  • Im Thurow, 23948 Klütz

The "Uwe Johnson" House of Literature is located in a former granary built around 1890 near Klützer Marktplatz. Over two floors, the exhibition provides a multifaceted insight into the life and work of Uwe Johnson and thus presents the writer who has always remained closely associated with Mecklenburg.

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© TMV, Tiemann

Open-air museum for folklore Schwerin-Mueß

  • Closed today
  • Alte Crivitzer Landstraße, 19063 Schwerin

In the historic village ensemble directly on Schwerin Lake, visitors stroll between old farmhouses, fruit trees, herb beds and through the restored garden of a village teacher. The museum-like buildings show village life in the 19th century. Markets, events with traditional music, Low German theater performances, seminars and children's holiday programs take place during the season.

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© Fotostudio K3 Kruse GmbH Neustadt-Glewe

Neustadt-Glewe Castle

  • Alte Burg, 19306 Neustadt-Glewe

The oldest preserved fortress in Mecklenburg stands in Neustadt-Glewe. It is one of the best preserved castles in Mecklenburg and can be visited. At the castle, there is a museum that is well worth seeing, as well as a restaurant and a tourist information office.

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© TMV / Markus Tiemann

Gothic plank house

  • Closed today
  • Mühlenstraße, 18439 Stralsund

The Dielenhaus is a historical monument in the heart of the city and offers a view of the most important Stralsund buildings and the entire Old Town Island with its miniature exhibition.

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© Ribnitz Damgarten

Deutsches Bernsteinmuseum - German Amber Museum

  • Closed today
  • Im Kloster, 18311 Ribnitz-Damgarten

You can expect an exciting introduction to the natural history and geology of the fossil resin and precious works of art from 3000 years on over 1,000 square metres. The exhibition on the history of the monastery and convent in the adjacent monastery church shows hidden and revealed treasures so that you can also trace the life of the Poor Clares and the Protestant landowner's daughters at this place.

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© TMV/Gohlke

Penzlin Castle - Witch Museum

  • Closed today
  • Burg, 17217 Penzlin

Cultural History Museum of Everyday Magic and Witch Persecutions in Mecklenburg

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Reading Room in the City Library in the Cultural Quarter, © Stadt Neustrelitz/Sebastian Haerter

Cultural Quarter Mecklenburg-Strelitz

  • Closed today
  • Schloßstraße, 17235 Neustrelitz

Discover. Marvel. Linger. Encounter.

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© Kultur- und Sportring e.V.

Malchow Monastery Church Lookout Tower

  • Closed today
  • Kloster, 17213 Malchow

At a height of 55 meters, you can experience breathtaking views of nature in good weather.

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Historic tile pottery

  • Temporarily closed
  • Am Teschenberg, 17192 Waren (Müritz)

A lively look into the past and discover the history of tiles, ovens and the master potters.

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© Thomas Oppermann

Regional Museum Neubrandenburg

  • Closed today
  • Stargarder Straße, 17033 Neubrandenburg

The Neubrandenburg Regional Museum (founded in 1872) is one of the oldest civic museums in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern.

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© Mecklenburgische Kleinseenplatte Touristik GmbH

Wesenberg castle with fishing tower

  • Burg, 17255 Wesenberg

Castle complex with local history room and exhibition on fishing and regional history, tourist information, public Internet access, nationwide ticket service

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© Gudrun Koch

Caspar-David-Friedrich-Bildweg

  • Rathaus/Markt, 17489 Greifswald

Discover the almost authentic pictorial motifs of the artist born in Greifswald - Caspar David Friedrich. At vantage points, which Friedrich chose as motifs for his works and which are still preserved today, you can recreate the typical Friedrich mood.

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© Gudrun Koch

Caspar-David-Friedrich-Bildweg

Discover the almost authentic pictorial motifs of the artist born in Greifswald - Caspar David Friedrich. At vantage points, which Friedrich chose as motifs for his works and which are still preserved today, you can recreate the typical Friedrich mood.

