Already at the end of the last century, the nobility and aristocracy warmed to the summer resort on the narrow land washed by the Baltic Sea and the backwaters. Ahlbeck, Heringsdorf and Bansin were occasionally even allowed to welcome Wilhelm II, which is why they are still considered the "Imperial Spas" today.
The sunny island of Usedom is not only famous for its spa architecture. Nature and culture lovers, water sports enthusiasts and hikers will not miss out here either. Comfortable hotels and guesthouses provide rest and relaxation during the vacation. With the healing forest of Heringsdorf, Usedom has the first spa and healing forest in Europe. The mixture of sea and forest air creates a beneficial stimulating climate that can alleviate respiratory diseases and psychosomatic symptoms. Active recreation, on the other hand, is promised by the bike path running parallel to the beach and the green hinterland interwoven with blue lakes - a perfect destination for hikers.
The Most Beautiful Places on Usedom
The small town gave its name to the island. For those interested in culture, historic city tours provide insights into the history of the town with its old town characterized by venerable town houses and the late Gothic Marienkirche. Boat lovers will find a place to dock at the Usedom harbor or can embark on a round trip by ferry from here.
Seaside Resort Ahlbeck
As one of the three imperial resorts, seaside vacationers will find their vacation paradise here. The pier Ahlbeck - as the oldest pier in Germany the landmark of Usedom and among other things scene in Loriot's film "Pappa ante Portas" - is one of the most worth seeing places of Ahlbeck. The longest beach promenade in Europe connects Ahlbeck with the imperial resorts of Bansin and Heringsdorf as well as Swinemünde on the Polish side of the island of Usedom and invites visitors to stroll or cycle along it.
Like its sister towns Ahlbeck and Heringsdorf, Bansin with its historic spa architecture has ideal conditions for bathers, beach vacationers and those interested in architecture. In addition to a day at the beach, the Bansin Tropical House provides entertainment for families - even on rainy days. Nature lovers are drawn to the surrounding lakes Schloonsee, Gothensee and the small Krebssee.
Baltic Resort Heringsdorf
The Baltic resort of Heringsdorf is the third of Usedom's imperial resorts - kilometers of sandy beaches and a beach promenade dotted with elegant villas give the resort its very special charm. Popular photo motifs are Germany's longest pier (over 500 meters) and possibly the world's largest beach chair in Heringsdorf: it can accommodate up to 90 people!
Baltic Resort Zinnowitz
You can also marvel at the seaside resort of Zinnowitz with its spa architecture and beach. As a family excursion, a visit to the iron and glass art gallery "Das verrückte Bügeleisenhaus" is also worthwhile. With its special collection, this small museum provides exciting insights into the solution-finding of days gone by.
The Achterland between Peenestrom, Stettiner Haff and Achterwasser with its green forests and numerous lakes like Gothensee and Kachliner See invites you to hike, bike and relax. An excursion to the castles of Stolpe, Mellenthin and Pudagla is rewarded with a view of the historic walls while enjoying a piece of cake or a medieval knight's buffet.
The Amber Baths
Where the "gold of the sea" - the amber typical for the Baltic Sea - is at home, there are the amber spas Koserow, Zempin, Ückeritz and Loddin named after it. White sandy beaches and a well-developed network of cycle paths provide plenty of variety during your stay and with a bit of luck you might even find an amber on the Baltic Sea beach.
Your Local Contact
- Usedom Tourism GmbH
Phone: +49 38375 244144