Island of Poel

Rest and Relaxation in the Midst of Pristine Nature

Recreational captains appreciate the good infrastructure in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern., © TMV-Grundner

Island of Poel

Rest and Relaxation in the Midst of Pristine Nature

The island of Poel, located in the Wismar Bay, welcomes travelers with a natural landscape and a lot of originality. Perhaps it is due to the narrow bridge causeway that connects the island with the mainland that Poel has been able to preserve its pure nature. There are no colorful promenades or long promenades here, but endless, lush green meadows interrupted by dead-straight fields.

The island of Poel, located in the Wismar Bay, welcomes travelers with a natural landscape and a lot of originality. Perhaps it is due to the narrow bridge causeway that connects the island with the mainland that Poel has been able to preserve its pure nature. There are no colorful promenades or long promenades here, but endless, lush green meadows interrupted by dead-straight fields.

Between the bright yellow rapeseed blossoms, vermilion roofs suddenly rise into the bright blue sky and tranquil villages along the way welcome guests. The fine powdery sand invites you to rest and relax with the gentle sound of the sea in the background and the Baltic Sea promises cooling on hot days. Here you can still watch seabirds breeding and majestic swans use Poel as a refuge on their journey south.

A vacation on the island of Poel is also considered a real insider tip for water sports enthusiasts. The main village Kirchdorf is directly accessible from the Baltic Sea by a fjord-like inlet for boats with a draught of up to two meters. And in Timmendorf not only the modernized marina but also the lighthouse built in 1871 welcomes water sports enthusiasts, anglers and boat excursion guests. In addition, you can go water skiing, kite surfing or diving here.

From Timmendorf to Kirchdorf: These are Poel's Most Beautiful Places

Kirchdorf

The largest village on the island of Poel, Kirchdorf, with its museum of local history, is an interesting destination for all those interested in culture. Here tourists can learn about the historical development of the island, whose former castle fell victim to the 30-year war. Leisure time captains can moor their own motorboat on site or take a boat trip with one of the excursion boats.

Timmendorf

Timmendorf 's 21-meter-high lighthouse is one of the most famous landmarks on the island of Poel and guides ships and boats safely into the fishing harbor. In the immediate vicinity, a fine sandy beach section awaits families, bathers and water sports enthusiasts with opportunities for swimming, surfing or pedal boating.

Black Bush

With its direct seaside location and white sandy beach , the small village of Schwarzer Busch is the perfect starting point for a day of swimming fun in the Baltic Sea. Families will appreciate the shallow water spots on the beach. A children's playground and a miniature golf course provide additional entertainment during the family vacation.

Gollwitz

The low bathing water at the beach of Gollwitz is also child-friendly. Here you can relax and splash around in the water. If you like, you can get an insight into the biodiversity of the bird sanctuary island Langenwerder north of Gollwitz during a guided tour of the island.

Contact Person on Site:

  • Baltic seaside resort of Island of Poel
    Wismarsche Straße 2
    Phone: +49 38425 20347
Tradition connects - bathing culture and Hanseatic flair at the Baltic Sea, © TMV/Bleyer

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The Most Popular Activities at a Glance

Water Sports Activities on the Sandy Beaches of Poel

Access to the Baltic Sea is never far on the island of Poel - so for water sports enthusiasts, the conditions are ideal to indulge their passion on vacation. From kite surfing, catamaran sailing or water skiing to fun laps on a pedal boat, beaches like the sandy beach in Timmendorf offer a colorful spectrum of water sports for an active vacation .

Hiking Poel - on the Way with Bike and Walking Stick

But even far away from the beaches there is a lot to see and discover on Poel. Thanks to the well-signposted cycling and hiking trails, the island's unspoiled nature can be easily explored on foot with a backpack or by bike. Bicycles can be rented in many places for spontaneous bike trips .

Island Poel - a Fishing Paradise

Fishing enthusiasts can look forward to productive fishing grounds: numerous quietly located fishing spots invite you to fish. A special experience, however, is deep-sea fishing aboard a fishing cutter, where fishermen receive tips for the big catch.

Horse Riding Vacation

The island of Poel with the nature reserve Langenwerder is not only a bird paradise - also horse lovers will find almost paradisiacal conditions for an unforgettable riding vacation. Whether riding excursions, carriage rides or riding courses for beginners and re-starters - the unspoiled nature of Poel offers numerous opportunities for a dream vacation with the horse.