Read more: "Caspar-David-Friedrich-Bildweg"
The original preserved wooden cargo bike under the roof of the 700 years old museum house in Stralsund, © STRALSUND MUSEUM

Museum house Stralsund

  • Closed today
  • Mönchstraße, 18439 Stralsund

The 700-year-old museum house has been part of the STRALSUND MUSEUM since its renovation by the German Foundation for Monument Protection. Here, Hanseatic history can be experienced up close from the cellar to the roof of the old merchant's and grocer's house. The history of the building and its use has been restored and documented in great detail. A must for every visit to the old town of Stralsund, which has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2002.

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270 years old and to visit, © Angelika Michaelis

Log Cabin in Eichhof-Vorpommern

  • Straße der Einheit, 17379 Wilhelmsburg

One of the last log cabins stands in Eichhof near Wilhelmsburg at the large Friedländer Wiese. In the years between 1997 and 2000, the monument was restored in accordance with the preservation order. Today it can be visited and freshly baked cake is served in the log cabin café.

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© Peter Prast

Museum Zingst with museum courtyard

  • Strandstraße, 18374 Seeheilbad Zingst

The museum's exhibitions invite you to travel back in time through the history of the town and the former island of Zingst. Other focal points are shipbuilding and shipping history, Zingster Künstler and Zingst in art. The museum courtyard is a place with many possibilities: Creative offers in the Pommernstube, amber workshop, delicacies in the museum bakery and in the Café Alt-Zingst, museum barn with registry office and seasonal organic and adventure market!

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© Fischereimuseum in Neuendorf

Groot Partie" fish trap shed

  • Königsbarg, 18565 Neuendorf

The building was built in 1884 by the fishermen of the then fish trap community "Groot Partie" and was ceremoniously opened in 2016 after 10 months of renovation.

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© Inselstadt Malchow

Ladies Square at Malchow Monastery

  • Freely accessible at any time
  • 17213 Malchow

The Ladies' Square at Malchow Monastery, together with the former refectory (now the Art Museum), forms the center of the site.

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© Stadt Parchim / Steffen Struck

CULTURE MILL PARCHIM

  • Fischerdamm, 19370 Parchim

Theater-Museum - A place of diversity, culture and youth, all under one roof.

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The barn of the monument farm., © Frank Burger

Monument farm Bechelsdorfer Schulzenhaus

  • Johann-Boye-Straße, 23923 Schönberg

The Bechelsdorfer Schulzenhaus is a branch of the Schönberg Folklore Museum.

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© Willy Voss

Pingelhof - Museum of Agricultural History

  • Ringstraße, 19374 Domsühl OT Alt Damerow

Experience the former country life on the 400-year-old Pingelhof - one of the oldest and most beautiful rural complexes in Mecklenburg, which today serves as an open-air museum on 10,000 m².

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Permanent exhibition in the Historical-Technical Museum Peenemünde, © HTM Peenemünde GmbH

Historical-Technical Museum Peenemünde

  • Im Kraftwerk, 17449 Peenemünde

In the Peenemünde Army Research Centre the first rocket was launched beyond the earth's atmosphere in 1942.

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© Hafen- und Kurbetrieb

Museum of local history Hiddensee

  • Kirchweg, 18565 Kloster

The museum of local history, located in one of the oldest buildings in the village of Kloster, is one of the cultural focal points of the island of Hiddensee.

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© TV Mecklenburg-Schwerin

Zarrentin Monastery

  • Kirchplatz, 19246 Zarrentin

The former Cistercian nunnery "Himmelspforte" is located on the southern shore of the Schaalsee. The monastery complex, which is well worth seeing, can be visited. There is an exhibition on the history, as well as guided tours and audio guides.

