Monuments and Sights, Viewpoints

The island of Ruden is a small nature reserve island off the northern coast of Usedom. Due to the naturally preserved flora and fauna, Ruden is a lasting experience especially for nature lovers.

Ruden served as a pilot island since the 17th century, later it was a customs station of the GDR. It has largely untouched natural landscape with sand dunes, dune and beach walls. Dune forests (pines, beeches, oaks) and dune grass, salt marshes, hud forests and brackish reeds are also present in the area. With a little luck, you can also watch the white-tailed eagle circling here. The southern part of the island is an important resting place for cormorants, cranes and wild geese during the annual bird migration. In addition to 120 breeding bird species, 250 bird species have been recorded in the area so far. The occurrence of more than 60 higher plant species endangered in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern underline the value of the nature reserve.


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17440 Kröslin

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Hotel Friesenhof on Usedom

  • Bahnhofstraße, 17449 Trassenheide

The Hotel Friesenhof offers fantastic rides to the Baltic Sea beach in Trassenheide as well as special health holidays on Usedom. Beneficial fitness sessions, healthy food, relaxation and practical knowledge for a healthier lifestyle are combined - all in the marvellous setting of the island of Usedom.

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Russian submarine U-461

  • Closed today
  • Haupthafen, 17449 Peenemünde

With a length of almost 100 meters and a weight of over 4000 tons, the Russian submarine U-461 is the largest conventional boat ever built. In the narrow corridors and chambers of the steel colossus reaching under 6 floors, everyone can tell from the goose bumps of the neighbor that this is not for the faint of heart. Breathtaking simulations take you to the edge of imagination.

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Go-Kart Peenemünde

  • Closed today
  • Am Flugplatz, 17449 Peenemünde

Go-Kart Peenemünde offers recreational fun for young and old during the summer months.

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Surfing and kitesurfing school Usedom

  • Freely accessible at any time
  • Zeltplatzstr., 17449 Karlshagen

Learn kitesurfing on the Baltic Sea on Usedom and the Achterwasser. We are lucky enough to teach in one of the largest standing and learning areas in Germany, and depending on the wind direction, we can switch to several spots. Our water sports center is located on the Baltic Sea, on the sunny island of Usedom, on the sports beach.

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  • Closed today
  • Museumsstraße, 17449 Peenemünde

The Phänomenta in Peenemünde invites young and old on an exciting journey of discovery.

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Surfspot Lubmin

  • Freely accessible at any time
  • 17509 Lubmin

Baltic Sea flair at the Bodden. The fine sandy beach, the large standing area and small but fine waves in southwest to northeast wind make Lubmin a real alternative for wave beginners.

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Luftaufnahme des Hotelareals, © Familien Wellness Hotel Seeklause

Familien Wellness Hotel Restaurant Seeklause

  • Mölschower Weg, 17449 Ostseebad Trassenheide

Welcome to the Family Wellness Hotel Restaurant Seeklause. Holidays for the whole family to recover, experience and relax.

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Welcome to Usedom Bike Hotel & Suites, © Vaske

Usedom Bike Hotel & Suites

  • Hugo-Elsner-Straße, 17449 Karlshagen

Arrive, enjoy and relax. Welcome to the first bicycle hotel (bed & bike) in the Baltic resort Karlshagen directly by the sea. Close to the beach and quietly located.

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Christophorus Church Kröslin

  • 17440 Kröslin

The village of Kröslin is located directly on the Baltic Sea Coast Cycle Route and the Route of North German Romanticism with a view of the Peene River and the island of Usedom.

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View of the playground, © Sabrina Wittkopf-Schade

Karlchen's Magic Forest Karlshagen

  • Freely accessible at any time
  • Strandpromenade, 17449 Karlshagen

Karlchens Zauberwald is a "magical" children's playground in the Baltic resort Karlshagen.

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School museum Middelhagen

  • Dorfstraße, 18586 Middelhagen

The school museum in Middelhagen is a museum about the history of educational development on the peninsula Mönchgut. It was opened on August 1, 1986 in the former sexton's house.

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Historical-Technical Museum Peenemünde

  • Im Kraftwerk, 17449 Peenemünde

In the Peenemünde Army Research Centre the first rocket was launched beyond the earth's atmosphere in 1942.

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The Eierbaron from Freest

  • Oberreihe, 17440 Freest

There is also a small farm store where you can buy eggs, honey, jam, pasta, ice cream and much more.

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Tourist information Karlshagen

  • Hauptstraße, 17449 Karlshagen

Karlshagen in the north of the Island of Usedom is a Baltic resort that is made for families, campers, cyclists and water sports enthusiasts. There is the Baltic Sea with the fantastically wide beach on one side - and the Peene River with the idyllic marina on the other.

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