Boat Tours and Water Fun at Lake Plau
If you like to be in action, you will love Lake Plauer See. Sailboats, excursion boats, motorboats and yachts meet, surfers do their rounds - Lake Plauer See is a true paradise for swimming and water sports. Water sports enthusiasts who want to explore the 38-square-kilometer lake and its surrounding waters undisturbed can paddle across the lake on canoe tours lasting several days.
Cycling and Hiking Tours
The hilly landscape of Mecklenburg-Schwerin is ideal for extensive cycling and hiking tours. The cycling trail "Runde Acht" (Round Eight) around Lake Schwerin, for example, invites you to explore the area on a bicycle for 63 kilometers. Those who want to plan more than one day will find a wide landscape of forests, lakes and fields, where cranes and sea eagles are at home, on the five-day hiking tour Klosterdreieck between Schaalsee, Ratzeburg and Zarrentin.
Horse lovers are in good hands on vacation in Mecklenburg-Schwerin: riding and carriage trails such as the 170-kilometer-long Gestüt Trail lead from Redefin through idyllic villages and tranquil landscapes. The traditional Redefin State Stud provides insights into its successful breeding history on tours of the facility and presents the most beautiful animals at the annual stallion parade in the fall.
Mecklenburg-Schwerin - characterized by sights and destinations that stand the test of time
Built in the mid-19th century, the region's landmark attracts visitors with its magnificent living quarters and throne room from the era of romantic historicism. The Meissen porcelain, which can be admired in the Schwerin castle collection, is also world-famous. Nestled in a picturesque park and lake landscape, it is a dreamlike destination for culture lovers and romantics.
The Lake(len)calm Schaalsee
Until 1990, the inner-German border ran through the middle of the lake, so that a diverse flora and fauna could develop undisturbed around the Schaalsee. As a UNESCO biosphere reserve, nature lovers, families and solo travelers come here to relax, hike or take a guided tour of the reserve with a ranger. The whitefish from the Schaalsee are a local delicacy that must be tried.
The Romantic Schwerin Lake
It is this charming mix of city life and proximity to water that makes Germany's third largest inland lake so special. Almost every spot around Schwerin's inner and outer lakes can be explored by excursion boats and sailing boats, but also by bike on well-developed bike paths. The lake is made for romantic hours, because the view of the fairy-tale castle in the evening glow is unique.
Ludwigslust Palace, with its magnificent and lavishly restored rooms, is a symbol of the late Baroque and one of Mecklenburg-Schwerin's most famous sights. And yet many things here are not as they appear at first glance: the elegant marble panelling and graceful statues of the magnificent palace are in fact often made of papier-mâché, which went down in history as Ludwigslust Carton. Outside the castle walls, vacationers and families interested in history can find relaxation in the adjacent park with its cascades and avenues.
Situated between Hamburg and Berlin, winter sports fans can expect skiing fun at its best all year round at the Alpincenter. At a mild -1°C, head to the indoor slope, which is used by experienced skiers and beginners alike.