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Council servant kitchen around 1920, © Meike Jezmann

Teterow City Museum

  • Südliche Ringstraße, 17166 Teterow

From the council and police servant's house from 1798 you come to the Malchin Gate. Here are still prison cells from the 19th century. Several stagings let you immerse yourself in the history of the gate and the agrarian and artisan town of Teterow.

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View of the listed Thünen-Museum-Tellow estate with Thünen-Pogge meeting place, manor house and gardener's house, © Ulrich Meyn

Thünen-Museum-Tellow

  • Ortsteil Tellow, 17168 Warnkenhagen

The Thünengut Tellow takes its name from Johann Heinrich von Thünen (1783 - 1850), who lived in the small estate village Tellow from 1810 until his death and was active beyond the borders of Mecklenburg.

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© TI Bad Doberan, Alexander Rudolph

City and bath museum in the Möckelhaus

  • Beethovenstraße, 18209 Bad Doberan

The Möckelhaus Bad Doberan shows the town and spa history of Bad Doberan and Heiligendamm.

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Crooked house

Crooked house

  • Schloßplatz, 18246 Bützow

The Krummen Haus Bützow houses the local history museum, the town library and a documentation on the political abuse of the penal system in Bützow.

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© Irma Schmidt

Cultural History Museum in the Holy Cross Monastery

  • Klosterhof, 18055 Rostock

The former Cistercian nunnery was founded in 1270 by the Danish Queen Margaret. The monastery was named after a splinter from the cross of Jesus Christ. Today, the former monastery houses the Museum of Cultural History, one of the largest and most important collections of cultural and art history in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern.

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Frieda's little barn, © Silke Voss

Frieda's little barn

  • Malchower Chaussee, 17209 Darze

The spacious farmhouse does not simply provide a suitable setting for an antique and junk flea market for sundries from grandmother's time.

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A herd of wild boars can be seen in the outdoor enclosure., © Gabriele Skorupski

Historic forestry farm Kaliß

  • Karl-Marx-Straße, 19294 Kaliß

At the historic Forsthof in Kaliß, visitors can not only discover a lot, but also experience a lot. Concerts and exhibitions take place here, an erratic boulder garden shows stone witnesses of the ice age and whoever wants can watch a herd of wild boars.

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Historical view of Malchow monastery, © Kultur- und Sportring e.V.

Malchow Monastery Art Museum

  • Kloster, 17213 Malchow

The Malchow Monastery Art Museum is located in historically renovated rooms where works of art are presented in their uniqueness. The history of regional artists becomes a tangible experience.

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© Stadt Ribnitz Damgarten

Ribnitz Monastery

  • Im Kloster, 18311 Ribnitz-Damgarten

Lady of the world - but also a nun - permanent exhibition on the history of the monastery and abbey in Ribnitz Abbey.

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Historic office, © Maik Senkbeil, Stadt Lübz

Town Museum Amtsturm Lübz

  • Am Markt, 19386 Lübz

The Amtsturm is one of the best preserved fortified towers in Germany - built over 700 years ago. The charm and special feature of the old town of Lübz on the Müritz-Elde waterway, lies in the unity of its well-preserved historical layout.

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From April to October the PRORA-ZENTRUM with its exhibitions is located in block 5, © Franz Zadnicek

PRORA CENTER

  • Mukraner Str., 18609 Prora

Based on Prora's Nazi and GDR history, the PRORA-ZENTRUM offers historical-political education for young and old. Terrain tours (on foot or by bike), project days / workshops, lectures or film screenings as well as exhibitions allow a diverse engagement with topics of Prora's double history.

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Brickyard building, © Historische Ziegelei Benzin

Historic brickyard gasoline

  • Ziegeleiweg, 19386 Kritzow OT Benzin

Situated on a hill between Plau am See and Lübz in beautiful Mecklenburg, the historic Benzin brickworks is sleepy and picturesque. Visiting the last publicly accessible brickyard in Mecklenburg, with its huge walk-in ring kiln and still functioning technology, is an experience.

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© Kultur- und Sportring e.V.

