A landscape shaped by humans is now to become wild again. Visitors roam the national park on many different paths.
The Muritz National Park is Germany’s largest national park Photo: dpa
An opera sounds in many voices on the lakeshore, a trilling, chattering, whistling work, although none of the artists can be seen. From the left, nimble chirping of several songbirds resounds from the birch forest. On the other side of the footbridge, a drumming on tree bark echoes the singing, steady and almost well-behaved, like an organic part of the forest; a black woodpecker furnishing its living room. Then from the lake, as if on cue, the startled call of two cranes begins. It’s still early in Mecklenburg’s Muritz National Park, cool and peaceful. Drizzle is in the air.