Mecklenburg Vorpommern Discovery Guide

Overview

Mecklenburg-Vorpommern is translated as Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania which is a state located in northern Germany. The capital of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern is Schwerin. Due to the length of the name of this state, it is often referred to as MV or Meck-Pomm. The reason for the long name of this state is that after War World II and the re-unification of Germany, both states were constituted together.

Mecklenburg-Vorpommern is the sixth largest state by area in Germany and is least populated. The coastlines of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern include islands such as Rugen, Usedom and the Mecklenburg Lake District. Many holiday resorts can be found along the coastline of the Baltic Sea. Three National Parks can be found in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern as well as several hundred conservation areas.

Strong regional cultures can be found in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern. In describing the culture within this state, it would be commonly labeled as North German.

A common feature which can be found here is Gothic red brick churches which actually date back to the Middle Ages.

Many cultural events occur within Mecklenburg-Vorpommern. During the summer time, open air concerts as well as opera’s are open to the public. The Festspiele Mecklenburg-Vorpommern (Music Festival of MV) is very popular while attracting large audiences who come to view artists performing classical concerts in churches, parks and castles.

The majority of people within Mecklenburg-Vorpommern speak German. Traditional cuisines can be found in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern. Cuisines which include fish, pork and beef are most popular.

Mecklenburg-Vorpommern also attracts many tourists. It has around 2,000 castles, manor houses and palaces. Often these are utilized for concerts and festivals.
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