Rostock Heath round trip (20 km / 1 day trip)

Route

20 km

  • Tour tips: Pier, Promenade, GREAT Flora & Fauna, Great Moor, Forest and Moor Information Center, Paradise Garden and Natural Treasury, Cross Oak, Rhododendron Park.

Rail connection: Graal-Müritz

Hiker at the moor lake in the Great Ribnitz Moor, © TMV/outdoor-visions.com

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Rostock Heath round trip (20 km / 1 day trip)

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20 km

With about 6,000 hectares, the Rostock Heath is the largest German coastal forest. In combination with the iodine-rich sea air, it forms an extremely refreshing bio-climate. This effect made Graal-Müritz the first German seaside health resort a good hundred years ago. On shady forest paths this round tour leads through a varied coastal, forest and moor landscape.

With about 6,000 hectares, the Rostock Heath is the largest German coastal forest. In combination with the iodine-rich sea air, it forms an extremely refreshing bio-climate. This effect made Graal-Müritz the first German seaside health resort a good hundred years ago. On shady forest paths this round tour leads through a varied coastal, forest and moor landscape.

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The hike begins at the pier of the Baltic health spa Graal-Müritz. On it, you can stroll 350 meters out to sea without getting your feet wet. From there, the view sweeps over the endless fine Baltic Sea beach and the storm-formed coastal forest. Along the paved promenade, hikers are accompanied by installations of the "BIG" plants and animals of the sea.
The path leads behind the dunes towards Dierhagen and after about 1 km into the deep green forest. Here begins the Great Moor, one of the most interesting coastal raised bogs in Germany. A moor circular path winds through the nature reserve. The primeval forest-like, fresh-green alder breaks and pine moor forests are home to the blood red darter, the otter and the moor frog.
The trail continues along the "Neuer Moorweg" to the small forest settlement of Neuheide. In the "Information Center Forest and Moor" the visitor experiences the diversity of the unique landscape of the coastal forest. In the immediate vicinity, a private museum with "Paradise Garden" and "Natural Treasure Chamber" invites visitors to pause and take a tour. Hundreds of native animal, plant and fungus species can be marveled at in the fascinating exhibition.
The trail leads through the dense forest of the Rostock Heath to the Cross Oak. One of the 1,000-year-old oaks that can be marveled at in the Rostock Heath. From here, the trail leads back to Graal-Müritz via the Börning- and Natheiden-Schneise. The last section is characterized by varied forest scenery. Back in Graal-Müritz, a detour to the unique Rhododendron Park is worthwhile. With 60 different rhododendron varieties and over 2,000 perennials, it is one of the largest in Germany.

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Rhododendron Park

  • Open today
  • Zarnesweg, 18181 Graal-Müritz

Directly behind the dunes of the Baltic Sea beach is the 4.5 ha rhododendron park. The park was created in the years 1955-1961 by the Rostock garden architect Friedrich-Karl Evert on a former sand pit. It is unique in Mecklenburg and one of the largest in Germany.

Read more: "Rhododendron Park"
© TMV/outdoor-visions.com

Excursion trail "Ribnitzer Großes Moor

  • 18311 Neuheide

The excursion trail winds through one of the most interesting coastal raised bogs in Germany.

Read more: "Excursion trail "Ribnitzer Großes Moor"
© Tourismus- und Kur GmbH

Lukaskirche Graal-Müritz

  • Kastanienallee, 18181 Graal-Müritz

The Lutheran church stands between the districts of Graal and Müritz, surrounded by the cemetery and houses. It was designed by Gottfried Ludwig Möckel by order of the Grand Duke Friedrich Franz IV and consecrated on October 18, 1908. Curiously, the tower is not located in the west as usual.

Read more: "Lukaskirche Graal-Müritz"
Seebrücke Ostseeheilbad Graal-Müritz, © TMV/Gohlke

Pier Graal-Müritz

  • Freely accessible at any time
  • 18181 Graal-Müritz

The pier of Graal-Müritz is 350 m long and was opened on April 10, 1993. From here you can start with the MS Baltica to Warnemünde.

Read more: "Pier Graal-Müritz"
GREAT flora & fauna, © TMV/outdoor-visions.com

GREAT flora & fauna

  • 18181 Graal-Müritz

Along the fortified promenade you will be accompanied by the "BIG" plants and animals of the sea. Eye to eye with a seagull or flounder - on the promenade this becomes possible.

