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 or near the water. After all, the area is considered Europe's largest closed lake district. There is a glistening body of water behind practically every hill and forest. The more than 1,000 lakes and the rivers that connect them are perfect for excursions by boat or raft. The scenery of such an adventure is as varied as it is impressive, the landscape is lush and nature is protected. Of course, this is particularly true of the Müritz National Park and the Nossentiner / Schwinzer Heide and Feldberger Seenlandschaft nature parks. Between the unspoilt natural surroundings, you'll find sleepy villages and winding little towns, charming manor houses and enchanted sluices – a popular excursion destination for those interested in culture.

And when was the last time you went stargazing? No light pollution spoils the view of the seemingly endless night sky over the Mecklenburg Lake District, which is particularly inviting in the fall and winter for an extended „swim“ in the shining sea of stars.

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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 vacationers and nature lovers. Situated between Müritz and Lake Plau, the water is never far away. A summer toboggan run and the monkey forest provide varied entertainment for children.

Neustrelitz

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

Mirow

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

Neubrandenburg

History and architecture enthusiasts should pay a visit to Neubrandenburg – the city of four gates –. As part of the European Route of Brick Gothic, you can admire the old city wall with its four gates and St. Mary's Church, one of the most exciting concert halls in Germany, in the third largest city in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern. For culture lovers, numerous concerts, ballets and musicals offer an entertaining program for the vacation.

Waren

Waren an der Müritz: a town with a rich history and unique nature. The lively town center attracts visitors with its cosy cafés and shops and the surrounding countryside can be explored in a relaxed way while hiking or cycling.

The Müritz offers water sports opportunities for everyone. Enjoy the relaxed atmosphere and the diversity of this beautiful city.

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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Camping and Holiday Park Havelberge

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KUHNLE-TOURS - Yachtcharter Römer - Riverlodge

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Familotel Borchard's Rookhus by the lake

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Vacation park Mirow

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Kuhnle-Tours - Hafendorf Müritz

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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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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.

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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"
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!

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© 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)"
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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.

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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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Neubrandenburg Concert Church by night, © 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"
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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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Penzlin Castle - Witch Museum

  • Open today
  • Burg, 17217 Penzlin

Cultural History Museum of Everyday Magic and Witch Persecutions in Mecklenburg

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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.

Read more: "Stargard Castle"
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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"
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"
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"
© 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)"
© 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"
© 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"
Neubrandenburg Concert Church by night, © 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"
© 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"
© 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"
© 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"
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