The Müritz National Park is a national park in the south of the German state of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern. It was founded in 1990 and is the largest forrest/land national park in Germany with 322 square kilometers. Müritz National Park is situated roughly in the middle between Berlin and Rostock. It extends over large portions of the Müritz lakeland in the district of Mecklenburgische Seenplatte.
The National Park has the nickname "the land of a thousand lakes". It is divided into two separated areas, Müritz and Serrahn. The first, larger portion extends from the eastern shore of Lake Müritz to the town of Neustrelitz. The latter, smaller part is situated east of Neustrelitz. The landscape of Müritz National Park is as diverse as it is unique. It is made up of huge swathes of moorland, pine forests, beech groves, swamps, meadows, and heath. The park contains numerous moors and 107 lakes with a size of over 10.000 m2. 65% of the territory is covered with forest, 12% by lakes. The remaining area is made up of swamps or meadows.
One of the most popular tourist attractions in Müritz National Park is lake Müritz. Hope onboard a boat and explore the region. Some of the other lakes in the region include Kölpinsee, Mirower See, Feisnecksee, and Woblitzsee. The beech forests inside the national park have been recognized by Unesco.
You can explore the large national park in a lot of different ways with 47 hiking trails, 12 bike paths and 2 water hiking trails.
The easiest way to get to the park is to fly to either Berlin or Hamburg. Both cities are relatively close and you can reach the park by car in only 3 hours.
When to visit
The national park contains both beautiful nature experiences and sights within cities. This makes it suitable for a visit in all seasons. Winter may be cold and snowy so make sure to plan ahead.
Map of Müritz National Park
Image gallery of Müritz National Park
Sights in Müritz National Park
Some national parks contain more than just natural wonders. This list shows you some of the sights that are located in the national park. This includes museums, cathedrals, bridges, dams and much more.
Visitor/Information centres in Müritz National Park
Most national parks have an associated visitor centre to help visitors. They are usually open most of the year but some close in the off-season. You will often be able to find information on all the activities in the national park. A visit to the visitor centre is often recommended before venturing into the park.
Most national parks have there own trademarks. This goes for both natural sights and man-made. This section will list any popular sights in nature.