Stage

Mecklenburg-Western
Pomerania

Route and highlights

On your journey from the water town of Fürstenberg/Havel to the Baltic Sea, you cycle through the Mecklenburg Kleinseenplatte. The baroque town of Neustrelitz with its palace garden and orangery is right in the middle of it all. The Müritz National Park with Germany’s largest inland lake – the Müritz – begins just behind Neustrelitz. On the journey through the largest town in the Mecklenburg Lake District – the town of Waren (Müritz) – you can let your gaze wander over the „little sea“. The route meanders along the Kölpinsee lake through the Nossentiner-Schwinzer Heath and the small town of Krakow am See to the Barlach town of Güstrow. The stage ends on the Baltic coast in the port of Rostock. Enjoy the sublime scenery of the Hanseatic city. Or take a trip to the Baltic seaside resort of Warnemünde with its wide sandy beach, nostalgic lighthouse and colorful harbor scenery on the Alter Strom.

Highlights in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern

35 KM

Schlosskirche bei Sonnenschein umgeben von Grün
© Stadt Neustrelitz / Roman Vitt Fotografie

Schlosskirche Neustrelitz

The neo-Gothic castle church in Neustrelitz, a major work by master builder Friedrich Wilhelm Buttel, hosts exhibitions of figurative sculpture by artists such as Albert Wolff in the summer. Every year, the church presents important sculptures by national and international artists, including Schadow, Rauch, Rodin, Maillol and Lehmbruck.

35 KM

Zylinderförmige Gebäude am Stadthafen Neustrelitz
© Slube

Slube Neustrelitz

In the slubes in Neustrelitz, you can spend the night directly at the city harbor between historic brick warehouses and jetties. The unique concrete tubes offer sustainable and comfortable accommodation for guests who want to explore the Mecklenburg Kleinseenplatte. The smart control of light and temperature as well as the innovative furnishings make the stay a special experience.

74 KM

Außenansicht Heinrich-Schliemann-Museum
© Heinrich-Schliemann-Museum Ankershagen

Heinrich-Schliemann-Museum

The Schliemann Museum in Ankershagen shows Heinrich Schliemann’s life with a wooden Trojan horse as an eye-catcher. Established in 1980 in the former family home, it offers insights from his childhood to his excavations. As a center of Schliemann research, it also offers a Schliemann hiking trail for visitors.

105 KM

Luftbild des Müritzeums im Abendrot am Wasser
© Felix Gänsicke

Müritzeum

The Müritzeum shows the beauty of the lake district and the national park, with aquariums and interactive exhibitions. A deep pool and a museum garden with a playground provide entertainment. It also houses historical exhibits, such as the collection of Baron Hermann von Maltzan from 1866.

125 KM

Der Fischerhof am Wasser an einem sonnigen Tag
© Müritzfischer

Fischerhof Damerow

We offer freshly smoked specialties and delicious fisherman’s sandwiches directly on Lake Jabel. Enjoy pleasure and relaxation while the little guests have fun at the water play mobile. The Fischer-Rotunde with 56 seats is ideal for groups and family celebrations. Accessible by car, on foot, by bike or by passenger boat at our own jetty. Visit our fish barbecue evenings at the end of the month from May to September and try our specialties.

187 KM
Das Schloss Güstrow im Abendrot und mit blühenden Garten erstrahlt
© SSKG M-V / Tim Allrich

Schloss Güstrow

The Güstrow Renaissance palace impresses with its southern charm and magnificent stucco ceilings. Extensive renovation work is currently taking place, which means that the castle museum is closed. The historic residential town of Güstrow is home to one of the most important castles of the late Renaissance. The reconstructed pleasure garden from the 16th century invites you to take a relaxing stroll.

156 KM

3D-Ansicht der Slube-Häuser am Krakower See
© slube

Slube am Krakower See

Slube am Krakower See is the second location along the Berlin-Copenhagen cycle path and offers a compact vacation experience with five round residential towers. The modern slubes combine living room, bedroom and bathroom in a small space and offer a private roof terrace with lake view. Situated north of the Mecklenburg Lake District and just 60 km from Rostock, the slubes are a unique place to stay.

204 KM

Außenansicht von Schloss Bützow
© Frank Burger

Schloss Bützow

Bützow Castle was a bishop’s seat, built in 1239 by the bishops of Schwerin. Under Duke Ulrich, it was converted into a Renaissance castle in the 16th century. Today, the bishop’s chapel houses a local history museum. Following a conversion in 1910/1911, the castle now serves as a company headquarters with offices and apartments.

239 KM

Flur mit allen geöffneten Türen der Zellen
© Jörn Lehmann

Dokumentations- und Gedenkstätte in der ehemaligen Untersuchungshaft der Staatssicherheit Rostock

The MfS remand prison in Rostock detained around 4,900 people for political reasons between 1960 and 1989. With around 50 cells on three floors, the prisoners were isolated and interrogated. Committed people held a vigil in 1989 and peacefully occupied the prison, which now welcomes visitors as a documentation and memorial site.

Further information on the cycle route in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern

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