Malchow city windmill

  • Friedrich-Ebert-Str., 17213 Malchow

Of the former seven windmills, two are still preserved in the town area: The so-called Stadtmühle and the Achtkant. Both are owned by the island town of Malchow, which is committed to preserving the monuments that characterize the townscape.

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© Tourismusverband Mecklenburg-Schwerin

Fort Dömitz (exhibition “Im Grunde“)

  • Auf der Festung, 19303 Dömitz

The bulwark of fort Dömitz overlooks the river Elbe by the city of Dömitz. Its walls saw princes, army commanders, and kings come and go and inspired poets. Nature lovers can find the exciting exhibition “Im Grunde” and the visitor centre of the biosphere reserve “Elbe-Schaalsee” here.

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Museum building with café, © Politische Memoriale e.V.

Border house Schlagsdorf

  • Neubauernweg, 19217 Schlagsdorf

Grenzhus Schlagsdorf tells the story of the inner-German border between the Baltic Sea and the Elbe from 1945 to 1990 from the perspective of the people in the border area. How did people live on both sides, how did they react to the constraints of the GDR border regime and the Cold War? The historical learning site is divided into a museum, an outdoor area with reconstructed barrier installations and a border trail "Grenzwege Schlagsdorf".

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© Tourismusverband Mecklenburg-Schwerin

Column building Schwerin

  • Am Markt, 19055 Schwerin

The snow-white building with the striking columned front on Schwerin's market square served as a hall for market traders.

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© Kultur- und Sportring e.V.

Malchow Monastery Café

  • Kloster, 17213 Malchow

More than 700 years ago, nuns met to dine together in the refectory of the former Damenstift, the oldest building in Malchow Abbey.

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© Arndt Gläser

The Barth Bible

  • Sundische Straße, 18356 Barth

A very special Bible that was printed in Barth in 1588. At that time, the language spoken in this region was Middle Low German, and the Barth Bible was written in precisely this language. Duke Bogislaw XIII was the one who commissioned the printing of this Bible. Around 500 copies were printed and the Bible itself is a real work of art with beautiful woodcuts.

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Rookhus

  • Freely accessible at any time
  • Thiessower Straße, 18586 Ostseebad Göhren

The smoke house in Göhren was built around 1720 and is thus one of the oldest buildings on the island. From the vernacular the Rookhus got the name "sugar loaf" because of its low cane roof.

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© MSH

Max Samuel House

  • Schillerplatz, 18055 Rostock

Foundation Meeting Place for Jewish History and Culture in Rostock

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© Bibelzentrum

Bible Center Barth

  • Closed today
  • Sundische Straße, 18356 Barth

Experience exhibition on the Bible - with the Barth Bible from 1588 as the most prominent representative, a Bible garden and Christian rose garden. State-approved place of learning with various cultural and educational events for all interested.

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Exhibits by Dr. Ernst Alban, © Jörn Lehmann

Castle Museum Plau am See

  • Burgplatz, 19395 Plau am See

Children and museums - you might think that doesn't fit. In Plau am See, that's not true. The town has a museum where even the young won't get bored. The former Plau Castle offers interesting insights into history, and it also houses a unique museum of local history and technology.

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© TZ Wismar, Christoph Meyer (paperheroes)

Museum of the History of the Hanseatic City of Wismar in the Schabbell

  • Closed today
  • Schweinsbrücke, 23966 Wismar

The "Schabbell", one of the earliest Renaissance buildings in the Baltic region, the neighboring building at Schweinsbrücke 6 and the associated courtyards were reopened in December 2017 after extensive and careful renovation and now serve as exhibition and event space for the Stadtgeschichtliches Museum Wismar.

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© TMV/Gohlke

Ernst Moritz Arndt House

  • Dorfstraße, 18574 Groß Schoritz

The place owes its special fame to the university professor, writer and publicist Ernst Moritz Arndt (1769 - 1860), who was born here.

