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Fisheries in Vorpommern

Vorpommern is not only home to Hanseatic towns. Along the Vorpommern coast, from the Bay of Greifswald to the Szczecin Lagoon, there are charming fishing villages and harbours with a heart. Local museums tell stories of villages and regional celebrities such as the Freest fishing carpets.

Freshly caught fish and family celebrations

Whether fresh flounder or Hornhecht - in many fishing villages in Vorpommern the catch of the day can still be admired directly at the harbour. Besides the well-known fishing village Freest, the fishing ports Greifswald-Wieck and Altwarp shine with genuine handicraft and cordiality. Life plays on the quaysides, especially in the summer months, when maritime folk festivals such as the Haff-Sail in the seaside resort of Ueckermünde or Vorpommern's fish markets welcome thousands of visitors and invite them to share in the culinary delights.

From the landlubber to the sailor

Whether a rustic fishing boat or a sailor with a long history - in Vorpommern it is also true for guests: because you just dew and cast off! On board the "Lütt Matten" or during a trip on the traditional sailing ship "Weisse Düne", guests experience the beauty of the waters of Vorpommern on round trips, crossings or trips lasting several days. In addition to sailor's stories, knotting and chart knowledge, there are insights into classic fishing techniques and samples of the regional product range.



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The fishing village Freest

Fisherman Dirk Baumann tells what there is to discover in this gem with a view of the island of Usedom. Meet him or one of the many other fishermen in the Freest harbour. Here you can buy freshly caught fish directly from the cutter, look over the shoulder of wooden boat builder Kirsten Dubs and her crew in the traditional boatyard or marvel at the unique fishing carpets in the local museum of local history.

Fishing ports and towns


Fishig port Wieck

Fishig port Wieck

Greifswald Museum Harbour

Gaff ketch and schooner, sea cutter and ram ship, cruiser and holly boat - the museum harbour in Greifswald (which was founded in 1991 in the style of the museum harbours in Flensburg and Hamburg) showcases around 45 old ships. The museum is a response to the rising interest in historic ships and traditional seamanship.
The museum harbour is part of the old town harbour; it stretches from the Steinbecker bridge to the old granary and adds to the maritime flair of the Hanseatic city. The oldest ship that is showcased in the museum harbour is the “Pommerland” Zeesen...

Fishing Harbor Freest

One of the largest fishing ports on the Pomeranian mainland is located in Freest. In 1995 - 2005, the port was refurbished with EU funds and offers visitors a variety of services. From fresh fish from the cutter to smoked fish, everything is offered here. With the fishing boats, the small fisherman's cabins and the typical smell of fresh and smoked fish, the harbor offers a special maritime flair. In the local museum Freest you can admire the fisherman carpets.
At the quay edge, 26 fishermen's huts were set up. A functional building with sanitary facilities was part of the overall project. In this there is also a field office of the pilots and the German Society for the Salvation of Shipwrecked. Adjacent...

Museum of local history

The small museum hosts a collection of many different commodities, which were used in the daily life of the local fishermen and farmers. The exhibition hall was carefully arranged by the village’s residents. Special attractions are the famous traditional carpets of Freest.
The hand-knotted rarities have been produced here since 1928. In last centuries, the carpet was an additional income for the fishing families. When you are looking for a group tour, please give a short call.

Harbour Stahlbrode

Dorfstraße 52, 18519 Stahlbrode
Community Reinberg

Cutter “Lütt Matten”

Seestr. 45a, 17375 Altwarp
Excursions, ferry trips, sailing tours and charter tours; excursions from Kamminke, Altwarp, Neuwarp; Crossings from Altwarp to Neuwarp

Weisse Düne Sailing Tours

Weisse Düne Sailing Tours: We invite you to a feast for the senses. Weisse Düne, this means pure romantic under sails in the waters of Usedom. The Weisse Düne is a sailing ship built in 1909. We connect comfort with history. Adventure a wonderful sailing tour in an unique ambience. Out day and night cruises take place in protected waters of the Island of Usedom. Real sailors and also inexperienced people get their money’s worth.
During our day and night cruises we give you a ride to the Pomeranian waters around Usedom from Neppermin, Wolgast or Karlshagen. Aboard you will be welcomed with a glass of champagne. Captain Jane Bothe takes you back to the old times and tells the...

Museum of local history Rieth

Grenzstraße 3 , 17375 Rieth
The museum of local history, tells the story of how life was 100-150 years ago. The old fishing tools, kitchen tools and photos testify the history. In the smallest museum of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, you can experience the history of Rieht.

Heimatmuseum Fischerstube Mönkebude

Since 2000 the museum “Fischerstube” contains all the things that dictate the life in the village and its neighboring region. The tourist information can also be found here. Here you can find information, accommodation service, bike rental, fishing maps, souvenirs, etc.
The Fischerstube was formed in 1996. The exhibition’s main focal points are the contemporary witnesses of fishery and the shipping industry. No matter if fish traps, fishing nets or eel harpoons - all exhibits can be related to the seamen and their...

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