Read more: "GREAT flora & fauna"
© Stadt Ribnitz Damgarten

Info center forest and moor

  • Ribnitzer Landweg, 18311 Neuheide

The coastal Ribnitz Great Moor is part of the Ribnitz-Damgarten municipal forest in the Neuheide district and, with an area of 274 ha, is one of the largest rain moors in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern.

Read more: "Info center forest and moor"
© Moritz Kertzscher

Museum of local history Graal-Müritz

  • Parkstraße, 18181 Ostseeheilbad Graal-Müritz

The museum of local history documents the history of Graal-Müritz "From fishing village to seaside resort". It also houses the gallery of the painter Joachim Weyrich.

Read more: "Museum of local history Graal-Müritz"
The building of the Tourismus- und Kur GmbH Graal-Müritz including yard in front of it., © Frank Burger

Tourism and Kur GmbH Graal-Müritz

  • Rostocker Str., 18181 Graal-Müritz

Since 1999 there is the Tourismus- und Kur GmbH Graal-Müritz - called "TuK" for short. Here you will find information about everything you want to experience in Graal-Müritz.

Read more: "Tourism and Kur GmbH Graal-Müritz"
© TMV/Gohlke

Rhododendron Park

  • Open today
  • Zarnesweg, 18181 Graal-Müritz

Directly behind the dunes of the Baltic Sea beach is the 4.5 ha rhododendron park. The park was created in the years 1955-1961 by the Rostock garden architect Friedrich-Karl Evert on a former sand pit. It is unique in Mecklenburg and one of the largest in Germany.

Read more: "Rhododendron Park"
© TMV/outdoor-visions.com

Excursion trail "Ribnitzer Großes Moor

  • 18311 Neuheide

The excursion trail winds through one of the most interesting coastal raised bogs in Germany.

Read more: "Excursion trail "Ribnitzer Großes Moor"
© Tourismus- und Kur GmbH

Lukaskirche Graal-Müritz

  • Kastanienallee, 18181 Graal-Müritz

The Lutheran church stands between the districts of Graal and Müritz, surrounded by the cemetery and houses. It was designed by Gottfried Ludwig Möckel by order of the Grand Duke Friedrich Franz IV and consecrated on October 18, 1908. Curiously, the tower is not located in the west as usual.

Read more: "Lukaskirche Graal-Müritz"
Seebrücke Ostseeheilbad Graal-Müritz, © TMV/Gohlke

Pier Graal-Müritz

  • Freely accessible at any time
  • 18181 Graal-Müritz

The pier of Graal-Müritz is 350 m long and was opened on April 10, 1993. From here you can start with the MS Baltica to Warnemünde.

Read more: "Pier Graal-Müritz"
GREAT flora & fauna, © TMV/outdoor-visions.com

GREAT flora & fauna

  • 18181 Graal-Müritz

Along the fortified promenade you will be accompanied by the "BIG" plants and animals of the sea. Eye to eye with a seagull or flounder - on the promenade this becomes possible.

Read more: "GREAT flora & fauna"
© Stadt Ribnitz Damgarten

Info center forest and moor

  • Ribnitzer Landweg, 18311 Neuheide

The coastal Ribnitz Great Moor is part of the Ribnitz-Damgarten municipal forest in the Neuheide district and, with an area of 274 ha, is one of the largest rain moors in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern.

Read more: "Info center forest and moor"
© Moritz Kertzscher

Museum of local history Graal-Müritz

  • Parkstraße, 18181 Ostseeheilbad Graal-Müritz

The museum of local history documents the history of Graal-Müritz "From fishing village to seaside resort". It also houses the gallery of the painter Joachim Weyrich.

Read more: "Museum of local history Graal-Müritz"
The building of the Tourismus- und Kur GmbH Graal-Müritz including yard in front of it., © Frank Burger

Tourism and Kur GmbH Graal-Müritz

  • Rostocker Str., 18181 Graal-Müritz

Since 1999 there is the Tourismus- und Kur GmbH Graal-Müritz - called "TuK" for short. Here you will find information about everything you want to experience in Graal-Müritz.

Read more: "Tourism and Kur GmbH Graal-Müritz"
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Rostocker Heide Rundtour (20 km / 1 Tagestour)
18181 Graal-Müritz



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18181 Graal-Müritz


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