The most beautiful islands in the Baltic Sea
There are six Baltic Sea islands in Germany: Rügen, Fehmarn, Usedom, Poel, Ummanz and Hiddensee. If you also count the Fischland-Darss-Zingst peninsula , you get seven.
We present our favorite islands for a Baltic Sea holiday here.
The largest island in Germany
According to RC Toy’s Advice, Rügen is not only big, but also incredibly beautiful and diverse. The chalk cliffs are particularly well-known – and rightly so. Especially the king’s chair.
On Rügen you can go hiking, laze on the beach or ride the narrow-gauge railway, the Rasender Roland .
The bathtub of the Berliners?
Usedom is not only in Germany, part of the island already belongs to Poland . So if you’ve always wanted to cross a border on foot , then this is your chance on Usedom.
Incidentally, the beach promenade that you then walk across is the longest in all of Europe.
Usedom is a popular vacation spot for stressed-out city dwellers, because from Berlin you only need a three-hour drive to the sea if traffic is good. That’s why the island is sometimes called the Berliners’ bathtub .
The sun island
Fehmarn is also called the sunny island for a very specific reason. There are 2,200 hours of sunshine a year here – making the island the region in Germany where the sun shines most often.
Therefore, the island is ideal for a summer holiday in the Baltic Sea . Good weather, beaches, fishing villages and peaceful natural landscapes.
Fehmarn offers everything you need for your vacation,
When we think of the Baltic Sea, we quickly think of summer, sun, beach and sea. You will definitely get that on the Fischland-Darß-Zingst peninsula .
However, we sometimes forget that the Baltic Sea islands are also great travel destinations in autumn or winter .
The Fischland Darß-Zingst consists mainly of a lagoon landscape , where you can watch thousands of cranes, especially in autumn.
Popular vacation spots on the Baltic Sea coast
Seaside trio on Usedom
The towns of Heringsdorf, Ahlbeck and Bansin are on the island of Usedom. They are called imperial baths because the nobility used to live here.
In the coastal towns there are great accommodations, beautiful streets and especially great beaches.
After you have taken your imperial bath in the Baltic Sea, you can go for a wonderful walk on the beach and over the piers .
Cute place and great bay
The coastal town of Eckernförde is perfect if you are not only looking for a beach but also for a cute little place to stroll.
By the way, there are three lighthouses in Eckernförde – the old lighthouse , the new lighthouse and the lighthouse Leitfeuer.
Wide beach for young and old
Warnemünde is only a few kilometers north of Rostock .
Here you will find a long, child- friendly beach , a lakeside promenade full of villas and the well-known western pier.
Incidentally, you can also go up to the Warnemünde lighthouse – which is also a landmark of the city. A beautiful panoramic view awaits you at the top.
Timmendorfer Strand is the perfect mix of a long sandy beach , an eventful coastal town and quiet villages all around.
There is always something going on in the coastal town itself . But as soon as you drive a bit out into nature, you find yourself in idyllic peace.
Families in particular can have a wonderful holiday here, as there are activities and great hotels for everyone .