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© Literaturhaus „Uwe Johnson“, Silke Winkler

House of Literature "Uwe Johnson

  • Closed today
  • Im Thurow, 23948 Klütz

The "Uwe Johnson" House of Literature is located in a former granary built around 1890 near Klützer Marktplatz. Over two floors, the exhibition provides a multifaceted insight into the life and work of Uwe Johnson and thus presents the writer who has always remained closely associated with Mecklenburg.

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© TMV, Tiemann

Open-air museum for folklore Schwerin-Mueß

  • Closed today
  • Alte Crivitzer Landstraße, 19063 Schwerin

In the historic village ensemble directly on Schwerin Lake, visitors stroll between old farmhouses, fruit trees, herb beds and through the restored garden of a village teacher. The museum-like buildings show village life in the 19th century. Markets, events with traditional music, Low German theater performances, seminars and children's holiday programs take place during the season.

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© Fotostudio K3 Kruse GmbH Neustadt-Glewe

Neustadt-Glewe Castle

  • Alte Burg, 19306 Neustadt-Glewe

The oldest preserved fortress in Mecklenburg stands in Neustadt-Glewe. It is one of the best preserved castles in Mecklenburg and can be visited. At the castle, there is a museum that is well worth seeing, as well as a restaurant and a tourist information office.

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© TMV / Markus Tiemann

Gothic plank house

  • Closed today
  • Mühlenstraße, 18439 Stralsund

The Dielenhaus is a historical monument in the heart of the city and offers a view of the most important Stralsund buildings and the entire Old Town Island with its miniature exhibition.

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© Ribnitz Damgarten

Deutsches Bernsteinmuseum - German Amber Museum

  • Closed today
  • Im Kloster, 18311 Ribnitz-Damgarten

You can expect an exciting introduction to the natural history and geology of the fossil resin and precious works of art from 3000 years on over 1,000 square metres. The exhibition on the history of the monastery and convent in the adjacent monastery church shows hidden and revealed treasures so that you can also trace the life of the Poor Clares and the Protestant landowner's daughters at this place.

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© TMV/Gohlke

Penzlin Castle - Witch Museum

  • Closed today
  • Burg, 17217 Penzlin

Cultural History Museum of Everyday Magic and Witch Persecutions in Mecklenburg

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Reading Room in the City Library in the Cultural Quarter, © Stadt Neustrelitz/Sebastian Haerter

Cultural Quarter Mecklenburg-Strelitz

  • Closed today
  • Schloßstraße, 17235 Neustrelitz

Discover. Marvel. Linger. Encounter.

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© Kultur- und Sportring e.V.

Malchow Monastery Church Lookout Tower

  • Closed today
  • Kloster, 17213 Malchow

At a height of 55 meters, you can experience breathtaking views of nature in good weather.

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© HdG

Historic tile pottery

  • Temporarily closed
  • Am Teschenberg, 17192 Waren (Müritz)

A lively look into the past and discover the history of tiles, ovens and the master potters.

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© Thomas Oppermann

Regional Museum Neubrandenburg

  • Closed today
  • Stargarder Straße, 17033 Neubrandenburg

The Neubrandenburg Regional Museum (founded in 1872) is one of the oldest civic museums in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern.

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© Mecklenburgische Kleinseenplatte Touristik GmbH

Wesenberg castle with fishing tower

  • Burg, 17255 Wesenberg

Castle complex with local history room and exhibition on fishing and regional history, tourist information, public Internet access, nationwide ticket service

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© Gudrun Koch

Caspar-David-Friedrich-Bildweg

  • Rathaus/Markt, 17489 Greifswald

Discover the almost authentic pictorial motifs of the artist born in Greifswald - Caspar David Friedrich. At vantage points, which Friedrich chose as motifs for his works and which are still preserved today, you can recreate the typical Friedrich mood.

