With a surface of 320 square kilometres, Müritz National Park is the biggest forest national park in Germany. More than 70 percent of the area is covered in forest, 13 percent in water. The woods, lakes and moors make this national park truly unique. The goal is to proteckt the typical Mecklenburg forest and lake landscape.
You can engage in plenty of activities at Müritz National Park. Themed walks and hikes are offered free of charge almost daily. Müritz is also an ideal spot for canoeing. Around 400km/249mi of bike trails provide a great opportunity to explore the area by yourself, riding past lakes, villages, meadows and romantic forests. The village of Speck is a particularly popular destination, as it features the highest viewing tower in the national park. If you want to learn more about Müritz National Park, visit the exhibition at the information centre in Boek. The centre also features a game park that is home to numerous native animal species.
Müritz National Park was declared an official national park in 1990.
How to get there
Coming from Berlin, follow motorways A24 and A19 to exit 18-Röbel/Müritz. At the roundabout, take the first exit and continue on B198. After around 20km/12.4mi, turn left onto Ellerholz. Take the first exit at the roundabout, and continue straight to Boeck.
To get to Speck, follow B96 to Neustrelitz, and continue on B193. At Penzlin, turn left and follow B192. At Neu Schloen, turn left and drive to Speck am Hofsee via Kargow, Federow and Schwarzenhof.
National Park Ticket
The National Park Ticket is an environmentally friendly way to explore the park. It allows for travel by bus and ship. At the east bank of river Müritz, the bus goes from Steinmole via Federow, Speck and Boeck to Bolder Kanal.