Destination guide

Become a fan of the Baltic's elegant towns and secret sands

Forget the Med and make for the Baltic! The dazzling white sands and deep blue seas of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, on Germany's northern coastline, are among Europe's best-kept secrets. Historic seaside resorts full of old-world whimsy? Check. Leafy resort islands? You bet. Bucolic fishing villages lined with clapboard cottages? Plenty. Head away from the coast and it just keeps getting better. As the least densely populated state in Germany, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern has more than its fair share of natural bounty, and you'll find national parks, pristine lakes, and tons of wildlife, not to mention charming old towns with medieval architecture.

Things to do

Skip through fairy-tale landscapes with your inner child

The natural world is high on the agenda around these parts. Highlights include Rugen, Germany's largest island, which is full of sandy beaches and calm waters; Vorpommersche Boddenlandschaft National Park, whose landscapes hide herds of red deer; and the brown bear sanctuary of Barenwald Muritz. Mecklenburg-Vorpommern vacation rentals are also a good bet for heritage hunters, as the region's towns house top-notch cultural heirlooms. The capital city of Schwerin is home to a spectacular fairy-tale castle, Stralsund combines seaside charms with beautiful old buildings, and the gracious university town of Greifswald has medieval architecture straight out of a story book.


Love the outdoors? Get your kicks both on and beside the water

With the Baltic sea and lush countryside as a backdrop, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern vacation rentals are well placed for all that outdoorsy action. The Baltic coast has clean (if rather chilly) waters to splash about in and beautiful beaches to stroll along, while a network of lakes and waterways includes gargantuan Lake Muritz, which you can get to know by motor boat, raft, or kayak. Then there are tall beech forests, with well-marked hiking trails suitable for grown-ups and tykes alike, and flat plains and meadows that could make a novice cyclist feel like a superstar.


Come and have your fun in the brief summer sun

The best time to visit Mecklenburg-Vorpommern is the June-to-August summer (high) season when the days are at their longest, temperatures are mild, the landscape is in full bloom, and vacation facilities and transport services are fully operational. Note, though, that July is a vacation month for Germans, who head out in droves to the countryside or the coast. Fall is also a good time to visit, with fewer vacationers around. However, coastal waters can get downright chilly as early as September, and most attractions maintain reduced hours outside of the peak season. From March to April and September to October, cranes flock in enormous numbers to the region's lakes.

Natural features

Walking in a pristine natural wonderland

Mecklenburg-Vorpommern sits in the northeast corner of Germany, with a long coastline overlooking the Baltic Sea. The city of Berlin lies to the south and Hamburg is to the west. Mecklenburg-Vorpommern vacation rentals are all about getting out into the surrounding countryside, which includes dramatic cliffs, white sands, and clear waters. Off the coast are a number of islands popular with vacationers for their sandy coastlines and lush interiors. Further inland, the terrain is a flat tapestry of fields, open plains, and beech forest, and there's also a network of lakes and waterways.

Where to stay around Mecklenburg-Vorpommern?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 29,763 vacation rentals near Mecklenburg-Vorpommern. From 4,878 Houses to 407 Bungalows, find the best place to stay with your family and friends to discover the Mecklenburg-Vorpommern area.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern?

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

  • Kühlungsborn: 3,432 vacation rentals
  • Garz: 3,165 vacation rentals
  • Rügen: 8,844 vacation rentals
  • Alt Schwerin: 1,011 vacation rentals
  • Rostock: 2,564 vacation rentals

And HomeAway offers you the chance to discover many other popular destinations in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern! 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 Mecklenburg-Vorpommern?

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 Mecklenburg-Vorpommern:

  • Kühlungsborn: 3,432 rentals
  • Garz: 3,165 rentals
  • Rügen: 8,844 rentals
  • Alt Schwerin: 1,011 rentals
  • Rostock: 2,564 rentals

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

Can I find easy-access vacation rentals when traveling by plane to Mecklenburg-Vorpommern?

Yes of course. Our owners offer a large selection of vacation rentals near airports. The airports with a large selection of vacation rentals in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern are:

  • Schwerin (SZW-Parchim Intl.): 215 vacation rentals
  • Guettin MecklenburgVorpommern Germany Airport (GTI): 8,471 vacation rentals
  • Neubrandenburg (FNB-Neubrandenburg - Trollenhagen): 259 vacation rentals

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

Near which points of interest can I spend my holidays in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern?

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

  • Ostseebad Binz Station: 7,820 rentals
  • Schwerin Castle: 510 rentals
  • Karl's Village of Discovery: 3,774 rentals
  • Pirate Island of Ruegen: 8,083 rentals
  • Ueckermunde Beach: 4,871 rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Mecklenburg-Vorpommern 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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