Summer Spa & Riding Holidays in Mecklenburg Western-Pommerania
To many travellers from outside Germany, the suggestion that one might spend the summer reclining on one of its many beaches at Mecklenburg Western-Pommerania´s Baltic Sea side is perhaps a little unusual. To those who live in Germany, however, this is nothing new. Whether the holidaymaker wishes to spend a summer alternating between exploring the many unique boutiques, museums, and pottery shops and reclining in a striped wicker chair on many of its wide, unspoilt beaches, the Baltic Sea knows best. Combined with an active holiday cycling from one artists' village to the next, or observing the diverse wildlife on the Bodden Sea of Western Pomerania's Lagoon Area and other national parks, the long flight to a Southeast Asian beach resort seems suddenly quite unnecessary.
Spa Hotels on the East Coast of Germany: Unadulterated Luxury
For a prime example of the many sumptuous spas in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern on the East Coast of Germany, cast an eye over the stately 5-star Grand Hotel Binz on Rugen island, built in keeping with the traditional bathhouse architecture of the resorts' historic villas. Here, the usual panoply of wellness, beauty, fitness, and spa facilities of Germany's spa hotels feature, combined with their unique Thai Bali spa. For holidaymakers who wish to stay closer to the mainland, they can soak up the sun in "Berlin's bathtub", Usedom. This island resort town is but a few hours from the country's pulsing metropolis, and boasts the elegant Strandhotel Ostseeblick. Those who prefer the laid-back Hanseatic flair of Hamburg should visit neighbouring maritime city Kiel, or stay in one of the many quaint villages of Fischland Darss, where one can observe the majestic flight of the Kraniche (cranes), as they stop off in Darss before flying to warmer climes. Such breathtaking experiences are certainly in no short supply during a stay on the East Coast of Germany, where natural diversity and charming bathing culture await.