Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania is a federal state in northeastern Germany, on the Baltic shore, and sharing a border with Germany. It is the country’s most sparsely populated state, and is mostly low-lying. At a holiday rental in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, you could explore the old Hanseatic cities on the coast, explore national parks and visit some of the country’s best beaches and summer holiday destinations.
The state’s cities are a good place to start your visit. Rostock has played an important role in maritime trade for centuries, and was a member of the Hanseatic League in the middle ages. The New Market Square is an essential sight, as is the beautiful town hall. Much of the old town features gothic architecture, and some of the best examples of this can be seen at the Kerkhofhaus and St Mary’s Church. Large portions of the old town walls are also still intact, and guided tours are available if you’d like to find out more about Rostock’s history.
Schwerin is the second largest city in the state, and also worth exploring if you’re visiting Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania holiday accommodation. The most famous building here is Schwerin Castle, the seat of power for the medieval Dukes of Mecklenburg, and today the state’s parliament building. The State Art Museum is also found in this city and is particularly impressive, thanks to its large collection of 16th and 17th Century Dutch painting.
The Baltic Coast also offers some lovely beaches, which makes it popular in the summer months. The Island of Ruegen, which is Germany’s largest, is one of the country’s most visited holiday destinations in summer. It boasts plenty of beaches, including the historic resort of Binz, as well as the Koenigstul Cliffs, which reach a height of more than 100 metres. It comes highly recommended if you’re visiting Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania holiday rentals.
The city of Wismar would be a great choice for a day trip if you’re visiting self-catering holiday rentals in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania; this port was also part of the Hanseatic League, and is today in an excellent state of preservation. Thanks to its wealth of medieval heritage, the entire city is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, with key attractions including the market place, the Wasserkunst fountain and Alter Schwede warehouse.
At a holiday rental in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania you’ll experience an oceanic and continental climate, with very cold winters, and consistently warm and dry weather in summer.
The closest major international airports to Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania self-catering accommodation can be found at Luebeck (LBC) and Berlin Schoenefeld (SXF) and Berlin Tegel (TXL), all of which are served by low cost airlines and sit within a two-hour drive.