Collect stones and shells while enjoying a great view of the island of Rügen, © tvv-michaelis
Natural bathing areas

Not far from the small industrial port of Vierow and about 2 km from the village of Vierow, you can reach the natural beach Vierow on a hiking and cycling path. Lined by small and large stones and protected by a cliff about 1 to 3 meters high, the southern coast of Rügen with Zudar and peninsula Mönchgut in sight. Already Caspar-David Friedrich looked from here to the island of Rügen and drew “Fischerboote am Strand”.

If you feel like chicken gods, fossilized witnesses of yesteryear and of course amber, you can stroll the 3 kilometers along the natural beach from the seaside resort of Lubmin in the direction of Vierow harbor or upside down. It's a circuit if you decide to walk once along the beach, past the big Teufelsstein (a granite block in the water) and the return tour along the high shore on the small hiking trail with a view of the Greifswalder Bodden.
In spring and autumn, migratory birds rest in the shallow waters of the Bodden and gather for their journey.

Route of North German Romanticism: Vierow Harbour – Friedrichs honeymoon
One of the stops on Caspar David Friedrich’s honeymoon was the beach near the small village of Vierow. A sketch from 3 July 1818 shows fishing boats and nets off the cliffed coast of Vierow. Friedrich and his wife Caroline stayed in Wolgast on the first of July. It was possible to reach the coast of Vierow by land or water and they continued their journey from here to Greifswald and the Isle of Rügen.

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Watermill Hanshagen

  • Mühlenblick, 17509 Hanshagen

Visit the listed Watermill Hanshagen built in 1524. Experience the history, enjoy the superb Environment, eat, celebrate and stay overnight or get married here! Start your trips to the Hanse town Greifswald and Stralsund or to the Islands of Usedom or Rügen.

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Caspar David Friedrich Center, © Caspar-David-Friedrich-Gesellschaft e. V., ©2021 Gudrun Koch

Caspar David Friedrich Center

  • Open today
  • Lange Straße, 17489 Greifswald

The Caspar-David-Friedrich-Zentrum, opened in 2004 in the historic Seifensiederei and expanded in 2011 to include the entire former residential and commercial building of the Friedrich family, commemorates the great painter and greatest son of the city of Greifswald. It is also a museum, documentation and research center. Caspar David Friedrich was born here on September 5, 1774.

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Russian submarine U-461

  • Open 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

  • Open today
  • Am Flugplatz, 17449 Peenemünde

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

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Beach access, © TMV/Gohlke

Surfspot Ludwigsburg

  • Freely accessible at any time
  • 17509 Ludwigsburg

In southern and south-westerly winds Ludwigsburg is first choice in the direct vicinity of Greifswald - and also the only one. For the slightly gusty wind the spot reimburses with a large Shallow area and plenty of space to build up.

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Greifswald Bodden, © surflocal.de

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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Nautic VR - Experience virtual reality

  • Open today
  • Lange Reihe, 17489 Greifswald

At Nautic-VR you can explore virtual reality together with your friends! So put on your goggles and off you go!

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Phenomena

  • Open today
  • Museumsstraße, 17449 Peenemünde

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

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Village Church Groß Kiesow

  • Schulstraße, 17495 Groß Kiesow

The Church dates from the 13th century and is built of stone and brick. Next to the church begins a pilgrim path, which is signposted with 8 stations.

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Eldena monastery ruins

  • Freely accessible at any time
  • Wolgaster Landstraße, 17493 Greifswald

The monastery ruins and park are a popular excursion destination for Greifswald residents and their guests. The monastery ruins are also the starting and finishing point of the themed cycle path "Route of North German Romanticism", which traces the stations and lives of the North German Romantics of Western Pomerania.

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Greifswald Bodden, © surflocal.de

Loissin surf spot

  • Freely accessible at any time
  • 17509 Loissin

You can reach the spot via the campsite, where you can also take a shower and, of course, pitch your tent. Beginners will find a large standing area in Loissin. Experienced surfers will be happy about the fantastic shallow water conditions. The spot works with wind from west to northeast.

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A rarity and unique. A hand knotted fishing rug, © Angelika Michaelis-TVV e.V

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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The University of Greifswald with the Rubenow Monument., © Gudrun Koch

University of Greifswald

  • Domstraße, 17489 Greifswald

The University of Greifswald is one of the oldest universities in Europe. The baroque main building with the old faculties in the middle of the old town is a particularly popular destination for tourists.

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Caspar-David-Friedrich-Bildweg

  • Rathaus/Markt, 17489 Greifswald

Discover the almost authentic pictorial motifs of the artist born in Greifswald - Caspar David Friedrich. At vantage points, which Friedrich chose as motifs for his works and which are still preserved today, you can recreate the typical Friedrich mood.

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Marketplace of the University and Hanseatic City of Greifswald

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  • Markt, 17489 Greifswald

The development of the town of Greifswald began with the founding of Hilda Monastery. The town was first mentioned in a document in 1248 and received its town charter in 1250. The market square is the heart of the historic old town. Caspar David Friedrich painted the market square with a view of the Ratsapotheke and part of the town hall as a watercolor - on display in the Pomeranian State Museum.

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