Boasting more than 130 lakes, ancient beech forests and mysterious moors, the Müritz National Park lies to the east of Lake Müritz, which is famed for being the largest lake in the Mecklenburg Lake District in the lowlands of north-east Germany.
This stunningly beautiful natural area is an important breeding ground for large birds that are endangered and have already died out in other areas, making it an ideal destination for nature lovers and keen birdwatchers. Whilst out on a bike ride, hike or canoe trip, visitors may be lucky enough to spot white-tailed eagles, ospreys and cranes up close. In fact, there are even hides towards the east of the national park that have been built for this very purpose. The Heinrich Schliemann Museum in Ankershagen, dedicated to the life and work of the eminent archaeologist, is bound to be of interest to many visitors. The town of Waren with its old quarter and steamboat cruises is also well worth a visit.