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Greifswald and surroundings

Greifswald: The university, the Bodden, the sea. Here culture and science, young and old go hand in hand. With its historical and maritime flair, the city invites you to live or discover on a short trip or during a longer stay. There is also a lot to discover in the surrounding area.

Where is Greifswald located?

The university and Hanseatic city of Greifswald is located in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, not far from the islands of Rügen and Usedom. In about 40 km you can reach other Hanseatic cities, namely Stralsund and Anklam. West of the city, about 100 km further lies Rostock. Therefore, Greifswald is perfect to get to know Mecklenburg-Vorpommern comprehensively.


You will find numerous sights here. Besides the museum harbor, the Pomeranian State Museum or the Caspar David Friedrich Center (birthplace of the painter) directly in Greifswald, the surrounding countryside also invites you to explore. Many beautiful corners are just waiting to be declared your most beautiful destinations.
A trip to the Greifswalder Bodden and the nature stands located here is definitely recommended. Furthermore, there are some castles worth seeing here in Western Pomerania. You can even explore the baroque castle Griebenow and the castle Ludwigsburg on a bike tour from Greifswald. After you have seen the first destination, it is worthwhile to have a refreshment in the café of Griebenow Castle with homemade cake.
Tip: If you are even more interested in active excursions in nature, the large forests and wide meadows in the surrounding area offer plenty of room for discovery and leisurely hikes on the Pilgrims' Trail, the Hanseatic Trail, the Caspar-David-Friedrich-Bildweg and the European Long Distance Trail.



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Excursion to Wieck and Eldena

Use the towpath and walk or cycle along the river Ryck directly to the fishing village of Wieck. From here you can reach the symbol of North German romanticism, the Eldena monastery ruins.

"Treib gut!"-Podcast

Episode 10: Blossom magic and picture show in Greifswald. More tips for the city from Ingo & Alex.

On the road in Gristow

Small place in great idyll at the edge of the Greifswalder Bodden near the city of Greifswald.

Wiecker wooden bascule bridge
The Wieck wooden bascule bridge connects the two districts of Wieck and Eldena in the Hanseatic City of Greifswald. It was built in 1887 following the Dutch model. The bascule bridge crosses the River Ryck. The river flows into the Dänische Wiek, part of the Greifswalder Bodden. The bridge is only accessible to cyclists and pedestrians and is only opened when necessary. During the approx. 10-minute bridge crossing, visitors can observe how the old monument works.
University of Greifswald
The University of Greifswald is one of the oldest universities in Europe. The baroque main building with the old faculties in the middle of the old town is a particularly popular destination for tourists.

Offers in Greifswald and surroundings

Your vacation magazine

"Meine Zeit in Vorpommern" is your vacation magazine for Greifswald and the entire mainland of Vorpommern.

Land house Dargelin
Our guest house is a family business and is located between the island Rügen and Island Usedom. You can reach The Hanseatic town only in 10 minutes. The house is located in a very calm and rural area.
Theme tours

From brick in the city to the coast - on the road on regional and international routes.