Why Peene Valley?
This lush area of protected waterways and flower-filled meadows, close to the Baltic Sea Coast and the border to Poland, is one of Europe’s largest continuous fen areas. The Peene Valley’s great biodiversity, and moody, watery landscapes, have given it the nickname of the Amazon of Germany, and with good reason. This is a place to head out on the water in a canoe and discover white-tailed eagles, otters and beavers, or bike along meandering paths spotting terns. Add to this small villages to visit, where historic manors and moated castles keep things interesting, and you’ve got a gentle family adventure to remember.
Why is Peene Valley perfect for families?
There are lots of ways to explore the water in the Peene Valley. Larger groups and families with younger children might opt for renting a sustainable solar boat to glide around the waterwarways, while older children and adventurous spirits can choose to explore the marshland’s flora and fauna by canoe. For your best chance of spotting the more elusive otters and beavers, take a tour with a nature guide, and for a truly 24-hour adventure, spend the night on a stylish houseboat. On dry land, a network of cycle paths run along the Peene River, including a unique bike ferry that ships you from Vorpommern to Mecklenburg (and back again). For a dose of family-friendly culture, head to the Hanseatic city of Greifswald, the moated castle of Schloss Quilow and the UNESCO World Heritage City of Stralsund. Or for a slice of island life, Usedom and Rügen are only an hour away by car.
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Where to stay in Peene Valley?
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