Inselhüpfen auf der Ostsee


Island hopping on the Baltic Sea

Fancy a beach holiday in Germany? Then the Baltic Sea is the perfect destination. A mild climate, long white sandy beaches and clear, blue water attract holidaymakers to the Baltic Sea year after year, and not just in the summer months. Whether by sea or by land, the Baltic Sea has a variety of activities and breathtaking nature to offer. Especially the numerous islands invite, beside the mainland, to discover and relax. With 415,000 square kilometres, the Baltic Sea is a small and with 12,000 years a comparatively young sea. Thanks to the lack of tides, it is ideal for a wonderful bathing holiday. Water temperatures of 17 degrees provide in the summer months for a real cooling. Whether you are a newcomer to the Baltic Sea or an experienced holidaymaker, the variety on and around the Baltic Sea islands is ideal for exploring by island hopping.

Each of the Baltic Sea islands is unique and offers holidaymakers a relaxing and action-packed holiday. Holidaymakers will find a lot of variety when jumping around the island. Thanks to the good ferry network, the Baltic islands are also well connected with each other. Thus, many of the islands can be explored extensively in a short time and the most beautiful corners of the islands can be discovered.

Peninsula Fischland-Darß-Zingst

With 60 kilometres of finest sandy beaches, the peninsula is a true paradise for beach holidaymakers. Thanks to the slowly deepening water, the beaches are also ideal for families with children. In addition to bathing fun, holidaymakers will find a well-developed network of cycling and hiking trails that invite them to discover the Darß forest and along the Bodden. In order to benefit from the wonderful fresh Baltic Sea air, it is advisable to explore the peninsula without a car.

Hotel tip:

The Romantik Hotel Namenlos & Fischerwiege invites you in two houses in the artists' colony of Ahrenshoop to a relaxing stay. The Namenlos Hotel, which is located directly on the Baltic Sea and offers guests a fantastic view and consistently fresh sea air on the restaurant terrace, is an ideal starting point for a beach holiday. The house Fischerwiege is embedded in the greenery and offers guests in most rooms a balcony or a sun terrace with a view of the greenery.

From Zingst, holidaymakers can take excursion boats to Hiddensee, the last car-free island in the Baltic Sea. The waters of the magnificent National Park Vorpommersche Boddenlandschaft are crossed.


After an eventful boat trip, tourists reach the island Hiddensee. There visitors experience the feeling of the untouched and perfect nature. Situated as a breakwater directly off the west coast of Rügen, it is an ideal day destination thanks to its tranquil size. An active exploration tour on foot or by bike is no problem on the island, which is 8 kilometres long from south to north and 3.7 kilometres wide from east to west. That is why there is a car ban here. Besides long sandy beaches and idyllic nature there are also cultural highlights to discover. From Hiddensee, holidaymakers can easily reach the largest island in the Baltic Sea, Rügen, by ferry.


For beach lovers, adventurous people on foot or by bike, history fans and water sports enthusiasts, Rügen is the ideal holiday resort. As the largest island in the Baltic Sea, Rügen has a lot to offer. The Jasmund National Park offers holidaymakers fascinating nature with unique cliffs and chalk cliffs. Hiking trails and a network of cycle paths also invite you to discover them actively. On Rügen, the old Baltic seaside resorts with beautiful sandy beaches such as Binz, Sassnitz and Sellin are particularly popular with holidaymakers. Thanks to the Bodden areas and the almost constant optimal water and wind conditions, surfing and kiting are also possible here for beginners as well as professionals.

Hotel tips:

Situated in the Baltic seaside resort of Sellin, the 5-star Romantik ROEWERS private hotel on Rügen is one of the attractions. Especially the splendid villas in the style of the Wilhelmine bath architecture as well as the summer house Finja impress and are located directly at the Sellin promenade. The hotel is an ideal starting point for extensive hiking and cycling tours, as the hotel's own park borders on the spa gardens of the Baltic seaside resort of Sellin.

The Romantik Hotel Kaufmannshof is located in the heart of Bergen's old town. Here, historical ambience is combined with modern comfort and allows guests a pleasant stay. The in-house restaurant Kontor awaits its guests with a sophisticated regional cuisine.

In addition to the main island of Rügen, we also recommend a short detour to the two small neighbouring islands of Ummanz and Vilm. On Ummanz holidaymakers will find peace and relaxation, away from tourism on Rügen, which is why accommodation on the small island is ideal for those seeking peace and quiet. Vilm, on the other hand, has always had a special status and is today a pure nature reserve. A visit is only permitted with prior reservation and a maximum of 30 visitors per day, in order to protect the untouched nature.


On Usedom vacationers find numerous special features: Whether the longest beach of Germany, with 45 kilometres, or the longest beach promenade of Europe, with approximately 8.5 kilometres, Usedom is an island of superlatives. Besides the wide and sandy beaches, the architecture is also unique. A visit to the three imperial baths of Bansin, Heringsdorf and Ahlbeck, whose historic villas enchant visitors and offer a magnificent backdrop, is particularly worthwhile. Should the weather on the sunny island not be as good as it should be, the island's thermal baths invite you to enjoy a relaxing stay. Also a visit of the neighbouring country Poland, and above all the port city Swinemünde, is recommended, since a part of the island belongs to Poland.

Hotel tip

On Usedom the Romantik Hotel Esplanade in the centre of the seaside resort Heringsdorf welcomes guests for a relaxing stay. Only 200 metres from the beach and the pier, guests are offered a holiday in a stylish atmosphere. The hotel restaurant Weißer Salon pampers guests with upscale French cuisine made from the finest regional ingredients.