The Baltic Sea Region
Mecklenburg-Vorpommern in all its beauty: Sophisticated Sea-Side Resorts to Untouched Naturereserves
Sea breeze and sunny beaches: If you enjoy these then Mecklenburg-Vorpommern's coast is the ideal holiday destination for you, with elegant Baltic Sea resorts, coastline cliffs, and beautiful beaches as far as the eye can see. The 25 islands and peninsulas, from idyllic to rugged, are the gems of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern.
The wild peninsula between Bays and the Baltic Sea The long peninsula of Fischland-Darß-Zingst lies on the coast between the Hanseatic cities of Rostock and Stralsund. It is framed by two bays and the Baltic Sea and belongs to the National Park of Vorpommersche Boddenlandschaft. Nature lovers, art lovers and water sports enthusiasts alike will love the long sandy beaches, the quiet hinterland of the island and the historical fishing villages. Here you will find many old reed-covered fishermen's and captain's houses, as well as beautiful cafes, shops and studios. The wild Darßer Weststrand with its wind-swept trees is one of the most beautiful coastal sections. On the cycling and hiking trails, you can explore the beautiful nature of the peninsula—a great experience for the whole family! For those visiting in the spring or autumn, you might witness the migration of the cranes – a truly remarkable event!
Island of Usedom
Usedom is known for its fashionable seaside resorts, its bridges and its beautiful sandy beaches. You can stroll or cycle in the seaside resorts admiring their architecture along the 8-km long promonade as well as the Emporer Baths, Kaiserbäder. The three most famous are definitely worth seeing: Ahlbeck, Heringsdorf and Bansin. These seaside baths were built in the second half of the 19th century and today they are a fine exmaple of an almost completely preserved view of spa architecture of the imperial age—uniquely beautiful.
Island of Hiddensee From the Scheelehof Hotel, take a five-minute stroll to the Stralsund harbor for your trip to Hiddensee. From here you can go by boat for your day-trip to the small island. The island's delightful scenery and meditative tranquillity make it an enchanting and inspiring destination. As Hiddensee is car-free, it is best explored on foot, by bicycle, or by horse and carriage.
Island of Rügen
Located in the north-east of Germany, Stralsund is also the gateway to the lovely island of Rügen. This Baltic Sea island is a popular destination for millions of visitors each year. With an area of 926 km², Rügen is the largest island in Germany. Famous poets and painters of the Romantic Period revered the unspoilt nature of this beautiful island. With approximately 60 km of fine, sandy beaches, it is well-known for its famous chalk cliffs, hillside forests, rolling hills and moors, which characterize its landscape.
The island is connected to the mainland via the two bridges of the Strelasund Crossing (Strelasundquerung). At over 4km long, the newer Rügen Bridge is one of the longest bridges in Germany. From Stralsund you can also reach Rügen by ferry.
Are you planning a day trip to Rügen? Our hotel will be happy to provide you with useful tips.