Shipyard halls SWB Barth, © Stadt Barth

We are a company with many years of experience in ship repairs. Special knowledge and skills are necessary to properly carry out the multitude of different orders in the repair and overhaul of dredgers, flushers, tugs, motor workboats, passenger ships and government vehicles. We have specialized experience in machining hulls made of steel, aluminum and fiberglass-reinforced plastics. With our 26 specialists from various professions, we have been able to respond to the needs and wishes of our customers in a timely manner. Due to the close combination of many years of professional practice and company-specific further training, our team is well prepared to solve demanding tasks. Since October 2010, we have a modern 180-ton lift system.

The Barth shipyard was founded on August 17, 1867 by J. Holzerland in Barth as the "Holzerland`sche Werft am Dammtor". At that time there were 5 shipyards in Barth, where more than 500 sailing ships were built in the 19th century. Under J. Holzerland, C. Holzerland sen. and C. Holzerland jun. more than 65 sailing ships, mostly gaff schooners, brigantines and barques as well as galleasses from 30 RT to 452 loads, i.e. lengths from 16 m to 40 m (over all), were built at this Holzerland shipyard from 1867 to 1936. The larger ships were brought to Stralsund lightered and fitted out there. The picture shows the launching of the three-masted gaff schooner "IRMGARD" in 1920 at the boatyard of master shipbuilder Carl Holzerland jun. in Barth. The client was J. Krüger from Stettin.

Since Mr. C. Holzerland Junior had no direct descendants, the shipyard was leased after 1945 to the master shipbuilder Gustav Sanitz, who after the war manufactured wooden cutters in addition to Zeesboote. In 1953 the VEB Bootsbau und Reparaturwerft Barth bought the shipyard from Margarete Kurzweil, the sister of C. Holzerland junior, duly and with a notarized contract. From 1953 to 1958, VEB Bootsbau und Reparaturwerft built more than 20 wooden cutters as reparations for the then Soviet Union and for fishing in Mecklenburg, including cutters with lengths of 12 m, 17 m, 21 m and 24 m (the SAS 251 and SAS 252).

Steel construction began in 1956 and flourished in the 1960s. Flushing and folding barges, tugs (including the tug "Buche") coastal boats, control boats (such as the sounding vessel "Baltic", which at 28.5 m was the longest self-propelled steel ship and is now used by the Water and Shipping Authority in Stralsund) and other special ships were built. In 1971, with the formation of the shipbuilding combine, the shipyard was assigned to VEB Schiffsanlagenbau Barth and was then allowed to carry out almost only ship repairs. The few new ships built in the 70s and 80s include 3 scullers for the Meliorationskombinat, the sculler "Barth" for BBB, type pontoons and barges for various shipowners.

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Bible Center Barth

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  • Sundische Straße, 18356 Barth

Experience exhibition on the Bible - with the Barth Bible from 1588 as the most prominent representative, a Bible garden and Christian rose garden. State-approved place of learning with various cultural and educational events for all interested.

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© Kur- und Tourist GmbH Darß

Nature park and guest centre “Darßer Arche“

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  • Bliesenrader Weg, 18375 Wieck a. Darß

The national park and visitor centre “Darßer Arche“ is located in the old school of Wieck, which was supplemented by a generous extension. The guest information and accommodation bureau welcomes you in the foyer and in the hull-looking new building of the “Darßer Arche“ you will experience the national park exhibition “Vorpommersche Boddenlandschaft“.

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“Sundische Wiese“ - National park information of Zingst

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  • Sundische Wiese, 18374 Zingst

The exhibition “Lebensräume“ displays the history and present of the Ostzingst.

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Kite school Darss

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  • Bernsteinweg, 18375 Prerow

Kitesurfing courses from beginner to advanced, individual courses, children's holiday camps, store with beach fashion

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Gallery nupnau art, Prerow, © Paolo Schubert/nupnau art

Art gallery nupnau art

  • Waldstraße, 18375 Prerow

In Prerow, photographer, gallery owner and journalist Ekkehart Nupnau opened a new gallery for art and photography at Waldstraße 7 in June 2022. The focus of his exhibitions throughout the year is the multi-talented Armin Mueller-Stahl.

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Kitesurf & Canoe Born

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  • Regenbogen-Camp - Nordstraße, 18375 Born a. Darß

Always worth a visit, even for non-water sports enthusiasts! Kitesurf & Canoe Born is a popular destination for surfing, camping, coffee and nature lovers.

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Welcome to the pleasure store, © Rost GbR

Organic roastery LandDelikat

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  • Nelkenstraße, 18356 Barth

Our family business in the national park region Vorpommersche Boddenlandschaft, feels particularly close to the unique nature and wants to contribute to its protection with sustainable management.

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Vineta World of Experience

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  • Papenstraße, 18356 Barth

The Vineta experience world takes our young guests into a play world around the sunken city that gave Barth its nickname. Here there are listening stations, coloring sections, costumes to dress up in, the underwater world with chillout area and much more.

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Fischerkirche Born a. Darß, © TMVV/Gohlke

Fishing church Born

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  • Kirchweg, 18375 Born

The fishermen's church in Born impresses with its Darss architecture - completely made of wood and covered with a cane roof.

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Enjoy your food and drinks in the immediate vicinity of the copper-colored brew kettle and in a beautiful and friendly ambience., © Darßer BRAUHAUS


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  • Bergstraße, 18375 Prerow

Right in the heart of Prerow, the Darßer BRAUHAUS invites you to stop by with its home-brewed beers and modern fresh cuisine.

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Café & Beer Garden Sundische Wiese

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  • Landstraße, 18374 Zingst

Welcome to the nature! Take advantage of the tranquility in the midst of beautiful nature to relax for a few minutes.

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Surf school Barth

  • Glöwitz, 18356 Barth

Water sports on the Barther Bodden. Windsurfing, sailing, canoe/kayak tours, catamaran sailing, rowing.

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The climbing forest invites with 8 different courses to more than 70 climbing tasks, © Sven Lingott / Gut Darß

Adventure Farm Gut Darß

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  • Am Wald, 18375 Born

On Gut Darß we offer: Climbing forest, adventure mini golf course, curling, estate tours, playground and petting zoo, estate kitchen, farm café & farm store. For young and old, big and small - in short: for the whole family!

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Crane Hotel and Museum in Hessenburg Manor House

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  • Dorfplatz, 18317 Hessenburg

The manor house in Hessenburg is all about the crane. Around Hessenburg, these ambassadors of happiness rest in large flocks in spring and autumn. The manor house itself houses the registry office for the rural area of the town of Barth, the crane museum and the crane hotel with charming apartments.

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Kranich Café - Hessenburg Manor

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  • Dorfplatz, 18317 Hessenburg / Saal

The Kranich Café in the Alte Schmiede is part of the Hessenburg estate, located 14 kilometers northeast of Ribnitz-Damgarten. The main attractions are the listed, late-classicist manor house, the neo-baroque estate park, which is also a listed building, and an early German tower mound from the 13th century (archaeological monument). In this historic, spacious ensemble, the Kranich Café stands like a jewel box from a bygone era: a graceful brick building with three round arches resting on masonry, decorated columns.

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