The Mecklenburg Elbe Valley Nature Park (German: Mecklenburgisches Elbetal) is part of the UNESCO biosphere reserve of Elbe River Landscape, which is over 400 river kilometres long and which runs through the five German states of Saxony-Anhalt, Brandenburg, Lower Saxony, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern and Schleswig-Holstein. It lies in the district of Ludwigslust-Parchim in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern. The nature park was called into existence in 1990 and legally established by act of state in 1998. It has an area of 426 km2 (164 sq mi).
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