Seasonal traffic MV

Southern railway seasonal traffic 2024 

28 March - 1 April and 8 May - 8 September 2024

The Südbahn seasonal services will be back in action again this year during the summer season. Just in time for Easter, the Southern Railway will take you to the attractive region of the Mecklenburg Lake District. At the weekends, the seasonal services on the Southern Railway - from Parchim via Lübz and Karow to Plau am See (RB19) and between Waren (Müritz), Malchow and Plau (RB15) - will start running again. 

"We are continuing the seasonal services on the Southern Railway this season too. With the "Malchow Krebssee" stop introduced last year, locals and holidaymakers can also easily and conveniently reach the summer toboggan run and the monkey forest by rail," says Reinhard Meyer, Minister for Economic Affairs, Infrastructure, Tourism and Labour.

With just one change, rail travellers can reach the beautiful region of southern Mecklenburg from Hamburg or Berlin to Plau am See at the weekend. The RB15 line runs from Waren (Müritz) via the island town of Malchow, Alt Schwerin and Karow (Meckl) to Plau am See.

From the west, the RB19 starts in Parchim and travels via Lübz, Passow (Meckl) and Gallin to Karow (Meckl), from where it alternates with the RB15 to Plau am See. All journeys take place on Friday evenings and every two hours on Saturdays and Sundays. The regional train service is supplemented by buses and on-call buses. Discover a charming region with many attractive destinations with the seasonal transport service.

The Verkehrsgesellschaft Ludwigslust-Parchim mbh (VLP) supplements the rail service with line 77 and the call bus. All arrivals and departures of the trains have a connection to the VLP. The through trips of VLP line 77 and the rail services complement each other excellently because they run one hour apart, thus creating an almost hourly service between Parchim and the island town of Malchow.

Discover the charming region along the route


Parchim is one of the oldest towns in Mecklenburg, with brick buildings worth seeing and interesting half-timbered architecture.

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The charming small town on the Müritz-Elde waterway with a historic town centre and an exciting museum.

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With an extensive nature park - Nossentiner/Schwinzer Heide - Karow is a unique destination for nature lovers.

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Plau by the lake

The picturesque old town with its direct location on the lake is the western gateway to the Mecklenburg Lake District.

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Old Schwerin

The small community in the west of the Mecklenburg Lake District is known for its agricultural history village and open-air museum AGRONEUM.

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Island town of Malchow

The island town in the centre of the Mecklenburg Lake District has a monastery complex worth seeing and a charming old town.

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Timetables for the 2024 season

VMV Suedbahn Saisonverkehr Liniensignet-2-RB15

Waren (Müritz) - island town of Malchow - Karow (Meckl) - Plau am See 

VMV Suedbahn Saisonverkehr Liniensignet-3-RB19

Parchim - Lübz - Karow (Meckl) - Plau am See 

VMV Suedbahn Saisonverkehr Liniensignet-4-77

Parchim - Lübz - Plau am See - Karow - Malchow (regular bus service)

VMV Suedbahn Saisonverkehr Liniensignet-RB74

(Pritzwalk -) Meyenburg (Brandenburg) - Plau am See (only 09 May - 08 September)

Hop on in Malchow, Alt Schwerin and Plau am See and explore the surrounding area along 21 stops.