With almost 2,000 kilometres of coastline and more than 2,000 lakes, fish is rarely off the menu in the restaurants of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania. Or try it fresh off the boat, or freshly smoked, in a fish roll, or even caught yourself. However you eat it, fish from the sea or lake is a healthy addition to your diet. Try it fried, smoked, pickled or baked in Bierteig, a beer-based pastry. At the height of the Hanseatic era, the herring was one of the most important trading commodities. The fish is still celebrated and eaten throughout the region today during the 'herring weeks' in spring.
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