Pigs playing in the green, © Stiftung Tiernothilfe
Zoos, animal parks and enclosures, sustainable

Open sanctuary for former farm animals with educational facility. In the summer half-year there are guided tours of the animals every Sunday. Encounter days "animal and man" incl. introduction to vegan cuisine, as well as environmental, animal and conservation days for youth groups are offered.

Pink pigs play in the forest and adult turkeys greet guests with spectacular getrute: get to know the land of animals, join an exciting tour and experience environmental, animal welfare and animal rights issues up close. Whether day visitors or school groups, our guests enjoy a pleasant combination of leisure and education.
The Land of Animals is a living farm for former farm animals such as pigs, sheep, turkeys or rabbits. Here the foundation Tiernothilfe gives distressed animals a permanent home under the best possible living conditions. On the beautiful grounds of 133,000 m², young and old can experience at first hand the natural needs of pigs and chickens when they are given the space and opportunity to do so in the wild.
Interested people are welcome during opening hours, which are announced on our website. For school classes and other groups we offer day programs by appointment. Farmyard parties with readings and cooking shows as well as wild herb collections and bird call excursions complete the offer.

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Exterior view of Jagdschlösschen Schwartow, © Jagdschlösschen Schwartow / Jan Haeselich

Schwartow hunting lodge

  • Boizestr., 19258 Schwartow

The hotel-restaurant is the ideal place for a relaxing day with friends, your partner or the whole family, for your vacation, as a stopover during leisure activities and for events. Especially for romantic wedding celebrations.

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Park view Goldenbow manor house, © Herrenhaus Goldenbow

Goldenbow Manor

  • Zum Wasserturm, 19260 Goldenbow

The Goldenbow manor house is one of the oldest manor houses in Mecklenburg. However, the building, which has been in ruins since 1984, was saved and has been under reconstruction since 2009. Today, the manor house can be experienced at various events. Those who would like to stay longer can get to know the house and its dedicated owners through the "Landvergnügen" campaign with their own caravan.

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© TV MS / A. Vones

Schwechower Obstbrennerei (fruit distillery)

  • Open today
  • Am Park, 19230 Schwechow

Gut Schwechow is about 40 km southwest of Schwerin, in the scenic Biosphere Reserve Flusslandschaft Elbe, surrounded by large apple orchards. Schwechow fruit brandy is distilled only from the finest, most aromatic fruits.

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“PAHLHUUS“ – Visitor centre of the UNESCO biosphere reserve “Schaalsee“

  • Closed today
  • Wittenburger Chaussee, 19246 Zarrentin am Schaalsee

Welcome to the PAHLHUUS, the visitor centre of the UNESCO biosphere reserve „Schaalsee“. We are happy to inform you about touristic offers and show you the most beautiful places in the biosphere reserve. Extraordinary insights into nature and landscape of the region await you in an interactive exhibition.

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The Gallin estate is one of the largest organic farms in Germany, © Gut Gallin / Rasim

Gallin Manor - organic butchery

  • Hauptstraße, 19258 Gallin

The Gallin estate is a versatile agricultural business in the west of Mecklenburg. We manage a contiguous arable and grassland area of 1000 hectares in the scenic UNESCO Biosphere Reserve Schaalsee. An organic butcher's store with farm store and farmhouse parlor belongs to the estate. We have been certified organic for over 20 years.

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© Stadtinformation Boizenburg Elbe

First German Tile Museum

  • Reichenstraße, 19258 Boizenburg / Elbe

The Boizenburg Tile Museum is the only museum of its kind in Germany. Over 2000 historical tiles from the period around 1880 to 1925 are exhibited on 500 square meters. One focus is on tiles from the Art Nouveau period.

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© Archiv, Biosphärenreservatsamt Schaalsee-Elbe

Court Weitenfeld

  • Weitenfeld, 19273 Vorderhagen

Fresh, untreated milk, butter, cheese, yogurt, whipped cream, whey and sausage specialties - you get it all at Hof Weitenfeld! Whether directly on the farm, delivered to your doorstep or at the weekly market - the milk is processed directly in the farm dairy and thus always reaches you as fresh as possible.

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© Biosphärenreservatsamt Schaalsee-Elbe

Country butchery F. Behnke

  • Straße der Einheit, 19260 Vellahn

We offer regional meat and sausage specialties from our own butchery with traditional beech wood smokehouse. Let us convince you of the art of sausage making! In our butchery we have been working for many decades according to proven tradition and with great attention to detail.

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© Archiv, Biosphärenreservatsamt Schaalsee-Elbe

Organic fruit farm

  • Büdnerweg, 19273 Teldau

BioObst Büdnerei offers organic certified apples and berries such as currants, gooseberries and blueberries from our own cultivation. In our contract cidery you also have the possibility to have your own juice pressed from your apples, pears or quinces. During the season there are blueberries to pick yourself.

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© Trakehnerhof Valluhn

Trakehnerhof Valluhn

  • Am Reiterhof, 19246 Valluhn

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The Biosphere Reserve River Landscape Elbe M-V invites you to discover the region and regional delicacies., © Marty Lenthe

Biosphere shelf in the Elbe bookstore Boizenburg

  • Klingbergstraße, 19258 Boizenburg/Elbe

Would you like to purchase high-quality, handcrafted products from the region? Then visit one of the Biosphere Shelves in the UNESCO Biosphere Reserve River Landscape Elbe MV e.V.! Products of the partners of the biosphere reserve are sold via the shelves. Join in - enjoy a piece of the region!

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Display boards explain the natural cycles and the benefits of bees., © Gabriele Skorupski

Beekeeping center Bantin

  • Wittenburger Straße, 19246 Bantin

Interesting insights into the life of bees are offered by the educational and show garden of the Bantin Beekeeping Center, located between Wittenburg and Zarrentin.

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The Biosphere Reserve River Landscape Elbe M-V invites you to discover the region and regional delicacies., © Marty Lenthe

Biosphere shelf at Café Marie in Boizenburg

  • Markt, 19258 Boizenburg/Elbe

Would you like to purchase high-quality, handcrafted products from the region? Then visit one of the Biosphere Shelves in the UNESCO Biosphere Reserve River Landscape Elbe MV e.V.! Products of the partners of the biosphere reserve are sold via the shelves. Join in - enjoy a piece of the region!

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