Mecklenburgischer Seen-Radweg (Mecklenburg Lakes Cycling Path)

Bicycle Touring · Mecklenburg-Vorpommern
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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
645.7 km
Duration
42:01h
Ascent
620 m
Descent
638 m
Public transport friendly Round trip Multi-stage route Refreshment stops available Botanical highlights Geological highlights Faunistic highlights

This tour is just the thing for lake addicts, because behind almost every bend it splashes and glitters. Germany's largest inland lake - the Müritz - forms the centre of the tour. The Müritz National Park and the Mecklenburgische Kleinseenplatte are located on the eastern shore of the lake. The tour reaches its climax on the island of Usedom, Germany's sunniest region.

Author’s recommendation

Great eye-catchers: At the Herzogpalast in Ludwiglust and at the Stargarder Tor in Neubrandenburg, you can hardly get enough.

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Difficulty
moderate
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Landscape
Highest point
121 m
Lowest point
-1 m
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Mecklenburg Lakes Cycling Path

Start

Lüneburg (16 m)
Coordinates:
Geographic
53.248857, 10.408944
UTM
32U 594007 5900880

Destination

Wolgast

Turn-by-turn directions

The Mecklenburg-Vorpommern cycle path and the Griesen area pass before Dömitz on the Elbe meadows. This landscape is characterised by picturesque paddocks and fields. Even magnificent castles can be admired here, like the baroque castle of Ludwigslust. In Neustadt-Glewe, a medieval fortress can be explored. The small town is the gateway to Lewitz, Germany's largest continuous meadow landscape and at the same time a European bird sanctuary. Numerous canals, fishponds and especially the river Elde are suitable for swimming and paddling.

In the town Röbel, cyclists reach the Müritz. The picturesque town of Waren (Müritz) is also not far away, with its lively harbour forming a charming contrast to the quiet Müritz National Park. Here the silence only breaks through the rustling of the leaves. At the tower Käflingsbergturm, it is worthwhile to get off the saddle. At a height of 55 metres, you have a fantastic view of the national park.

A real paradise for leisure captains and paddlers is the lock village Mirow. The 3-Königinnen-Palais on the castle island should be visited during a rest. Between the Müritz and Havel, there are also countless picnic areas and bathing places where cyclists can relax. Via the former residence town of Neustrelitz with its star-shaped city complex, the route continues along Lake Tollensesee to the city Neubrandenburg. The historic fortification with its four magnificent city gates can be discovered here during an extensive city stroll. The tour then continues in the direction of Vorpommern. The port of Ueckermünde is reached at the region Stettiner Haff. We continue to the city Anklam, where we have to cross the Peene river. On the island of Usedom, the tour slowly approaches its destination. The route leads through sophisticated Baltic seaside resorts, between lush green dune forests and dreamlike beaches to Wolgast. The tour ends in this city at the Peenestrom.

 

Worth seeing: Dömitz: colossal pentagonal fortress with museum, charming town centre, Elbe bridge │ Ludwigslust: baroque residence castle with sculptures and decorations made of papier-mâché - today's museum, largest park in northern Germany │ Plau am See: old town, castle tower, boat tours │ Stuer: Bärenwald Müritz (forest of bears) │ Röbel/Müritz: restored old town, church Nikolaikirche, church Marienkirche │ Waren (Müritz): Spa, two town harbours, beach promenade, town hall │ Neustrelitz: late baroque town complex, palace garden, orangery, palace church │  Neubrandenburg: church Marienkirche with one of the most beautiful concert halls in Germany, town wall with four gates, Wiekhäuser │ Anklam: Stadtmoor, Otto-Lilienthal-Museum │ Heringsdorf: "Hangar 10" with airplane museum, show workshop, flight simulators │ Bansin: Tropical house │ Lütten: Studio house of the painter Otto Niemeyer-Holstein

 

Further information about the Mecklenburg Lakes Cycling Path:

www.auf-nach-mv.de/mecklenburgischer-seen-radweg

 

Stages │ Contact │ Accommodation:

Region Mecklenburg-Schwerin: Stages Neuhaus, Dömitz, Ludwigslust, Parchim

Tourismusverband Mecklenburg-Schwerin e.V.

Puschkinstraße 44 | 19055 Schwerin

phone +49 385 59 18 98 75 | fax +49 385 59 18 98 74

info@mecklenburg-schwerin.de , www.mecklenburg-schwerin.de/en

 

Region Mecklenburg Lake District: Stages Plau am See, Röbel/Müritz, Waren (Müritz), Mirow, Neustrelitz, Neubrandenburg

Tourismusverband Mecklenburgische Seenplatte e. V.

Turnplatz 2 | 17207 Röbel/Müritzphone +49 39931 53 80 | fax +49 39931 5 38 29

info@mecklenburgische-seenplatte.de , www.visit1000lakes.com

 

Region Vorpommern: Stages Ueckermünde, Anklam

Tourismusverband Vorpommern e. V.

Fischstraße 11 | 17489 Hanseatic City Greifswald

phone +49 3834 89 11 89 | fax +49 3834 89 15 55

info@vorpommern.de , www.vorpommern.de/en

 

Region Usedom: Stages Ahlbeck, Wolgast

Usedom Tourismus GmbH

Hauptstraße 42 |17459 Koserow

phone +49 38375 244144 | fax +49 38375 244144

info@usedom.de , www.usedom.de

 

Public transport

Public transport friendly

Rail connection: Lüneburg, Ludwigslust, Waren (Müritz), Wolgast

Getting there

from Hamburg take motorway A25 to road B404 in Escheburg, take A39 in Bardowick, follow A39 to Lüneburg, on road B4 take exit B209

from Berlin take motorway A24 to road B195 in Lüttow-Valluhn, on A24 take exit 9b-Zarrentin, follow roads B195, B5 and B209 to destination Lüneburg

Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Author’s map recommendations

BVA Spiralo Mecklenburgischer Seen-Radweg, ISBN 978-3-87073-260-8

bikeline Radtourenbuch und Karte Mecklenburgischer Seen-Radweg, ISBN 978-3-85000-181-6

KOMPASS-Fahrrad-Tourenkarten Mecklenburgischer Seen-Radweg, ISBN 978-3-85026-788-5

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Tourismusverband Mecklenburg-Vorpommern e.V.

Updated: March 28, 2019

Travel Guide: Bicycle tours in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern


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