Natural landscapes in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania

National parks, biosphere reserves and nature parks between the Baltic Sea and the Lake District

On the new treetop path Ivenacker Eichen families and nature lovers get on the track of the secrets of the trees, © TMV/Tiemann

Natural landscapes in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania

National parks, biosphere reserves and nature parks between the Baltic Sea and the Lake District

The diversity of protected nature in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern extends from 3 national parks, 3 biosphere reserves, 7 nature parks as well as many other protected areas, so that the share is over 30 percent of the total area of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern.

The diversity of protected nature in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern extends from 3 national parks, 3 biosphere reserves, 7 nature parks as well as many other protected areas, so that the share is over 30 percent of the total area of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern.

In the case of natural landscapes, a distinction is made between national parks, biosphere reserves and nature parks. In the national parks, the motto is "nature - let nature be nature". The three national parks in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania will celebrate their 30th anniversary in 2020. Biosphere reserves are UNESCO international model regions for sustainable coexistence of nature and man. Nature parks stand for protected and historically grown cultural landscapes with a high recreational value.

In the Mecklenburg Lake District , the Ivenacker oaks were chosen as the Forest of the Year 2020.

Viewpoints in the Mecklenburg Lake District

From up here on the Käflingsberg tower in the Müritz National Park, all you can see as far as the horizon are trees and lakes glistening in the sun. There are a total of 107 lakes in the national park. Rare species such as white-tailed eagles, bitterns and moor frogs have found a refuge in the Müritz. Recommended is the crane rest in spring and autumn, for example at the Rederangsee.

Nature in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania at the Ivenacker oaks - Forest of the Year 2020.

The new treetop trail at the 1000-year-old Ivenacker oaks is similarly impressive. The ancient trees are the only National Natural Monument in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, and the forest will be "Forest of the Year" in 2020. At learning stations, the treetop trail immerses visitors in the mysterious world of trees. From the 40-meter-high observation tower, you can look out over the forest and the surrounding lakes.

Natural landscapes of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania at a glance

3 National Parks in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania

  • National Park Vorpommersche Boddenlandschaft
    From the peninsula Darß-Zingst to the western part of Rügen
  • Jasmund National Park
    Baltic Sea island of Rügen with world-famous chalk cliffs and beech forest on the UNESCO World Heritage List
  • Müritz National Park
    Mecklenburg Lake District with Serrahn beech forest (UNESCO World Natural Heritage)

3 UNESCO biosphere reserves - historical cultural landscapes in rural areas

  • Schaalsee Biosphere Reserve
  • Elbe River Landscape Biosphere Reserve Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania
  • Southeast Rügen Biosphere Reserve

7 nature parks - living and recreation areas

  • Sternberger Seenland Nature Park
  • Nossentiner/Schwinzer Heide Nature Park
  • Mecklenburg Switzerland and Kummerow Lake Nature Park
  • Peene Valley River Landscape Nature Park
  • Usedom  Island Nature Park
  • Nature Park Am Stettiner Haff
  • Nature Park Feldberger Seenlandschaft

Exploring nature

Information centers, exhibitions and excursion destinations in protected nature

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

  • Open 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.

Read more: "“PAHLHUUS“ – Visitor centre of the UNESCO biosphere reserve “Schaalsee“"
© J. Bengs

Visitor centre of the Nature Park “Insel Usedom“

  • Closed today
  • Bäderstraße, 17406 Usedom

The island of Usedom is one of the areas with the most bird species in Germany. Overall, more than 280 species have been observed, 150 of them also brood here. 11 kinds of raptors regularly brood in the nature park, one of them is the sea-eagle. The visitor centre of the island of Usedom is located next to the information centre of the city of Usedom on the ground floor of the “Klaus-Bahlsen-Haus”. The visitor centre could only be built and furnished with the aid of the great commitment and the generous support of the correspondent foundation.

Read more: "Visitor centre of the Nature Park “Insel Usedom“"
© Bildarchiv Biosphärenreservatsamt-Südost-Rügen

The “Granitzhaus“ and exhibition

  • Open today
  • Jagdschloss Granitz, 18609 Binz

Since 2004, the former forester’s and guest house of the “Fürsten zu Putbus“ houses a visitor centre about the UNESCO biosphere reserve “Südost-Rügen“.

