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Germany's 16 states: Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania

Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania is home to seaside resorts once nicknamed "Berlin's bathtub," and is ideal for waterside holidays - from the Baltic Sea coast to the Mecklenburg lake district.

Plenty of water, not too many people - if you're looking for peace and quiet, Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania is for you. Only in summer do the beaches on the Baltic Sea coast sometimes get really full.

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Travel tips for Mecklenburg-Vorpommern


This thousand-year-old city lies on twelve lakes. Its main landmark is the city palace. The Grand Dukes of Mecklenburg-Schwerin had it built in the midst of the picturesque lakes.

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Schwerin - Twelve Lakes and a Castle

Lake Müritz

You can easily sail around Lake Müritz In the south of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania in a houseboat, as Check-in host Lukas Stege found out. It's the largest lake in the Mecklenburg lake district, much of which is a nature protection area, and the largest that lies entirely within Germany.

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A Trip to the Mecklenburg Lake District

The Baltic Sea island of Rügen

In the winter, visitors have Germany's largest island almost all to themselves. They can hike through the old beech forests in Jasmund National Park, which is a UNESCO World Heritage site, or admire the distinctive 19th century seaside resort  architecture in the coastal towns.

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The Baltic Sea island of Rügen

The Port of Rostock

Cruise ship port, transshipment center and ferry terminal. Rostock's port is the largest on the German Baltic Sea. As early as the Middle Ages it was an important trading hub in the Baltic region. Now, in the 21st century, its importance for cruise liners is increasing steadily.  

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#DailyDrone: Rostock Port

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