Mecklenburg Lake District

Land of 1,000 Lakes

The Müritzeum in Waren (Müritz) is a museum and at the same time the 2,300 m² nature experience center in the area of the Mecklenburg Lake District., © TMV/Gänsicke

Mecklenburg Lake District

Land of 1,000 Lakes

More than 1,000 lakes - including Germany's largest lake, the Müritz - come together in the Mecklenburg Lake District to form a veritable El Dorado for water sports fans - whether paddling, vacationing on a houseboat or sailing.

More than 1,000 lakes - including Germany's largest lake, the Müritz - come together in the Mecklenburg Lake District to form a veritable El Dorado for water sports fans - whether paddling, vacationing on a houseboat or sailing.

Here you are always on the water. After all, the area is Europe's largest closed lake district. A body of water glistens behind practically every hill and every forest. The more than 1,000 lakes and the rivers connecting them invite you to go on excursions by boat or raft. The scenery of such an adventure is as varied as it is impressive, the landscape lush and nature protected. Of course, this is especially true of the "Müritz National Park" and the nature parks "Nossentiner / Schwinzer Heide" and "Feldberger Seenlandschaft". Between the unspoilt nature lie dreamy villages and winding small towns, charming manor houses and enchanted castles - a popular destination for excursions for those interested in culture.

And when was the last time you had a good look at the stars? No light pollution clouds the view of the seemingly endless night sky above the Mecklenburg Lake District, which invites you to take an extended "swim" in the glowing sea of stars, especially in autumn and winter.


The holiday experts for the Mecklenburg Lake District

    Mecklenburg Lake District Tourism Association
    www.mecklenburgische-seenplatte.de
    Phone: +49 39931 5380

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These are the Most Beautiful Places in the Lake District

 

Malchow
As a climatic health resort, the island town of Malchow offers the perfect environment for spa holidaymakers and nature lovers. Situated between Lake Müritz and Lake Plauer See, the way to the water is never far here. For children, a summer toboggan run and the monkey forest provide varied entertainment.

Neustrelitz
The residential town of Neustrelitz is a baroque showpiece with a star-shaped town layout. Even today, numerous buildings and the Neustrelitz Palace Park are reminders of the town's splendid past. The adjacent Müritz National Park with its protected beech forests and around 100 lakes is also a popular destination for hikers, cyclists and water sports enthusiasts.

Mirow
The town of Mirow is best known for the castle of the same name, where British Queen Sophie Charlotte grew up in the 18th century. But Mirow has a lot to offer not only for those interested in culture: Surrounded by dense forests and a glittering lake landscape, hikers, nature lovers and water sports enthusiasts will find a breathtaking landscape here for fantastic excursions on and off the water.

Neubrandenburg
History and architecture buffs should pay a visit to Neubrandenburg - the city of four gates. As part of the European Route of Brick Gothic, the old city wall with the four gates and St. Mary's Church, which as a concert church is one of the most exciting concert halls in Germany, can be admired in the third largest city in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern. For culture lovers, numerous concerts, ballet and musical performances offer an entertaining programme for the holiday.

The Best Holiday Activities on the Mecklenburg Lake District

 

Activities in and on the water

With its more than 1,000 lakes, the Mecklenburg Lake District is a paradise for water sports enthusiasts and recreational captains. Whether stand-up paddling, an excursion on a sailing boat or relaxing holidays on a houseboat - the Mecklenburg Lake District offers numerous holiday activities on the water.

Hiking and cycling

The region's magnificent lake landscape can also be enjoyed from the countryside. With its unspoilt nature, it offers ideal conditions for extensive cycling and hiking tours. The Müritz Cycle Route and the Mecklenburg Lake District Pilgrimage Trail are unique experiences.

Camping

Camping right by the lake: If you want to be close to the shore from your mobile home or tent, the Mecklenburg Lake District is the place to be. Some campsites also offer an entertainment programme for children and canoes, stand-up paddleboards and motorboats can be rented at many bathing lakes.

