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Hike through epic natural landscapes — Germany’s MV Nature Park Trail

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Hike through epic natural landscapes — Germany’s MV Nature Park Trail

Hiking Collection by Zoe von Rambling Rocks

20-46

days

3-6 h

/ day

333 mi

10,250 ft

10,300 ft

On this long-distance hiking trail, you pass clear, sparkling lakes, roam through rustic forests and wander across wide green fields nestled in a gently rolling landscape. Plus, you discover small, picturesque villages, romantic manor houses and historical places on the MV Nature Park Trail.

In this Collection, I’ve divided the long-distance hiking trail into 23 stages. The individual Tour lengths range from a leisurely 13 kilometres to a challenging 34 kilometres (8–21 mi). You can decide whether you want to complete each stage as a day hike or whether you want to tackle several stages in a row. Thanks to a few side trips that I have planned for you, the MV Nature Park Trail has a total length of 537 kilometres (334 mi).

Getting to the individual starting points by car is easy, however, I’ve planned the start and finish points so that you can easily reach them by bus. Pay attention to the details of the individual connections as buses are sometimes only available on demand or don’t serve certain stops at all, especially at weekends.

I also recommend that you book accommodation in advance to avoid any surprises. You can choose between small, cosy guesthouses, tranquil campsites by lakes or stately manor houses. If there are no accommodation options at the destination, I mention this in the Tour texts.

Hiking through Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania’s inland area is an exciting undertaking in many respects. Ready for this adventure? Then lace up your hiking boots, strap on your backpack and off you go to Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania! The MV Nature Park Trail awaits you.

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Naturparkweg MV

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9,550 ft

9,675 ft

Last updated: March 13, 2022

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    Stage 1: Dutzow to Zarrentin am Schaalsee — Nature Park Trail MV

    Difficult
    05:58
    14.5 mi
    2.4 mph
    300 ft
    300 ft
    Expert Hiking Tour. Very good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    Welcome to the MV Nature Park Trail! On your very first 23 kilometers, the long-distance hiking trail takes you along the right bank of Lake Schaal. So pack your bathing suit as well, because there are a few opportunities to take a dip in the cold water.

    

    You can get a good view of the area of the Schaalsee

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  • Difficult
    05:09
    12.5 mi
    2.4 mph
    250 ft
    250 ft
    Expert Hiking Tour. Very good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    On the second stage you march a good 20 kilometers across the Schaalsee biosphere reserve. In Zarrentin you stock up on provisions for the day, because there are no places to stop for refreshments along the entire route, but all the more nature and tranquil spots on the lake shores where you can put

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  • Difficult
    07:29
    18.2 mi
    2.4 mph
    350 ft
    350 ft
    Expert Hiking Tour. Very good fitness required. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

    At around 30 kilometers, this tour is one of the longer stages of the MV nature park trail. But you can expect many beautiful distant views of the extensive landscape of Northwest Mecklenburg and you walk on lonely paths that give you the feeling of being all alone, far away from any civilization. Some

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  • Intermediate
    03:24
    8.14 mi
    2.4 mph
    250 ft
    250 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

    Today you will explore the state capital of Schwerin with its magnificent fairytale castle, which boasts one of the most beautiful baroque gardens in northern Germany. Then you always walk along the southern shore of Lake Schwerin to your destination. So give yourself plenty of time to explore the state

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  • Difficult
    06:02
    14.3 mi
    2.4 mph
    550 ft
    575 ft
    Expert Hiking Tour. Very good fitness required. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

    Today you leave the state capital of Schwerin and enter the Sternberger Seenlandschaft nature park. Glistening lakes nestled in a gently rolling landscape invite you to swim. So don't forget to pack suitable clothing for a dip in the water for this 23-kilometer tour.

    The first few kilometers take you

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  • Difficult
    06:08
    14.7 mi
    2.4 mph
    400 ft
    475 ft
    Expert Hiking Tour. Very good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    The Sternberger lake landscape with its countless blue lakes is a charming natural area that is particularly interesting for water lovers. Don't forget your bathing suit, because in addition to nature on lonely paths, you can jump into the cool water of Lake Keezer after the first ten kilometers on this

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  • Difficult
    05:57
    14.1 mi
    2.4 mph
    575 ft
    600 ft
    Expert Hiking Tour. Very good fitness required. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

    It is almost 23 kilometers from Warin to Sternberg, the town that gave its name to the Seenland Nature Park. The route first takes you through the wild and romantic Radebachtal. Here you will learn a lot about the nature of the region thanks to the educational trail "Gerhard-Schulze-Weg". Then you simply

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  • Intermediate
    03:39
    8.75 mi
    2.4 mph
    275 ft
    225 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

    Lake, lake view and Slavenburg: This is what awaits you on the eighth stage through the varied, hilly Sternberger lake landscape. At just under 14 kilometers, this stage is one of the shorter tours on the nature park trail, but you should plan a little extra time for the highlights.

