With almost 2,000 sunshine-filled hours per year, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern guarantees pleasant weather and opportunity for numerous outdoor activities for all ages and tastes. Situated in north-east Germany and bound by the Baltic Sea to the north, this country is the least populated one of all 16 federal states of Germany. This is one of the main reasons why the nature as well as the cultural heritage has been so well preserved up to the present day, and there are so many different things to do here!
One of the highlights of a summer vacation in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern is the visit to the sandy white beaches of the Baltic Sea. The coastline, along with the islands, stretches for some 2.000 kilometres and features a wide variety of landscapes, such as long and wide sandy beaches, numerous bays and lagoons, rugged cliffs and inlets that are cutting deep into the inner of the country. Sunbathing and swimming in the cool sea are one of the more popular activities, but there are also many others such as stand-up paddling, kayaking, windsurfing and kitesurfing for all those eager to cast away farther from the shore.
Windsurfing and kitesurfing are also popular after the summer months, with excellent weather and perfect waves lasting throughout October and November as well. While swimming season nears an end, other outdoor activities on water remain popular, along with sailing and yachting. You can traverse the sandy beaches on a horse once again in autumn when most of the swimmers are gone; walking and hiking tours provide a great experience once the heat goes down, yet the days are still sunny and enjoyable. Either travelling the region on foot or taking a biking tour, you will get an excellent insight into the nature of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, especially its Lake District, the largest coherent lake and river canal region in Germany. This has prompted the local tourist offers to focus on providing long term, sustainable vacation offers that will ensure the preservation of the nature.