You want to take your hiking boots out into nature, but a simple day hike is not enough for you? We have a solution. A short train ride from Berlin to Rostock takes you to the expanse of the Mecklenburg Lake District. Its stunning landscape of large lakes, vast forests, and gently undulating hills was created during the last ice age and is the ideal location for an adventure. The Müritz National Park is particularly picturesque. Its pristine beech and pine forests, mystical bogs and hidden forest lakes make the national park a dream destination for short, multi-day hikes.
We have put together three multi-day hikes to help you get to know the Mecklenburg Lake District from its most beautiful side. On the "3-day tour in the National Park," we lead you from Waren (Müritz) through almost endless pine forests to the small town of Wesenberg on the edge of the Waren. Outside the national park, the nature is just as beautiful. Here, you can follow the route "2 days with a tent from the sea to the lake". A top tip: you can rent a tent at the campsite we have recommended, so you do not even need to bring your own. On the "2-day tour around Neustrelitz" you will explore the swamps and beech forests of the Eastern National Park. Here, you walk from Neustrelitz to the tiny village of Carpin and through the "Holy Halls" – a beech forest that feels like a jungle.
If two or three days are not enough for you, you can perfectly combine the routes. Since both the "3-day tour in the National Park" and the hike "2 days with a tent from the sea to the lake" end at Wesenberg station, you can simply continue your exploring with the next route. As the third hike is also only a few minutes away from Wesenberg by train, it can easily be added to your itinerary. Whether you are traveling for two days with a tent, three days in the national park or are spending seven days exploring the Mecklenburg Lake District, you are sure to fall in love with the landscape and come back for sure.
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In the morning you wake up refreshed in your sleeping bag and get on your way again. At the lock Diemitz you cross the Müritz-Havel waterway again and then wander on wide paths through the extensive forest areas of the Mecklenburg Lake District. After a while, a narrow hiking trail branches off to the shore of Lake Rätzsee. Although there is no swimming, but a fantastic view over the wide forest lake.
East of Neustrelitz extends a particularly beautiful part of the Müritz National Park. Around the village of Serrahn lure not only spacious moors and hidden lakes, but especially ancient beech forests with primeval trees giant. On this two-day tour you can explore on your own the vast forests of the national park as well as the open meadows and quiet forests of the neighboring Feldberg lake landscape.