Because: »Here cheerfulness invites you to a healing bath«. With this phrase, the oldest seaside resort in Germany, Heiligendamm, has been attracting guests for over 220 years. These words today are synonymous with all 63 state-approved spa and health resorts in the state. Health-conscious guests and guests in search of relaxation will find every opportunity to harmonise body, mind and soul in our traditional and yet modern state, abundant with nature. Of course all 61 rehabilitation centres and numerous spas have a high medical standard. In addition there are health-oriented hotels with diverse offers. The local remedies, with which Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania was richly endowed, play a major role in the health services.