Fresh expanses, fragrant silence, wild grace and natural energy - Mecklenburg-Vorpommern is a source of strength that stimulates all the senses. Whether mental or spiritual hiking, the goal is often to leave stress behind and arrive more at oneself with each step. Blue horizons, the gentle sound of the sea, fresh forest air and quiet lakes make it easy to slow down and be completely in the here and now.
Heavenly peace and blissful inspirations are promised by the ancient pilgrim paths. Amidst soothing expanses and liberating silence. On the Via Baltica, the St. James Pilgrimage Trail of St. Birgitta of Sweden or the Mecklenburg Lake District Pilgrimage Trail, pilgrims come very close to heaven. You'll hike through forests and meadows, fishing villages and Hanseatic towns, and past lakes and rivers to imposing brick witnesses to medieval devotion to God.
In mindful or meditative hiking, the destination is not important. The focus is on the need to come to rest, to enjoy the moment and to discover new experiences of nature. Through the regularity of walking, one can pause, leave the stressful everyday life behind and find oneself.