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Love water? You Muritz visit the Mecklenburg Lake District

Like messing about on the water? Then you'll love a vacation on Lake Muritz, the 2nd largest lake in Germany. Part of the Muritz National Park, a Muritz vacation rental is a popular base for exploring the vast Mecklenburg Lake District. Naturally, the lake is a magnet for outdoors enthusiasts, but it also promises charming, lakefront towns, including the medieval town of Muritz (now known as Waren) which is perched on the lake's northern shores. Here you can visit the Muritzeum, the largest freshwater aquarium in Germany. And don't miss a selfie with the fairy tale-esque water tower on the Nesselberg.

Things to do

Keepin' it fresh—Germany's largest freshwater aquarium

Perched on the northern shores of Lake Muritz is the medieval town of Waren. Formerly known as Muritz, it's the largest town in the region and is crammed with quaint shops, taverns, and authentic German restaurants. Don't miss a peek at the fairy tale-style water tower in the town's Nesselberg quarter. It's also home to the Muritzeum, the visitor center and nature discovery center for Muritz National Park. Aside from its fascinating nature exhibits, it houses the largest freshwater aquarium in Germany, where you can get up-close-and-personal with some of the lakes' native species, such as turtles and crustaceans.


Messing about on boats on Lake Muritz

Covering an area around 45 square miles, life in the Muritz region pretty much centers around its eponymous lake. You can rent a sailing boat from the many lakefront marinas, and spend a day exploring the hidden beaches and quaint villages which dot its shores. Feeling energetic? Then book a guided kayaking tour or windsurfing lessons. While kids will love simply splashing about in its cool, clean waters. Book a Muritz vacation rental overlooking the lake, and enjoy relaxing with a glass a wine on your private deck as the sun sets.


Lake Muritz simply sizzles in summertime

Germany is not known for its tropical weather. It famously experiences all 4 seasons, sometimes in a single day! The most popular time to visit the lakes region is in the summer months, between June and September, when temperatures reach a balmy 70-75 degrees. It's also when demand for Muritz vacation rentals is at its highest. For the widest choice, visit in spring or fall, when the weather is cooler, but the sun still shines and there's plenty of opportunities to get out on the water. In winter, the mercury drops towards freezing and snow is not uncommon.

Natural features

Muritz National Park is heaven for hikers and bikers

Located in northeastern Germany, Lake Muritz is part of the Mecklenburg Lakes Region. On the eastern banks of the lake lies the Muritz National Park. Popular with hikers and bikers throughout the year, it has more than 400 miles of trails. It's also an important breeding ground for birds, including the white-tailed eagle, osprey, and crane. If you prefer to explore on 2 wheels, there are dozens of rugged cycling tracks, just watch out for the herds of Swedish hornless cattle and Gotland sheep who roam the park. You can pick up trail maps in the visitors' center in Waren.

Where to stay around Müritz?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 1,560 vacation rentals near Müritz. From 468 Houses to 25 Bungalows, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Müritz for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Müritz?

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

  • Alt Schwerin: 1,014 vacation rentals
  • Brandenburg: 2,209 vacation rentals
  • Schloen-Dratow: 602 vacation rentals
  • Plau am See: 1,064 vacation rentals
  • Userin: 735 vacation rentals

And HomeAway offers you the chance to discover many other popular destinations in Müritz! 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 Müritz?

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 Müritz:

  • Alt Schwerin: 1,014 rentals
  • Schloen-Dratow: 602 rentals
  • Plau am See: 1,064 rentals
  • Userin: 735 rentals
  • Kieve: 499 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 Müritz?

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

  • Dossow (Prign) Station: 563 rentals
  • Mueritz National Park: 1,793 rentals
  • Wittstock (Dosse) Station: 694 rentals
  • Schwenzin Station: 1,943 rentals
  • Waren (Müritz) Station: 2,034 rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Müritz 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.