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Welcome to the ducal and romantic town on the Peene River. Known as the "gateway to the island of Usedom", Wolgast itself offers all sorts of sights worth seeing for a longer stay or stopover.

Brick Gothic and museums

Wolgast is part of the European Route of Brick Gothic (EuRoB), which unites a common cultural heritage of Poland, Denmark and Germany. Wolgast's EuRoB buildings include the Gertruden Chapel and St. Peter's Church, from whose steeple (184 steps) visitors can enjoy a dreamlike view from 40 meters above Wolgast all the way to the island of Usedom. The three-nave basilica from the 14th century was once the court church of the Dukes of Pomerania-Wolgast. With the city history museum "Kaffeemühle", the museum Rungehaus and the ferry "Stralsund", Wolgast also has a museum landscape worth mentioning.

Special accommodations and maritime flair

When it comes to accommodation, Wolgast comes up with family-friendly accommodations and unusual overnight offers for group and class trips, for example at Postel or 100Haus Wolgast. Due to its location on the Peene River, Wolgast is also a traditional harbor location. The city harbor spreads an impressive maritime flair. Passenger ships like the traditional sailing ship "Weisse Düne" start for excursions to the Achterwasser and the Greifswalder Bodden.

Biking/hiking trails and romance

Whether the Hanseatic Way, the Baltic Coast Cycle Route or the Route of North German Romanticism - many long-distance routes and thematic tours lead through or to Wolgast. Three stations of the Route of North German Romanticism are dedicated to the history of Wolgast and the most famous son of the town - the artist Philipp Otto Runge. Along with Caspar David Friedrich, he is considered one of the most important painters and graphic artists of German Romanticism. The tour ends or starts at the painter's birthplace, which today appears as a modern museum.

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Along the coast from Wolgast to Greifswald on the Route of North German Romanticism.

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City Harbour Wolgast

The city harbour of Wolgast spreads an impressive maritime flair and is part of the "Route of the North German Romanticism." . Passenger ships set off on excursions into the backwater and to the Bay of Greifswald. The sailing ship "Weisse Düne" invites guests for a trip. A sensational view to the Petrikirche and the city centre is offered to the viewer. The imposing bascule bridge to the island of Usedom and the Peene shipyard characterise the town on the Peene river.
The city harbour Wolgast is the departure point for the classic harbour tours, boat trips on the Achterwasser or the Peene river. This is also where the leisure captains with their houseboats and sailing yachts are moored. With about 100 calls per...


from 15.06.2024 to 17.08.2024

Beer tasting & culinary delights on the sailing ship Weisse Düne

Erleben Sie am Dienstag den 15 Juni 2024 oder am 17 August 2024 ab Neppermin von 17:00 Uhr bis 20:30 Uhr eine unvergessliche Bierverkostungstour auf der Weissen Düne. Tauchen Sie ein in die faszinierende Welt der Biere und genießen Sie erstklassige...

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 Rungehaus

The museum Rungehaus is the birth house of the painter and romantic artist Philipp Otto Runge (1777-1810). Alongside Caspar David Friedrich, he is regarded as one of the most important painters and graphic artists of the German Romantic period.
The pictures of Philipp August Runge are exhibited in the Hamburger Kunsthalle, and his life is documented in his birth house in Wolgast. In addition to his paintings, Runge made significant contributions to the three-dimensional colour theory, he...

Postel Wolgast

In May 2014 the former post building in Wolgast – built in 1884 – was converted into a unique accommodation. With room for up to 68 visitors, the “Postel” is a popular destination for cyclists, small and big families, groups, sailors, surfer, nature enthusiasts, clubs and bands.

Youth Hostel 100Haus

Just before Usedom lies our lovely town of Wolgast and the 100Haus. In imperial times a girls' school, today a creative upcycling hostel and destination for groups and classes of all ages. We offer everything young people want: Lots of free space, strong WLAN, delicious food, creative dormitories and great experiences.
The more than 100-year-old brick building from the imperial era now offers a concept tailored to children's and youth travel as an upcycling and adventure hostel. With 16 individually furnished theme rooms and an ingenious stacking bed system that...

