Mecklenburg-Vorpommern Increases Its International Profile

Peaceful and romantic, with a new regional costume at ITB Berlin

Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, the partner region of this year’s ITB Berlin, presented a new range of tourism attractions at the show. Wolfgang Waldmüller, spokesman for the Tourism Association, presented the join-in festival SeaBorn in Kühlungsborn, the Rostock Cruise Festival, a new cycle route featuring the romantic aspects of Vorpommern and a new, sustainable form of accommodation by the name of sleeperoo. The federal state also unveiled plans for new regional costumes, to be created by none other than the fashion designer Jette Joop.

2,000 kilometers of Baltic coastline, 2,000 lakes and 2,000 hours of sunshine annually – just three good reasons for vacationing in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, as Manuela Schwesig, the state’s Minister President pointed out on the Wednesday of ITB Berlin. “Our state is just the place for people seeking to escape from the stresses of everyday life and find themselves again”, said Schwesig. The state premier assured her audience that Mecklenburg-Vorpommern is very proud to be the first of Germany’s federal states to feature as an ITB Berlin partner region. Harry Glawe, the Minister for Economic Affairs, stated the intention to use this year’s ITB Berlin as a way of making the state more widely known internationally. As part of this process two events will be taking place in Mecklenburg- Vorpommern over the next two years: the German Tourism Day 2019 and the German Travel Mart in 2020.

Wolfgang Waldmüller, president of the Tourism Association, presented a whole range of new tourism attractions being offered by the state: They include the join-in festival SeaBorn in Kühlungsborn, the Rostock Cruise Festival, a new cycle route featuring the romantic aspects of Vorpommern and a new, sustainable form of accommodation by the name of sleeperoo.

Within Germany the strongest competition that Mecklenburg- Vorpommern faces comes from the state of Bavaria. The rivalry between the two states is of a friendly nature, and Mecklenburg- Vorpommern is now seeking to raise its profile by developing its own regional costume. “What they can do in Bavaria we can do just as well”, said the designer Jette Joop, who was jointly responsible for creating suitable costumes


SCHWERIN PALACE

Schwerin Palace is located on an island in Lake Schwerin and is among the most important historicism edifices in Europe. Schwerin Palace is located on an island in Lake Schwerin and is among the most important historicism edifices in Europe. It was built between 1843 and 1857 in Neo-Renaissance style, commissioned by the Grand Duke of Mecklenburg, Frederick Franz II. A palace museum was established in the Grand Duke’s quarters in 1920. The parliament building of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern has resided here since 1990. The palace museum shows sculptures, paintings and crafts, mainly from the 19th century. The castle park in the style of an English country garden, found on the palace island, stretches in the form of a terrace from the orangery and grotto to the lawns with their rare trees laid out by the banks


phanTECHNIKUM

The 2,500 sq m exhibition hall at the Technisches L a n d e s m u s e u m Mecklenburg-Vorpommern displays the technology and history of technology of the Federal State of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern. Organised according to the elements of fire, water and air, the interactive exhibition promises young and old an entertaining and educational time


MINSTER BAD DOBERAN

The High Gothic Cistercian monastery church from the 13th century is seeking to be accepted as an UNESCO World Heritage Site. The Minster in Bad Doberan is located along the European Route of Gothic Brickwork in north-east Germany, close to the old Hanseatic town of Rostock. The High Gothic Cistercian monastery church from the 13th century is seeking to be accepted as an UNESCO World Heritage Site. No other Cistercian monastery church can boast such an excellent preservation of original fixtures. Even with this wealth of exhibits, the high altar, the oldest winged altar in the history of art (around 1300), the monumental Lettner crucifixion altar (around 1360/70) and the grave sculpture of the Danish Queen Margarete Sambiria (+1282), remain particularly noteworthy.


Photo: Manuela Schwesig, Minister President of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern and Dr. Angela Merkel, Federal Chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany in the beach chair during the Mecklenburg-Vorpommern M ecklenburg-Vorpommern stand stand opening at ITB Berlin 2018