Cap Arcona Memorial, © TMV, Danny Gohlke
Monuments and Sights

The "Cap Arcona" was named after Cape Arkona on the Island of Rügen. The memorial commemorates its sinking - one of the greatest ship tragedies of modern times.

The "Cap Arcona" was a luxury steamer named after Cape Arkona on the Island of Rügen, and the flagship of the Hamburg-South America Line. The ship was sunk by British aircraft on May 3, 1945, shortly before the end of World War II, killing most of the approximately 4,600 concentration camp prisoners on board. Many victims of the sinking were washed up on the shore of Poel Island at that time.
Today, a memorial in the village of Am Schwarzen Busch and a small, permanent special exhibition in the island museum commemorate this terrible disaster in the Bay of Lübeck.

Picture gallery

Good to know

Contact

Gedenkstätte "Cap Arcona"

23999 Am Schwarzen Busch


http://www.insel-poel.de
Arrival

Your destination:
Gedenkstätte "Cap Arcona"
23999 Am Schwarzen Busch



Relaxed from door to door:

Plan your journey by public transport here.

Route planner:

Plan your journey by car here.

What's nearby?

To the map
© Wildkräuterhof Winkelkraut / Antje Conrad

Wild herb farm Winkelkraut Beckerwitz

  • Zur Wiek, 23968 Hohenkirchen OT Beckerwitz

Colorful wild herb garden in mandala form under construction with its own farm store, bistro & café and seminar business.

Read more: "Wild herb farm Winkelkraut Beckerwitz"
Apartment on the first floor for 2 and 4 persons, © TMV/Witzel

Riding farm Boltenhagen

  • Open today
  • Ostseeallee, 23946 Ostseebad Boltenhagen

Combine vacation with horseback riding and fulfill your dream to ride on the beach - we make it possible for you. Let the sound of the sea lull you to sleep in our newly renovated apartments and spend varied and relaxing days in the beautiful Baltic resort Boltenhagen.

Read more: "Riding farm Boltenhagen"
© TMV, Danny Gohlke

World Heritage House Wismar

  • Open today
  • Lübsche Straße, 23966 Hansestadt Wismar

The Visitor Centre is the third of its kind in Germany after Regensburg and Stralsund. Just in time for the opening of the new exhibition and event venue on World Heritage Day (June 1st, 2014), the prestigious Wallpaper Room and the surrounding panoramic pictures were also restored.

Read more: "World Heritage House Wismar"
© Ferien- und Reiterhof Landgut Lischow/Schröder

Vacation and riding farm Landgut Lischow

  • Lischow, 23974 Lischow

Not far from the Hanseatic City of Wismar in beautiful nature lies the country estate - Lischow. Vacation with many horses, geese and goats in a closed estate with a large farm pond for fishing and an idyllic park to relax.

Read more: "Vacation and riding farm Landgut Lischow"
Exterior view of the Wismar Museum of City History SCHABBELL, © TZ Wismar, Christoph Meyer (paperheroes)

Museum of the History of the Hanseatic City of Wismar in the Schabbell

  • Open today
  • Schweinsbrücke, 23966 Wismar

The "Schabbell", one of the earliest Renaissance buildings in the Baltic region, the neighboring building at Schweinsbrücke 6 and the associated courtyards were reopened in December 2017 after extensive and careful renovation and now serve as exhibition and event space for the Stadtgeschichtliches Museum Wismar.

Read more: "Museum of the History of the Hanseatic City of Wismar in the Schabbell"
A Highlight of the Hanseatic City - The Old Port of Wismar, © TZ Wismar/Alexander Rudolph

Old Harbour of Wismar

  • Freely accessible at any time
  • Alter Hafen, 23966 Wismar

Since 1211, the Old Harbour has largely preserved its harbour basin in its location and design. Moreover, the harbour continues to be important as a mooring for excursion steamers, for leisure captains and traditional ships such as the 'Kogge' and the 'Atalanta'.

Read more: "Old Harbour of Wismar"
Exterior view St. George Church, © TZ Wismar, Anibal Trejo

St. George Church

  • Open today
  • St.-Georgen-Kirchhof, 23966 Wismar

St. George's Church is one of the three large main churches in Wismar and an outstanding architectural monument of North German brick Gothic. It was once the place of worship for craftsmen and tradesmen. The origins of St. George's lie in the 13th century. Its construction thus falls into the turbulent time of the late Middle Ages and the Reformation.

Read more: "St. George Church"
Store, © Erik Gross

Fish Leather Concept Store

  • Closed today
  • Krämerstraße, 23966 Wismar

Salmon, eel, plaice and perch are not served on the plate here. In the only fish leather store in Germany, gold and silver jewelry as well as handbags, belts and wallets are made from it.

Read more: "Fish Leather Concept Store"
Manor house in Neuhof, © Kurverwaltung Insel Poel

Manor house Neuhof

  • Neuhof, 23999 Neuhof

In a quiet location, at the end of an avenue of linden trees, you will find the manor house with a park-like garden in Neuhof. In comfortably equipped vacation apartments, furnished with love, vacation guests enjoy pure island feeling.

Read more: "Manor house Neuhof"
© Technisches Landesmuseum MV

phanTECHNIKUM - National Technical Museum

  • Open today
  • Zum Festplatz, 23966 Wismar

The exhibition building of the Mecklenburg-Vorpommern State Technical Museum presents the fascinating world of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern's technical and industrial history on an area of around 3,500 square meters and is divided according to the elements FIRE, WATER, AIR and EARTH.

Read more: "phanTECHNIKUM - National Technical Museum"
© TMV, Danny Gohlke

Water Gate Wismar

  • Am Hafen, 23966 Wismar

The Water Gate is the last existing of originally five city gates, which were integrated in a four meter high city wall. It bears its name because it faces the harbor.

Read more: "Water Gate Wismar"
© TMV, Danny Gohlke

Surfspot Pepelow

  • Freely accessible at any time
  • 18233 Pepelow

The spot at the Salzhaff offers shallow water deluxe! You can park in front of or on the campsite. Day tickets are available at the reception. The Salzhaff is very shallow and the standing area is therefore extremely large. Especially windsurfers have to walk further out at low tide so that the fin doesn't involuntarily become an anchor. Pepelow shows its best side with southwest to north.

Read more: "Surfspot Pepelow"
© TMV/Gohlke

Surfspot Zierow

  • Freely accessible at any time
  • 23968 Zierow

Just a few kilometers west of Wismar, you'll find a shallow water spot for northwest to northeast winds in Zierow. And there is even a camping site here. Please pay attention to the designated surf zone.

Read more: "Surfspot Zierow"
© TMV/Gohlke

Wohlenberger Wiek surf spot

  • Freely accessible at any time
  • 23948 Wohlenberg

The Wohlenberger Wiek is for the most part under nature protection. Nevertheless, you can really let off steam here with kites and sails. For this purpose, the municipality has set up a surfing zone from May 1 to September 15. The protected location makes the Wohlenberger Wiek a flawless shallow water playground with wind from west to northeast.

Read more: "Wohlenberger Wiek surf spot"
© TMV, Danny Gohlke

Wismar, Holy Spirit Church

  • Lübsche Str. 31/Ecke Neustadt, 23966 Wismar

The rectangular Gothic hall church was built in its present form in the 15th century, incorporating some parts from the previous building.

Read more: "Wismar, Holy Spirit Church"
to the list

Content is loaded