Natural beach Vierow

Not far from the small industrial port of Vierow and about 2 km from the village of Vierow, you can reach the natural beach Vierow on a hiking and cycling path. Lined by small and large stones and protected by a cliff about 1 to 3 meters high, the southern coast of Rügen with Zudar and peninsula Mönchgut in sight. Already Caspar-David Friedrich looked from here to the island of Rügen and drew “Fischerboote am Strand”.

If you feel like chicken gods, fossilized witnesses of yesteryear and of course amber, you can stroll the 3 kilometers along the natural beach from the seaside resort of Lubmin in the direction of Vierow harbor or upside down. It's a circuit if you decide to walk once along the beach, past the big Teufelsstein (a granite block in the water) and the return tour along the high shore on the small hiking trail with a view of the Greifswalder Bodden.
In spring and autumn, migratory birds rest in the shallow waters of the Bodden and gather for their journey.

Northern German Route of Romanticism Vierow - Friedrichs honeymoon and harbor view
The village Vierow was at the beginning of the 19th century a small farming and cottagervillage with access to the Bay of Greifswald. As a sideline, people lived from fishing. A reference to this is a drawing by Caspar David Friedrich from 03.Juni 1818. The drawing shows two fishing boats on the beach and nets that hung to dry. He used these as a basis for more coastal paintings. During this time he was on a honeymoon with his wife Christiane Caroline Bommer. They visited Friedrich's home and the surrounding area, among others the cities of Neubrandenburg, Wolgast, Greifswald and besides the island of Rügen also small towns such as Vierow. Due to the strong coastal erosion, the current location of the drawing is already in the Greifswalder Bodden. Standing on the beach and looking over the Greifswalder Bodden you can feel the fascination of the water and the coast.


Details at a glance

Naturstrand Vierow

17509 Vierow