Schwerin: City of the many lakesSchwerin is located between many picturesque lakes about 100 kms from Hamburg. The city is a popular destination for its castle that is build on a little island on one of the many lakes. Today is serves as the seat of the state parliament. A very impressive and beautiful building with beautiful gardens!
Mecklenburg Lake District: Largest coherent lake and canal region of Germany50 Kms away from Schwerin you will find the lake district of Mecklenburg. This region has hundreds of small and big lakes. The region is popular for germans that come here to do canoe for a few days. Unfortunately we went on a popular holiday and most places to rent things were closed and the villages were overrun by seniors.
Rostock: The northern pearl?Rostock welcomed us with rain and it didn’t stop raining until we actually left. However, we really enjoyed the city. It’s quite big and with the university it is also home to a few international students. There are many pubs and restaurants near the harbor and you can get fresh fish everywhere. Rostock is also very close to Warnemünde, one of the most popular beaches of the baltic sea in Germany.
Stralsund: Gateway to Rügen IslandIn order to get to Rügen (northern German island) you need to pass through Stralsund and the city is well worth a stop. The old city is a UNESO World Heritage Site and very beautiful especially in the golden light at the setting of the sun. Many beautiful small houses are next to each other and at the harbour you’ll find massive and old warehouses that have been renovated and now host restaurants, museums or other things…
Rügen: Berliners EscapeWhat do Berliners do if they can’t fly away and need a few days off, they visit Rügen! The island is the biggest of Germany and has a good rail network that is connected to the mainland and there is a highway on parts of the island. The beaches aren’t too spectacular but its a great area to learn windsurfing, kitesurfing or for biking. The island is very flat and green, perfect for a day trip by bike. You can rent those anywhere on the island!