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© Gudrun Koch

Caspar-David-Friedrich-Bildweg

Discover the almost authentic pictorial motifs of the artist born in Greifswald - Caspar David Friedrich. At vantage points, which Friedrich chose as motifs for his works and which are still preserved today, you can recreate the typical Friedrich mood.

Read more: "Caspar-David-Friedrich-Bildweg"
The original preserved wooden cargo bike under the roof of the 700 years old museum house in Stralsund, © STRALSUND MUSEUM

Museum house Stralsund

  • Closed today
  • Mönchstraße, 18439 Stralsund

The 700-year-old museum house has been part of the STRALSUND MUSEUM since its renovation by the German Foundation for Monument Protection. Here, Hanseatic history can be experienced up close from the cellar to the roof of the old merchant's and grocer's house. The history of the building and its use has been restored and documented in great detail. A must for every visit to the old town of Stralsund, which has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2002.

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270 years old and to visit, © Angelika Michaelis

Log Cabin in Eichhof-Vorpommern

  • Straße der Einheit, 17379 Wilhelmsburg

One of the last log cabins stands in Eichhof near Wilhelmsburg at the large Friedländer Wiese. In the years between 1997 and 2000, the monument was restored in accordance with the preservation order. Today it can be visited and freshly baked cake is served in the log cabin café.

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© Peter Prast

Museum Zingst with museum courtyard

  • Strandstraße, 18374 Seeheilbad Zingst

The museum's exhibitions invite you to travel back in time through the history of the town and the former island of Zingst. Other focal points are shipbuilding and shipping history, Zingster Künstler and Zingst in art. The museum courtyard is a place with many possibilities: Creative offers in the Pommernstube, amber workshop, delicacies in the museum bakery and in the Café Alt-Zingst, museum barn with registry office and seasonal organic and adventure market!

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© Fischereimuseum in Neuendorf

Groot Partie" fish trap shed

  • Königsbarg, 18565 Neuendorf

The building was built in 1884 by the fishermen of the then fish trap community "Groot Partie" and was ceremoniously opened in 2016 after 10 months of renovation.

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© Inselstadt Malchow

Ladies Square at Malchow Monastery

  • Freely accessible at any time
  • 17213 Malchow

The Ladies' Square at Malchow Monastery, together with the former refectory (now the Art Museum), forms the center of the site.

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© Stadt Parchim / Steffen Struck

CULTURE MILL PARCHIM

  • Fischerdamm, 19370 Parchim

Theater-Museum - A place of diversity, culture and youth, all under one roof.

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The barn of the monument farm., © Frank Burger

Monument farm Bechelsdorfer Schulzenhaus

  • Johann-Boye-Straße, 23923 Schönberg

The Bechelsdorfer Schulzenhaus is a branch of the Schönberg Folklore Museum.

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© Willy Voss

Pingelhof - Museum of Agricultural History

  • Ringstraße, 19374 Domsühl OT Alt Damerow

Experience the former country life on the 400-year-old Pingelhof - one of the oldest and most beautiful rural complexes in Mecklenburg, which today serves as an open-air museum on 10,000 m².

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Permanent exhibition in the Historical-Technical Museum Peenemünde, © HTM Peenemünde GmbH

Historical-Technical Museum Peenemünde

  • Im Kraftwerk, 17449 Peenemünde

In the Peenemünde Army Research Centre the first rocket was launched beyond the earth's atmosphere in 1942.

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© Hafen- und Kurbetrieb

Museum of local history Hiddensee

  • Kirchweg, 18565 Kloster

The museum of local history, located in one of the oldest buildings in the village of Kloster, is one of the cultural focal points of the island of Hiddensee.

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© TV Mecklenburg-Schwerin

Zarrentin Monastery

  • Kirchplatz, 19246 Zarrentin

The former Cistercian nunnery "Himmelspforte" is located on the southern shore of the Schaalsee. The monastery complex, which is well worth seeing, can be visited. There is an exhibition on the history, as well as guided tours and audio guides.

