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Click on the colored areas of the map to access a travelogue.  The colors indicate different regions of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern -- scroll down for explanation and introduction for each location. (Original map comes from the CIA World Factbook, inset map comes from www.entry.de)

Introduction.   Since reunification, Mecklenberg-Vorpommern has become one of Germany the former East Germany's prime tourist destinations behind Berlin and Thüringen.  Unfortunately, my visits there have thus far been limited, the only destination I've hit here is Schwerin, a medieval town that's been given a complete facelift.  But I assure you Schwerin is worth the trip, it's castle is absolutely beautiful, State of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern (Lower Pomerania)sitting on its own island in a lake.

The other place I hear specific recommendations about concern the beach resorts, particular on the Ostsee island of Rügen (the array of islands off the northeast coast). Rügen is serviced daily by train from throughout Germany.  As I have my own eye for history, I would love to visit the Hanseatic port cities of Rostock and Stralsund.

Travelogues.  

RED:  SCHWERIN.  The capital city of Schwerin has gotten a post-Cold War facelift, and is now one of the prettiest cities in Germany.  Schwerin Castle (shown here) is a fairy tale palace, sitting on its own little island in a huge lake.  The market squares are bright and cheerful, and the nearby parks and lakes are fabulous to walk through.  It's a wonderful summer stop!  

LinksThe below links connect you to external sites in a new window.  All links are official sites sanctioned by the national, state, or local governments unless otherwise indicated.  These links will open to the German-language home page, which will offer an icon or link to an English-language section (normally limited content).  Most of these pages use a British or US flag icon as the link to English content, while others will use the word "English".  Otherwise, look for "tourismus" which should link you to English-language content.  Links updated 12January 2006.

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bullet US Embassy to Germany
bullet US Consular Sheet for Germany 
bullet Germany Embassy to US 

 

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