An extended day cruise around the islands Rügen and Hiddensee or a short trip to the seaside resort of Lubmin? The choice is yours to make: Situated at the northern end of the river Ryck, which meets the Baltic Sea in the bay of Greifswald, the Marina Yacht Center is located approximately at half-distance between Rügen and Usedom. An ideal starting point to explore Western Pomerania’s waters by boat!
Here, we have collected a small selection of interesting tourist destinations near Greifswald:
- Distance: 15 sea miles
The only seaside resort of the Bay of Greifswald, Lubmin features picturesque cliffs, wide sandy beaches and extended forested areas along the coast. Shallow waters make the Lubmin beach a wonderful and safe place for children. A beautiful seafront promenade and a 350 meter long pier offer perfect opportunities for a leisurely stroll.
Hanseatic City of Stralsund – German Maritime Museum and OZEANEUM
- Distance: 20 sea miles
- Adress German Maritime Museum: Katharinenberg 14-20, 18439 Stralsund
- Adress OZEANEUM: Hafenstraße 11, 18439 Stralsund
The OZEANEUM on Stralsund’s harbor island whisks visitors away on a fascinating underwater exploration of the marine worlds of the Northern Hemisphere. Expect exciting temporary exhibitions, huge aquariums and many opportunities for children’s play.
Hanseatic City of Stralsund – UNESCO World Heritage Site ´Historic Old Town´
- Distance: 20 sea miles
The Stralsund old town has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2002. There are more than 500 historic brick buildings – many of them with amazing little boutiques or shopping arcades. Thus, you may not only satisfy your appetite for cultural sightseeing, but squeeze in some shopping to boot.
- Distance: 21 sea miles (to harbour Peenemünde)
Endless, wide beaches of the softest sand, shallow depths and gently sloping banks characterize Usedom’s shoreline, a favorite spot for German summer vacationers and their offspring. Ahlbeck, Bansin and Heringsdorf – the three “Emperor’s Resorts” – delight visitors with their sophisticated resort architecture. They absolutely warrant a visit at every time of the year.
Historical and Technical Information Center Peenemünde
- Distance: 21 sea miles
- Adress: Im Kraftwerk, 17449 Peenemünde
“The Cradle of Space Travel” is another name for Mecklenburg and Western Pomerania’s largest industrial heritage site. During the Third Reich, Peenemünde saw the development of the “Vengeance Weapon 2”. The Information Center documents the history of these efforts. Large open air exhibition grounds show historic rockets, helicopters and airplanes.
- Distance: half day or extended day trip, depending on destination
Succumb to Rügen’s unique charms! We recommend a trip to Cap Arkona, a 45 meter high cliff with a stunning vista, a ride on the “Rushing Roland”, an adorable steam-powered narrow gauge railway, or visiting the “Störtebeker Festspiele”, Germany’s most successful open air theater.
- Distance: half day trip, depending on destination (when crossing the Strelasund, consider bridge opening times)
“Sötes Länneken” (sweet little spot) is the endearing name the locals have for that small and beautiful islet on the western side of Germany’s largest island. Hiddensee is a part of the Western Pomeranian Lagoon Area National Park. The traffic-free island has preserved much of its early 20th century charm, which at the time attracted legions of artists and writers to its rugged, beautiful coasts.