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First class museums, theatre experiences and concerts in unusual places

Hansestadt Stralsund, Townhall with its filigreed facades <p>© Hansestadt Stralsund</p> Show details

Hansestadt Stralsund, Town hall

Hansestadt Stralsund, Townhall with its filigreed facades <p>© Hansestadt Stralsund</p>

Hansestadt Stralsund, Town hall

Mecklenburg-Vorpommern's cultural landscape is outstanding, versatile and exciting. The state offers visitors and locals alike first-class museums, special theatre experiences, and concerts in unusual places with internationally renowned artists. In addition, there are innovative art projects, routes to take you to see great examples of Gothic brick architecture, historic parks and gardens, lovingly restored castles and manor houses.

The old town centres of Wismar and Stralsund have been part of the UNESCO World Heritage since 2002 and represent the cultural heritage of the Hanseatic League.

Festspiele-Mecklenburg-Vorpommern: Fauré-Quartett on stage in Putbus (Rügen) <p>© FMV, Geert Maciejewski</p> Show details

Festspiele Mecklenburg-Vorpommern: Fauré-Quartett on stage in Putbus (Rügen)

Festspiele-Mecklenburg-Vorpommern: Fauré-Quartett on stage in Putbus (Rügen) <p>© FMV, Geert Maciejewski</p>

Festspiele Mecklenburg-Vorpommern: Fauré-Quartett on stage in Putbus (Rügen)

Besides the Gothic brick architecture of the Hanseatic towns, what sets Mecklenburg-Vorpommern apart is the seaside architecture of fashionable coastal resorts and grand residences.

Events such as the Festspiele Mecklenburg-Vorpommern and Usedomer Musikfestival (both music festivals), the Schlossfestspiele Schwerin (music theatre festival) or the Störtebeker- Festspiele open-air theatre festival on the island of Rügen enthral and attract thousands of viewers and listeners to them each year.

State Museum Schwerin: dark room with three lit paintings in front of a blue wall <p>© nordlicht</p> Show details

State Museum Schwerin, Exhibition "The Bloemaert Effect. Colour in the Golden Age"

State Museum Schwerin: dark room with three lit paintings in front of a blue wall <p>© nordlicht</p>

State Museum Schwerin, Exhibition "The Bloemaert Effect. Colour in the Golden Age"

Top-class collections and numerous exhibitions of contemporary art attract art lovers to the state's museums. The art collections of the State Museum Schwerin are among the finest that European art has to offer. The statewide art exhibition of the artists' association of Mecklenburg and Vorpommern, held annually, gives visitors an overview of the spectrum of contemporary visual arts.

One of the 24 bassins which show 40 local fish species in the Müritzeum <p>© nordlicht</p> Show details

The Müritzeum in Waren (Müritz) shows 40 local fish species in 24 bassins

One of the 24 bassins which show 40 local fish species in the Müritzeum <p>© nordlicht</p>

The Müritzeum in Waren (Müritz) shows 40 local fish species in 24 bassins

The Ozeaneum aquarium in Stralsund offers unforgettable insights into the underwater world. The Müritzeum in Waren attracts visitors to Germany's largest freshwater aquarium for native fish, and in the Darwineum of Rostock Zoo visitors are guided on a spectacular journey through evolution.

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