There is pristine nature to marvel at in all parts of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern. The wild coasts with their snow-white chalk cliffs, the deep green forests, romantic moors and reed-fringed lagoons are unique natural treasures. Almost one third of the country is therefore under protection. Many areas belong to the National Natural Landscapes, and two are even declared to be the UNESCO World Natural Heritage. Resting cranes, hunting eagles or roaring deer are among the most impressive nature experiences in Germany and can be observed here.
The special connection to water and nature is also reflected in the culture of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern. In the Hanseatic cities you can still visit the Gothic brick cathedrals of European cultural history. In addition, more than 2,000 castles, parks and manor houses adorn the fairy-tale like coastal region. Yet another specific trademark of the region is the spa architecture with its snow-white villas.
The country's rich natural and cultural heritage is dear to many people and should be preserved. Sustainability is becoming increasingly more important, even in vacation planning. Some tourism providers have already responded to this. From the choice of journey destination to the choice of hotel and the daily trips at your destination, you have plenty options to make your vacation sustainable, climate-friendly and socially responsible.
Topics at a glance:
- 9 responsible vacation regions
- Environmentally friendly travel and mobility on site
- Holistic experiences - experience and enjoy nature
- Sustainable accommodations
9 Responsible Vacation Regions Stand for Quality, Environmental Friendliness and Regionality
Between the Baltic Sea and the Lake District, your vacation will be a sustainable all-round experience. In these regions, guests receive offers compiled according to sustainable aspects - from unique nature experiences, environmentally friendly mobility, seasonal dishes made from regional ingredients to authentic cultural programmes.
Schaalsee: For Body and Soul
You can explore the untouched nature of the former border region UNESCO biosphere reserve Schaalsee along 150 kilometres of well-marked hiking and biking trails. Afterwards, chefs and producers of the region will spoil you with culinary delicacies like finest organic goat cheese, fresh deer salami, mustards and chutneys from controlled organic cultivation and self-distilled liqueurs. Pure pleasure for the taste buds!
Lassaner Winkel: Herbs, Art and Tranquillity
The Lassaner Winkel is deliberately set in a quiet landscape away from the tourist crowds. If you want to get creative on vacation, meditate, experience ecological herb cultivation, indulge in a sound massage or simply enjoy the beauty and soothing tranquillity of the region, you've come to the right place.
Müritz National Park: In the Land of Thousand Lakes
Watch sea eagles catch fish in the morning, hike through the mystical moor habitats, enjoy the Indian summer in a canoe, taste traditional specialties directly from the fisherman and spend the night in close proximity to the nature. The Müritz National Park partners offer intriguing offers for experienced explorers of the wilderness. With "MÜRITZ all around" you are mobile and can discover the region comfortably and environmentally-friendly.
Southeast Rügen Biosphere Reserve: "Experience and Understand Nature"
Guests in the Southeast Rügen Biosphere Reserve can engage mighty tree giants on the barrier-free treetop path, accompany nature guides into the world of wildlife and medicinal herbs, look over the shoulders of fishermen landing their sustainable catch, experience social-ecological agriculture or learn to use the landscape with respect in the nature water sports school.
Vorpommersche Boddenlandschaft: Wilderness by the Sea
Unique lagoons and wide beaches characterise the national park on the peninsula Fischland-Darß-Zingst. The national park partners offer you extensive walks with beach cleaning, excursions to the crane dance or deer concert, and overnight stays either with the ranger or on the residential ship. You can also enjoy the best catch from the net or the salt marsh meat of the Öhe cattle.
Island of Usedom: Sustainability portal with nature and socially compatible offers
On Usedom there is already a large number of committed providers who actively strengthen the sustainable development of the island with the help of sustainability management. The sustainability portal provides information about environmentally friendly travel, nature-oriented leisure activities, sustainable accommodation, organic products in Usedom's farm stores or the authentic cuisine of the region.
Elbetal River Landscape: Green Country Vacation
The wide floodplains of the Elbetal river landscape and the fascinating inland dunes can be perfectly explored by bike. Along the way, the partners of the UNESCO biosphere reserve invite you to enjoy traditionally produced delicacies, whether the BioObst Büdnerei with freshly pressed apple juice, the cheese factory with goat camembert or the farm store with homemade cakes and delicious salami from the pastured ox.
Vorpommern: Close to Nature and Sustainable
Many providers and hosts in the Vorpommern region have recognised the nature of times we are living in and are focusing on sustainability and gentle tourism with regional offers. Nature and hiking guides in the nature parks will introduce you to the unique natural areas on foot or by water, and you might even meet a sea eagle or a beaver.
Fairtrade Towns: Sustainable Shopping
Four towns in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern are part of the nationwide Fairtrade Towns campaign. They are consciously committed to sustainability and fair trade. The Hanseatic City of Rostock gives you easy access to holistic products with its sustainable shopping guide.
Environmentally Friendly Travel and Mobility On Site - Environmentally Conscious, Varied, Cost-effective
Take the train to the Baltic coast, ride the bike to the island of Rügen or get on the bus to the countryside? Our diverse transport system in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern offers many options. Best conditions for an environmentally friendly and stress-free journey, where you can already collect the first vacation experiences.
Many towns and regions are coming up with ways to ensure that their guests can explore their surroundings comfortably and in a climate-friendly way. In addition to transportation via buses and trains, cities offer rental bikes, e-bikes and e-scooters. In nature regions, buses and trains take active vacationers directly to the most beautiful biking and hiking trails. If you don't have your own bike, you can rent trekking or mountain bikes, also with electric drive if you wish.
Mecklenburg-Vorpommern already offers 200 charging stations for public use, and car-sharing and rental services for electric cars are being developed.