Göhren-Lebbin, visit the Land of Thousand Lakes
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Blücher Castle in Göhren-Lebbin
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The small village of Göhren-Lebbin (Göhren-Lebbin vacation rentals | Göhren-Lebbin travel guide) and the famous Baroque-Castle Blücher, in the district of Müritz, State Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, are located between the Fleesensee and Kölpinsee lakes and a perfect starting point for any family fun day. As part of the
Mecklenburgische Seenplatte, the biggest connected lake area in the whole of middle Europe, naturally water sport is a big theme with sailing-, paddle- and house boats, but also swimming, horse riding, hiking, cycling and nature watch are favorite leisure activities not to be missed. Especially the Golf enthusiasts will find perfect facilities on the 5 different 18- and 9-hole courses, beautifully created and well maintained on 500 hectare of land.
In the heart of the
Mecklenburgische Seenplatte, only 1.5 hours away from Berlin (Berlin vacation rentals | Berlin travel guide) and 2 hours away from Hamburg (Hamburg vacation rentals | Hamburg travel guide) you will discover Göhren-Lebbin, in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania. It is a small community of 628 inhabitants and made itself known as a tourist destination with a wide range of sport and leisure activities. If you are a Golfer or like to give this sport a try, don’t look any further. Here you will find the biggest Golf facilities in Northern Europe. 5 different 18- and 9-hole courses will challenge even the professional player and the Golf Arena with its Driving Range and the Golf School offer courses for any level of player. Off course there is always time to relax at their inviting Clubhouse. If you or a family member prefers Tennis, you are right on the spot with one of Germany biggest Tennis Sport Centers. 8 indoor- and 9 outdoor sand and artificial grass courts await you and you can get a coach to learn more about this sport. To round up the offer, Squash, Badminton and Football can be played here as well.
From 1843 to 1914 Göhren-Lebbin carried the name Blücher and from that period stems the Baroque-Castle Blücher. Today it is a luxurious Hotel and place of a Wellness Center, called Fleesensee Spa, with modern facilities and treatment options. The Fleesensee Spa is one of the biggest Wellness Landscapes in Germany with an area of 6.000 square meters. Try exotic treatments such as Ayurveda, Chi Yang, Sung Rei, or experience an Oriental Bath in the Hamam or the Cleopatra-Bath (for 2 persons) or pamper your beauty with luxurious brands, such as Ligne St. Barth (Barth vacation rentals | Barth travel guide), Thalgo and Maria Galland. Maybe you fancy the huge Water- and Sauna World with a Waterfall, a 52 meter long Slide, Whirl-Seats and the outdoor Brine-Pool. Definitely not boring on a maybe rainy day and reasonably priced with € 21, 60 for a day ticket per adult.
The gorgeous surroundings of Göhren-Lebbin and its location between 2 lakes naturally invites you to a boat trip. A highly recommended tour starts in the neighboring village of Waren (Müritz), crosses the lakes Kölpinsee and Fleesensee and finally reaches the village of Malchow (Malchow vacation rentals | Malchow travel guide). Another way to discover the lush nature between water, fields and woods, is to hike or rent a bicycle. Depending on your preference you can choose from a mountain-, racing- or touring-bike. At the Tourist Information Center you will get a detailed map for bikers and hikers, which shows you the various routes and gives you road information, such as the faster, asphalted routes or the most beautiful, scenic routes. Networks of 400 km trails are made for you to discover the beauty of this region and if you look carefully you might see a Fish- and Sea Eagle, Black Storks, Ice Birds and Gray Herons. Every year this is the resting place for thousands of migratory birds, such as Cranes and Wild-Geese, where they find plenty of food and water in this unspoiled, natural habitat of Göhren-Lebbin, in the Land of Thousand Lakes.
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This travel guide has been written by Monika Petra.
In her own words: When children are born they receive certain gifts to put them to good use or not. In my cradle there must have been at least music and the curiosity for the world we live in. Luckily I could combine those gifts eventually. My live as a jazz vocalist guided me to see and experience many places in Germany and far beyond. As in my music I like to dive in the historical background of given facts, simply to understand the present. During my travel, my circles got wider and wider and since many years I am now living in Thailand, very interesting to say the least. I grew up in Paderborn, lived and studied Jazz in Cologne's
Musikhochschule and worked a while in Bayreuth and Kulmbach. My travels throughout Germany took me to all major cities and small towns. It was the people and local differences, be it language, food, traditions and customs, which made it a lot of fun. When finally the
wall came down, I was one of those in Berlin posing on the rests of it for the camera. Off course I took the first opportunity to rediscover the
new but old states of Germany and finally understood the impact the wall had on all Germans and in regards to the worst part in German history. Being a
German living abroad, I discovered in years what I value most about Germany. Rest assured it is a country of rich cultural background still alive today. I visit my home country regularly and stay in touch with my friends, even those back from school. Another thing I always felt passionate about is writing and sharing my experience and thoughts. The internet provides us all with a great opportunity to connect, tell stories, read and learn from others and grow as a global community.
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