Waren (Müritz) lies at the northern end of the Müritz lake, right in the miraculous Mecklenburg Lakes region. An attractive town set amongst some beautiful Lakeland scenery, Waren is the ideal destination if you have a love for nature and are seeking a rural break.
A great place to start is the Müritz Museum, at Friedensstraße 5, which has been open to the public since 1866. Here you can learn about the culture of the region and the local flora and fauna, and get a real feel for the area before you begin your exploration.
If you are a bit of a culture vulture you will love the town center. St. George’s Church and St. Mary’s Church are brick built early Gothic structures that date back to the 13th Century. The former is also home to a notable Triumphal cross, whilst the latter was rebuilt in 1792 after being burnt down twice in the previous century.
Wandering around the town center you can truly escape to a bygone era, at least until lunch!
You can incorporate these sites into an enjoyable walking tour, on which you can also take in the Old Town Hall, and the timber-framed Löwenapotheke — which as well as a tourist attraction is also the local pharmacy.
In such a rural area it is a travesty if you do not get out into the surrounding countryside, and the 318 square kilometer Müritz National Park is the place in which to do it. The park is divided into two distinct areas, containing around 100 lakes (!), a huge variety of wildlife, a bird museum and a zoo.
A huge variety of activities can be enjoyed in the National Park, and if you really want to get your lungs working, take your pick from cycling, hiking, walking, sailing and even swimming if you can brave the cold waters.