The face of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern is to be found in the deep-blue eyes of its lakes and in its green meadows. The blossoming rape fields are enrobed in yellow and, in the evenings, the lights skirting the glamorous promenades twinkle like glittery evening gowns. The spirit of lively towns blends in with the peaceful quietness of dreamy villages and their environs to create a picture full of harmony. Mecklenburg-Vorpommern invites you to slow down, breathe deeply and relax, to live and experience, to power down and reaccelerate.
The locals love their land – as do many guests. Every year the Elbe and the Baltic Sea, Müritz Lake or the backwaters attract millions of holiday makers. The growth rates in the tourism sector have undergone a tremendous boom: Since 1993 the number of overnight stays has risen from 7.6 million to approximately 27.6 million; the number of beds has increased from 77,000 to 183,000. Meanwhile Mecklenburg-Vorpommern belongs to the most asked for holiday destinations in all of Germany. In the summer of 2003 for the very first time it became the most popular holiday state in the Republic of Germany.
For here, recreation seekers will find everything that makes their leisure time and holiday memorable: marvellous nature, always worth rediscovering, from the Baltic coast with its islands to the Lake District or the Mecklenburger Schweiz, clean air and healthy climate, treasures in old town centres and museums, art and culture in theatres, on concert stages and in art studios. Cycle and bridle paths, golf courses and water parks round off the tourist programme and contribute at the same time to the quality of the life of the locals.