Mecklenburg lake district

Already knew? More forest and water is hardly possible! The also as "Land of 1,000 lakes“The well-known and 6,000 km² Mecklenburg Lake District is one of the best known with the holiday regions Müritz, Neustrelitzer Kleinseenland, Feldberger Seenlandschaft as well as Mecklenburgische Schweiz, Tollensesee and Brohmer Berge, most popular and most visited holiday destinations in northeastern Germany.

Here you can expect picturesque water landscapes to the horizon, which you can also explore on your own in a canoe or kayak together with your children. In the following you will read what there is to discover and experience in the Mecklenburg Lake District.

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Where to go – the Mecklenburg Lake District as a travel destination for your next family vacation

The Mecklenburg Lake District is approximately congruent with the district of the same name in the south of the state of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania.

The currently largest German district, with an area of ​​almost 5,500 km², borders on the districts of Ludwigslust-Parchim, Rostock, Vorpommern-Rügen and Vorpommern-Greifswald as well as on the districts of Oberhavel, Ostprignitz-Ruppin and Uckermark in Brandenburg.

The strategically favorable location not far from Berlin and Hamburg makes the region popular vacation destination for city dwellers looking for peace. Family friendly accommodations of all kinds for your vacation at the Mecklenburg Lake District are available in a large selection in the locations mentioned below.

On you can depending on resort Read clearly structured, where exactly you are staying at the Mecklenburg Lake District and what you can do anything there.

Variety for the whole family in Plau am See

Today’s climatic health resort in district Ludwigslust-Parchim originated in the 13th century and was an important location for the cloth making trade throughout the 18th century. Tourism began in 1845 with the beginning of passenger shipping across the 38 km² Plauer See.

There are numerous tourist facilities around the water such as various Campgrounds and a cycle route. The castle and bee museum and the nature reserve Plauer Stadtwald are worth seeing.

Krakow at the lake & the Berlin Castle

The city in the Rostock district, which was first documented in 1298, has been a state-approved climatic health resort since 2000. The first public bathhouse at the 16 km² large Krakower See was opened in 1905.

interesting Attractions are the Neolithic large stone tombs near Alt Sammit and Charlottenthal and the magnificent neo-baroque Bellin Castle from 1912. You can cycle on the Krakow circular path and Herrenhausweg, hike in the almost 1,200 hectare nature reserve Krakower Obersee.

The island town of Malchow (Mecklenburg)

The so-called "island town“In the Mecklenburgische Seenplatte district has been an official climatic health resort since 2005. The historic city center, which was extensively renovated in the early 1990s, houses architectural attractions such as the time-honored field stone church of the Malchow monastery from 1235 with the Mecklenburg Organ Museum and the swing bridge between Fleesensee and Plauer See from 1863.

The GDR Museum in the Film-Palast in Kirchenstrasse with many historical exhibits.

Röbel an der Müritz: half-timbered houses, mills & the Müritzbad

The resort in the Mecklenburg Lake District and its enviable location on a natural harbor to the Müritz attracted many visitors as early as the 19th century.

Worth seeing are the many beautifully renovated half-timbered houses and the remains of the medieval city wall at Mönchsteich, the gallery Dutch mill from 1825 on the castle hill and the museum "Heimatstuben“In the guest’s house. You can bathe in the "Müritz Therme"And in the natural pool"Müritzbad".

Were at the Müritz: Aquarium & Ice Age trail

The city in today’s Mecklenburgische Seenplatte district developed between 1900 and 1930 into a nationally known health resort. Waren has also been an official health spa since 2012.

The 2,300 m² aquarium, museum and nature experience center are particularly worth seeing.Müritzeum“, The castle wall island in nearby Feisnecksee and the Schloss Weinberg from 1875. You can hike excellently on the informative and ten kilometer long one Tiefwarensee ice age educational trail.

Canoeing in Mirow & around the love island

The Mirower Castle Island in the country town founded in the early 13th century served as the residence of the Dukes of Mecklenburg-Strelitz in the 18th century. To the local Attractions the Love Island with the tomb of the last grand duke of the noble family, Adolf Friedrich VI, and the Johanniterkirche from the early 18th century also count.

For boat trips You can rent canoes in the Mirow canoeing station and canoe rentals at the youth hostel in the surrounding Neustrelitzer Kleinseenplatte.

Wesenberg (Mecklenburg): Tower hill castle & Tin Toy Museum

The water-rich country town was founded in 1252 and houses the family hotel am Labus Lake a beautifully located accommodation for Traveling with children to the Mecklenburg Lake District.

Worth seeing are the symbols of the high medieval tower hill castle from the 13th century, in which the Wesenberg tourist office is located, the tin toy museum in the villa Dandelion and the city church of St. Marien. Well-kept swimming spots can be found on the White Lake and Peetscher lake.

Baroque houses & Castles in Neustrelitz

The baroque planned city was founded in 1733. Neustrelitz is known nationwide for its numerous historical buildings, particularly worth seeing is the classicist orangery from 1755 in the Castle Park.

The neo-Gothic castle church from 1859 and the town church from 1778 on the market square are also frequently photographed. For a trip in family holiday on the Mecklenburg Lake District, the 48-hectare zoo with approx. 450 animals from around 40 species is recommended.

The famous city gates of Neubrandenburg

The district town, founded in 1248, is particularly popular due to its unique fortification from the brick Gothic period in the 12th to 16th centuries. The four medieval city gates can still be admired today Friedländer, Stargarder, Treptower and new gate as well as the Fangel- or monk tower.

The Treptower Tor also houses the municipal regional museum with an exhibition on the history of Neubrandenburg. You can bathe in the "Augustabad“And Strandbad Broda am Tollensesee.

Water-skiing & Naturism in Feldberg (Feldberger Seenlandschaft)

The Kneipp spa is part of the Feldberger Seenlandschaft community, founded in 1999, and is appreciated by holidaymakers because of the local recreation area called Haussee. round various are distributed around the water swimming holes and sports facilities, which are also used for regular water skiing events.

The local "Feldberger Carnival Club (FKK)“Organizes a well-attended Carnival Monday parade. From the viewpoint on the 143 meter high Reiherberg you have a great view of the dense beech forests in the Heilige Hallen nature reserve near Lüttenhagen.


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