Read more: "The “Granitzhaus“ and exhibition"
© TMV/Gohlke

Naturparkausstellung zum Naturpark "Feldberger Seenlandschaft" im Haus des Gastes

  • Closed today
  • Strelitzer Straße, 17258 Feldberger Seenlandschaft

Im südöstlichen Bereich der Mecklenburgischen Seenplatte zwischen den Städten Fürstenberg, Woldegk und Neustrelitz befindet sich der 36.000 Hektar große Naturpark Feldberger Seenlandschaft. Neben zahlreichen Seen und Kesselmooren sind hier mit etwas Glück See- und Fischadler oder Biber zu bewundern.

Read more: "Naturparkausstellung zum Naturpark "Feldberger Seenlandschaft" im Haus des Gastes"
Ivenacker oaks in the haze, © TMV/ Thomas Grundner

Ivenack Oaks National Natural Monument

  • Open today
  • Eichenallee, 17153 Ivenack

The 1,000-year-old Ivenacker oaks belong to the Ivenacker Tiergarten. They are cultural and natural historical highlight of the area.

Read more: "Ivenack Oaks National Natural Monument"
© G. Marin-Ziegler

Small exhibition of the Nature Park “Mecklenburgische Schweiz und Kummerower See“

  • Wargentiner Straße, 17139 Basedow

The exhibition about the nature park “Mecklenburgische Schweiz und Kummerower See“ in Basedow can be found in the cafe “Alter Schafstall“, on the right side of the guest room. It displays land and people of the region.

Read more: "Small exhibition of the Nature Park “Mecklenburgische Schweiz und Kummerower See“"
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Karower Meiler Culture and Information Center

  • Open today
  • Ziegenhorn, 19395 Karow

The central contact point for nature lovers and guests of the Nossentiner/Schwinzer Heath Nature Park is the Karower Meiler Culture and Information Center. In addition to a permanent exhibition on the development of this cultural landscape since the last cold period, five to six special exhibitions by artists and photographers on topics of nature and landscape are shown annually.

Read more: "Karower Meiler Culture and Information Center"
© Landesforst MV

Wisentreservat Damerower Werder

  • Open today
  • Zum Werder, 17194 Jabel OT Damerow

The colossi of Europe up close...

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© D. Foitlänger, Biosphärenreservatsamt Schaalsee-Elbe

Information centre for the UNESCO Biosphere Reserve Flusslandschaft Elbe Mecklenburg-Vorpommern

  • Open today
  • Auf der Festung, 19303 Dömitz

Since 1997, the Elbe river landscape has been a UNESCO biosphere reserve that stretches across five federal states. The nature there is unique and the river influences the life, the landscape and people along the Elbe. At the visitor cente fortress of Dömitz visitors can get information about the UNESCO biosphere reserve.

Read more: "Information centre for the UNESCO Biosphere Reserve Flusslandschaft Elbe Mecklenburg-Vorpommern"
© J. Lippke

Visitor information centre of the Nature Park “Sternberger Seenland“

  • Closed today
  • Am Markt, 19417 Warin

The visitor information centre in Warin is the ideal starting point in order to inform oneself about the different destinations and experiences the nature park offers. One can learn something about the landscape’s formation and the way the human’s occupation influenced its development. The unique flora and fauna of the nature park greatly fascinate the visitors. Borrow a backpack at the visitor centre and discover the nature park in your own way.

Read more: "Visitor information centre of the Nature Park “Sternberger Seenland“"
© PAHLHUUS/Dornblut

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

  • Open 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.

Read more: "“PAHLHUUS“ – Visitor centre of the UNESCO biosphere reserve “Schaalsee“"
© J. Bengs

Visitor centre of the Nature Park “Insel Usedom“

  • Closed today
  • Bäderstraße, 17406 Usedom

The island of Usedom is one of the areas with the most bird species in Germany. Overall, more than 280 species have been observed, 150 of them also brood here. 11 kinds of raptors regularly brood in the nature park, one of them is the sea-eagle. The visitor centre of the island of Usedom is located next to the information centre of the city of Usedom on the ground floor of the “Klaus-Bahlsen-Haus”. The visitor centre could only be built and furnished with the aid of the great commitment and the generous support of the correspondent foundation.

