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Looking for some help.
We have been in Germany since August and having done the Black Forest, Lake Konstantz area , Romantic Road , Colditz , Dresden etc I now find myself in the North East area.I intend to just quickly pop over the border to visit Zagan ( Great Escape) then come back into Germany for another few weeks.
I’m actually looking for ideas for places to visit in North / North East of Germany. I want to avoid the big cities for obvious reasons and I do have an interest in history and WW2.
Thanks in advance for any recommendations.
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We enjoyed Besskow. It's an ancient town, with a lot of history.

We stayed at the Marina stellplatz, the other one was not so nice. The whole area there is lovely and the town is very nice with an outstandingly good restaurant at the end of the alley leading to the famous old church.

I too am interested in history. Besskow has a Russain WW2 Cemetery. The whole arrival of the Russians in that area was a brutal episode as you know. It felt different reflecting on it where it actually happened.

Besskow is a bit north of Zagan so it may suit.

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Prora on the isle of Brugen plus the area.
Celle is one of the nicest small towns in Germany.
The Hartz and the Brocken recently mentioned here.
Obviously most of the Cities are a must visit in normal times!!

Google is always worth a look.....there are too many places to list!

Good luck.

PS. Belsen is just up the road from Celle if that's your thing

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Thanks for the suggestions much appreciated. The North Coast sounds like a good bet despite being out of season .
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If you´re interested in WW2 a lot of fighting went on in 1945 in this area.

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The museum is one of the most important places in the National Remembrance Region, marked by towns important for the history of the Polish army: Czelin, Gozdowice, Stare Łysogórki, Siekierki, Cedynia. These are places that combine the history of the battle; the victory of Mieszko I at Cedynia in 972 and the crossing of the Oder on April 16, 1945 by the 1st Polish Army. The memory of these heroic events is guarded and not forgotten by monuments, military cemeteries and small museums inscribed in the tourist landscape of Nadodrze.

History of the Museum - On April 16, 1965, on the 20th anniversary of the crossing of the Odra River, the Museum of Remembrances of the Engineering Forces of the 1st Polish Army was opened in Gozdowice. The establishment of the facility is a great merit and initiative of the engineers who worked under the leadership of Maj. Konstanty Majchajski from the Military Academy of Engineering in Wrocław.

The building housed the command post of the chief of the engineering troops of the 1st Polish Army, General Jerzy Bordziłowski and the commander

6th Pontoon-Bridge Battalion Maj. Alexander Kofanov.

In the history of the museum in Gozdowice an important role was played by senior lat. Andrzej Kraska. It was thanks to his skills as a draftsman and surveyor that models of bridges, boards and terrain models were built, which were to reflect the section of the front of the Odra River crossing from Gozdowice to Siekierki from April 14-20, 1945.

The later fate of senior Andrzej Kraska was even more connected with the museum in Gozdowice, thanks to the decision of Maj. Machajski, who, after the ceremonial opening on May 31, 1965, entrusted the function of the first guardian of the museum, who showed the visitors to Andrzej Kraska.

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Peenemunde is also worth a visit,

Prora was an almost inaccessible building site when we tried to visit a year or so ago.

There is a "Transport/Technology" museum near Prora that was well worth a visit if you are interested in anything with an engine or motor.
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I visited Lubeck for a while got there months after unification and fell in love with it. It was one of the major cities of the Hanseatic League and in fact was the lead city from the 13th to 15C. That's the extent of my knowledge of N Germany. Plenty to see in Bavaria.
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