South tip Gnitz round trip (5 km / 1 day trip)

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5 km

  • Tour tips: Mövenort, White Mountain, Great Stone Tomb

Bus connection: Lütow

Wind fledglings at the southern tip of Gnitz, © TMV/Bodieschek

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South tip Gnitz round trip (5 km / 1 day trip)

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5 km

Stages: 1 day The Gnitz peninsula in the northern backwater of the Island of Usedom is a true nature reserve paradise away from the Baltic resorts. The round tour leads along the unique coastal strip of the southern tip of Gnitz, to wild steep banks, wooded ridges, open dunes and blooming salt marshes. With a little luck, imposing white-tailed eagles and rare sand martins can be observed.

Stages: 1 day The Gnitz peninsula in the northern backwater of the Island of Usedom is a true nature reserve paradise away from the Baltic resorts. The round tour leads along the unique coastal strip of the southern tip of Gnitz, to wild steep banks, wooded ridges, open dunes and blooming salt marshes. With a little luck, imposing white-tailed eagles and rare sand martins can be observed.

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From the small village of Lütow, slender alders, towering poplars and squat willows guide the hiker along the Achterwasser. The reed beds on the shore form important retreats for animals such as otters, tufted ducks and coots. The white-tailed eagle can also be observed on its forays along the Achterwasser. Passing quiet bays and flowering meagre grasslands, the trail leads to the "Mövenort", a sand hook created by the surf current. From here the narrow path leads along the steep bank. One of the most beautiful views over the Achterwasser is offered by the 32 m high White Mountain. Against the backdrop of dense reed belts, green forests and wide fields, small sailboats pass by. The view of the Krumminer Wiek and the Peene River has its special charm, especially in the evening hours. Wind and waves shape the mountain, which is characterized by primeval pines and Usedom's largest sand martin colony. At the nature campsite the restaurant "Pott & Pann" with a variety of dishes of the region, coffee and homemade cake, offers a resting place. Passing pine forests, wet meadows and rough grassland, the route then leads back to the tranquil town of Lütow. Here it is worth taking a detour to the oldest megalithic tomb on Usedom, dating back to the Neolithic period around 3,000 BC.

Hikes along steep banks:
Steep banks are special sections of coastline and are subject to constant change. Washouts and break-offs are to be observed constantly. For your own safety, make sure to keep your distance from the break-off edges, use only the designated paths and heed warning signs.

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View from the White Mountain, © TMV/Bodieschek

White Mountain Viewpoint

  • 17440 Lütow

One of the most beautiful views over the Achterwasser is offered by the 32 m high White Mountain on the Gnitz peninsula. The view of the Krumminer Wiek and the Peenestrom has its special charm especially in the evening hours. Wind and waves shape the mountain, which is characterized by primeval pines and Usedom's largest sand martin colony. The White Mountain got its name from the light sand on the cliff edge.

Read more: "White Mountain Viewpoint"
© Einsamer Schütze CC-BY-SA-4.0

Lütow megalithic tomb

  • 17440 Lütow

Lütow megalithic tomb

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Comfort pitch with electricity and water connection, © Natur Camping Usedom

Nature Camping Usedom

  • Zeltplatzstraße, 17440 Lütow

Summer, sun, beach and more - that is the Island of Usedom! Away from the hustle and bustle of the big Baltic resorts, you can unwind here and switch off from everyday life. Peace, nature and time - that is the luxury you are offered.

Read more: "Nature Camping Usedom"
© J.Bengs

Visitor centre of the Nature Park “Insel Usedom“

  • Closed today
  • Bäderstraße, 17406 Usedom

The island of Usedom is one of the areas with the most bird species in Germany. Overall, more than 280 species have been observed, 150 of them also brood here. 11 kinds of raptors regularly brood in the nature park, one of them is the sea-eagle. The visitor centre of the island of Usedom is located next to the information centre of the city of Usedom on the ground floor of the “Klaus-Bahlsen-Haus”. The visitor centre could only be built and furnished with the aid of the great commitment and the generous support of the correspondent foundation.

Read more: "Visitor centre of the Nature Park “Insel Usedom“"
View from the White Mountain, © TMV/Bodieschek

White Mountain Viewpoint

  • 17440 Lütow

One of the most beautiful views over the Achterwasser is offered by the 32 m high White Mountain on the Gnitz peninsula. The view of the Krumminer Wiek and the Peenestrom has its special charm especially in the evening hours. Wind and waves shape the mountain, which is characterized by primeval pines and Usedom's largest sand martin colony. The White Mountain got its name from the light sand on the cliff edge.

Read more: "White Mountain Viewpoint"
© Einsamer Schütze CC-BY-SA-4.0

Lütow megalithic tomb

  • 17440 Lütow

Lütow megalithic tomb

Read more: "Lütow megalithic tomb"
Comfort pitch with electricity and water connection, © Natur Camping Usedom

Nature Camping Usedom

  • Zeltplatzstraße, 17440 Lütow

Summer, sun, beach and more - that is the Island of Usedom! Away from the hustle and bustle of the big Baltic resorts, you can unwind here and switch off from everyday life. Peace, nature and time - that is the luxury you are offered.

Read more: "Nature Camping Usedom"
© J.Bengs

Visitor centre of the Nature Park “Insel Usedom“

  • Closed today
  • Bäderstraße, 17406 Usedom

The island of Usedom is one of the areas with the most bird species in Germany. Overall, more than 280 species have been observed, 150 of them also brood here. 11 kinds of raptors regularly brood in the nature park, one of them is the sea-eagle. The visitor centre of the island of Usedom is located next to the information centre of the city of Usedom on the ground floor of the “Klaus-Bahlsen-Haus”. The visitor centre could only be built and furnished with the aid of the great commitment and the generous support of the correspondent foundation.

Read more: "Visitor centre of the Nature Park “Insel Usedom“"
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Südspitze Gnitz Rundtour (5 km / 1 Tagestour)
17440 Lütow



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Südspitze Gnitz Rundtour (5 km / 1 Tagestour)

17440 Lütow


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