The Western Pomerania Lagoon Area National Park (Nationalpark Vorpommersche Boddenlandschaft) is Mecklenburg-Vorpommern's largest national park, situated at the coast of the Baltic Sea. It consists of several peninsulas, islands and lagoon shore areas in the Baltic Sea, belonging to the district of Vorpommern-Rügen.
The national park includes:
The national park is characterised by very shallow water housing a unique coastal fauna. All portions of the national park are famous for being a resting place for tens of thousands of cranes and geese.
Its area is 805 km².
The easiest way to reach the national park is by car. The closest major cities are Hamburg and Berlin. Both cities have many international flights available. The drive from both cities is around 2 - 3 hours.
When to visit
There is something to do in all seasons. The most popular season is summer and the whole area is busy with tourists and locals. A visit during the fall and winter would mean a less crowded national park.
Map of Western Pomerania Lagoon Area National Park
Image gallery of Western Pomerania Lagoon Area National Park
Sights in Western Pomerania Lagoon Area 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 Western Pomerania Lagoon Area 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.
Hiking trails in Western Pomerania Lagoon Area National Park
Almost all national parks have some opportunities for hiking. You can see some of the more popular trails here. You should get local information for detailed information on all trails of the national 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.
Activities in Western Pomerania Lagoon Area National Park
This section will list some of the popular activities in the national park. They range from demanding to family type activities.