Houseboat Rental and Family Vacation

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Familotel Borchard's Rookhus by the lake

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Vacation park Mirow

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KUHNLE-TOURS - Yachtcharter Römer - Riverlodge

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Kuhnle-Tours - Hafendorf Müritz

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Camping- und Ferienpark Havelberge

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Le Boat - Time for a new perspective

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Popular Destinations and Famous Sights

 

Mirow Castle

Built in the mid-18th century and situated on an island, Mirow Castle is best known as the birthplace of Princess Sophie Charlotte, who went down in history as Queen of Great Britain when she married King George III. Today, the castle museum offers families and culture enthusiasts insights into baroque castle life.

Neustrelitz Palace Garden

The ducal palace garden in Neustrelitz is a gem of 18th and 19th century garden art. Temples and avenues adorn the magnificent park, which invites nature lovers to stroll and discover at any time of year.

Müritzeum Nature Experience Center

The Müritzeum invites young and old to explore the water world of the Mecklenburg Lake District. The interactive exhibition offers insights into the local flora and fauna and impresses with a two-story aquarium basin where the underwater world of the Müritz, including a silvery shimmering shoal of vendace, can be admired up close.

Müritz Bear Forest

In the Müritz Bear Forest, visitors meet brown bears that have been freed from often disastrous keeping conditions and have found a new home in the Müritz Bear Conservation Center. During a guided tour through the deliberately natural forest, you will learn a lot about the life and characteristics of the imposing animals and can admire the bears up close. An exciting destination for families and animal lovers!

Heinrich-Schliemann-Museum

In the Heinrich Schliemann Museum, young and old visitors go on a discovery tour with the famous archaeologist and antiquities researcher: How did the boy from Ankershagen become the man who discovered Troy? The museum in Schliemann's former childhood home displays some of his most significant finds and traces Schliemann's fascinating life in detail.

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St. Mary´s Concert Curch

  • An der Marienkirche, 17033 Neubrandenburg

As a concert church, the Marienkirche offers a diverse program - from acoustic treats over to special architectural experience. Outside: Gothic brick church. Inside: Concert hall made of glass, concrete, steel and wood.

Read more: "St. Mary´s Concert Curch"
© SSGK M-V / Timm Allrich

Mirow Castle

  • Open today
  • Schlossinsel, 17252 Mirow

The present palace was built under Adolf Friedrich III according to plans by Christoph Julius Löwe between 1749 and 1752 as a widow's residence for his stepmother Elisabeth-Albertine.

Read more: "Mirow Castle"
Palace garden with orangery in Neustrelitz, © SSGK MV / Funkhaus Creative

Neustrelitz Palace Gardens

  • Freely accessible at any time
  • An der Promenade, 17235 Neustrelitz

The ducal Palaca Garden in Neustrelitz is a gem of 18th and 19th century garden art. In all seasons it invites you to stroll and discover.

Read more: "Neustrelitz Palace Gardens"
© Felix Gänsicke

MÜRITZEUM - The NatureExperienceCenter in Waren (Müritz)

  • Open today
  • Zur Steinmole, 17192 Waren (Müritz)

The Müritzeum shows the beauty and special features of the Mecklenburg Lake District and the Müritz National Park in an interactive exhibition. In Germany's largest aquarium landscape for native freshwater fish, you dive under the water surface of the 1000 lakes.

Read more: "MÜRITZEUM - The NatureExperienceCenter in Waren (Müritz)"
On the trail of rescued brown bears at the bear sanctuary, © Thomas Oppermann

BÄRENWALD Müritz

  • Open today
  • Am Bärenwald, 17209 Stuer

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!

Read more: "BÄRENWALD Müritz"
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National park visitor centre in Federow

  • Open today
  • Damerower Straße, 17192 Kargow OT Federow

The Müritz National Park: famous for its sea-eagles, ospreys and thousands of rabbits that rest here in the autumn and spring.

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Stargard Castle

  • Burg, 17094 Burg Stargard

The castle complex, built around 1236, now houses a museum, herb and root garden and a garment tailor shop, offering visitors a unique glimpse into life in the Middle Ages.

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Penzlin Castle - Witch Museum

  • Open today
  • Burg, 17217 Penzlin

Cultural History Museum of Everyday Magic and Witch Persecutions in Mecklenburg

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© AGRONEUM/Hans Dieter Graf

AGRONEUM Alt Schwerin

  • Open today
  • Achter de Isenbahn, 17214 Alt Schwerin

In the middle of the Mecklenburg Lake District and the Nossentiner-Schwinzer Heide Nature Park lies the museum village of Alt Schwerin. As early as 1963 it became a very special, agricultural history village and open-air museum - agricultural history to experience, touch and participate in.

