Pütnitz Project (in Germany)

Another milestone at Center Parcs

Memorandum of Understanding signed allows plans for new vacation park complex on the Baltic Sea to move forward

Cologne, March 26, 2021. Even though Center Parcs' parks in Germany are currently closed due to the Corona pandemic, time is by no means standing still at Europe's market leader in local tourism. Today, Friday, March 26, the vacation park provider and the town of Ribnitz-Damgarten signed a letter of intent for cooperation on the planned construction and operation of the future vacation park in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania. Thus, another step for the realization of the approximately 120-hectare park has been fulfilled. Construction is scheduled to begin in 2024. Completion and opening are expected as from 2025.

"We are very pleased that we will soon also be represented with a park located at the Baltic Sea. With the new vacation park, vacationers and nature lovers can look forward to a year-round offer with extensive leisure and sports facilities that can also be used in bad weather. With the signed letter of intent, we have taken another joint step towards a Center Parcs in a very attractive tourist region," says Frank Daemen, Managing Director of Center Parcs Germany.

"We, too, are looking forward with great interest to the realization of this exciting project and will support Center Parcs in the construction of the vacation park as best we can and create the necessary planning conditions for this. Because we are also convinced that the new vacation park will be an economic enrichment for the town and the whole of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern," reports Thomas Huth, mayor of the town of Ribnitz-Damgarten.

In order for the site to be used for tourism purposes, infrastructure measures, demilitarization of the area and necessary compensatory measures are first required. The removal of explosive ordnance and the remediation of contaminated sites at the former Pütnitz air base are to begin as early as April. The new leisure complex will comprise 500 cottages and 100 apartments. As with all Center Parcs vacation parks, the focus in developing the overall concept will be on family-oriented, safe and environmentally friendly vacations.

In addition to Center Parcs, various regional partners are also involved in the overall project, such as Supreme GmbH, Bernsteinreiter and the Pütnitz Museum of Technology. This cooperation will help to develop the area into an overall tourist destination. The further course of the project will take place in close and transparent coordination with the partners. The aim is to develop a sustainable and year-round vacation concept. Current information about the planned vacation park and the project development is available under the following link.