Manuela Schwesig

Editorial

Dear Reader, 

Welcome to beautiful Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, in Northern Germany. Situated by the Baltic Sea and near major 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.

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Renewable energies

Green technology leadership: Mecklenburg-Vorpommern is fast becoming one of Europe’s leading green centres of business and commerce. We are already able to supply our industry with up to 100 percent renewable energy – as the first federal state in Germany. The OECD has also attested to Northern Germany’s potential of becoming a world leader in the generation of green hydrogen. With new carbon-neutral commercial centres 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. The sunny island of 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.

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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 economy is characterised by continually growing diversity. Traditional sectors, trades and commerce, maritime business and established industrial enterprises meet a start-up culture, entrepreneurial scene and research. The steadily expanding digital and creative industries show: the state offers real freedom for people who want to bring ideas to life. 

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Abundant growth

Agricultural products made in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern are distinguished by natural quality: made with care by a modern agricultural sector that is nevertheless rich in tradition. The agricultural and food industries act sustainably, with a commitment to preserving nature and the natural abundance in the state, thus allowing products to be enjoyed with a clear conscience. This combination of naturalness, indulgence and health builds on products from traditional companies, food start-ups, local factories, regional utilities and gastronomic establishments, and reflects the very character of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern itself.

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Successful companies

The strength of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern as an economic location is rooted in the close networking of business, science and politics, as well as genuine freedom for new ideas and quick decisions in administration. This is where traditional sectors, trades and commerce, maritime business and established industrial enterprises meet a start-up culture and entrepreneurial scene. And with its many attractive future industries, the region offers top prospects for founding and investing as well as for managerial and technical talent.

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Passion for health

In Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, health is truly in the air, as it is particularly clean here. Lakes and the Baltic Sea, vastness and tranquillity, the widely protected nature with its unique landscapes and forests, some of which are recognised as spa or healing forests, make our state a curative environment. The health industry in the state is also a strong economic factor with a promising future, distinguished by growth and a resilience to crises. The sector accounts for around 15 percent of the state’s gross value added, making it a major contributor to regional economic development.

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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

In science and research, the state's natural strengths are used in diverse and sustainable ways. Mecklenburg-Vorpommern stands for cutting-edge research, excellent teaching and innovative technology. Sustainable development is the guiding principle of many research priorities with international relevance: Baltic Sea and coastal research, resources and energy efficiency, renewable energies, renewable raw materials and bioeconomy are examples of this.

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Sea your future

With the two time-honoured Universities of Greifswald and Rostock and five other newer universities in Wismar, Stralsund, Güstrow and Neubrandenburg, as well as the Rostock University of Music and Drama, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern is distinguished by a strong and varied university landscape. Students here can expect not only an attractive place to live and study, but also outstanding teaching and pioneering research as well as future-oriented study programmes such as medical biotechnology, aquaculture, and energy- and resource-efficient technologies.

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One state, many residencies

Due to its vibrant history, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern is home to many more residential towns besides Güstrow, Neustrelitz, Ludwigslust and the capital Schwerin, which attract many visitors with their magnificent buildings.

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