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Hiking the Mecklenburg Lake District and Baltic coast – winter in the North

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Hiking the Mecklenburg Lake District and Baltic coast – winter in the North

Hiking Collection by TV Mecklenburg-Vorpommern

6

Tours

19:33 h

46.3 mi

1,750 ft

Snowflakes dancing over lakes, red-golden sunsets, crystal-clear air, jagged cliffs and the continuous lapping of the waves – the nature between the Mecklenburg Lake District and the endless beaches of the Baltic Sea can be both peaceful and powerful in winter. On clear days it is especially nice to explore the nature here under the winter sun. You walk along natural paths, passing rivers, lakes, and white beaches. If you venture out in blustery weather, you can experience the roaring waves below the chalk cliffs of Rügen, feel the wind on your cheeks and see the crooked pine trees on the beach which have been shaped by the weather over the centuries. Don’t forget your rain jacket and hat though! Whether you choose a long or short Tour, a warm cafe, sauna, warm bath, and, of course, cup of hot tea, are waiting for you at the finish line.

We have selected six fantastic Tours for you so that you can start hiking straight away. Lace up your boots and set off down the narrow paths that take you into quiet forests and to white sandy beaches. Our Tours take you to the most beautiful protected areas of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern in the north of Germany. A network of well-developed paths run over the wild coastline with snow-white chalk cliffs, weathered trees, crystal clear rivers and untouched valleys. Take a look at our Tours and you can look forward to experiencing the winter in the far north. We’ve included some wellness and food offers to make sure you have a perfect winter holiday.

On the high coastal path on the Isle of Rügen, you reach a magnificent UNESCO World Natural Heritage Site with ancient beech trees which is a great place for hiking in winter in any weather. On a clear day, you can look out over the Baltic Sea for miles and when the wind roars, the waves crash against the rocky shore far below you.

The lighthouse trail takes you around the Fischland-Darß-Zingst peninsula, over its winding wooden footbridges, and through its unique dune landscapes. In the Warnow-Durchbruchtal valley, you encounter the only white-water river in northern Germany along with its narrow valley sections and rushing water. Fallada's Fridolin hike is magical too. You follow in the footsteps of the cheeky badger, explore the emerald-coloured Luzin and take a trip on one of the last cable ferries in northern Germany.

The sun-drenched island of Usedom offers two adventurous walks. You won’t find the same combination of white sandy beaches, glitzy spa villas, quaint reed bays, and rustic fishing villages anywhere else.

You can reach all Tours by public transport, by train or bus. If you are travelling by car, you can find a parking space at each starting point. Throw on your trendy parka or slip into your cuddly winter jacket and enjoy the quiet winter nature of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern.

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    Intermediate
    03:57
    8.82 mi
    2.2 mph
    725 ft
    775 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    This impressive hike takes you to the unique chalk cliffs and through the autumnal beech forests of the UNESCO World Heritage Site in the Jasmund National Park. It is not for nothing that the Hochuferweg has been voted one of the top 10 most beautiful German hiking trails several times.With the regional express or the Intercity you can easily …

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  • Easy
    00:58
    2.24 mi
    2.3 mph
    150 ft
    150 ft
    Easy hike. Great for any fitness level. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

    The short but impressive round trip takes you into the wild and romantic breakthrough valley of the Warnow. On natural, narrow paths you will discover rare animal and plant species in the largest breakthrough valley in northern Germany.If you want to travel by public transport, the 849 on-call bus will bring you from the Sternberger ZOB to the starting …

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  • Intermediate
    03:09
    7.76 mi
    2.5 mph
    75 ft
    75 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    The wonderful lighthouse path brings you to the national park area Vorpommersche Boddenlandschaft with fairytale forests, white sandy beaches and meandering boardwalk paths. You walk through a unique dune landscape to the brick-red Darßer Ort lighthouse, the northernmost point on the Fischland-Darß-Zingst peninsula.The train takes you comfortably to Ribnitz-Damgarten in Northern Pomerania. Here you get on the 210 bus …

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  • Intermediate
    02:39
    6.28 mi
    2.4 mph
    275 ft
    250 ft
    Ferry
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels. The Tour includes a crossing by ferry.

    On this fairytale hike, around ten kilometers long, you walk through the Feldberg lake landscape and the youngest terminal moraine landscape in Germany. Here, the German writer Hans Fallada was inspired by clear lakes, pristine forests and the rich flora and fauna for his children's book about the cheeky badger Fridolin. On Fallada's Fridolin Hike, you follow his footsteps.With …

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  • Intermediate
    04:45
    11.3 mi
    2.4 mph
    400 ft
    400 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    Usedom - nowhere else will you experience the mix of white sandy beaches and radiant bathing villas, rustic reed bays and rustic fishing villages as directly as here. With two varied adventure tours, for which the romantic town of Zinnowitz is the ideal base camp, you will discover the sunny island in all its splendor and diversity.The regional express …

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  • Intermediate
    04:04
    9.94 mi
    2.4 mph
    150 ft
    125 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

    The second adventure tour on the sunny island of Usedom takes you to Peenemünde with its toy and technology museum and through beautiful nature along white sandy beaches near Karlshagen and Trassenheide.The regional express or Intercity takes you from Berlin to Züssow or from Hamburg to Stralsund. From here you have a connection to the Usedomer Bäderbahn, which takes …

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  • Tours
    6
  • Distance
    46.3 mi
  • Duration
    19:33 h
  • Elevation
    1,750 ft

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