Living in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern

A strandkorb at the beach near the sea.
Mecklenburg-Vorpommern is a popular travel destination for relaxation. Visitors are able to chill out while sitting on a strandkorb at the beach.

Let’s go on vacation!

Not without good reason Mecklenburg-Vorpommern is advertising with the slogan ‚MV tut gut‘. The state in the Northeast of Germany is the most popular domestic German travel destination. The Baltic Sea with a length of coastline of 2000 kilometers, numerous lakes, cities with a rich tradition and beautiful castles are attractions for tourists. Special sights are the cape of Arkona, a 40 meters high cliff coast, and the flintstone fields of Rugia. In the museum of ‘experience of nature’ called ‘Müritzeum’ in Waren visitors can watch many different sea dwellers in large aquariums, among others. Most of the buildings in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern are brick Gothic. The two largest German islands, Usedom and Rugia, are very popular by island tourists. In attention to the tourism the maritime industry, the mechanical engineering industry, the energy economy and the food industry are very important to the economy of the state. The famous and big department store chains ‘Karstadt’, ‘Kaufhof’ and ‘Wertheim’ come from Mecklenburg-Vorpommern. Mecklenburg-Vorpommern is sparsely populated. Many young people are leaving the rural areas and move to urban areas. Therefore there are many vacancies at the countryside. Overall the apartment market in the state is relaxed. The rental prices are low.

The state capital Schwerin

This impressing city is more than special. There are 12 lakes in Schwerin. On the island of the biggest lake, the ‘Schweriner See’, the imposing castle of Schwerin is situated surrounded by gorgeously arranged gardens. Every year the famous event ‘Schlossfestspiele Schwerin’ is taking place on this island. Visitors are led by short footpaths to all sights in Schwerin: to the medieval brick cathedral, to the historic city, to the historical market place, to the traditional half-timber houses and to the state theater. The population of the smallest German state capital is glad about the stable and adequate rental prices – whether in the middle of the city center or a little distance outside. Leisure activities are easy to find in the city of lakes. Lying at the beach and have a sun bath, sailing or swimming in the ‘Schweriner See’, strolling around on the Riverwalk or sitting there in a nice café – these are all parts of the daily routine. And if the lakes aren’t enough the Baltic Sea is reachable in only half an hour.

Other popular cities in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern


One of the oldest universities in Germany is located in the university town. Many students are influencing the cityscape. In order to guarantee that there is enough housing space for students, there were built new dormitories, for example in the area ‘Greifswalder Bodden’. The program for students is determined by the ‘Mensa Club’ which is inviting regularly to cool parties and other events. Situated at the Baltic Sea, each inhabitant of Greifswald is experiencing a touch of holidays every day in summer. The historic market place, the ruined abbey Eldena and the museum harbor are worth seeing in the hansa town.


The third biggest city in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern is the economic centre of the state. The University of Rostock is the principal employer of the city. The town’s landmarks, the lighthouse and a building called ‘Teepott’, are situated in the district ‘Ostseebad Warnemünde’. Where the ‘Teepott’ is located, was the location of a tea pavilion in the past. Today the ‘Teepott’ offers restaurants, a café and a small shop. Cruise liners from all over the world are arriving at Warnemünde daily. The colored house facades in the inner city, the historic city and the pink townhall building are very beautiful.


The population of the historical city is celebrating the festival ‘Schwedenfest’ once a year, because Wismar once belonged to the Kingdom of Sweden. The groundplan of the city dates back to the medieval period. This is to identify by the square market place – the largest market place in North Germany. The remarkable townhall building and the brick Gothic community center ‘Alter Schwede’ are situated there. A large part of the historic buildings were renovated in the past. The museum of town history ‘Schabbelhaus’, the former drinking water supply ‘wasserkunst’ and the historic port ‘Alter Hafen’ are worth seeing. Another advantage of the city is its location: directly at the Baltic Sea.

Ciudades pequeñas en Mecklenburg-Vorpommern