Mecklenburg-Vorpommern is Germany’s first federal state that can already supply itself with 100 percent renewable energy.
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.
Mecklenburg-Vorpommern has 15 research institutions and 7 universities with a long academic tradition and international research.
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.
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.
Green lungs: 24 percent of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern is covered by forest – equivalent to around 781,512 football pitches.
Mecklenburg-Vorpommern is a pioneer in terms of green start-ups. 35 percent of them have an ecological background.
Encompassing an area with 926 km², Rügen is Germany’s largest island.
Mecklenburg-Vorpommern is home to 1.6 million people.
We have 3 national parks, 7 nature parks and 3 biosphere reserves.