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The Bay of Greifswald

The Bay of Greifswald is a lagoon in the southern Baltic Sea and offers ideal conditions for water sports and fun. Whether splashing around or surfing – it’s an ideal place for everyone.

The Bay of Greifswald is limited by the island of Rügen, the Vorpommern mainland and the opening for the Baltic Sea with the islands of Ruden and Greifswalder Oie. The island of Usedom lies in the South East. The bay coast is an ideal habitat for breeding birds such as great blue heron, swans and seagulls. In spring and autumn so-called "migrant and winter guests" such as cranes encounter the bay and its surrounding area. The area of Strelasund and the Bay of Greifswald are recognized as the European bird sanctuary. The salinity of the bay of 0.8%, rapidly rising temperatures in spring and rapidly falling temperatures in autumn have a favorable effect on the growth of its fish population. Perch, pike and eels find much food and pike to 1.30 meters are not uncommon. Thus, the Bay of Greifswald is an attractive fishing spot. Special experiences are the herring fishing in the spring and the garfish fishing in May.

The many sandy beaches along the bay guarantee rest and relaxation. Shallow water entrances ensure safe bathing for the whole family – especially children can splash around here and discover the refreshing water for themselves. For surfers in the Bay of Greifswald is an ideal shallow.


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In the lagoon of the Southern Baltic Sea


Village Church Gristow

The village church of Gristow in Western Pomerania dates from the 13th century.
The start of construction of the village church of Gristow took place in the year 1280. Originally, the church had a wooden church tower, which however was demolished around 1690 due to structural damage and was replaced by a new free-standing Bell...

Nature Discovery Park Gristow

Pristine trails, a lot of playgrounds and resting areas and different viewpoints, allowing a view across the Gristower Wieck at the Greifswalder Bodden, invite for a walk or picnic. At the petting zoo or during pony riding, children will come into contract with our four-legged friends.
The park lies close to the B105 between Greifswald and Stralsund and provides – thanks to its 70 ha of space and its diverse landscape – a great opportunity to relax and unwind.The park includes multiple outdoor enclosures with up to 300 animals. You...

Fishing Port Wieck

Wieck is one of the oldest fishing villages in Northern Germany and is closely connected with the monastery in Eldena. The fishing port was already at that time an important outer harbour, on the river Ryck, for the city of Greifswald.
The listed fishing village Wieck is located directly on the Bay of Greifswald. The landmark of the village is the Wieck bascule bridge, built after the Dutch model. Especially fishing is still omnipresent here. Whether fish rolls, typical regional...

Ludwigsburg Natural Beach

Ludwigsburg beach is a popular destination for holidaymakers and locals. On hot summer days you can relax in a shady spot under the pine trees of the coastal forest or enjoy the rustic food and drink in a local inn. The homemade cakes are highly recommended.Kiters and surfers will love the beach and the shallow water of the Danish Wiek and the Bay of Greifswald.
The beach is located some 3 kilometres outside the village, directly on the Danish Wieck. It is easy to reach by bike via a quiet road, a section of the Baltic coast cycle path. The secure car park costs two euros per day. The beach is very pretty,...

Eldena monastery ruins

The monastery ruins and park are a popular excursion destination for Greifswald residents and their guests. The monastery ruins are also the starting and finishing point of the themed cycle path "Route of North German Romanticism", which traces the stations and lives of the North German Romantics of Western Pomerania.
Caspar David Friedrich (1774-1840) made the ruins of the medieval Cistercian monastery of Eldena widely known with his paintings and drawings. The remains of the once important monastery are embedded in a park with old trees, including 180-year-old...

Natural beach Wampen

You can reach the natural beach Wampen over Neuenkirchen by Greifswald. It’s a 500 meter walk from the parking spaces. The meadow is perfect for a family picnic. There are no bathrooms at the beach.

Marina Lubmin

Marina Lubmin
Lubmin Marina is located on the Greifswalder Bodden between the mouth of the Peene River and Greifswald. The harbour offers direct access to a very popular sailing area, as the islands of Rügen and Usedom are easily accessible from there. But Poland...

Kitesurfschool Boardway

A Kitesurfschool at the campsite Loissin

Sailing School Greifswald

Visit the idyllically located sailing, surfing and recreational craft school in Greifswald. Come profit from our knowledge and wide variety of courses for guests of every age. Guided kayak tours and boat rental are also part of the offers.
At our place you can learn sailing, surfing and driving the recreational craft in one of the most beautiful surf and sailing areas of Germany. You will find our optimally equipped school in Greifswald/Wieck, a placid fishermen’s village, directly at...

Cottage in Gahlkow - Cottage colony

Semi-detached holiday houses right here in Gahlkow at the Greifswald Bodden. Ideal for a family holiday or for surfers.
House for 4 persons; approx. 50 m2 (2 bed rooms, living room, kitchen, bath room, TV, radio); 1 upstairs bedroom; quite location; main season (01.06-14.09.): 50€ per night; 7 days: 350€, 14 days: 700€, offseason (15.09.-31.05.): ; 7 days: 300€, 14...