Unless you live under a rock, chances are you’ve heard the expression, “it takes a village,” right? Well, it does take a village to raise a child — and you got to hand it the town of Sanitz, they take it seriously.
Look, any town that gets together to teach its children how to ride a bike is Aces in my book. That’s so cool, don’t ya think? Maybe they do it because riding is a great way to get around?
You know what, who cares why, it’s a grand thing to do.
If you already know how to ride, take a spin around Sanitz’s five lakes — it’s a good deal of fun, as is a BBQ and swimming in the Groß Lüsewitzer See.
And as for mentioning grand things to do, Sanitz is quite an active town. There are Chamber music concerts to attend, Carnival Balls to dress up for, and guided bog hikes to tackle.
That’s all in addition to partying your heart out at least six times a year.
Let’s see… you’ve got the Summer Festival in June, the August Village Festival, the Summer Nights Ball, followed by the Lake & Park Festival (also in August), ending with the Oktoberfest (that’s really in September), and ending the year with the Advent Market.
In between festivals and stuff, you’re best to enjoy the Nature Reserve — where you’ll even find some megalithic tombs. Something that old might pale the massy 13th century Dorfkirche (village church), but its blend of Romanesque and Gothic architecture and Baroque pulpit makes it well worth seeing.
What makes a visit to Sanitz even better is how easy it is to get to. It isn’t but 15 km southeast of Rostock, connected by bus and train. Even better that you can hop a ferry from Scandinavia to get here — so no excuses for not visiting.
Really, who wouldn’t want to visit a town that’s exceptionally family-friendly, pretty to look at, and lots of fun to boot?