Read more: "Visitor centre of the Nature Park “Insel Usedom“"
© Bildarchiv Biosphärenreservatsamt-Südost-Rügen

The “Granitzhaus“ and exhibition

  • Open today
  • Jagdschloss Granitz, 18609 Binz

Since 2004, the former forester’s and guest house of the “Fürsten zu Putbus“ houses a visitor centre about the UNESCO biosphere reserve “Südost-Rügen“.

Read more: "The “Granitzhaus“ and exhibition"
© TMV/Gohlke

Naturparkausstellung zum Naturpark "Feldberger Seenlandschaft" im Haus des Gastes

  • Closed today
  • Strelitzer Straße, 17258 Feldberger Seenlandschaft

Im südöstlichen Bereich der Mecklenburgischen Seenplatte zwischen den Städten Fürstenberg, Woldegk und Neustrelitz befindet sich der 36.000 Hektar große Naturpark Feldberger Seenlandschaft. Neben zahlreichen Seen und Kesselmooren sind hier mit etwas Glück See- und Fischadler oder Biber zu bewundern.

Read more: "Naturparkausstellung zum Naturpark "Feldberger Seenlandschaft" im Haus des Gastes"
Ivenacker oaks in the haze, © TMV/ Thomas Grundner

Ivenack Oaks National Natural Monument

  • Open today
  • Eichenallee, 17153 Ivenack

The 1,000-year-old Ivenacker oaks belong to the Ivenacker Tiergarten. They are cultural and natural historical highlight of the area.

Read more: "Ivenack Oaks National Natural Monument"
© G. Marin-Ziegler

Small exhibition of the Nature Park “Mecklenburgische Schweiz und Kummerower See“

  • Wargentiner Straße, 17139 Basedow

The exhibition about the nature park “Mecklenburgische Schweiz und Kummerower See“ in Basedow can be found in the cafe “Alter Schafstall“, on the right side of the guest room. It displays land and people of the region.

Read more: "Small exhibition of the Nature Park “Mecklenburgische Schweiz und Kummerower See“"
© TMV/Gohlke

Karower Meiler Culture and Information Center

  • Open today
  • Ziegenhorn, 19395 Karow

The central contact point for nature lovers and guests of the Nossentiner/Schwinzer Heath Nature Park is the Karower Meiler Culture and Information Center. In addition to a permanent exhibition on the development of this cultural landscape since the last cold period, five to six special exhibitions by artists and photographers on topics of nature and landscape are shown annually.

Read more: "Karower Meiler Culture and Information Center"
© Landesforst MV

Wisentreservat Damerower Werder

  • Open today
  • Zum Werder, 17194 Jabel OT Damerow

The colossi of Europe up close...

Read more: "Wisentreservat Damerower Werder"
© D. Foitlänger, Biosphärenreservatsamt Schaalsee-Elbe

Information centre for the UNESCO Biosphere Reserve Flusslandschaft Elbe Mecklenburg-Vorpommern

  • Open today
  • Auf der Festung, 19303 Dömitz

Since 1997, the Elbe river landscape has been a UNESCO biosphere reserve that stretches across five federal states. The nature there is unique and the river influences the life, the landscape and people along the Elbe. At the visitor cente fortress of Dömitz visitors can get information about the UNESCO biosphere reserve.

Read more: "Information centre for the UNESCO Biosphere Reserve Flusslandschaft Elbe Mecklenburg-Vorpommern"
© J. Lippke

Visitor information centre of the Nature Park “Sternberger Seenland“

  • Closed today
  • Am Markt, 19417 Warin

The visitor information centre in Warin is the ideal starting point in order to inform oneself about the different destinations and experiences the nature park offers. One can learn something about the landscape’s formation and the way the human’s occupation influenced its development. The unique flora and fauna of the nature park greatly fascinate the visitors. Borrow a backpack at the visitor centre and discover the nature park in your own way.

Read more: "Visitor information centre of the Nature Park “Sternberger Seenland“"
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