Baltic Sea Cycle Route

Close to the sea in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern

The part of the Baltic Sea Cycle Route which leads through Mecklenburg-Vorpommern is a beautiful trail in Northern Germany, which winds through idyllic scenery, Hanseatic towns, three islands and classic villages.

Your journey along the part of the Baltic Sea cycle route in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern starts in the Bay of Lübeck. Prepared with bicycle bags, enough snacks and a bicycle in a good condition, you will be well equipped for your trip. Cyclists will pass undulating landscape of the Klützer Winkel to reach the quaint Baltic town of Wismar, which is just a few hours away from Berlin. The town itself is a well-known gem to German holidaymakers. From the historical downtown to the old habour the coastline leads bikes further away.

Trail cycling in Germany

The main Baltic Sea cycle route in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, stretching along the sea, is well maintained, easy and family friendly. With the sea almost always in plain sight, you can travel from Wismar along several beaches and the coast through the seaside villages Kühlungsborn and Heiligendamm with its impressing white architecture. Arriving at Warnemünde which is optimal located at the sea and not far away from the Hanseatic town Rostock you need to take the ferry to reach the forestsection Rostocker heide as well as the smal costal  towns. With their colorful, calm and beautiful atmosphere traditional villages like Wustrow and Ahrenshoop represend the romantic Peninsula of Fischland-Darß-Zingst.

The cycling trail is ideal for nature lovers, as it takes you through fields and small forested areas on the way, and only a few hours away are the Lake Districts and the islands of Rügen and Usedom.

Current redirection notes (April 2017)

A strong storm tide caused coast ruptures along the route. Therefore, the Baltic sea coast trail is currently closed at the following sections:

Börgerende – Nienhagen, Landkreis Rostock
Please follow local signage for “Westlicher Backstein-Rundweg”

Please take the local redirections serious. Due to invisible washouts further coast ruptures might occur.

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Tour information


  • Total length: 1140
  • Length: 695 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

  • Cyclists enjoy the view over the Baltic Sea coast during a break, © TMV/Roth
    Cyclists enjoy the view over the Baltic Sea coast during a break
  • 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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Strandweg – 18347 Ostseebad Ahrenshoop

Kunstkaten Ahrenshoop

Kunstkaten Ahrenshoop, © Kurverwaltung Ahrenshoop/voigt & kranz UG, Prerow

The Ahrenshoop Kunstkaten is an exhibition and events house managed by the Ahrenshoop tourist information and is one of the oldest galleries in Northern Germany. Throughout the year, visitors enjoy the changing exhibitions about the artists’ colony of Ahrenshoop, the subsequent generations of artists, all the way to the art of the present day.

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Hafenstraße – 18439 Stralsund

OZEANEUM Stralsund

© Christian Howe / OZEANEUM Stralsund

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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Hafenstraße – 17489 Greifswald

Greifswald Museum Harbour

Some of the ships and boats in the museum harbour are more than 100 years old, © Sven Fischer

Gaff ketch and schooner, sea cutter and ram ship, cruiser and holly boat - the museum harbour in Greifswald (which was founded in 1991 in the style of the museum harbours in Flensburg and Hamburg) showcases around 45 old ships. The museum is a response to the rising interest in historic ships and traditional seamanship.

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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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