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Western Pomeranian River District - Winner 2010

Fawn grazes grass in a pond

Located in the north of Germany, on the border to Poland, West Pomerania forms the southern coast of the Baltic Sea.

The region combines pristine and largely undiscovered nature with a rich fauna and impressive cultural heritage left by Slavic and Viking tribes. With its tranquil river valleys and pastoral scenery, it is a hidden treasure waiting to be discovered by new visitors.

Whether you are looking for a weekend destination to observe nature or would like a week long holiday canoeing the 90km of water through Peene valley, the West Pomeranian River District has everything necessary to satisfy the needs of its visitors.

The extensive drainage basin between the Mecklenburg Lake District and the coast of the Baltic Sea is a beautiful, delightfully intact natural landscape. Also, tourists can enjoy discovering the cultural heritage of Slavic and Viking tribes. With a little bit of luck, one might even spot white-tailed eagles, kingfishers and beavers which have their natural habitat in this region.

What makes the Western Pomeranian River District special?

The history of the region dates back to the era of the Vikings. The historical sites such as the Viking graves in Menzlin and the ruins of the former Benedectine monastery strengthen the position of the region as a cultural destination.

One of the main attractions of the region is the canoe trips that are organised along the endless rivers. Thus, it is not surprising that the tour received the name 'Across The Amazon Of The North'.

This tour reveals the balance between ecological, social and economic sustainability.

Stop at the idyllic rest stops along the river valley and stay overnight in tents. For travellers who prefer more comfort, there are cosy hostels and country houses available to host your stay.

Don't miss...

  • the white-tailed eagles
  • a one-day canoe trip
  • the museum of Otto Lilienthal, the pioneer of human aviation.

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