Explore MV by bike

Sights & Experiences

Mecklenburg-Vorpommern uses the slogan the “Best of Northern Germany” for good reason. The Recknitz Valley, is a nature reserve on the Recknitz River, south-east of Ribnitz-Damgarten, a town known for its amber, and a unique habitat for rare wild birds in the hinterland of the Fischland-Darss-Zingst coastal region and just 30 km away from the Hanseatic city of Rostock. In addition to the proximity to the white beaches of the Baltic Sea, our region offers many gems that are waiting to be discovered by you. Whether it’s sporting activities, the culture on offer, places to indulge or exploring history – your journey of discovery can begin.  

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Vogelpark Marlow

Vogelpark Marlow – Experience. Animals. Up close.

At Vogelpark Marlow, you can experience the animals up close, because you can enter almost every animal kingdom. For example, the 1,600 m² penguin enclosure takes you to the West Coast of South America.

Lots of playtime

However, you are not just immersed in the most diverse species of wildlife at the bird park, but the park also enchants guests of all ages with its original playground areas. Ten play landscapes are situated throughout the park grounds.

Impressive air shows

Daily animal and air shows show you the diverse bird life. In the “Parrot, Pelican and Co.” animal show, colourful parrots fly over your heads. In the “Eagles, Owls and Co.” flying show, you can experience the kings of the air up close.

Opening hours: Daily from 10.00 a.m., please note the peak season and off-peak season.

  • Kölzower Chaussee 1
  • 18337 Marlow
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Canoeists on the Recknitz Canoeing Centre pure nature MV

Canoeing Centre

Discover, experience and enjoy an unmistakable landscape on water and on land in the Recknitz Valley’s bird park region, not far south of the Fischland-Darß-Zingst Baltic Sea peninsula. If you are planning an individual or group tour as beginners or advanced canoeists for an hour’s trip to get to know the Recknitz on a day or multi-day tour or are interested in one of our guided tours and Paddle & Pedal combined tours or would like to go on a relaxed fishing trip in unspoilt nature, you can hire the necessary equipment and boats such as canoes, kayaks, SUP boards, pedal boats, rowing boats, fishing and belly boats, self-build rafts as well as bikes from us.

  • Försterei 3
  • 18334 Marlow
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coffee from the Bio Rösterei Barth Roaster at Bio Rösterei Barth

Bio Rösterei Barth

At the Bio Rösterei LandDelikat in Barth, roasting demonstrations are a good opportunity to watch the roasters at work and learn more about the unusual roasting business. In addition to lupine coffee, the Rost family also produces grain coffee, fine speciality coffees and offers freshly roasted cocoa beans to snack on. The well-tolerated grains and exceptionally sweet lupins come from its own organic farming south of Stralsund. The company has been certified organic from the beginning and works gently in the traditional way with a gas-powered drum roaster. Definitely worth a visit.

  • Nelkenstraße 16 / Hall 17
  • 18356 Barth
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Karls Erlebnis-Dorf Rövershagen

Karls Erlebnis-Dorf Rövershagen

Spend a family day out at the adventure park in Rövershagen near Rostock. With glass making, farmers’ market & attractions for children. We look forward to welcoming you to our hotel in Marlow for an overnight stay following your excursion to Karl’s strawberry farm in Rövershagen. The hotel is just a half-hour drive away.

  • Purkshof 2
  • 18182 Rövershagen
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Männerhobby distillery

The MÆNNERHOBBY distillery was founded in May 2016 in Klein Kussewitz near Rostock by Martin Neumann. High-quality spirits are produced in the small factory, which distinguish themselves from industrial mass production with natural ingredients and traditional production methods: NATURAL.AUTHENTIC.HANDMADE. is the distillery’s motto. The range includes KALAND Kümmel, FOERSTER's Heide Gin and many delicious spirits and liqueurs.

  • An der Postsäule 1
  • 18182 Mönchhagen
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Gut Darß

Eight different courses in five levels of difficulty with over 70 climbing tasks are waiting to be conquered at Darß forest climbing park. No one is bored at our adventure farm. From climbing to the restaurant or mini-golf! The farm tours at Gut Darß are a popular diversion for the whole family. You can experience animals, technology and farm life up close here. Lots of interesting information about organic farming enriches the many impressions of the estate even more. In July and August, the programme also includes guided tours for children. Cattle, water buffalo, sheep, goats, horses and technology delight young visitors here at Gut Darß estate. All questions about organic farming are answered and explained in a child-friendly way.

  • Am Wald 26
  • 18375 Born a. Darß
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Discover enchanting amber jewellery creations set in gold and silver. Watch the goldsmiths at work. Marvel at the exceptional showpieces. Why not cut an amber yourself? Be surprised by the new Bernstein-Stübchen. You will also receive a lot of information about the company. You are welcome to book a guided tour in advance. A bistro invites you to take a break. Cyclists can reach us easily through the separate entrance on the B105 cycle path. There is also an e-bike charging station. Let yourself be enchanted by amber – gold from the sea. We look forward to seeing you.

  • An der Mühle 30
  • 18311 Ribnitz-Damgarten
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Ozeaneum Stralsund shark

Ozeaneum Stralsund

The OZEANEUM Stralsund shows a fascinating underwater journey through the northern seas and offers exciting adventure exhibitions. Surrounded by spectacular architecture, it presents one of the world’s largest exhibitions on whales with full-size replicas of the giants of the sea. Europe’s most comprehensive Baltic Sea exhibition and the “Children’s Sea” adventure area will not only delight the youngest museum visitors. The adjacent penguin enclosure on the OZEANEUM’s rooftop terrace with a view of Stralsund’s old town is one of the highlights, as is the “Open Atlantic” tank with a capacity of 2.6 million litres, home to the 3-metre-long sand tiger shark Niki, various ray species and countless schooling fish. 50 aquariums, some of them huge, round off the experience of a visit to “Europe’s Museum of the Year 2010”.

  • Katharinenberg 14 – 20
  • 18349 Stralsund
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Senfmühle Schlemmin

Try our range of mustards from sweet to extra hot, from mild to fiery, and from fruity to spicy. We also offer a selected range of regional specialities such as honey, juices, liqueurs, coffee and lupine coffee.

  • Hauptstraße 12
  • 18320 Schlemmin
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Enjoy your time in the Recknitz Valley

The Recknitz Valley is a natural landscape 25 km south of the Fischland-Darss-Zingst peninsula and offers the possibility of a wide range of sporting and nature-related activities as well as cultural and culinary attractions. Our in-house Marlower Brauerei brews excellent, natural beers and is particularly proud of its own craft beer edition.