Zoo Wolgast

The Wolgast Zoo has a natural character. Guests experience a cross-section of the earth's animal world here in enclosures that are designed to be close to nature and some of which are accessible. There are various play areas and petting enclosures for children. The zoo is mostly barrier-free and has a restaurant.
Opening hours:May to September  daily from   9:00 am – 6:00 pmOctober                                   09:30 am – 4:30 pmNovember to April                    10:00 am – 4:00 pmJanuary                                   the last 3 weeks closed Admissi...


from 22.05.2024 to 22.05.2024

State Zoo Day and Biodiversity Day

State Zoo Day and Biodiversity Day
from 29.05.2024 to 29.05.2024

World Otter Day

Information, feeding by guests, competitions
from 08.06.2024 to 08.06.2024

Klecks the clown awaits our little ones

Clown Klecks awaits our little ones, bouncy castle, pony rides, face painting
from 15.06.2024 to 15.06.2024

"Prairie Dog Awakening"

"Prairie Dog Awakening" information stand, guided tours, competition
from 14.07.2024 to 14.07.2024

Big zoo festival

Big zoo festival including puppet show "Peter and the Wolf", pirate show, pig on a spit...
from 10.08.2024 to 10.08.2024

Special event at the old Bärenburg

Reading with Marco Bahr, "the rabbit in a frenzy"
from 18.08.2024 to 18.08.2024

Seniors' afternoon

"Music and snacks from the Waterkant" with coffee and cake
from 02.11.2024 to 02.11.2024


Count Dracula guides you through the zoo

Historic Town Hall Wolgast

The historic town hall forms the core of Wolgast old town on a medieval groundplan. In the town hall the tourist information Wolgast is located downstairs.
Built in the 15th century, the town hall was destroyed by the city fires in 1512, 1625 and 1713 and was rebuilt between 1720 and 1724. The remains of the originally Gothic building are still visible. However, the facade is from the late Baroque...

Steamboat Museum "Einendeisenbahn-Dampffähre"

The steamboat „Stralsund“ – which was built in 1890 – with its three passenger wagons, offers space for about 300 guests and was initially built for the route from Stralsund to Altefähr. Today the museum ship rests on its last operation site – the haven in Wolgast – and can be visited.
The steamboat „Stralsund“ – built in 1890- is the only one of its kind in Germany. Initially built for the ferry service between Stralsund and Altefähr, it was reassigned to the route along Swindemünde because of the increasing capacity demand. After...

St. Petri Church

St. Petri's Church is the former court church of the dukes of Pomerania-Wolgast.
The three-naved basilica from the 14th century was the court church of the dukes of Pomerania-Wolgast. It was built around 1350 in honor of the Apostle Petrus. Originally a pagan temple was said to have been erected at the same spot, which Otto von...

Chapel St. Gertrud

The chapel St. Gertrud is a gem of the brick gothic.
The Chapel of St. Gertrude is a twelve-sided brick building with center column and star vault from the 15th century. Of the originally over 30 Gertrud chapels in Pomerania, only 4 are still present today, of which the Wolgaster is the only one in...

Chapel St. Jürgen

The St. Jürgen Chapel in Wolgast is a medieval church building that was first mentioned in a document in 1420.
Built in the 15th century, St. Jürgen's Chapel was first used as a hospital for the poor, the sick and strangers, and at the beginning of the 18th century as a plague house with an associated cemetery. The following generations used it as a church...

The Dreilindengrund in Wolgast

Located on the Peenestrom in the district Tannenkamp in Wolgast you drive on the route of North German Romanticism along the Dreilindengrund. This translates to: The Ground of three limetrees. The name was given to it from the landing stage at the transfer of the fallen Swedish king Gustav II Adolf in 1633 during the Thirty Years' War. In memory of him three lime trees were planted. The small forest nearby was named Gustav-Adolf-Schlucht.
From the direction of Greifswald along the Baltic Sea Cycle Route, the trail leads along the Wolgast Tannenkamp animal park and Dreilindengrund. A swimming area at the Gustav-Adolfs-Schlucht invites you to linger and along the Peenestrom you have a...

Train Station Wolgast

From Wolgast station trains go to the island of Usedom in the direction of Swinemünde or Züssow. Here you have connection in the direction of Stralsund or Berlin.
Wolgast has another stop directly in the center right by the birthplace of Philipp Otto Runge, as well as on the Usedom side - Wolgast ferry.