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Top destinations on the island of Poel

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© Kurverwaltung Insel Poel

Rest area Fährdorf

  • Fährdorf-Dorf, 23999 Insel Poel Fährdorf

The Ferry Village rest area is located near the bridge causeway that crosses the "Breitling" strait.

Read more: "Rest area Fährdorf"
© Kurverwaltung Insel Poel

Gollwitz lighthouse

  • 23999 Gollwitz

Standing about 1 km outside of Gollwitz, the lighthouse is a beautiful sight despite its rustic construction.

Read more: "Gollwitz lighthouse"
View natural beach, © Kurverwaltung Insel Poel

Nature beach Neuhof

  • 23999 Seedorf OT Neuhof

In the villages of Neuhof and Seedorf there are beautiful natural beaches, which are best reached by bike.

Read more: "Nature beach Neuhof"
© VMO, M. Jeschke

Poel island church

  • Möwenweg, 23999 Kirchdorf

Coming from the mainland, the island church in Kirchdorf can be seen from afar - a massive brick building in the Romanesque-Gothic architectural style from the 13th century with a 47 m high tower. Striking about it, the eight-sided spire, popularly known as the Bischoffsmütze, because of its resemblance to one. In addition to church services, the church is available for tours, guided tours and concerts.

Read more: "Poel island church"
© Bernhard Fischer

Castle wall - Poel Island

  • 23999 Kirchdorf

The castle rampart of the former fortification of the island of Poel with castle in Kirchdorf is used today for events, markets and as an open-air stage. Information boards provide much worth knowing about the former fortress of the island.

Read more: "Castle wall - Poel Island"
© Kurverwaltung Insel Poel

Natural beach Behind Wangern

  • 23999 Hinter Wangern

The natural beach Hinter Wangern is located in the south of the island of Poel and is a retreat for nudist vacationers.

Read more: "Natural beach Behind Wangern"
© Liene Photografie Nadine Sorgenfried

Bird sanctuary island Langenwerder

  • 23999 Gollwitz

The small bird sanctuary island of Langenwerder is located in the entrance to the Salzhaff in the north-east of the Baltic Sea island of Poel.

Read more: "Bird sanctuary island Langenwerder"
© Kurverwaltung Insel Poel

Bathing beach Gollwitz

  • 23999 Gollwitz

The sandy beach of Gollwitz is not very crowded and offers optimal conditions for sunbathing, especially for families with children, because of the shallow water.

Read more: "Bathing beach Gollwitz"
© Kurverwaltung Insel Poel

Pole cog - replica

  • 23999 Gollwitz

In Vorwerk on the island of Poel, a replica of the "Poeler Kogge" floats on the extinguishing pond - a truly worthwhile sight. The centuries-old original of the Hanseatic cog can be admired in Wismar.

Read more: "Pole cog - replica"
© Kurverwaltung Insel Poel

Salt marshes island Poel

  • 23999 Gollwitz

The locals preserve the nature of their island and especially the salt marshes with their unique flora and fauna.

Read more: "Salt marshes island Poel"
© Kurverwaltung Insel Poel

Show Garden Malchow / Island Poel

  • Inselstraße, 23999 Malchow

The Wismar University of Applied Sciences presents a show garden for renewable raw materials with many interesting different plant species on the grounds of the modern laboratory complex Malchow/ Insel Poel, in the immediate vicinity of the traditional seed breeding farm "NPZ Lembke Malchow".

Read more: "Show Garden Malchow / Island Poel"
© Heike Seelenbinder

Neuhof Stud Farm / Island of Poel

  • Neuhof, 23999 Neuhof/ Insel Poel

Already the Slavic first settlers used the island as a huge horse paddock. Even today Poel is a "horse island". It's no wonder that the Schulz family's stud farm is known far beyond the borders of the island of Poel.

Read more: "Neuhof Stud Farm / Island of Poel"
View to the beach, © Kurverwaltung Insel Poel

Bathing beach Am Schwarzen Busch

  • 23999 Am Schwarzen Busch

Bathing on the island of Poel was "invented" at the beach Am Schwarzen Busch. The first spa guests discovered the beach, which is only 1.3 kilometers away from Kirchdorf, in the twenties of the last century. During this time, the now lovingly restored buildings of the spa house were built directly on the beach.

Read more: "Bathing beach Am Schwarzen Busch"
Port in the main village Kirchdorf, © Liene Photografie Nadine Sorgenfried

Port Kirchdorf

  • 23999 Kirchdorf

For those who are looking for maritime flair, the harbor Kirchdorf on the island of Poel offers a relaxed atmosphere. For many water sports enthusiasts it is still an insider tip.