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Council servant kitchen around 1920, © Meike Jezmann

Teterow City Museum

  • Südliche Ringstraße, 17166 Teterow

From the council and police servant's house from 1798 you come to the Malchin Gate. Here are still prison cells from the 19th century. Several stagings let you immerse yourself in the history of the gate and the agrarian and artisan town of Teterow.

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View of the listed Thünen-Museum-Tellow estate with Thünen-Pogge meeting place, manor house and gardener's house, © Ulrich Meyn

Thünen-Museum-Tellow

  • Ortsteil Tellow, 17168 Warnkenhagen

The Thünengut Tellow takes its name from Johann Heinrich von Thünen (1783 - 1850), who lived in the small estate village Tellow from 1810 until his death and was active beyond the borders of Mecklenburg.

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© TI Bad Doberan, Alexander Rudolph

City and bath museum in the Möckelhaus

  • Beethovenstraße, 18209 Bad Doberan

The Möckelhaus Bad Doberan shows the town and spa history of Bad Doberan and Heiligendamm.

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Crooked house

Crooked house

  • Schloßplatz, 18246 Bützow

The Krummen Haus Bützow houses the local history museum, the town library and a documentation on the political abuse of the penal system in Bützow.

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© Irma Schmidt

Cultural History Museum in the Holy Cross Monastery

  • Klosterhof, 18055 Rostock

The former Cistercian nunnery was founded in 1270 by the Danish Queen Margaret. The monastery was named after a splinter from the cross of Jesus Christ. Today, the former monastery houses the Museum of Cultural History, one of the largest and most important collections of cultural and art history in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern.

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Frieda's little barn, © Silke Voss

Frieda's little barn

  • Malchower Chaussee, 17209 Darze

The spacious farmhouse does not simply provide a suitable setting for an antique and junk flea market for sundries from grandmother's time.

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A herd of wild boars can be seen in the outdoor enclosure., © Gabriele Skorupski

Historic forestry farm Kaliß

  • Karl-Marx-Straße, 19294 Kaliß

At the historic Forsthof in Kaliß, visitors can not only discover a lot, but also experience a lot. Concerts and exhibitions take place here, an erratic boulder garden shows stone witnesses of the ice age and whoever wants can watch a herd of wild boars.

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Historical view of Malchow monastery, © Kultur- und Sportring e.V.

Malchow Monastery Art Museum

  • Kloster, 17213 Malchow

The Malchow Monastery Art Museum is located in historically renovated rooms where works of art are presented in their uniqueness. The history of regional artists becomes a tangible experience.

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© Stadt Ribnitz Damgarten

Ribnitz Monastery

  • Im Kloster, 18311 Ribnitz-Damgarten

Lady of the world - but also a nun - permanent exhibition on the history of the monastery and abbey in Ribnitz Abbey.

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Historic office, © Maik Senkbeil, Stadt Lübz

Town Museum Amtsturm Lübz

  • Am Markt, 19386 Lübz

The Amtsturm is one of the best preserved fortified towers in Germany - built over 700 years ago. The charm and special feature of the old town of Lübz on the Müritz-Elde waterway, lies in the unity of its well-preserved historical layout.

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From April to October the PRORA-ZENTRUM with its exhibitions is located in block 5, © Franz Zadnicek

PRORA CENTER

  • Mukraner Str., 18609 Prora

Based on Prora's Nazi and GDR history, the PRORA-ZENTRUM offers historical-political education for young and old. Terrain tours (on foot or by bike), project days / workshops, lectures or film screenings as well as exhibitions allow a diverse engagement with topics of Prora's double history.

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Brickyard building, © Historische Ziegelei Benzin

Historic brickyard gasoline

  • Ziegeleiweg, 19386 Kritzow OT Benzin

Situated on a hill between Plau am See and Lübz in beautiful Mecklenburg, the historic Benzin brickworks is sleepy and picturesque. Visiting the last publicly accessible brickyard in Mecklenburg, with its huge walk-in ring kiln and still functioning technology, is an experience.

