Destination guide

A big welcome to the Land of a Thousand Lakes

Crammed with stacks of natural appeal, the Mecklenburgische Seenplatte may seem quite a mouthful but it's the perfect destination for outdoor adventurers. Known as the Land of a Thousand Lakes, the region is made up of 1,117 freshwater lakes and forms part of the Muritz National Park, a UNESCO-listed World Natural Heritage site. Get your lakeland getaway off on the right foot by booking a Mecklenburgische Seenplatte vacation rental in the heart of the park. Boating, fishing, and kayaking are all popular activities, but there's also a theater and a museum for those who prefer to keep their feet dry.

Things to do

It's marvelous medieval mayhem in Mecklenburg

The main town in the Mecklenburg Lake District is Neubrandenburg, a charming college town on the banks of Tollensesee Lake. It's famous for its abundance of Gothic architecture, including a medieval fortress and 4 city gates, the oldest of which is Friedlander Tor, which was built in the 1300s. Aside from its fort and gatehouses, the buzzy little town is also home to the Concert Church, where you can catch a magical performance by the Neubrandenburg Philharmonic Orchestra or see a show in the oldest theater in Mecklenburg.


Don't be shallow, jump right into Germany's lake district

Life in the lakes generally involves messing about on the water. Mecklenburgische Seenplatte attracts a loyal crowd of outdoors enthusiasts, who come to kayak or sail, or even fish for trout, perch and pike. Clean air and pure waters means it's also a big hit with the wellness brigade, and there are several spas and wellness centers which offer saunas, steam rooms and natural treatments. After a busy day on the water, why not kick back with a cool beer on the deck of your Mecklenburgische Seenplatte vacation rental.


Let's go walking in a winter wonder(Lake)land

Germany's lake district is at its best during the warm, summer months, when its cool, clear waters are abundant with boats and kayaks. The region often sees temperatures go up to 80 degrees, with plenty of blue skies and sunshine, and only the odd shower. However, it's also when the best Mecklenburgische Seenplatte vacation rentals get booked up quickly. If you want to avoid the crowds, consider visiting in spring or fall, when the temperatures aren't quite as balmy. In winter, the temperatures drop towards freezing and snow is not uncommon, so pack plenty of layers.

Natural features

Take a hike, Mike, on the lakeland's rugged trails

A 2-hour drive north of Berlin, the Mecklenburgische Seenplatte is the largest lake region in Germany. The entire area is a hiker's dream. Part of Muritz National Park, a vast forest criss-crossed with hundreds of miles of rugged trails, there are various walking routes largely around the region's beautiful natural lakes. In the Serrahner part of the national park, you're likely to marvel at the thick beech forests, which are protected as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. You may even spot red deer or raccoons hiding among the trees.

Where to stay around Mecklenburgische Seenplatte?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 3,088 vacation rentals near Mecklenburgische Seenplatte. From 1,025 Houses to 99 Bungalows, find the best place to stay with your family and friends to discover the Mecklenburgische Seenplatte area.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Mecklenburgische Seenplatte?

There are many lovely places to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Mecklenburgische Seenplatte. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular destinations to visit are:

  • Alt Schwerin: 1,008 vacation rentals
  • Schloen-Dratow: 604 vacation rentals
  • Userin: 736 vacation rentals
  • Kieve: 499 vacation rentals
  • Müritz: 1,494 vacation rentals

And HomeAway offers you the chance to discover many other popular destinations in Mecklenburgische Seenplatte! Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Mecklenburgische Seenplatte?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the cities with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Mecklenburgische Seenplatte:

  • Alt Schwerin: 1,008 rentals
  • Schloen-Dratow: 604 rentals
  • Userin: 736 rentals
  • Kieve: 499 rentals
  • Neukalen: 243 rentals

For other cities, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

Near which points of interest can I spend my holidays in Mecklenburgische Seenplatte?

HomeAway offers a large selection of rentals near lovely places in Mecklenburgische Seenplatte. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Mueritz National Park: 1,786 rentals
  • Schwenzin Station: 1,931 rentals
  • Waren (Müritz) Station: 2,030 rentals
  • Boek Wildlife Park: 1,811 rentals
  • Altentreptow Station: 293 rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Mecklenburgische Seenplatte listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection.

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