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Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania

Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, the region between Berlin and Hamburg, has been an attractive location with a charm of its own for many years. Hanseatic towns with soaring brick churches, fishing villages with thatched cottages, and castles with fabulous parks invite visitors on an exciting journey of discovery. Walking, cycling and boat trips are the best ways to discover the region’s most beautiful views. Over 1,240 miles of Baltic Sea coastline and more than 2,000 glistening lakes make the region a sheer delight for bathing and water sports. Whether it is an activity holiday, a cities tour, a three-week holiday or a relaxing stop-over to another destination – Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania’s rich diversity is all you could wish for.

The Ozeaneum in Stralsund

Along with the Schwerin, Güstrow and Ludwigslust castle museums, the German Amber Museum in Ribnitz-Damgarten and many other museums and exhibitions, the German Oceanographic Museum in the Ozeanium, which won the European Museum of the Year Award 2010, provides a fascinating journey through the underwater world of the northern seas.

Historic Old Towns of Stralsund and Wismar

The Hansa towns of Stralsund and Wismar,which have been listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site since 2002, represent the golden age of the Hanseatic League, a medieval association of towns and cities from the 13thto 15th century. These two towns – and equally the regional capital Schwerin or the Hanseatic city of Rostock, the largest in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania – offer tempting opportunities for shopping expeditions through their winding streets and lanes, in addition to historical tours.

The Three Imperial Spas on Usedom Island

Ahlbeck, Heringsdorf and Bansin provide impressive examples of the classic spa architecture along the 1,200-mile Baltic coast of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania. Top class health hotels, spas, and leisure pools offer relaxing breaks, even if the sun refuses to shine.