A 15-metre-long skeleton of a finback whale fascinates the visitors of the marine museum in Stralsund. Germany’s first and only clay museum is found in Gnevsdorf. Amber, the gold of the sea, can be admired in Ribnitz-Damgarten and Sellin. The museums of natural history in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern are always good for a surprise.
More than 20 institutions have specialised in completely different specific branches. However, the focus is always on nature native to Mecklenburg-Vorpommern in all its diversity: from the forest as a habitat over the lithological heritage of the ice age on to the worlds of water.
Along with the German Marine Museum in Stralsund, the greatest museum of natural history in North Germany, several small collections and natural history displays complete the picture of a landscape of diversified exhibitions.