Read more: "Port Kirchdorf"
© Kurverwaltung Insel Poel

Poel dam and bridge

  • Fährdorf-Dorf, 23999 Insel Poel Fährdorf

The Baltic resort of Insel Poel can be reached via a bridge causeway that crosses the strait called "Breitling".

Read more: "Poel dam and bridge"
© Harald Krabbe

Kaltenhof Maritime Collection

  • Am Gutshof / OT Kaltenhof, 23999 Insel Poel

In a small private collection they see old ship lanterns from 1906 to modern times. It is with 600 ship lanterns the largest collection in Europe! Furthermore, you can see numerous old nautical devices that were used in the past for ship navigation. Interesting for sailors and landlubbers!

Read more: "Kaltenhof Maritime Collection"
Island museum on the island of Poel, © Liene Photografie Nadine Sorgenfried

Island Museum Poel Island

  • Open today
  • Möwenweg, 23999 Ostseebad Insel Poel OT Kirchdorf

The island museum presents on more than 250 square meters an extensive and regionally consistently limited collection on the natural history and local history of the island of Poel. A permanent exhibition on the life and works of the painter Karl Christian Klasen completes the valuable collection. In the outdoor area there is a boulder garden as well as the model of the former Poel fortress, which was unique in its construction.

Read more: "Island Museum Poel Island"
© Kurverwaltung Insel Poel

Riding farm Plath

  • Timmendorf, 23999 Timmendorf

Let us show you the most beautiful spots of the island of Poel during a carriage ride or on horseback. The breeding and riding farm Plath is located in the west of the island.

Read more: "Riding farm Plath"
© TMV, Danny Gohlke

Memorial "Cap Arcona

  • 23999 Am Schwarzen Busch

The "Cap Arcona" was named after Cape Arkona on the Island of Rügen. The memorial commemorates its sinking - one of the greatest ship tragedies of modern times.

Read more: "Memorial "Cap Arcona"
© Kurverwaltung Insel Poel

Fishing boat Gollwitz

  • 23999 Gollwitz

In Gollwitz is an old fishing boat and is very vivid on the land in front of the village pond.

Read more: "Fishing boat Gollwitz"
© Kurverwaltung Insel Poel

Rest area Fährdorf

  • Fährdorf-Dorf, 23999 Insel Poel Fährdorf

The Ferry Village rest area is located near the bridge causeway that crosses the "Breitling" strait.

Read more: "Rest area Fährdorf"
© Kurverwaltung Insel Poel

Gollwitz lighthouse

  • 23999 Gollwitz

Standing about 1 km outside of Gollwitz, the lighthouse is a beautiful sight despite its rustic construction.

Read more: "Gollwitz lighthouse"
View natural beach, © Kurverwaltung Insel Poel

Nature beach Neuhof

  • 23999 Seedorf OT Neuhof

In the villages of Neuhof and Seedorf there are beautiful natural beaches, which are best reached by bike.

Read more: "Nature beach Neuhof"
© VMO, M. Jeschke

Poel island church

  • Möwenweg, 23999 Kirchdorf

Coming from the mainland, the island church in Kirchdorf can be seen from afar - a massive brick building in the Romanesque-Gothic architectural style from the 13th century with a 47 m high tower. Striking about it, the eight-sided spire, popularly known as the Bischoffsmütze, because of its resemblance to one. In addition to church services, the church is available for tours, guided tours and concerts.

Read more: "Poel island church"
© Bernhard Fischer

Castle wall - Poel Island

  • 23999 Kirchdorf

The castle rampart of the former fortification of the island of Poel with castle in Kirchdorf is used today for events, markets and as an open-air stage. Information boards provide much worth knowing about the former fortress of the island.

Read more: "Castle wall - Poel Island"
© Kurverwaltung Insel Poel

Natural beach Behind Wangern

  • 23999 Hinter Wangern

The natural beach Hinter Wangern is located in the south of the island of Poel and is a retreat for nudist vacationers.

Read more: "Natural beach Behind Wangern"
© Liene Photografie Nadine Sorgenfried

Bird sanctuary island Langenwerder

  • 23999 Gollwitz

The small bird sanctuary island of Langenwerder is located in the entrance to the Salzhaff in the north-east of the Baltic Sea island of Poel.

Read more: "Bird sanctuary island Langenwerder"
© Kurverwaltung Insel Poel

Bathing beach Gollwitz

  • 23999 Gollwitz

The sandy beach of Gollwitz is not very crowded and offers optimal conditions for sunbathing, especially for families with children, because of the shallow water.

