Island of Hiddensee

the Söten Länneken of the Baltic Sea

A postcard motif par excellence: the Dornbusch lighthouse is the landmark of the island of Hiddensee., © TMV/Petermann

Island of Hiddensee

the Söten Länneken of the Baltic Sea

It is considered the little sister island of Rügen: Hiddensee, the car-free gem, measures just about 17 kilometers in length. On these 17 kilometers, charming Baltic Sea romance, artistic flair and unspoiled nature meet and provide families, wellness and active vacationers with a natural vacation experience by the sea.

It is considered the little sister island of Rügen: Hiddensee, the car-free gem, measures just about 17 kilometers in length. On these 17 kilometers, charming Baltic Sea romance, artistic flair and unspoiled nature meet and provide families, wellness and active vacationers with a natural vacation experience by the sea.

On these 17 kilometers, charming Baltic Sea romance, artistic flair and unspoiled nature meet and provide families, wellness and active vacationers with a natural vacation experience by the sea. From Rügen's west coast it is only a wing beat to Hiddensee: the ferry crossing takes just one hour. In terms of landscape, the picturesque vacation idyll is characterized by dunes, cliff coasts, long sandy beaches and alluvial land rich in birds.

The seahorse-shaped island is part of the Vorpommersche Boddenlandschaft National Park and attracts visitors with its long, white sandy beaches. Here, swimmers can enjoy themselves in the Baltic Sea in summer. With so much island idyll, it is not surprising that many an artist has already settled on Hiddensee: Gerhart Hauptmann, Asta Nielsen, Oskar Kruse or Elisabeth Büchsel. The list of renowned artists, actors and poets who found inspiration for their works on Hiddensee is long. Some of their artists' residences have been preserved and can be visited.

Hiddensee: Places you must have visited

 

Vitte

As the largest town on Hiddensee, the "secret capital" of the island offers numerous small stores, from bookstores to bakeries, as well as a ferry port and a private marina that connect it to the main island of Rügen. Vitte also has a lot to offer culturally: In addition to the marionette theater of the Seebühne Hiddensee, small and large guests can marvel at all the figures that have so far come to life on this puppet theater stage in the Homunkulus figure collection. Also worth seeing is the former summer house of silent film icon Asta Nielsen, who is honored in a separate exhibition.

Neuendorf

Neuendorf attracts hikers, culture lovers and families with its unique atmosphere: as a listed village, the old fishermen's art is still alive here. The village's only paved road leads directly to the eagerly used harbor, from where the fishermen sail out to sea. The "Groot Partie" fish trap shed tempts visitors with small culinary treats and entertaining cabaret interludes and concerts, while hikers can explore the approximately eight-kilometer circular trail past sandy beaches to the national park protection zone and back along the heath landscape to the harbor.

Monastery

Kloster is the cultural center of Hiddensee: renowned artists such as Nobel Prize winner Gerhart Hauptmann settled in the artists' colony that developed here. Those interested in culture can admire some of the works created here in the local galleries. The island church of the village was built on the foundation walls of the old monastery and is today considered one of the oldest buildings on the island.

Grieben

Grieben is the oldest village on Hiddensee. With its village ambience, those seeking relaxation will find a quiet environment here. With a view of the Dornbusch lighthouse, the little village is suitable as a starting point for extensive hiking tours along the high shore path to the lighthouse, to the beach at Enddorn or to the flat headland of Altbessin.

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Tradition connects - bathing culture and Hanseatic flair at the Baltic Sea, © TMV/Bleyer

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On the Road on the Beach, on the Water or by Horse-drawn Carriage

These are the Most Popular Vacation Activities on Hiddensee

Beach Vacation

Crystal-clear water, shimmering white sandy beaches and wide dune landscapes: For beach vacationers, the island west of Rügen with its long coastline is a real insider tip. And the way to the sea is never far here.

Sailing & Boat Trips

As a car-free island, Hiddensee can only be reached by boat. The range of water sports activities is correspondingly diverse: surfing, kayaking, SUP and catamaran tours are just as possible as sailing trips lasting several hours. Especially in the summer months, boats leave here almost daily for a leisurely round trip.


