The city harbour of Wolgast spreads an impressive maritime flair and is part of the "Route of the North German Romanticism." . Passenger ships set off on excursions into the backwater and to the Bay of Greifswald. The sailing ship "Weisse Düne" invites guests for a trip. A sensational view to the Petrikirche and the city centre is offered to the viewer. The imposing bascule bridge to the island of Usedom and the Peene shipyard characterise the town on the Peene river.
The city harbour Wolgast is the departure point for the classic harbour tours, boat trips on the Achterwasser or the Peene river. This is also where the leisure captains with their houseboats and sailing yachts are moored. With about 100 calls per year from May to September you also have the chance to watch the big river cruise ships passing under the Peene Bridge or docking and casting off. All year round, fish restaurants often invite you to a meal with live music and a view of the water. Every year during the Wolgast Harbour Days on the first weekend in July, the Hafenstrasse is transformed into a maritime shopping mile with lots of hustle and bustle and various demonstrations on and in the water.
Route of the North German Romanticism: Wolgast Harbour – Two painters – one motif
In 1806, Philipp Otto Runge drew ‘Landscape along the River Peene’ in Wolgast. He later used the sketch in the painting ‘The Artist’s Parents’ to illustrate his father’s profession as a shipowner and merchant. Whilst on honeymoon in Wolgast in July 1818, Caspar David Friedrich also sketched at the Wolgast Harbour. The landscape painter was particularly interested in maritime themes along the North German coast.