The health resort and state-recognized resort Lychen is located in the Uckermark and is adjacent to the Feldberg Lake District and the Havel. Its population is about 4.000. Lychen lies between extensive forests and in the middle of an attractive lake district with connection to the public waterway to the Havel waters, the "Mecklenburg Brandenburg Lake District", as well as the North and Baltic Sea. The small border town to Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, which lies on the northwest edge of the Uckermark, has become a popular resort. Lychen rightly owns the nickname "Märkisches Interlaken", which alludes to the exposed insularity of the town on the Lychener Seeenkreuz and the countless waters in the area. The epithet "health resort" Lychen cope, because even today clean air can measure the critic confidently and inhale with relish. Located in the midst of this charming water and wooded area, Lychen is an ideal starting point for hiking, mushrooming, swimming, cycling and boating excursions. There are connections to the Stolpsee and the Havelwasserstraße via the Woblitz and Himmelpforter locks. South of the city is an extensive forest area that extends far beyond the Havel and Bredereiche. This area, like the northern wide forest area to Feldberg, is intended for nature conservation. The medieval city lies between Templin and Prenzlau and Fürstenberg respectively Feldberg in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern. Lychen is an up-and-coming spa and tourist town without industry, but is open to handicrafts and service providers.