A fairytale land for explorers

Family holidays by the Baltic Sea and lakes


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Experience adventures, spend time together and leave the daily grind behind – Mecklenburg-Vorpommern offers families plenty of opportunities for outdoor recreation and shared experiences.

With so many natural wonders and fun activities on offer in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, the hardest part of planning a family holiday is knowing where to begin! Baltic Sea coast or the Lakes – families feel perfectly at home wherever they are. From Berlin to the Baltic Sea via the beautiful Lake District, activities in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern are packed with natural beauty.The clean, pure air, the impressive nature and wildlife and the abundance of water makes Mecklenburg-Vorpommern the perfect holiday destination for families. Mermaids and mini-pirates can swim in the sea or jump into one of the many crystal-clear lakes. The inviting, fine sandy beaches and oodles of water are perfect elements for building sandcastles. In Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, children can simply be children.

Roaming through forests on the lookout for wildlife, the thrill of canoe and raft adventures along the winding waterways or undertaking a journey of discovery by bike – the great outdoors has plenty of opportunities to experience endless fun and memorable moments together as a family.

Soak up the island´s sun

Usedom's old seaside villages like Heringsdorf, Ahlbeck and Bansin are now buzzing modern towns, but their ornate Belle-Époque architecture, quaint piers and historic windmills still create plenty of Old World charm. Younger kids will enjoy the activity of taking a local 'safari-style' adventure to see the highlights of the island's nature.
Rügen is drenched in natural beauty, above all the dramatic white chalk cliffs around Königsstuhl — an absolute must-see for any visitor. The island is also home to the small but unblemished Jasmund National Park, where you can enjoy family-friendly walks along the Baltic Sea varying in difficulty from easy strolls for toddlers to challenging hikes for active teens.

 

Get lost in the Lake District

With around 2,000 lakes and huge swathes of natural forests, activities in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern are not confined to the coast. Within a short distance from Neubrandenburg you can relax at one of hundreds of small lakes dotted among lush forests, which are rich in wildlife including deer, eagles and rare birds. As well as safe swimming for all ages, family-friendly activities in the southern part of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern range from kayaking and canoeing trips at Lake Müritz to fishing the many lakes, rivers and ponds between Schwerin and Wismar, all easily accessible by car, bus, train and plane (into Hamburg or Berlin).

Family-friendly accommodation and recreation facilities play a very important part in the success of a family holiday. The coastal landscape has more then 100 certified family-friendly deals and destinations, guaranteeing families a pleasant stay and a warm welcome.

So, make ready to board and take the land between the Baltic Sea coast and the Lakes by storm on a family holiday.