Heimatverband Mecklenburg-Vorpommern e.V.Homeland Association Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania e.V.

Legal seat: Schwerin

The Heimatverband Mecklenburg-Vorpommern e.V. (HMV) understands home (“Heimat“) as the concrete, social, cultural and natural environment which is highly familiar to the citizens, who grow into or enter it and want to – if not already the case – build a strong connection and familiarity to it. Our association supports people, who like, explore and take care of traditional culture. This way, we work for a “cultural protection of the environment“ and create solidarity and social cohesion.

Spheres of action of the Heimatverband:

  1. Child- and youth activities
  2. Mass media
  3. Landscape, nature, environment
  4. Folklore and culture
  5. State, regional and local history imbedded into the national and European dimension
  6. Preservation of monuments and building design
  7. Low German (Niederdeutsch)
  8. Rural space and village arrangement/design
  9. Urban space and city arrangement/design
  10. Publications

The Heimatverband Mecklenburg-Vorpommern (HMV) was founded in May 2015 in Witzin, deliberately in a village representing rural space in the midst of the state Mecklenburg-Vorpommern. Experiences in socialisation influence identity, character, mentality, attitude and the world-view as well. “Heimat” is not immutable or definite. It changes according to recent needs and carries the traces of human action and livelihood. Therefore, the association’s first priority is the permanent effort to transfer traditional values into modern times.

Regional culture is a mirror of our diverse ways of living and is accessible for all generations, stages of life, levels of education and temperaments. The HMV takes care of this cultural area on state level.

It supports the constitutional cultural duty of the state of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern within the task to take care of “Heimat”. We consider cooperation with other associations, institutions and religious communities dealing with culture, “Heimat”, landscape, monument and environment preservation to enhance development, the love of home (“Heimat”), developing identity and awareness of home (“Heimat”) one of our main tasks.

This can be achieved by sharing knowledge about our home Mecklenburg-Vorpommern as well as creating a sense or feeling of being at home. The actions of this association are carried by the conviction, that taking care of “Heimat” can only be successful within a democratic framework and that any attempt to abuse it for revanchist, inhuman and reactionary motivations and goals is to be inhibited and fought against by all available means.


Heimatverband Mecklenburg-Vorpommern e.V.
Puschkinstraße 12
19055 Schwerin


Heimatverband Mecklenburg-Vorpommern e.V.
Puschkinstraße 12
19055 Schwerin


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