Baltic Sea Coast Cycle Path

Close to the sea

Beautiful seaside resorts, proud Hanseatic towns, three islands and a peninsula – on the Baltic Sea Coast Cycle Path cyclists get to know Mecklenburg-Vorpommern from its most beautiful side.

Beautiful seaside resorts, proud Hanseatic towns, three islands and a peninsula – on the Baltic Sea Coast Cycle Path cyclists get to know Mecklenburg-Vorpommern from its most beautiful side. The route time and again takes you along the coastline, only leaving it to make a quick detour into the charming hinterland.

The Baltic Sea Coast Cycle Path in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern starts from the Bay of Lübeck. Cyclists pass through the dreamy, undulating landscape of the Klützer Winkel to reach the UNESCO world heritage site of Wismar. Legions of waterfowl gather in the bay with the idyllic fishing island of Poel. The cycle path takes you over the forested ridge of the Kühlung into the Baltic resort of Kühlungsborn and on to Heiligendamm - the white town on the sea. From the cliffs it's on to the seaside resort of Warnemünde. On the opposite bank of the Warnow is the start of the Rostock Heath, a giant area of forest surrounding the Baltic resorts of Markgrafenheide and Graal-Müritz.

With its colourful captain's houses and quaint Zeesen boats, Wustrow sets the stage for the wild, romantic peninsula of Fischland-Darß-Zingst. One highlight is the former artists' colony Ahrenshoop with its thatched houses huddled amongst the gently rolling dunes.

In the spring and summer, swarms of cranes accompany cyclists along the route to Stralsund, the venerable gateway to Germany's largest island. Rügen is one of nature's masterpieces. The cycle path takes you once around the island – past Cape Arkona, the fabled chalk seat and the flintstone fields near Sassnitz, as well as the elegant villas with their resort architecture in Binz, Sellin and Göhren.

The River Peene is not far from the University and Hanseatic town of Greifswald. At Wolgast, the gate's open to the sunny island of Usedom. The long promenades and excellently preserved resort architecture of the Baltic resorts line the wide beaches. Gently rolling hills and pert promontories are a typical sight in this natural paradise.

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Tour information


  • Length: 670 km
  • Stages: 15 days
  • Rail link: Lübeck-Travemünde, Seebad Ahlbeck, Rostock -Warnemünde, Stralsund
  • Sights: UNESCO world heritage site Wismar and Stralsund, Rügen chalk cliffs, Usedom resort architecture in Zinnowitz and the imperial resorts

  • Romantic fishing atmosphere with historic backdrop of captains' houses on the promenade at Alten Strom in Rostock-Warnemünde, © TMV/Legrand
    Romantic fishing atmosphere with historic backdrop of captains' houses on the promenade at Alten Strom in Rostock-Warnemünde
  • The chalk cliffs of the Stubbenkammer on Rügen, © TMV/Neumann
    The chalk cliffs of the Stubbenkammer on Rügen
  • Magnificent superstructures await visitors at Sellin pier on the Island of Rügen, © TMV/Böttcher
    Magnificent superstructures await visitors at Sellin pier on the Island of Rügen
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Hafenstraße – 18439 Stralsund

OZEANEUM Stralsund

The "Open Atlantic" is the largest aquarium at OZEANEUM with 2.6 m litres., © Uli Kunz

With its five exhibitions and 46 aquariums, the OZEANEUM Stralsund invites you on an extraordinary underwater journey beneath the northern seas. Visit Humboldt penguins on the roof terrace, "Niki" the female sand tiger shark in the 2.6-million-litre pool "Open Atlantic" and the giants of the sea - real life replicas of whales.

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Stubbenkammer – 18546 Sassnitz

National Park Centre Königsstuhl

Be prepared for a fascinating trip through time, © Nationalpark-Zentrum KÖNIGSSTUHL

The National Park Centre Königsstuhl is a very special place to experience nature, located right next to the famous Königsstuhl chalk cliffs on Rügen and at the heart of the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Germany's Old Beech Forests.

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Forsthaus Prora – 18609 Prora

Naturerbe Zentrum Rügen

The treetop path with the “eagle’s nest” observation tower is located in the middle of the beech forest in Prora on the Island of Rügen., © Naturerbe Zentrum Rügen

The Natural Heritage Centre Rügen with treetop path and experience exhibition is open 364 days a year so that you can experience and get to know nature all year round.

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An der Mühle – 17493 Greifswald

Wooden Drawbridge Wieck

Blick auf die historische Holzklappbrücke nach holländischem Vorbild, © B. Fischer

The Wooden bascule bridge Wieck connects the districts Wieck and Eldena of the Hanse town Greifswald. It was built in 1887 based on a Dutch model. The bridge is situated across the river Ryck. The river empties into the Danish Wieck, a part of Greifswald’s Bodden. The bridge is only accessible for cyclists and pedestrians and is only opened on demand. During the approx. 10 min long bridge opening, engineering enthusiasts can watch the functionality of the old memorial.

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