Gliding silently by boat along the approximately 100-kilometer-long Peene River, you can get very close to the local flora and fauna in a gentle way. 

Eagles nest on the banks, beavers rustle in the reeds, rare animal and plant species live in the primeval forest-like, lush wetlands, chirping and chirping - Tom Sawyer sends his regards. In many places, canoes, kayaks and quiet solar boats can be rented; nothing should disturb the tranquility of the river. On land, things are livelier, for example in the Hanseatic city of Anklam with its Otto Lilienthal Museum, in Malchin with its small museum of local history in the town mill, or in Stolpe, where the nature park center provides information on how ecology and tourism go together in the Peene Valley. Properties such as the Liepen estate with its own farm garden for first-class cuisine are also run sustainably, for the love of enjoyment and the good of nature. By the way: The Vorpommersche Flusslandschaft has already been honored with the European EDEN Award - as an outstanding European destination for sustainable water tourism.

The special tip: Often hidden away here are stately homes - the bright yellow Hotel Schloss Neetzow, for example, in the style of English country estates, or the moated castle Quilow near Stolpe.

Good connection by train: Good rail connections: Anklam, for example, can be reached in two hours by InterCity train from Berlin, while Malchin or Demmin take about 30 minutes longer.
By the way, you can find tips on how to travel comfortably and inexpensively on long-distance and local trains with Deutsche Bahn here.

Cover photo: With the solar boat over the river © TMV/Gänsicke

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