Read more: "Bathing beach Gollwitz"
© Kurverwaltung Insel Poel

Pole cog - replica

  • 23999 Gollwitz

In Vorwerk on the island of Poel, a replica of the "Poeler Kogge" floats on the extinguishing pond - a truly worthwhile sight. The centuries-old original of the Hanseatic cog can be admired in Wismar.

Read more: "Pole cog - replica"
© Kurverwaltung Insel Poel

Salt marshes island Poel

  • 23999 Gollwitz

The locals preserve the nature of their island and especially the salt marshes with their unique flora and fauna.

Read more: "Salt marshes island Poel"
© Kurverwaltung Insel Poel

Show Garden Malchow / Island Poel

  • Inselstraße, 23999 Malchow

The Wismar University of Applied Sciences presents a show garden for renewable raw materials with many interesting different plant species on the grounds of the modern laboratory complex Malchow/ Insel Poel, in the immediate vicinity of the traditional seed breeding farm "NPZ Lembke Malchow".

Read more: "Show Garden Malchow / Island Poel"
© Heike Seelenbinder

Neuhof Stud Farm / Island of Poel

  • Neuhof, 23999 Neuhof/ Insel Poel

Already the Slavic first settlers used the island as a huge horse paddock. Even today Poel is a "horse island". It's no wonder that the Schulz family's stud farm is known far beyond the borders of the island of Poel.

Read more: "Neuhof Stud Farm / Island of Poel"
View to the beach, © Kurverwaltung Insel Poel

Bathing beach Am Schwarzen Busch

  • 23999 Am Schwarzen Busch

Bathing on the island of Poel was "invented" at the beach Am Schwarzen Busch. The first spa guests discovered the beach, which is only 1.3 kilometers away from Kirchdorf, in the twenties of the last century. During this time, the now lovingly restored buildings of the spa house were built directly on the beach.

Read more: "Bathing beach Am Schwarzen Busch"
Port in the main village Kirchdorf, © Liene Photografie Nadine Sorgenfried

Port Kirchdorf

  • 23999 Kirchdorf

For those who are looking for maritime flair, the harbor Kirchdorf on the island of Poel offers a relaxed atmosphere. For many water sports enthusiasts it is still an insider tip.

Read more: "Port Kirchdorf"
© Kurverwaltung Insel Poel

Poel dam and bridge

  • Fährdorf-Dorf, 23999 Insel Poel Fährdorf

The Baltic resort of Insel Poel can be reached via a bridge causeway that crosses the strait called "Breitling".

Read more: "Poel dam and bridge"
© Harald Krabbe

Kaltenhof Maritime Collection

  • Am Gutshof / OT Kaltenhof, 23999 Insel Poel

In a small private collection they see old ship lanterns from 1906 to modern times. It is with 600 ship lanterns the largest collection in Europe! Furthermore, you can see numerous old nautical devices that were used in the past for ship navigation. Interesting for sailors and landlubbers!

Read more: "Kaltenhof Maritime Collection"
Island museum on the island of Poel, © Liene Photografie Nadine Sorgenfried

Island Museum Poel Island

  • Open today
  • Möwenweg, 23999 Ostseebad Insel Poel OT Kirchdorf

The island museum presents on more than 250 square meters an extensive and regionally consistently limited collection on the natural history and local history of the island of Poel. A permanent exhibition on the life and works of the painter Karl Christian Klasen completes the valuable collection. In the outdoor area there is a boulder garden as well as the model of the former Poel fortress, which was unique in its construction.

Read more: "Island Museum Poel Island"
© Kurverwaltung Insel Poel

Riding farm Plath

  • Timmendorf, 23999 Timmendorf

Let us show you the most beautiful spots of the island of Poel during a carriage ride or on horseback. The breeding and riding farm Plath is located in the west of the island.

Read more: "Riding farm Plath"
© TMV, Danny Gohlke

Memorial "Cap Arcona

  • 23999 Am Schwarzen Busch

The "Cap Arcona" was named after Cape Arkona on the Island of Rügen. The memorial commemorates its sinking - one of the greatest ship tragedies of modern times.

Read more: "Memorial "Cap Arcona"
© Kurverwaltung Insel Poel

Fishing boat Gollwitz

  • 23999 Gollwitz

In Gollwitz is an old fishing boat and is very vivid on the land in front of the village pond.

Read more: "Fishing boat Gollwitz"
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