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Basse-Normandie is a region and administrative area of France located on the country's northwest coast. It is bordered by the English Channel to the north and west, Bretagne and Pays de la Loire to the south, Centre to the southeast, and Haute-Normandie to the northeast. The region has three departments, namely Orne, Calvados, and Manche, with Caen as its regional capital. 

 

What to see & do

Apart from all the waters surrounding the region, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern boasts of its history and its natural beauty. 

Schwerin Palace – also known as the Schwerin Castle, the Schwerin Palace is a palatial schloss located in the city of Schwerin, the capital of the Mecklenburg-Vorpommern state in Germany. It is located on an island in the Schweriner See, the city's main lake. For the longest time, it was the home of the dukes and grand dukes of Mecklenburg, and later,  Mecklenburg-Schwerin. It is regarded as one of the most important works of romantic Historicism in Europe, and is designated to become a world heritage site. It is also nicknamed as the “Neuschwanstein of the North”. The schloss was built between 1845-1847, as a cooperation of the renowned historic architects Gottfried Semper, Friedrich August Stuler, Georg Adolf Demmler, and Ernst Friedrich Zwirner. Today, it is being used as the seat of the Mecklenburg-Vorpommern state parliament. 

Jasmund National Park – the Jasmund National Park is a nature reserve in the Jasmund peninsula, in the northeast of Rugen island in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern. It is famous for the largest chalk cliffs of Germany, known colloquially as the Konigsstuhl (German, “king's chair”). The cliffs are up to 161 metres high above the Baltic Sea, although the whole of the area is only 30 square kilometres, making it the smallest national park of Germany. Apart from the natural chalk cliffs, the national park also is an extension to the Primeval Beech Forests of the Carpathians and the Ancient beech Forests of Germany. 

Staatliches Museum Scwerin – the Staatliches Museum Schwerin is an art gallery and museum in Scwerin, a part of the Mecklenburg-Vorpommern region. It was established by Frederick Francis II, Grand Duke of Meclenburg-Schwerin, in 1882. It is nationally known for its medieval collections, including the Neustadt Altarpiece and its 17th-century Dutch and Flemish collections. It also holds major collections of Furstenberg

porcelain, as well as one of the country's most significant collections of French-American artist Marcel Duchamp in Europe. Main art pieces here include “Portrait of a young man in a hat” by Lucas Cranach the Elder, “Schlachtfest” by Adriaen Brouwer, “The Sentry by Carel Fabritius, and “Lot und seine Tochter” by Dirck van der Lisse. The museum is also a member of the Konferenz Nationaler Kultureinrichtungen, a union of more than 20 institutions in the former East Germany.  

Schwerin Cathedral – the Schweri Cathedral was formerly a Roman Catholic cathedral as old as the city of Schwerin, which is dedicated to the Virgin Mary and Saint John. It was built following the move of the seat of the Bishopric of the Abodrites, established by henry the Lion, from the old city of Mecklenburg in the late 12th century.

 

How to get around within Mecklenburg-Vorpommern

The train network here is well and fully developed that even the smaller towns far from the city centres have regular connections. It would take some time though, as a 50-kilometre ride can take an hour or more, which is considerably slower and longer than elsewhere in Germany. Bus connections are usually only available when there are no concurring train services. Cars are still the best and most comfortable way to get around, and the roads are generally very good, along with bicycles. 

 

How to get there

Out of the four airports in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, only Heringsdorf Airport and the Rostock-Laage Airport have scheduled services. There are no direct flights from international destinations though, so those who are interested in visiting the region of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern should fly down to the major cities of Germany such as Frankfurt, Dusseldorf, Stuttgart, Cologne, and others, then fly to any of the two commercial airports in the region. Airlines that serve the airports include airBaltic, Germanwings, Germania, and Lufthansa Regional. A seasonal charter from Austria will soon be available through the Rpstock-Laage Airport. 

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