• The white-tailed eagle has become a symbol of the successful nature conservation in the Mecklenburg Lake District, © TMV/Grundner
    The white-tailed eagle has become a symbol of the successful nature conservation in the Mecklenburg Lake District
  • Lake Galenbeck in the Nature Park Am Stettiner Haff is a paradise for water birds, © TMV/Grundner
    Lake Galenbeck in the Nature Park Am Stettiner Haff is a paradise for water birds
  • Resembling an eagle’s nest, the lookout tower is part of the tree top path on the island of Rügen, © TMV/Eppinger
    Resembling an eagle’s nest, the lookout tower is part of the tree top path on the island of Rügen
  • Schmale Luzin is a special gem in the Feldberg Lake District, © TMV/Grundner
    Schmale Luzin is a special gem in the Feldberg Lake District
  • Spectacular views of the Universe at Lake Schaal, © TMV/Lamprecht
    Spectacular views of the Universe at Lake Schaal

Experience nature

Cutting-edge experience centres offer a fascinating glimpse into nature’s ingenious workshop

Snow-white chalk cliffs, bellowing stags and trumpeting cranes – this is how Mecklenburg-Vorpommern welcomes its guests. In every region, visitors are amazed by the wonders of nature. Whether wandering dunes, petrified hedgehogs, trees fleeing from the wind or salty meadows – there is no end to the discoveries. One third of the country is under a nature conservation order. Three national parks, three biosphere reserves and seven nature parks preserve a fabulous world of flora and fauna.

If you wish to immerse yourself in this kingdom of nature, then start in one of the unique experience centres. Nature lovers can travel through the kingdom of apes, walk through a bear forest or along a treetop path. Giant aquarium landscapes take you into a universe that is otherwise hidden. Whether interactive exhibitions or guided tours, visitors to the experience centre in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern can discover and get to understand nature close-up.

The new outdoor exhibition "Wo Natur Zuhause ist" shows the special diversity of nature in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern - a great experience at any time of the year. The booklet accompanying the exhibition (PDF, 8 MB) shows an overview of all motifs and photographers. The exhibition can actually be seen at the Zoo Rostock from May 8 to August 30, 2020.

A view of the OZEANEUM from Stralsund, © Johannes-Maria Schlorke

OZEANEUM Stralsund

With its five exhibitions and 46 aquariums, the OZEANEUM Stralsund invites you on an extraordinary underwater journey beneath the northern seas. Visit Humboldt penguins on the roof terrace, "Niki" the female sand tiger shark in the 2.6-million-litre pool "Open Atlantic" and the giants of the sea - real life replicas of whales.

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© Nationalpark-Zentrum Königsstuhl/A. Rudolph

National Park Centre Königsstuhl

The National Park Centre Königsstuhl is a very special place to experience nature, located right next to the famous Königsstuhl chalk cliffs on Rügen and at the heart of the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Germany's Old Beech Forests.

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© Thomas Oppermann

BÄRENWALD Müritz

Brown bears – all of which came from improperly kept habitats – live in Western Europe’s largest bear sanctuary in the Mecklenburg Lakes. It is open all year round!

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Naturerbe Zentrum Rügen

The Natural Heritage Centre Rügen with treetop path and experience exhibition is open 364 days a year so that you can experience and get to know nature all year round.

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Animal nursery, © Zoo Schwerin/Erika Hellmich

Schwerin Zoological Garden

A green oasis lies in the centre of Schwerin, which is characterised by a 3 ha large bird meadow as well as semi-natural animal enclosures, which are a second home to the 650 animals from 120 species. Schwerin zoo is one of the most beautiful in Germany.

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