    

    You start at the ZOB

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  • Difficult
    05:27
    13.1 mi
    2.4 mph
    425 ft
    375 ft
    Expert Hiking Tour. Very good fitness required. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

    The Nossentiner/Schwinzer Heide nature park, which, in addition to its unique nature, also has some interesting historical sites, awaits you on the ninth stage. Also pack your bathing suit, because on the exactly 21-kilometer route you have the opportunity to swim a few laps in a bathing lake.

    

    From Witzin

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  • Difficult
    05:22
    12.8 mi
    2.4 mph
    425 ft
    425 ft
    Expert Hiking Tour. Very good fitness required. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

    From the bus stop in Lohmen you start the almost 21-kilometer tenth stage of the MV nature park trail. On this tour you will encounter a number of bathing lakes, which invite you not only to cool down but also to have a snack or a simple rest. So that means for you: Don't forget to pack your bathing

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  • Difficult
    08:27
    20.3 mi
    2.4 mph
    650 ft
    575 ft
    Expert Hiking Tour. Very good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    At almost 33 kilometers, today's hike is quite a tough tour that will challenge your calves a bit. But the hardly significant vertical meters should not be a problem for you. Especially since some beautiful lakes invite you and your calves to pause and linger. Packing your bathing suit is therefore a

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  • Difficult
    07:58
    19.1 mi
    2.4 mph
    625 ft
    550 ft
    Expert Hiking Tour. Very good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    In addition to Lake Krakow and an unusually long house, you will admire a manorial castle from the second half of the 19th century on this almost 31-kilometer tour with a small detour. So plan plenty of time for this stage.

    From Karow you start your hike north to the southern shore of Lake Krakow and

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  • Difficult
    08:57
    21.1 mi
    2.4 mph
    950 ft
    950 ft
    Expert Hiking Tour. Very good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    The 13th stage is all about two churches and a castle that invite you to discover and linger. But it is not only worth getting up early for, because in addition to the cultural and historical highlights, you will also master a challenging route of around 34 kilometers.

    

    From the tranquil village of Vollrathsruhe

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  • Difficult
    05:48
    14.0 mi
    2.4 mph
    400 ft
    375 ft
    Expert Hiking Tour. Very good fitness required. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

    On the 14th stage of the MV nature park trail, you keep touching the Müritz National Park, the largest terrestrial national park in Germany. Original forests and tranquil small and large lakes await you along the way.

    

    From the Waren train station you leave the city in a southeasterly direction and pass

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  • Intermediate
    04:14
    10.1 mi
    2.4 mph
    300 ft
    325 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

    A spring that isn't really a spring at all, a former border and huge split boulders. You will get to know this potpourri of interesting highlights today on the following relaxed almost 16 kilometers of the 15th stage of the nature park trail.

    

    From the village of Groß Dratow you follow the nature park

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  • Intermediate
    04:48
    11.4 mi
    2.4 mph
    450 ft
    425 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

    On the first half of the 16th stage of the MV Nature Park Path you will be guided through a section of the Müritz National Park. Here you roam through dense beech forests and pass small, idyllic forest lakes.

    

    After about eleven kilometers you will reach the Prälank boulder garden, which is only a stone

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  • Intermediate
    04:11
    10.0 mi
    2.4 mph
    350 ft
    325 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

    A lot of nature awaits you on a leisurely almost 16 kilometers from Neustrelitz to Carpin. Because on this stage you mainly walk through the dense beech forests of the Müritz National Park.

    

    You start your tour at Neustrelitz train station. After a few kilometers you leave the city and thus civilization

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  • Difficult
    05:19
    12.8 mi
    2.4 mph
    375 ft
    325 ft
    Expert Hiking Tour. Very good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    After the forested previous stages, distant views over the Western Pomeranian landscape beckon today. There is also a beautiful jungle and an estate with a long history.

    

    At around 21 kilometers, it is a relaxed tour that starts for you in the national park village of Carpin. From there you first walk

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  • Difficult
    08:12
    19.6 mi
    2.4 mph
    725 ft
    650 ft
    Expert Hiking Tour. Very good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    On the 19th stage of the nature park trail you will get to know the Feldberg lake landscape with its beautiful views, the eponymous town of Feldberg and the narrow Luzin.

    

    Your tour starts at the southern tip of the Schmaler Luzins in the tranquil town of Carwitz, first leading along the west bank of the

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  • Difficult
    06:36
    15.8 mi
    2.4 mph
    425 ft
    675 ft
    Expert Hiking Tour. Very good fitness required. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

    Your calves will get something to do on this approximately 25-kilometer tour, because you will climb to the highest natural point in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania. But also fascinating mills and the northernmost wine village in Germany await your visit.

    

    Of course, you don't leave your starting point in

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Collection Stats

  • Tours
    23
  • Distance
    333 mi
  • Duration
    139:01 h
  • Elevation
    10,250 ft10,300 ft

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