Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, also known by its anglicized name Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania or Mecklenburg-West Pomerania is a state in north Germany. Most of Germany’s Baltic littoral runs through the state. Historically it has been Germany’s most popular holiday destination. Along the Baltic Sea coast, Usedom island is known for its beaches. On Rügen island, the old steam train Rasender Roland links seaside resorts Binz and Sellin. Also on Rügen is Jasmund National Park and its striking white chalk cliffs, notably the soaring Königsstuhl. Elsewhere on the coast, migrating cranes are drawn to Western Pomerania Lagoon Area National Park.