Thepanoramic images of the Mecklenburg Lake District seem to be made for the big screen. And a heavenly silence prevails all around. It is a region less turbulent than the Baltic Sea resorts at the coast. Here you are in the countryside and on your own. And actually always on the water. After all, the area is regarded as Europe's largest area of connected lakes. Located between Schwerin, Berlin and the Polish border, the over 1,000 lakes connected by rivers and canals are open to boating tourists, sailors, canoeists and kayakers, surfers, anglers, divers and, in parts, for waterskiing and wakeboarding. The Müritz, with 112 km² the largest German lake, is the heart of this lake district, but the adjectent waterways will also take you right into the big cities of Hamburg or Berlin.
A fantastic nature reseort The lakes just around the Müritz around are a popular holiday destination. In the holiday season up to 600 boats pass the traditional locks along the main route from the Havel to the Mueritz per day. Yet once you are off the main track, the buzzle of the locks is soon left behind and you enter a world of quiet tranquility. The Müritz National Park consists of vast forests, lakes and wetlands and provides habitat forcountlessanimals and plantsas well as rare lichens, mosses and fungi. Today, there is no other place in Germany apart from the Mecklenburg Lake District with as manny brooding tailed eagles, ospreys and cranes.
The network of waterways in the Netherlands is so closely nit that it is almost impossible to determine its exact length. Most cities have connection to the water and are waiting for boaters to visit...
Loads of cultural events If you are not wearied from a long day at the fresh air, museums and art exhibitions, shopping malls, concert halls or even music festivals and cinemas, bars and nightclubs are waiting for you back on shore. From the GDR-times before reunification there are many remnants and testimonies of historical interest to be encountered during your cruise. Waterparks, wellness and sports facilities are also available.