Bird Watching

A cycling or hiking tour on Hiddensee can also be excellently combined with bird watching. Numerous bird species are native to the car-free small island, so that with a little luck and patience, animal and nature lovers can get to see white-tailed eagles, marsh sandpipers and Caspian terns. Popular resting places for the birds can be found, among other places, on the steep shore ledges near Kloster and in the nature reserve Dünenheide.

Horse-drawn Cab

What is the best way to get from place to place on an island without cars? On Hiddensee the answer is: by horse-drawn carriage! As one of the oldest means of transportation in the world, horse-drawn cabs are an integral part of the local landscape. If you want to get to know Hiddensee with all its facets, you should not miss a ride in a horse-drawn carriage.

Hiddensee's Most Beautiful Destinations

Lighthouse Dornbusch

Dornbusch Lighthouse is one of the most prominent monuments on the small island in the Baltic Sea. Looking from the coast of Dornbusch over the port of Vitte, it has been ensuring the safety of arriving boats around Hiddensee since the end of the 19th century. Small and large guests can enjoy the panoramic view over the island from up here all year round.

Gerhart Hauptmann House

The former summer house of the German playwright and writer Gerhart Hauptmann is one of the few artists' houses on Hiddensee that can still be admired in its original state. Today, his former private and working rooms can be visited here. The museum in Kloster offers culture lovers detailed insights into the life and work of the writer.

Blue Barn

The Jewish painter Henni Lehmann purchased the former bakery in Vitte in 1920 and gave the house its namesake blue paint. During her lifetime, the Hiddenseer Künstlerinnenbund met here regularly and exhibited its works in the blue barn. Today the house is used for events and exhibitions. For those interested in art, the gallery is open every two weeks during the summer on Wednesdays and Sundays between 10 am and 12 pm.

Puppet Theater Seebühne

A worthwhile excursion for little guests is the lovingly designed puppet theater Seebühne in Vitte. Together with his team, puppeteer Karl Huck makes the puppets dance and retells well-known and new stage plays in an entertaining way with the handmade wooden figures.

Trip to the Museum of Local History

If you are interested in Hiddensee's past, the local history museum in Kloster offers insights into the development of the island's maritime and settlement history. From everyday objects to rare finds of Viking gold jewelry, the museum presents exciting exhibits for visitors young and old. A special highlight is the Amber Room, which is entirely dedicated to amber.

Fishing Museum

The fishing museum in Neuendorf, built in the former fish trap shed "Lütt Partie", offers sea lovers and families exciting impressions of Hiddensee's fishing history. In addition to numerous exhibits, the old fishermen of Neuendorf tell impressively about their everyday life at sea during a guided tour of the museum and thus allow an unadulterated view of local fishing life.

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Top Excursion Destinations and Events

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© Hafenkater

Harbour Cat

  • Achtern Diek, 18565 Vitte / Hiddensee

Welcome to Schllings Fischhaus! The Fischhaus Hafenkater is located in the middle of the harbor of Vitte. Here (almost) everything revolves around the catch of the Hiddenseer cutter fishermen.

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© NPA Vorpommern

The dune heath

  • Date: 4/2/24 to 10/29/24
  • In den Dünen, 18565 Vitte

The dune heath: incomparable fragrance and a sea of purple flowers.

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© Hiddenseer Hafen- und Kurbetrieb

Henni Lehman House

  • Wiesenweg, 18565 Vitte/Hiddensee

House of the guest

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© Hiddenseer Hafen- und Kurbetrieb

Tent cinema Hiddensee

  • Achtern Diek, 18565 Vitte

At Achtern Diek in Vitte, arthouse films, summer comedies and gems are shown that many viewers have missed in the big city.

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© Hiddenseer Hafen- und Kurbetrieb

Asta Nielsen House "Karusel

  • Zum Seglerhafen, 18565 Vitte

The Asta Nielsen House in Vitte - one of a total of four houses built by the architect Max Taut.

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© Hiddenseer Hafen- und Kurbetrieb

Surf and sail Hiddensee

  • Norderende, 18565 Vitte / Hiddensee

On this page you have the opportunity to get more information about our water sports center.

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The Homunculus puppet theater in Vitte on the island of Hiddensee., © Hiddenseer Hafen- und Kurbetrieb

Homunculus figure collection

  • Norderende, 18565 Vitte

Many puppets created by artists, which are part of the repertoire of the Seebühne Vitte, are exhibited in the Homunkulus Figurine Collection.

