9 days in Mecklenburg-West Pomerania Itinerary

Make it your trip
Fly to Hamburg, Train to Rostock
— 2 nights
— 2 nights
Ostseebad Binz, Rugen Island
— 3 nights


Rostock — 2 nights

Hanseatic City

Rostock was once one of the primary ports of the powerful Hanseatic League.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Stasi Pre-Trial Prison and Staatliches Museum Schwerin. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Warnemunde Lighthouse and Schwerin Castle (Schweriner Schloss). Change things up with a short trip to Kirche St. Georgen in Wismar (about 46 minutes away). And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Ostseebad Warnemunde, hike along The Mollie Steam Train, make a trip to Standehaus, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Warnemunde Church.

For other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Rostock online holiday planner.

Paris, France to Rostock is an approximately 7-hour combination of flight and train. You can also take a train; or drive. In August, daily temperatures in Rostock can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to drive to Stralsund.
Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Trails
Side Trips
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Stralsund — 2 nights

Set on the Baltic Sea across from the island of Rugen, Straslund has for centuries focused on fishing and shipbuilding industries.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Wed): take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Marienkirche, examine the collection at Museumshaus Stralsund, then see the interesting displays at German Oceanographic Museum (Deutsches Meeresmuseum), and finally steep yourself in history at Stralsunder Rathaus. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Thu): deepen your understanding at Gorch Fock I, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Nicholas' Church, Stralsund, and then observe the fascinating underwater world at Ozeaneum Stralsund.

For where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read our Stralsund attractions website.

Traveling by car from Rostock to Stralsund takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Stralsund can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Ostseebad Binz.
Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites
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Ostseebad Binz, Rugen Island — 3 nights

Get a sense of the local culture at Granitz Hunting Lodge and Kreidefelsen. Go for a jaunt from Ostseebad Binz to Sassnitz to see Nationalpark Jasmund Konigsstuhl about 32 minutes away.

To find photos, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Ostseebad Binz day trip planner.

Drive from Stralsund to Ostseebad Binz in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Ostseebad Binz when traveling from Stralsund in August, with lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to drive back home.
Nature · Parks · Historic Sites
Side Trips
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Mecklenburg-West Pomerania travel guide

Landmarks · Beaches · Castles
Claiming to be Germany's "must-sea" vacation destination, Mecklenburg-West Pomerania boasts nearly 2,000 km (1,243 mi) of coastline. Seaside resorts, sandy beaches, World Heritage-listed towns, and unspoiled natural areas are all within a seashell's throw. Take just a short drive from the Baltic Sea to start exploring one of continental Europe's largest unbroken areas of rivers and lakes. Deeper inland, the region's countryside is a colorful mosaic of small towns and sleepy villages. The surrounding rugged hills, sparkling lakes, and rivers were formed by glacial activity ages ago. A land rich in history and culture, Mecklenburg-West Pomerania contains more than 2,000 palaces, stately homes, and lavish gardens. Many now serve as venues for the state's array of things to do, including concerts, festivals, open-air operettas, and theatre performances. Rent a canoe to sail one of the region's countless lakes, or take a trip from the north of the state all the way to Berlin through the network of interconnected waterways.