Pomeranian, Rügen, Coast Germany (with Map & Photos)

Pomerania (in Polish, Pomorze, from po "along", and morze, "sea"; in Kashubian, Pòmòrskô, in German, Pommern) is a historical-geographical region of northeastern Europe that extends along the Baltic coastal plain between the Oder and Vistula rivers. It is located in the north of Poland and Germany.

Politically, the name also came to include the area west of the Oder, specifically Stralsund, including the island of Rügen. Most of Pomerania is now part of Poland, but its western sector is in eastern Germany, including the former state of Mecklenburg-Pomerania. The region is generally flat with a large existence of small rivers and, along the east coast, many lakes.

Pomeranian Coast Germany
Pomeranian Coast Germany


Different influences and cultures lived in the Pomeranian region: German, Slavic and Scandinavian, which was reflected in the culture and art of Pomerania. During the Middle Ages, around 600, inhabited the Pomerani (Pomorzanie), a Slavic tribe whose name in Slavic means by the sea. They would soon be conquered by the Teutonic Order or Sword-bearing Knights who built great fortresses; the district between the Vistula and Prosma rivers came to be known as Pomerellen, forming part of Poland. After the Second World War, almost the entire region of Pomerania (except its western end), was found on Polish territory.


Pomerania is divided into West Pomerania (with the city of Szczecin ) and East Pomerania (Gdansk). From the geographical point of view we find two parts: the Baatico coast and the lake region.

What to see in northern Germany: Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania

Germany is a large country that has populations and natural spaces that are well worth visiting. If you are traveling in the north of the country, a really interesting region is Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania.

The Mecklenburg region is located on the North Coast of Germany, which is why it is bathed by the Baltic Sea. Although I still do not know this part of the country, I am already clear about what I would like to visit from it, so I am sure that this information is great for you if you are considering traveling to this area of ​​Germany:

1. Nature in Mecklenburg

If you like lakes, you have to go to the Müritz National Park, which has no less than 130, where you can also see many types of birds, some of them very difficult to find in other places, such as the bittern or the white-tailed eagle. There are also numerous trails for hiking or cycling.

Pomeranian Coast Germany
Pomeranian Coast Germany

Another natural area that you should not miss is the National Park of the Western Pomeranian Lakes Region, which out of curiosity, in German is called Vorpommersche Boddenlandschaft. It has an area of ​​805 km2 and encompasses both the Darß Peninsula and the islands of Hiddensee, Ummaz and a part of Rügen.

This area is ideal both for bird watching, resting on the beach or taking a canoe or kayak trip. In addition, not everything is sea in this area, you will also find lakes and forests.

Finally, there is the Jasmund National Park, which, despite being the smallest in the region, has impressive cliffs of more than 110 m in height, as well as a set of beech trees named Natural Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO. This national park is located on the island of Rügen.

Pomeranian Coast Germany
Pomeranian Coast Germany

2. Most important cities in Mecklenburg

The capital of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania is Schwerin. The beauty of it is not only the city itself, but its surroundings formed by lakes. Its main attraction is the Schwerin Castle, a 19th-century building that looks like something out of a fairy tale, where an important opera festival is held every year: the Castle Festival.

Another important city is Wismar, where music culture is also present through the Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania Music Festival. Its historic center is really charming and possibly reminds you of Sweden, since this city was Swedish until 1903.

Pomeranian Coast Germany
Pomeranian Coast Germany

Another city you can visit is the coastal town of Rostock, whose old town is also fairly well preserved. Every year, in the second week of August, an impressive nautical festival is held at Rostock Hanse Sail, so if you are there at that time you will enjoy the city even more.

Also, if you want to relax, you can go to Bad Doberan, because in the district called Heiligendamm you will find the first spa built in all of Germany. However, it is by no means the only one in the region, since there are a total of 29 along its coast.

Pomeranian Coast Germany
Pomeranian Coast Germany

3. How to get to Mecklenburg

If you want to go to this region directly from Spain, you have direct flights from Palma de Mallorca to Rostock Airport. In the same way, you will find flights with a stopover from a large number of airports such as Madrid, Barcelona or Valencia.

From within Germany, a good option is to go by train. From Berlin or Hannover to Schwein it takes around two hours, while Hamburg is less than an hour. However, if you want to explore this region in a special way, there are river cruises that cross Mecklenburg and pass through some of its most beautiful towns, castles and natural landscapes.

Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania Map