Read more: "Homunculus figure collection"
© Fischereimuseum in Neuendorf

Groot Partie" fish trap shed

  • Königsbarg, 18565 Neuendorf

The building was built in 1884 by the fishermen of the then fish trap community "Groot Partie" and was ceremoniously opened in 2016 after 10 months of renovation.

Read more: "Groot Partie" fish trap shed"
© Jürgen Reich

The Old Bessin

  • Date: 4/3/24 to 10/30/24
  • Dorfstraße, 18565 Grieben

The Old Bessin: across the wide landscape and shallow waters to the thorn bush

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© Hafen- und Kurbetrieb

Museum of local history Hiddensee

  • Kirchweg, 18565 Kloster

The museum of local history, located in one of the oldest buildings in the village of Kloster, is one of the cultural focal points of the island of Hiddensee.

Read more: "Museum of local history Hiddensee"
© Thomas Heimlich

Apartment House Dornbusch

  • Weißer Weg, 18565 Kloster/Insel Hiddensee

Our 4-star apartment house is located on the island of Hiddensee in the village of Kloster.

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© Hafenkater

Harbour Cat

  • Achtern Diek, 18565 Vitte / Hiddensee

Welcome to Schllings Fischhaus! The Fischhaus Hafenkater is located in the middle of the harbor of Vitte. Here (almost) everything revolves around the catch of the Hiddenseer cutter fishermen.

Read more: "Harbour Cat"
© NPA Vorpommern

The dune heath

  • Date: 4/2/24 to 10/29/24
  • In den Dünen, 18565 Vitte

The dune heath: incomparable fragrance and a sea of purple flowers.

Read more: "The dune heath"
© Hiddenseer Hafen- und Kurbetrieb

Henni Lehman House

  • Wiesenweg, 18565 Vitte/Hiddensee

House of the guest

Read more: "Henni Lehman House"
© Hiddenseer Hafen- und Kurbetrieb

Tent cinema Hiddensee

  • Achtern Diek, 18565 Vitte

At Achtern Diek in Vitte, arthouse films, summer comedies and gems are shown that many viewers have missed in the big city.

Read more: "Tent cinema Hiddensee"
© Hiddenseer Hafen- und Kurbetrieb

Asta Nielsen House "Karusel

  • Zum Seglerhafen, 18565 Vitte

The Asta Nielsen House in Vitte - one of a total of four houses built by the architect Max Taut.

Read more: "Asta Nielsen House "Karusel"
© Hiddenseer Hafen- und Kurbetrieb

Surf and sail Hiddensee

  • Norderende, 18565 Vitte / Hiddensee

On this page you have the opportunity to get more information about our water sports center.

Read more: "Surf and sail Hiddensee"
The Homunculus puppet theater in Vitte on the island of Hiddensee., © Hiddenseer Hafen- und Kurbetrieb

Homunculus figure collection

  • Norderende, 18565 Vitte

Many puppets created by artists, which are part of the repertoire of the Seebühne Vitte, are exhibited in the Homunkulus Figurine Collection.

Read more: "Homunculus figure collection"
© Fischereimuseum in Neuendorf

Groot Partie" fish trap shed

  • Königsbarg, 18565 Neuendorf

The building was built in 1884 by the fishermen of the then fish trap community "Groot Partie" and was ceremoniously opened in 2016 after 10 months of renovation.

Read more: "Groot Partie" fish trap shed"
© Jürgen Reich

The Old Bessin

  • Date: 4/3/24 to 10/30/24
  • Dorfstraße, 18565 Grieben

The Old Bessin: across the wide landscape and shallow waters to the thorn bush

Read more: "The Old Bessin"
© Hafen- und Kurbetrieb

Museum of local history Hiddensee

  • Kirchweg, 18565 Kloster

The museum of local history, located in one of the oldest buildings in the village of Kloster, is one of the cultural focal points of the island of Hiddensee.

Read more: "Museum of local history Hiddensee"
© Thomas Heimlich

Apartment House Dornbusch

  • Weißer Weg, 18565 Kloster/Insel Hiddensee

Our 4-star apartment house is located on the island of Hiddensee in the village of Kloster.

Read more: "Apartment House Dornbusch"
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