Mecklenburg Lake District

Type: Lake District

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The Lake District covers a length of 240 km (149 mi) and a width of 30 km (18.6 mi) from Lübeck to Eberswalde. It therefore lies partly in the German state of Schleswig-Holstein and in the southeast part of the German state of Brandenburg. It comprises 48 lakes, of which the “Müritz” is the largest by far. The Lake District originated through melting glaciers about 20,000 years ago. The largest city in the Lake District is Schwerin. It’s often confused with the “Mecklenburgisches Seenland”, which is a landscape of many small bodies of water in the middle of the state of Mecklenburg.