Stages: 1-2 days The Great Jasmund Bodden is with its length of 14 kilometers and its 6 kilometers width one of the largest Bodden waters on Rügen and offers enough space for variety.
Great Jasmund Bodden
- Tour tips: Neuhof, Tetzitzer See nature reserve, Ralswiek nature stage, Lietzow Castle
Rail connection: Lietzow
Lietzow is recommended for the start of this tour. The small beach with the slightly stony sand is ideal for launching the kayaks. The nearest parking lot is only 200m away.
Pass the steep shore of Lietzow and head north. After about 5 km you can see the Neuhofer canal on the right side. At the end of the canal is the 100 year old harbor "Martinshafen" with its 130 berths. The harbor is suitable for a short rest, but there are no supply facilities.
To the west are the nature reserve Tetzitzer See with the Banzelvitzer mountains. For the approximately 7 km long stretch, the Great Jasmund Bodden has to be crossed. As soon as you reach the middle of the Bodden, you realize how big the body of water is. Here you can enjoy a magnificent view. On a small stretch of beach in a southwesterly direction lies the Banzelvitzer Berge campsite. Here you can always find a few square meters for a few tired paddlers with a tent.
The highlight of this tour is the natural stage Ralswiek - venue for the legends about the privateer Klaus Störtebeker. Every year, thousands of vacationers from all over Germany flock to experience the great open-air spectacle. Next to the stage, about 1.5 km away, is the port of Ralswiek. This is the penultimate possibility of a rest.
The last part of the trip leads back to Lietzow, the starting point of the tour.
The Great Jasmund Bodden is part of the Nordrügen Bodden chain. It is about 58.5 km² in size, on average 6 km wide, 14 km long and up to 7 m deep. The salt content in the Great Jasmund Bodden is relatively low with approx. 0.6-0.8 percent, as is actually the case in all Bodden waters, since they are only slightly connected with the Baltic Sea by narrow waters and thus there is little water exchange. Saltwater as well as freshwater fish are at home and the Great Jasmund Bodden is very popular with fishermen and anglers due to its abundance of fish. The Great Jasmund Bodden is becoming increasingly popular as a recreational boating area, although it is considered difficult to navigate due to the many shallows and obstacles (boulders). The predominantly flat shore is only broken up by a few steep shorelines and is almost exclusively overgrown with reeds and reed beds. Swimming is possible only on a few selected beaches.
Großer Jasmunder Bodden
Großer Jasmunder Bodden