Manuela Schwesig

Editorial

Dear Reader, 

Welcome to beautiful Mecklenburg-Vorpommern in Northern Germany. Situated by the Baltic Sea and near major urban hubs Hamburg and Berlin, Copenhagen in Denmark and Stettin in Poland, our state is a region abounding in natural wonders and water – a lovable, liveable place. Here we think and work towards the future.

Pioneers in energy

Mecklenburg-Vorpommern is fast becoming one of Europe’s leading economic regions. We are already able to supply our industry with up to 100 percent renewable energy – as the first state in Germany. The OECD has attested to Northern Germany’s potential of becoming a world leader in the production of green hydrogen. With new carbon-neutral industrial areas and a new industry strategy, we want to tap the full potential of sustainable industrial growth as a state.

Getting here

Mecklenburg-Vorpommern is a federal state in north-eastern Germany, in the heart of Europe.

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Magical islands

The islands of Rügen and Usedom in the east of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern are perfect for holidays and relaxation. Usedom, in the picturesque Bay of Pomerania, is a gem of pristine nature, clean air, piers and promenades, kilometres of sandy beaches and impressive resort architecture.

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Modern times

The Hanseatic League has become legend. How it emerged as an alliance of northern European merchants and trading towns to become a political superpower is a story in itself. The typical brick architecture in the Hanseatic cities still attests to their historical importance: the buildings are monuments to success, symbols of power and reminders of an idea that remains highly relevant to this day.

Schwerin Castle

Masterpieces

Mecklenburg-Vorpommern boasts architectural gems from the past like no other region in Europe. Around 2,000 estates, castles and manor houses are beautifully embedded in romantic parks and scenic landscapes.

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Unique flora and fauna

Pristine and unique, romantic and wild – Mecklenburg-Vorpommern’s wildlife is remarkably diverse. It’s the land of two thousand lakes, thousand-year-old oaks, varied coastal landscapes, mysterious moors, tree-lined avenues stretching for kilometres, and countless animal species. Discover all this for instance in the three national parks, three biosphere reserves and seven nature parks.

Imagefilm, image Thomas Grundner

Welcome to Mecklenburg-Vorpommern.

We’ll take you on a journey through our state, its unique natural landscapes, UNESCO World Heritage Sites, diverse culture, successful and innovative companies, and cutting-edge research centres.

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Networks for success

Mecklenburg-Vorpommern’s economic structure is distinguished by its developed and growing diversity. Traditional sectors, trades and commerce, maritime business and established industrial SMEs meet a start-up culture, entrepreneurial scene and research. As the continuously growing digital and creative sector shows, there is plenty of freedom here for people who want to bring their ideas to life.

Image: Prolupin GmbH

Abundant growth

Mecklenburg-Vorpommern is characterised by unique natural landscapes. Agricultural products made in the state are distinguished by natural quality: made with care by a modern agricultural sector that is nevertheless rich in tradition.

(Bild: Liebherr-MCCtec Rostock GmbH)

Successful companies

The strength of the economic location of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern is based on the close networking of business, science and politics, as well as genuine freedom for new ideas and quick decisions in administration. With its many attractive future industries, the region offers top prospects for start-ups and investments as well as for managerial and technical talent.

Ypsomed Produktion GmbH

Passion for health

In Mecklenburg-Vorpommern health is truly in the air, as it is particularly clean here. But the healthcare sector is also a strong economic factor, with one in five people working in the health industry. Private- and public-sector players drive innovation and conduct medical research at the cutting edge.

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Mecklenburg-Vorpommern is Germany’s first federal state that can already supply itself with 100 percent renewable energy. 

 

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Vast expanse: Mecklenburg-Vorpommern has almost 2,000 kilometres of coastline, 130 Baltic islands, more than 2,000 lakes and around 26,000 kilometres of rivers and canals that traverse the state. 

 

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Mecklenburg-Vorpommern has 15 research institutions and universities with a long academic tradition and international research. 

 

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Mecklenburg-Vorpommern lives and breathes nature conservation: the large nature reserves alone account for around 18 percent of the state area. That’s not to mention many smaller sanctuaries and protected moorland. 

 

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Ideal advantages to the location: countries like Poland, Denmark and Sweden are our neighbours in the Baltic Sea region. The state is located centrally between the 3 metropolitan centres of Hamburg, Berlin and Stettin. 

 

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Green lungs: 24 percent of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern is covered by forest – equivalent to around 781,512 football pitches. 

 

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Mecklenburg-Vorpommern is a pioneer in terms of green start-ups. 35 percent of them have an ecological background. 

 

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Encompassing an area with 926 km², Rügen is Germany’s largest island. 

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Mecklenburg-Vorpommern is home to 1.6 million people. 

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We have 3 national parks, 7 nature parks and 3 biosphere reserves. 

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Research for the future

The natural strengths of the state are used in a wide range of sustainable ways in science and research. Mecklenburg- Vorpommern stands for cutting-edge research, excellent teaching and innovative technologies.

University of Rostock

Studies in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern

Studying in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern is traditionally associated with quality of life. The seven universities and higher education institutions in the state not only offer excellent teaching but also a practical reference to nature, top connections with research and technology, as well as good prospects for professional life after graduation. Besides the two established universities in Rostock and Greifswald, among the oldest in northern Europe, the state is also home to other universities in Wismar, Stralsund, Rostock, Neubrandenburg and Güstrow. 

Manor house Pohnstorf (Image: Gut Pohnstorf)

Estates and manor houses

Not only the castles and palaces are remarkable in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, so too are the many estates and manor houses that dot the landscape between green hills, thick forests and lush meadows. Fans of historical buildings and picturesque parks as well as architecture enthusiasts will be in their element here. Many country homes are protected as monuments and open to visitors. It is also possible to spend a holiday in the historical buildings.

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