The Western Pomeranian
Coastal Inlet

Picture Gallery

North-Western Mecklenburg

The village of Michelenburg, which originally gave the region its name, lies between Wismar and the most northerly edge of the Lake of Schwerin. Today, only the circular rampart of the former fort still remains but the name of the seat of the Slavic princes was kept by the following ruling dynasties and, over time, became the designation for the whole region. At present, the administrative district of North-Western Mecklenburg and the towns of Schwerin and Wismar constitute this region.

The regional capital of Mecklenburg Pomerania is Schwerin, an enchanting town which has a long tradition as a residential town. Major events such as the Film Festival, the Cultural Festival in the summer and the Castle Festival, as well as numerous art collections and museums, make Schwerin a centre of modern culture.

Amidst the restored gables of the houses aligning the marketplace in Wismar, you will find the “Old Swede” (“der Alte Schwede”), the oldest private town-house in the town. Its name is a reminder of Swedish rule which lasted almost 200 years and began in 1648 when the Thirty Years’ War came to end. At that time, the Treaty of Westphalia sealed the cession of large territories in the Baltic Sea region to the King of Sweden and, to this day, is the basis for a very special form of cultural and economic exchange.

Distinctive features of the landscape on the coast of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania are the extensive salt marshes and the tidal flats – the resting place for thousands of birds of passage in the spring and autumn. A clearly marked network of rambling trails and cycle tracks, including many picnic areas and observation points, invite you to explore the unspoiled nature of this part of the country. At the end of your tour, why not stop off at one of the typical coffee shops and, in pleasant, cheerful surroundings, let all the new impressions and experiences sink in?

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