5 wonderful nature experiences 2019

A third of the surface area of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern is under nature conservation – more than in any other federal state. True wonders of the animal and plant world are waiting to be discovered. Even when the sun does not show itself and nature appears in the moonlight, MV has a lot to offer in terms of discovery tours!
We present our top nature experiences in 2019:

1│Stargazing in the heathlands

Starry sky in the Nossentiner/Schwinzer Heide (heathlands) © TMV/Kirchgessner/Evelin Kartheuser

The searching for the Milky Way at night in the city – an almost impossible undertaking, it is simply too bright for that. In contrast, stargazers will find absolute darkness in the Nossentiner/Schwinzer Heide – the darkest place in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern. The one and only light in this region at night comes from the starry sky. The view up to the Milky Way is a particularly valuable moment.
The two sky-experts Marco Hempel and Guido Strauß will accompany you on this extraordinary astro-hike under the firmament.

Stargazing in the Nossentiner/Schwinzer Heide, on 9 March 2019 at 7:00 pm

2│Evenings safari in Schwerin


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In the evening the gates of the zoo are closed, visitors have already left. In fact, but the zoo will be reopened for the guided evening safari! In peace and quiet there is a lot to learn at the Schwerin Zoo. The animals are also in evening-mood, making themselves comfortable and looking forward to the last snack of the day. Some of them are just getting really awake. For example, there are feeding sessions with wolves and dholes as well as visits to shared animal flats. One thing is for sure: Such an evening safari offers many surprises and lots of new impressions!

Evening safari in the Zoo Schwerin, once a month from May to December 2019, 8:00 pm

3│A night for the bat

Ralf Koch at the bat observation in Nossentiner/Schwinzer Heide (heathlands) © TMV/Kirchgessner

On the occasion of the International Bat Night on 23 August 2019, several events in honour of the night owl will take place this month. When night falls, they become awake – bats live secretly and therefore often seem scary to us. How do they manage to fly in the dark without bumping? Are there real vampires? And where do they actually spend the rest of the day when we don’t see them buzzing around? Together with the nature guide, you will wander on the Baumwipfelpfad in the Naturerbe Zentrum Rügen in search of the secrets of the bats.

The darkest place in MV, the Nossentiner/Schwinzer Heide, is of course predestined for a bat hike. On the same day the International Bat Night is also held there.

Also at the Kratzeburger Fledermausnacht in the Müritz National Park on 2 August, some myths about the hunters of the night will be aired. Until late there is a varied programme for young and old. Here you can build a bat accommodation by yourself, get information on how to make your garden bat friendly and go on a hike to the nearby bat area.

4│Entrance of the cranes at Müritz National Park

Resting cranes at lake Müritz © TMV/Reich

Like chains of pearls, the cranes line up in front of the red sunset. There is no other place in Central Europe where more of the singing stars of the sky gather in autumn. With their penetrating trumpet-like shouts, the cranes set out to search for food at sunrise and return just as noisily in the evening. Shortly after sunset the cranes approach the Rederangsee in huge formations and finally land in the shallow water. You can experience this spectacle on a hike in the Müritz National Park.

Flight of the cranes in the Müritz National Park, multiple dates from 16 August to 31 October 2019

5│Duel of the deer


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There is a completely different soundscape to experience in the Great Serrahn – in autumn the fight for the title of the top dog begins here in the heathlands. During the rutting season, rivals and antlers collide to impress the females and win them over. Together with nature guide and huntress Gina König you will hike to the scenes of these deer duels and listen to the open air concert of the animals..

Rutting season in the Nossentiner/Schwinzer Heide, on 13 and 20 September 2019


These are our nature highlights 2019. What are you especially looking forward to, d o you have other favourites?

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