Mecklenburg-Vorpommern

BEST OF
NORTHERN GERMANY

»Guten Tag«

“Can’t do” simply isn’t an option in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern. The diversity in the “Best of Northern Germany” starts with nature, with 2,000 kilometres of Baltic coast in the north, endless green vistas interspersed with the sparkling blue of over 2,000 lakes to the south. Biosphere reserves, national parks and nature parks all protect the wealth of our countryside. 

The state is renowned for its culture and architecture, including the stunning brick buildings of the Hanseatic League. Outstanding museums and theatres, 2,000 castles and stately homes attract both locals and hundreds of thousands of guests from all over the world. Clubs, major events such as the classical music Festspiele MV and all manner of other festivals cater to all genres, bringing audiences from far and wide to the state.

For those interested in further education and research, the universities of Greifswald and Rostock, which are amongst the oldest univerasities in the world, offer a wealth of brilliant opportunities. There are five more universities, 15 research institutes and many future-focussed vocational training options across the different regions of the state, which are magnets for science and academia, business and people.

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“Wat denn einen sien Uhl, is denn annern sien Nachtigall.”
“One man’s owl is another man’s nightingale.”

(Fritz Reuter)

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5 Highlights
in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern

Work-Life-Balance

You could be forgiven for thinking that we invented the work-life balance. Cities and countryside, leisure and family, education and careers – all of this makes Mecklenburg-Vorpommern a “land for life”.

Geothermal energy

The shift to green energy at your fingertips. With wind power, solar power, hydrogen and geothermal energy, we produce more energy in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern than we consume.

Study by the sea

Our time-honoured universities and colleges give young people excellent opportunities to study and live in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern.

Brick Gothic

The brick Gothic style of Stralsund’s town hall. Two cities and two landscapes in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern are UNESCO World Heritage Sites, and the palace ensemble in Schwerin is in the process of applying for this status.

Science

Mecklenburg-Vorpommern is synonymous with innovation: science and research, the tech and start-up scene are all closely networked with our regional economy – and beyond.

Übersichtskarte Eventflächen

THE BEST OF NORTHERN GERMANY AT THE FESTIVAL OF GERMAN UNITY

Diversity is in our nature.

At the Festival we will be presenting our state with all its unique diversity. The stand is at the heart of Hamburg, where two of the city’s most popular shopping streets intersect: Mönckebergstraße and Spitaler Straße.

Our visitors will experience Mecklenburg-Vorpommern as a state where nature, sustainability and innovation touch on all areas of life. The flora and fauna of the Baltic Sea, the fields, woodlands and lakes. Education and research in respected universities, colleges and companies that offer vocational training; enterprise, ranging from classic branches such as tourism, to a lively tech and start-up scene; the incredible variety of culture and architecture.

Come and explore, find out more, be entertained and catered to at our stand – where there’s a warm welcome whatever the weather.

Location: Mönckebergstraße / corner of Spitaler Straße (Barkhof)
Opening hours:
Monday, 2 October 2023 from 10 am – 11 pm
Tuesday, 3 October 2023 from 10 am – 9 pm

Highlight: the “Mecklenburg-Vorpommern Garden” with …
● An XXL wickerwork beach chair
● Regional cuisine from SCHLUCK & HAPPEN
● Entertainment with presenters
● Music, artwork and digital art
● Interactive elements
● Klang-Sound walk-act

FOR GERMAN UNITY DAY 2023:

MINISTER-PRESIDENT MANUELA SCHWESIG

DID YOU KNOW?

Caspar David Friedrich

The most famous works by the Romantic artist were painted not far from his birthplace in Greifswald. For example, the ruins of Eldena Abbey, the fishing boat on Vierow beach, and of course the chalk cliffs on Rügen. The 250th anniversary of Friedrich’s birth is being celebrated in 2024.

Mecklenburg-Vorpommern’s greater rheas

The flightless greater rhea, which can grow up to 1.40 metres tall, is native to South America. After escaping from an enclosure near Lübeck in 1999, these birds have established themselves in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern. They are most commonly found in the Schaalsee-Elbe Biosphere Reserve, where the only free-living rhea population in Europe lives. In 2022, 144 greater rheas were counted in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern.

Schloss Bothmer

This magnificent manor house in Klützer Winkel was built for Count Hans Caspar von Bothmer between 1726 and 1732. It is now a museum and cultural centre and proudly bears the motto “Respice Finem” (consider the end) in golden letters. Bothmer’s political career took him as far as London, where he was appointed First Minister and resided at an iconic address: 10 Downing Street.

Wendelstein 7-X

This name, which sounds like a lovable android in a sci-fi blockbuster, designates the fusion research facility of the Max Planck Institute for Plasma Physics in Greifswald. At the world’s largest so-called Stellarator, researchers are seeking solutions to produce a continual supply of energy by applying the principle of the sun. The ultimate goal of fusion research is to develop a climate and environmentally friendly power plant.

German Aerospace Centre

Neustrelitz, 1913: the aerials of the Kaiserliches Telegraphenversuchsamt are on reception. Neustrelitz, 2023: huge dishes for satellite data reception, navigation, space weather, maritime traffic and maritime security are now in operation – all in the service of research, technological development and the promotion of young talent in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern.

OUR STATE, OUR FILM

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