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© Kultur- und Sportring e.V.

Malchow city windmill

  • Friedrich-Ebert-Str., 17213 Malchow

Of the former seven windmills, two are still preserved in the town area: The so-called Stadtmühle and the Achtkant. Both are owned by the island town of Malchow, which is committed to preserving the monuments that characterize the townscape.

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© Tourismusverband Mecklenburg-Schwerin

Fort Dömitz (exhibition “Im Grunde“)

  • Auf der Festung, 19303 Dömitz

The bulwark of fort Dömitz overlooks the river Elbe by the city of Dömitz. Its walls saw princes, army commanders, and kings come and go and inspired poets. Nature lovers can find the exciting exhibition “Im Grunde” and the visitor centre of the biosphere reserve “Elbe-Schaalsee” here.

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Museum building with café, © Politische Memoriale e.V.

Border house Schlagsdorf

  • Neubauernweg, 19217 Schlagsdorf

Grenzhus Schlagsdorf tells the story of the inner-German border between the Baltic Sea and the Elbe from 1945 to 1990 from the perspective of the people in the border area. How did people live on both sides, how did they react to the constraints of the GDR border regime and the Cold War? The historical learning site is divided into a museum, an outdoor area with reconstructed barrier installations and a border trail "Grenzwege Schlagsdorf".

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© Tourismusverband Mecklenburg-Schwerin

Column building Schwerin

  • Am Markt, 19055 Schwerin

The snow-white building with the striking columned front on Schwerin's market square served as a hall for market traders.

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© Kultur- und Sportring e.V.

Malchow Monastery Café

  • Kloster, 17213 Malchow

More than 700 years ago, nuns met to dine together in the refectory of the former Damenstift, the oldest building in Malchow Abbey.

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© Arndt Gläser

The Barth Bible

  • Sundische Straße, 18356 Barth

A very special Bible that was printed in Barth in 1588. At that time, the language spoken in this region was Middle Low German, and the Barth Bible was written in precisely this language. Duke Bogislaw XIII was the one who commissioned the printing of this Bible. Around 500 copies were printed and the Bible itself is a real work of art with beautiful woodcuts.

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Rookhus

  • Freely accessible at any time
  • Thiessower Straße, 18586 Ostseebad Göhren

The smoke house in Göhren was built around 1720 and is thus one of the oldest buildings on the island. From the vernacular the Rookhus got the name "sugar loaf" because of its low cane roof.

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© MSH

Max Samuel House

  • Schillerplatz, 18055 Rostock

Foundation Meeting Place for Jewish History and Culture in Rostock

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What Events Can I Visit?

There is a large number of exciting events one can attend to throughout the year on the culture trip to Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, offering something for every taste. Music concerts at extraordinary and unusual places, multi-faceted museums, fascinating outdoor theatre performances and breath-taking festivals are only some of the cultural tourist attractions available.

During the summer, the festival season delights the visitors with its classical music festivals and numerous jazz concerts, oftentimes taking place as open-air events at unforgettable venues. Many different music and theatre performances take place in quaint fishing villages and seaside resorts, with the landscape of the Baltic Sea forming the impressive and unique background.

Mecklenburg-Vorpommern is tightly filled with various cultural tourist attractions, providing unforgettable insights in the medieval way of life for anyone interested in exploration of the cultural heritage of Germany that was predominant in these regions for centuries, and is still largely preserved in our modern times. You can find upcoming events in our event calendar.

© TMV/Gross

Christmas Markets and Concerts


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New Year's Eve fireworks over the seaside resort Warnemünde, © TMV/Neumann

New Year's Eve


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View of a house with thatched roof in the resort Born a. Darß., © TMV/Grundner

Easter


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Beautiful rape field in Jasmund National Park on Jasmund Peninsula in the north of Rügen., © TMV/Werk3

Whitsun between the Baltic Sea and lakes


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