“Western Pomerania is unique in its diversity and full of new discoveries for visitors: You can stroll along the promenades of seaside resorts, walk along the beach whatever the weather, feel the fresh breeze on your face and experience untouched nature. Our hills are inviting and challenging for bikers and hikers. Hundreds of years ago already, the Hanseatic cities of Stralsund, Greifswald, and Anklam were connected by water. Today, water sports enthusiasts are driving our region’s economy.” Nicole Spittel, Acting Managing Director of Tourism Association Vorpommern
This “Land by the Sea” (the meaning of the Slavic derivative “Pomerania”) in Germany’s far northeast includes the islands of Rügen, Hiddensee and Usedom with its imperial baths as well as Greifswald Bay, the wide Peenestrom and the German side of the Szczecin Lagoon. In Western Pomerania, boaters can find ideal conditions. All harbours, from small and cosy harbours in the lagoons up to five-star marinas with all kinds of boat services, are available for the boaters’ visit.
But it’s also worth turning one’s back to the sea and the harbours for a short moment. The UNESCO world heritage
city Stralsund, with its precious examples of red-brick Gothic buildings along with Greifswald, the Hanseatic city with the second oldest university in the Baltic Sea region as well as the towns of Anklam, Wolgast and Ueckermünde are among the region’s highlights. Long sandy beaches, a vivid historical and cultural life and an epic nature on land are what the visitor can experience in Western Pomerania.
The highlights of the region:
• The Hanseatic cities of Stralsund and Greifswald
• The islands of Rügen, Usedom and Hiddensee
• Peenemünde and the towns along the Szczecin Lagoon on the German side