Mecklenburg-Vorpommern is always worth a visit. With its unique wealth in nature, its lively history and its cultural diversity the land between the Elbe, Müritz and the Baltic Sea is a destination for holidaymakers, where recreation and diversion are guaranteed at the same time.
The chalk cliffs, made world famous by the romanticist Caspar David Friedrich who was born in Greifswald, are still characteristic today of the coastline of the largest German island Rügen. Its little sisters appear slightly different but not less charming. The fashionable emperors' resorts on Usedom are wonderful places to bathe and go for a stroll. On the island of Hiddensee, where cars are not allowed, the mad rush and noise of the big cities are quickly forgotten. Not only the coastal area but also each of the regions in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern has a very individual appeal. Shady forests, gentle hills and clear lakes are characteristic of the upland, which received its present shape during the last ice age. Fascinating flora and fauna unfold here. Hence it will be perceivably easy for holidaymakers to recover from their everyday life while biking, hiking, fishing or canoeing.
About 100 towns in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern invite you to take a stroll and enjoy the sights. Over 1,300 years ago the oldest of them were founded by Slavic settlers. From the numerous ramparts of those times the early history of our country is still tangible today. Splendid patrician houses and brick churches in harbour towns like Rostock, Wismar, Stralsund or Greifswald remind us, on the other hand, of the wealth and the importance of the Hanseatic League, the mighty Medieval commercial association. Many idyllic small towns of land cultivating townsmen offer unspoiled relaxation and enjoyable sights with their half-timbered houses, inland harbours and cafes.
Age-old oak trees, romantic castles, exciting facts or curious things about science and engineering: Mecklenburg-Vorpommern is rich in goals for a trip and in famous places of interest. Certainly there is also something for your taste. On mild summer evenings the world may be at guest in a small Mecklenburg village church, because holiday time is the cultural season in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern. The range of cultural highlights is wide. First-class music festivals are part of it as well as exciting theatrical productions.