The islands of Rügen and Usedom in the east of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern are perfect for holidays and relaxation. Usedom, in the picturesque Bay of Pomerania, is a gem of pristine nature, clean air, piers and promenades, kilometres of sandy beaches and impressive resort architecture.
Germany’s famous imperial resorts include the sophisticated Ahlbeck and the lively Bansin, as well as the seaside resort of Heringsdorf, which is also known for Europe’s first spa and recuperative forest, whose beneficial stimulating climate helps with respiratory and skin diseases. Equally impressive are the piers that rise above the water in Ahlbeck and Heringsdorf – the latter, at 508 metres, the longest pier in Germany.
Cultural highlights on the island include the Usedom Literature Days every spring and the Usedom Music Festival in autumn.
The Fischland-Darß-Zingst peninsula is characterised by a unique natural landscape, where the wind and waves constantly reshape the coast, stags wander the beach and tens of thousands of cranes roost in the spring and autumn. Sports enthusiasts will also be in their element here. From ice sailing on the frozen Bodden in winter to beach volleyball in summer – there is something here for everyone.