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© Heinrich-Schliemann-Museum Ankershagen

Heinrich Schliemann Museum

  • Open today
  • Lindenallee, 17219 Ankershagen

"Discover Schliemann's world" - under this credo, the Schliemann Museum in Ankershagen, Mecklenburg, will be guiding visitors through Heinrich Schliemann's multifaceted life with a new exhibition starting in June 2019.

Read more: "Heinrich Schliemann Museum"
© Oppermann Fotografie

St. Mary´s Concert Curch

  • An der Marienkirche, 17033 Neubrandenburg

As a concert church, the Marienkirche offers a diverse program - from acoustic treats over to special architectural experience. Outside: Gothic brick church. Inside: Concert hall made of glass, concrete, steel and wood.

Read more: "St. Mary´s Concert Curch"
© SSGK M-V / Timm Allrich

Mirow Castle

  • Open today
  • Schlossinsel, 17252 Mirow

The present palace was built under Adolf Friedrich III according to plans by Christoph Julius Löwe between 1749 and 1752 as a widow's residence for his stepmother Elisabeth-Albertine.

Read more: "Mirow Castle"
Palace garden with orangery in Neustrelitz, © SSGK MV / Funkhaus Creative

Neustrelitz Palace Gardens

  • Freely accessible at any time
  • An der Promenade, 17235 Neustrelitz

The ducal Palaca Garden in Neustrelitz is a gem of 18th and 19th century garden art. In all seasons it invites you to stroll and discover.

Read more: "Neustrelitz Palace Gardens"
© Felix Gänsicke

MÜRITZEUM - The NatureExperienceCenter in Waren (Müritz)

  • Open today
  • Zur Steinmole, 17192 Waren (Müritz)

The Müritzeum shows the beauty and special features of the Mecklenburg Lake District and the Müritz National Park in an interactive exhibition. In Germany's largest aquarium landscape for native freshwater fish, you dive under the water surface of the 1000 lakes.

Read more: "MÜRITZEUM - The NatureExperienceCenter in Waren (Müritz)"
On the trail of rescued brown bears at the bear sanctuary, © Thomas Oppermann

BÄRENWALD Müritz

  • Open today
  • Am Bärenwald, 17209 Stuer

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!

Read more: "BÄRENWALD Müritz"
© Nationalpark-Information Federow

National park visitor centre in Federow

  • Open today
  • Damerower Straße, 17192 Kargow OT Federow

The Müritz National Park: famous for its sea-eagles, ospreys and thousands of rabbits that rest here in the autumn and spring.

Read more: "National park visitor centre in Federow"
© Burg Stargard

Stargard Castle

  • Burg, 17094 Burg Stargard

The castle complex, built around 1236, now houses a museum, herb and root garden and a garment tailor shop, offering visitors a unique glimpse into life in the Middle Ages.

Read more: "Stargard Castle"
© TMV/Gohlke

Penzlin Castle - Witch Museum

  • Open today
  • Burg, 17217 Penzlin

Cultural History Museum of Everyday Magic and Witch Persecutions in Mecklenburg

Read more: "Penzlin Castle - Witch Museum"
© AGRONEUM/Hans Dieter Graf

AGRONEUM Alt Schwerin

  • Open today
  • Achter de Isenbahn, 17214 Alt Schwerin

In the middle of the Mecklenburg Lake District and the Nossentiner-Schwinzer Heide Nature Park lies the museum village of Alt Schwerin. As early as 1963 it became a very special, agricultural history village and open-air museum - agricultural history to experience, touch and participate in.

Read more: "AGRONEUM Alt Schwerin"
© Heinrich-Schliemann-Museum Ankershagen

Heinrich Schliemann Museum

  • Open today
  • Lindenallee, 17219 Ankershagen

"Discover Schliemann's world" - under this credo, the Schliemann Museum in Ankershagen, Mecklenburg, will be guiding visitors through Heinrich Schliemann's multifaceted life with a new exhibition starting in June 2019.

Read more: "Heinrich Schliemann Museum"
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