The state of Mecklenburg Vorpommern is home to a charming combination of spectacular nature and quaint towns. It features the largest adjacent region of waterways in Central Europe. The federated state in the north-east of Germany borders the Baltic Sea. The landscape between the coast and the lakes Müritz and Schaalsee has brought about a unique flora and fauna not found elsewhere in Germany. Mecklenburg Vorpommern is the least densely populated German state.
However, Mecklenburg Vorpommern ist not all peace and quiet. In its capital Schwerin, its largest city Rostock and university towns like Neubrandenburg, Stralsund and Wismar, visitors find modern flair and fascinating sights. Scattering the state’s scenery are more than 2000 historic castles, an impressive example being Schwerin Palace. Tourists have also long been attracted to the state’s Baltic seaside resorts with their noble architecture and sandy beaches.
Mecklenburg Vorpommern has also been known by its anglicized names Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania or Mecklenburg-West Pomerania. In Germany it is often called “Meck-Pomm”, although locals don’t tend to use that abbreviation. The northeastern state of Germany covers an area of 23,211 km². It has a population of 1.61 million.
- 1.610.774 inhabitants
- 23.221 km²
- 7 student cities
- 13 universities
- 480 degree programms