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Holidays on the Baltic Sea - Island hopping

Fancy a beach holiday in Germany? Then the Baltic Sea is the perfect destination. Mild climate, long white sandy beaches and clear blue water attract holidaymakers to the Baltic Sea year after year, and not only in the summer months. Whether on water or on land, the Baltic Sea offers a wide range of activities and breathtaking nature. In addition to the mainland, the numerous islands in particular invite you to discover and relax. With 415,000 square kilometres, the Baltic Sea is a small and, at 12,000 years old, comparatively young sea. Thanks to the lack of tides, it is ideal for a wonderful bathing holiday. Water temperatures of 17 degrees provide real cooling in the summer months. Whether you are a newcomer to the Baltic Sea or an experienced holidaymaker, the diversity on and around the Baltic Sea islands can be ideally explored by island hopping.

Each of the Baltic Sea islands is unique and offers holidaymakers a great stay in addition to relaxation or action. Holidaymakers will find plenty of variety when island hopping. Thanks to the good ferry network, the Baltic Sea islands are also well connected with each other. This means that many of the islands can be explored in a short time and the most beautiful corners of the islands can be discovered.

Fischland-Darß-Zingst Peninsula

With 60 kilometres of the finest sandy beaches, the peninsula is a true paradise for beach holidaymakers. Thanks to the only 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 Darßwald forest and along the Bodden. To benefit from the wonderfully fresh Baltic Sea air, it is recommended to explore the peninsula without a car.

Hotel Tip:


Located in the artists' colony of Ahrenshoop, the Romantik Hotel Namenlos & Fischerwiege invites you to a relaxing stay in two houses. The Namenlos Hotel is ideally situated for a seaside holiday, directly on the Baltic Sea and offers guests a fantastic view from the restaurant terrace and fresh sea air throughout. Haus Fischerwiege is nestled in the greenery and offers guests a balcony or sun terrace with a view of the greenery in most rooms.

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

Hiddensee

After an eventful boat trip, holidaymakers reach the island of Hiddensee. There, visitors experience the feeling of untouched and perfect nature. Located as a breakwater directly off the west coast of Rügen, its tranquil size makes it an ideal day trip destination. 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 cars are not allowed here. In addition to long sandy beaches and idyllic nature, there are also cultural highlights to discover. From Hiddensee, holidaymakers can easily reach the largest Baltic Sea island, Rügen, by ferry.

Rügen

Rügen is the ideal holiday destination for beach lovers, adventurers on foot or by bike, history buffs and water sports enthusiasts. As the largest island in the Baltic Sea, Rügen has a lot to offer. In the Jasmund National Park, holidaymakers can expect fascinating nature with unique cliffs and chalk cliffs. Hiking trails and a network of cycle paths also invite active discovery here. On Rügen, the old Baltic Sea resorts with beautiful sandy beaches, such as Binz, Sassnitz and Sellin, are particularly popular with holidaymakers. Thanks to the Bodden areas and almost universally optimal water and wind conditions, surfing and kiting are also possible here for beginners as well as professionals.

Hotel tips:

Located in the Baltic resort of Sellin, the 5-star Romantik ROEWERS Privathotel on Rügen is one of the attractions. The magnificent villas in the style of the Wilhelminian spa architecture as well as the summer house Finja are particularly impressive and are located directly on the Sellin boulevard and promenade. The hotel is an ideal starting point for extensive hiking and cycling tours, as the hotel's own park borders the spa park of the Baltic resort Sellin.

The Romantik Hotel Kaufmannshof is located in the heart of Bergen's old town. Historical ambience is combined with modern comfort to ensure guests have a pleasant stay. The hotel's own restaurant Kontor awaits its guests with sophisticated regional cuisine.

In addition to the main island of Rügen, a short trip to the two small neighbouring islands of Ummanz and Vilm is also recommended. On Ummanz, holidaymakers find peace and quiet away from the 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 now a pure nature reserve. A visit is only permitted by prior arrangement and a maximum of 30 visitors per day in order to protect the unspoilt nature.

Usedom

Holidaymakers will find numerous special features on Usedom: Whether the longest beach in Germany, at 45 kilometres, or the longest beach promenade in Europe, at around 8.5 kilometres, Usedom is an island of superlatives. In addition to extensive and wide sandy beaches, the local architecture is also unique. A visit is particularly worthwhile to the three imperial resorts of Bansin, Heringsdorf and Ahlbeck, whose historic villas enchant visitors and provide a magnificent backdrop. If the weather on the sunny island doesn't play along, the island's thermal baths invite you to a relaxing stay. A visit to neighbouring Poland, and especially the port city of Swinemünde, is also recommended, as part of the island belongs to Poland.

Hotel Tip

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

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