One of the most attractive natural landscapes in Germany – revealed
Muritz National Park can be found in the north-east of Germany, near the town of Neustrelitz. The 322 square kilometres National Park is divided into two separated areas, a larger one called Müritz and a smaller one called Serrahn, situated east of Neustrelitz. The area has been protected since 1990. The over 100 lakes that it holds are bigger than one hectare of land. His is the reason why this region is also called “Land of a Thousand Lakes”.
The lakes occupy 12% of the territory. 65% is covered with forests and the rest of the beauty of the area is completed by swamps and meadows.
Here you can find lake Muritzsee, a 115 kilometers squared lake, which makes it the second largest lake in Germany after Lake Constance.
Muritz borders are marked with wide pine wood and big moors. In the smaller area around Serrahn you can see remarkable old beech forests and smaller lakes. Besides unspoiled nature landscapes, the park is the home for a few notable species: red deers, cranes, whites-tailed eagles, ospreys, teals and other water birds species.
According to its own rules, natures here unveils forests, lakes and wetlands into a breathtaking landscape that visitors annually return to enjoy.
The bear sanctuary – a part of the national park
An active partner of the Mueritz National Park, the sanctuary is strongly committed to preserve the region’s natural treasures.
Since 2006, the 16 hectares Barenwald Müritz Bear Sancturay has provided a natural home for mistreated and neglected bears. Previously abused brown bears safely live in an open air enclosure.
The sanctuary habitat respects bears’ natural requirements, in a place that offers the best possible conditions for rescued brown bears to rediscover their true nature and to live as close as nture as possible. Here the visitors can enjoy the park, while interacting with these beautiful fascinating animals and learning more about their stories and animal welfare.
If you want to take a glimpse into nature’s amazing wonders, while discovering rare, virgin landscapes, flora and fauna, than the land of a thousand lakes might be just the perfect place for you to visit.