Stages: 1 day Lyonel Feininger was a passionate cyclist and covered thousands of kilometers every year. Many of them on the Island of Usedom. He connected 80 artistic motifs at a total of 40 stations over a total length of 56 kilometers: the Lyonel Feininger Circular Trail on the Island of Usedom.
Feininger bike tour
- Tour tips: Benz Dutch windmill, Mellenthin moated castle, Swinemünde lighthouse, the imperial resorts of Bansin, Heringsdorf and Ahlbeck.
- Marking: white signs with blue writing and the individual painting places are marked with bronze plates
Railroad connection: Bansin, Heringsdorf, Swinoujscie
On the "Feininger Cycle Tour" you cycle in the footsteps of the world-famous painter.
He visited the Island of Usedom for the first time on May 17, 1908 and explored the area on his Cleveland Ohio from Heringsdorf, Neppermin or Benz until 1912, always looking for new motifs. On his excursions, he made many thousands of sketches of the landscape and its idyllic places. Back in America, the notes inspired the German-American artist to create over 80 watercolors, woodcuts, lithographs, etchings and oil paintings.
One motif he repeatedly put on canvas throughout his life was the Benz church tower. His drawing of the Dutch Windmill in Benz now graces the Rockefeller family art collection. Feininger's favorite motif on the island, however, was Villa Oppenheim in the seaside resort of Heringsdorf, a testament to the impressive and unique resort architecture on Usedom.
From letters to his wife Julia, we know about his stay in Neppermin. Thus he painted boards with the boat numbers for the fishermen. Here and in many other places he created his "nature notes", drawings that often became the starting point for a painting.
The route leads via Mellenthin, Balm, Neppermin, Benz, Sallenthin, Bansin, Heringsdorf, Ahlbeck, Swinemünde, Zirchow, Korswandt, Gothen and Neuhof past 40 places that the artist painted and sketched and which bring you closer to the fascinating facets of the Usedom natural landscape.
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- Strandpromenade, 17424 Seebad Heringsdorf
The 508 m long sea-bridge is built in the style of the modern era. The steel and glass superstructures are unique, in particular the restaurant on the bridgehead that looks like a UFO from a distance.
- 17429 Mellenthin
The fieldstone building was erected as a chapel in 1319 and extended with brick from 1338.
Tropical House Bansin
- Goethestraße, 17429 Seebad Bansin
In the Tropical House Bansin palm trees, tropical landscapes and exotic animals can be viewed and experienced.
- Dünenstraße, 17419 Seebad Ahlbeck
The Ahlbeck pier is considered the landmark of the island of Usedom and, like most of the nearby spa architecture villas, dates from the century before last.
Dutch Windmill Benz
- Mühlenberg, 17429 Benz
Historic Dutch windmill (built in 1821) with largely preserved and intact interior. The path from grain to flour and other grain products can be traced using the old machinery. In the bakehouse hikers and visitors find the ideal resting place with coffee and cake. In the cellar of the mill there is an exhibition with reproductions of paintings by Lyonel Feininger showing motifs from Benz and Neppermin. From the mill you have a magnificent view over the "Usedom Switzerland".
Tourist Information Ahlbeck
- Dünenstraße, 17419 Ahlbeck
In the tourist information you can get all information about your vacation, but also tickets for events and maybe even one or the other secret tip.
Tourist Information Heringsdorf
- Delbrückstraße, 17424 Ostseebad Heringsdorf
At the Tourist Information Heringsdorf you can get information material about accommodation, sightseeing, activities and events.
Tourist Information Bansin
- Open today
- An der Seebrücke, 17429 Seebad Bansin
The Tourist Information Bansin is located in the Haus des Gastes.