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First class museums, theatre experiences and concerts in unusual places

Colourful figures appearing at "Kleines Fest im großen Park" in Ludwigslust Show details

Colourful figures appearing at "Kleines Fest im großen Park"

Colourful figures appearing at "Kleines Fest im großen Park" in Ludwigslust

Colourful figures appearing at "Kleines Fest im großen Park"

Mecklenburg-Vorpommern’s cultural landscape is outstanding, multifaceted and exciting. Visitors and residents enjoy the first-class museums, extraordinary theatre experiences and concerts at unusual venues with internationally renowned artists. The state is also home to innovative art projects, impressive examples of red-brick Gothic architecture, historical parks and gardens and lovingly restored castles, estates and manor houses.

Popular events and music festivals, such as the Festspiele Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, the Usedomer Musikfestival, the Schlossfestspiele Schwerin and the Störtebeker-Festspiele on the island of Rügen, attract and delight thousands of music and theatre fans every year.

State Museum Schwerin: dark room with three lit paintings in front of a blue wall 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

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

The state’s museums, with their high-quality collections and numerous exhibitions of contemporary art, are beacons for art lovers. The Staatliches Museum Schwerin houses one of Europe’s most beautiful collections of art. The Kunsthalle Rostock museum of contemporary art is known for its impressive exhibitions. Every year the artists’ association Künstlerbund Mecklenburg und Vorpommern e.V. organises a statewide art event showcasing the wealth and breadth of the state’s contemporary visual arts sector.

 

"Giants of the sea", exhibition at Ozeaneum Stralsund Show details

"Giants of the sea", exhibition at Ozeaneum Stralsund

"Giants of the sea", exhibition at Ozeaneum Stralsund

"Giants of the sea", exhibition at Ozeaneum Stralsund

The German Oceanographic Museum (Deutsches Meeresmuseum) with its Ozeaneum aquarium in Stralsund offers unforgettable insights into the world of underwater wildlife. In addition, the Müritzeum in Waren (Müritz) attracts visitors with Germany’s largest freshwater aquarium for native fish species, and the Darwineum at the Rostock Zoo takes guests on a spectacular journey through evolution. The Otto Lilienthal Museum in Anklam and the phanTECHNIKUM in Wismar are also well worth a visit.

The historic town centres of Wismar and Stralsund have been listed as UNESCO World Heritage Sites since 2002 and preserve the cultural heritage of the Hanseatic League. The Residence Ensemble Schwerin, with the Schwerin Castle as its centrepiece, is on the tentative list for UNESCO World Heritage status.