The UNESCO World Heritage List already has two inscriptions from Mecklenburg-Vorpommern. In 2002 the historic old cities of Stralsund and Wismar were inscribed as a joint heritage site. Their medieval urban structure bears witness to the importance of the Hanseatic League in the 14th and 15th centuries. In 2011 the beech forests in the Jasmund National Park and the Müritz National Park were inscribed, together with other beech forests from Germany. As an extension to the cross-border nomination of the primeval beech forests of the Carpathians, they form part of the World Natural Heritage.
Schwerin’s nomination “Residence Ensemble Schwerin – Cultural Landscape of Romantic Historicism” has been on the German tentative list since 2014.
World Heritage site in Wismar
The old city of Wismar has an impressive medieval structure, with large brick churches and the Old Harbour.
Stralsund is a fascinating typical medieval Hanseatic city with a maritime location.
World Heritage site in the Jasmund National Park
Stunning wild beech forests with a magnificent setting of chalk cliffs and sea.
World Natural Heritage in the Jasmund National Park
World Heritage site in the Müritz National Park
In the old and hilly woods there are quiet lakes and untouched marshland.
World Natural Heritage in the Müritz National Park
World Heritage application for Schwerin
The Residence Ensemble Schwerin – Cultural Landscape of Romantic Historicism – is a high point of European architecture of the mid-19th century.