Ludwigslust-Parchim District — Amazing Lakes, Rare Wildlife

In the southwest of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania is the very flat region of the Ludwigslust-Parchim District. It borders onto Lower Saxony, Schleswig-Holstein, and Brandenburg on three sides. Further more, it touches the state capital of Schwerin in its north and is part of the Müritz Lakeland to the east — the huge Lake Plau marking its western edge.

Ludwigslust-Parchim District Map

Map of the Ludwigslust-Parchim District

Cities, Towns & Villages in the Ludwigslust-Parchim District

  • Alt Krenzlin
  • Alt Zachun
  • Balow
  • Bandenitz
  • Banzkow
  • Barkhagen
  • Barnin
  • Belsch
  • Bengerstorf
  • Besitz
  • Blankenberg
  • Blievenstorf
  • Bobzin
  • Boizenburg (Elbe)
  • Borkow
  • Brahlstorf
  • Brenz
  • Bresegard (Eldena)
  • Bresegard (Picher)
  • Brüel
  • Brunow (Parchim)
  • Buchberg
  • Bülow (Schwerin)
  • Cambs
  • Crivitz
  • Dabel
  • Dambeck (Perleberg)
  • Damm
  • Demen
  • Dersenow
  • Diestelow
  • Dobbertin
  • Dobin am See
  • Dömitz
  • Domsühl
  • Dümmer
  • Eldena
  • Friedrichsruhe
  • Gallin (Boizenburg)
  • Gallin-Kuppentin
  • Gammelin
  • Ganzlin
  • Gischow
  • Gneven
  • Godern
  • Göhlen
  • Goldberg
  • Gorlosen
  • Grabow
  • Granzin
  • Grebbin
  • Grebs-Niendorf
  • Gresse
  • Greven (Boizenburg)
  • Groß Godems
  • Groß Krams
  • Groß Laasch
  • Groß Niendorf
  • Hagenow
  • Herzberg
  • Hohen Pritz
  • Holthusen
  • Hoort
  • Hülsenburg
  • Karbow-Vietlübbe
  • Karenz
  • Karrenzin
  • Karstädt
  • Kirch Jesar
  • Klein Rogahn
  • Kobrow
  • Kogel (Zarretin)
  • Körchow
  • Kreien
  • Kremmin
  • Kritzow
  • Kuhlen-Wendorf
  • Kuhstorf
  • Langen Brütz
  • Langen Jarchow
  • Leezen (Schwerin)
  • Lehsen
  • Leussow
  • Lewitzrand
  • Lübesse
  • Lüblow
  • Lübtheen
  • Lübz
  • Ludwigslust
  • Lutheran
  • Lüttow-Valluhn
  • Malk Göhren
  • Malliß
  • Marnitz
  • Mestlin
  • Milow
  • Möllenbeck
  • Moraas
  • Muchow
  • Mustin (Sternberg)
  • Neu Gülze
  • Neu Kaliß
  • Neu Poserin
  • Neustadt-Glewe
  • Nostorf
  • Pätow-Steegen
  • Pampow (Schwerin)
  • Parchim
  • Passow (Lübz)
  • Picher
  • Pinnow (Schwerin)
  • Plate
  • Plau am See
  • Prislich
  • Pritzier
  • Raben Steinfeld
  • Rastow
  • Redefin
  • Rom
  • Schossin
  • Schwanheide
  • Setzin
  • Severin
  • Siggelkow
  • Spornitz
  • Steesow
  • Sternberg
  • Stolpe
  • Stralendorf (Schwer.)
  • Strohkirchen
  • Suckow
  • Sülstorf
  • Sukow
  • Techentin
  • Teldau
  • Tessenow
  • Tessin (Boizenburg)
  • Toddin
  • Tramm
  • Uelitz
  • Vellahn
  • Vielank
  • Wahlstorf (Lübz)
  • Warlitz
  • Warlow
  • Warsow (Schwerin)
  • Weitendorf
  • Wendisch Priborn
  • Wendisch Waren
  • Werder (Lübz)
  • Wittenburg
  • Wittendörp
  • Wittendörden
  • Witzin
  • Wöbbelin
  • Zahrensdorf
  • Zapel
  • Zarrentin a. Schaalsee
  • Ziegendorf
  • Zierzow
  • Zölkow
  • Zülow

The eastern half of this area is also crossed by the massive Elbe on its way from the mountains of the Czech Republic to the North Sea.

Famous as a ducal residence, this region has many links to its namesake Prince Ludwig. He built himself a hunting lodge in the area and kept land free for his pleasures. Now, there is the late Baroque Ludwigslust Schloss on an ornate lake in Ludwigslust — sitting in 120 hectares of gardens and woodlands.

Other towns in the Ludwigslust-Parchim District show signs of its communist past. Boizenburg (Elbe) has a whole host of such architecture and relics from this era, including large paintings and mosaics on external walls of important buildings.

The area is also famous for horse breeding, and horses can be found on the coat of arms of many towns and villages around here.

The western half of the Ludwigslust-Parchim Districtis famous for its wildlife, due to its wetlands and large open spaces. With more than ninety lakes near the old town of Sternberg, there are plenty of opportunities to see osprey, cranes and even otters.

The Ruhner mountains in the southeast and the Naturpark Nassentiner-Schwinzer-Heide to the east offer even more outdoor adventures.

Parchim, the district capital on the river Elde, is filled with monuments to almost everyone and everything imaginable. You’ll come across them as you wander around the ancient Altstadt and through the busy streets.

It is also on the European Route of Brick Gothic (EUROB), due to its fantastic buildings including the huge, towering Rathaus (Town Hall). The route takes you across Denmark, Sweden, Poland and Germany, discovering gems like this extraordinary spot.

 

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