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Island Usedom

Sun, beach and more ...

Welcome to Germany's sunny island.

According to measurements by the German Weather Service, Usedom is one of the sunniest holiday regions in Germany with an average of around 2,000 hours of sunshine a year.

Located in the extreme north-east, Usedom is the second largest island in the country at 445 km². The island has 200 km of coastline, including 40 km of beautiful wide and fine sandy beaches, all of which run flat into the water.

Usedom offers a number of attractions for all nature lovers - on numerous cycling and hiking trails you can go on a discovery tour through green avenues, moored lowlands and salt marshes and explore the rare animal and plant world.

Usedom also includes 13 inland lakes and large landscape protection areas, and hard to believe, but true – as well two mountains. The highest elevation at about 60 m is the Steckelsberg near Koserow. A challenge for every cyclist. Because a designated cycle path with a 16 percent incline leads over it!

With its fantastic beaches, the traditional seaside resorts and the natural hinterland, Usedom is a perfect holiday destination for a few days off or a long eventful holiday.

Excursion destinations on Usedom

Museumsstr. 12, 17449 Peenemünde
Wiesenweg 1, 17449 Trassenheide
Opan Air Museum
Koserower Salzhütten | 17459 Koserow
Worth Seeing
Dorfstraße 25, 17429 Mellenthin
Museumsverein Peenemünde e.V., Am Flugplatzring, 17449 Peenemünde
Worth Seeing
Steilküste Bansin, 17429 Bansin
Worth Seeing
Am Kirchplatz 7, 17438 Wolgast
Worth Seeing
Dünenstraße 33, 17449 Karlshagen
Worth Seeing
Delbrückstraße 29, 17424 Heringsdorf



The town of Zinnowitz is located in the north of the island, just a few kilometers from the Ostsee Bridge in Wolgast and can be reached in less than 30 minutes from the A20 motorway.
In the year 1309 the place was first mentioned. Known then as Tzys (Slavic for yew tree), later as Zitz, and over the years as Zinnowitz. In June 1851, the then 365-inhabitant town was granted imperial bathing permission and thus officially became a lido and holiday resort.

Diving gondola

The world's only diving and educational facility

Beach chairs

The baltic classic

The sea view

Pure relaxation

The dunes

Active nature experience in any weather

Believe it or not. The following laws once applied on Usedom:

§ 1: Bathing in the Baltic Sea outside of the bathing establishments from the beach is prohibited in the interests of public order and safety.

§ 2: During bathing hours from 6:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., men are not allowed to be on the beach in front of the women's bathing establishments and on either side of them up to a distance of 75 meters, the distances are indicated by signs.

§ 3: Violations of this prohibition are punished with fines of up to nine marks.

Luckily that's history now. And so you will find every type of beach within walking distance of Usedom Palace. The family beach with the famous blue beach chairs and the pier right in front of the door. North and south a nudist beach and a dog beach.

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