Ahlbeck is one of the three Imperial baths on the island of Usedom. The other two are the neighbouring towns of Heringsdorf and Bansin. Europe's longest promenade connects the three seaside resorts to Swinemünde in Poland. Enjoy extensive walks on 12 km along the seaside.
Along the promenade and the Dünenstraße you will have the chance to admire the impressive villas in the style of the Baltic seaside resort architecture. This is not the only reason why Ahlbeck is known for its beauty, luxury and exclusiveness.
The most iconic and most photographed sight of Usedom is the Wilhelminian pier. Did you know that the pier served as backdrop for Loriot’s movie “Pappa ante portas”? The pier was built in 1899 and is 280 meters long.
Heringsdorf's pier with its 508 metres is the longest pier in Germany. It features a variety of shops and restaurants.
A regular boat service operates between the seaside resorts and Poland.
Usedom’s highlight are of course the 42 km of sandy beaches. There you can relax in a beach chair, go swimming, take a walk or play beach volleyball. In autumn, you will see many children flying their kites.
Not only the bike path running parallel to the beach, but also the green hinterlands are ideal for cycling and hiking tours. During summer, the forests provide shade and shelter from the scorching sun. In autumn, they are the perfect spot to pick mushrooms. Europe's first spa forest is located in Heringsdorf.
Usedom is a watersports mecca. Activities like sailing, diving, windsurfing, kitesufing or water skiing are on offer. The island is also particularly good for fishig, with its quiet bays, the open sea and clear waters of the lakes. Beginners can
water sports such as sailing, diving, wind and kitesurfing and water skiing. Usedom is also particularly good for fishing - quiet bays, open sea and clear lakes provide perfect conditions. Beginners can acquire a tourist fishing license for the island.
Ahlbeck is only 2 km away from the Polish border. Get to Swinemünde (pol.: Świnoujście) in no time by car, train bus or on foot. Although Poland's currency is the Zloty, payment in Euro is widely accepted thanks to tourism and the proximity to the German border. Apart from various interesting sights, the beautiful beach and good restaurants and cafés, the main tourist attraction is the so-called Polish market right behind the borde, that always has many bargains on offer.
Getting bored of beach life? You will find that Usedom offers a lot of alternatives for old and young.
If you are interested in railways, we recommend you to Heringsdorf's railway museum or the historical trains at Ahlbeck station.
Learn more about the use and development of technology throughout history at the Historical Technical Museum Peenemünde that is located in an old power station. Its focus is on the history of the army testing facility and the air force testing station, where the V1 and V2 rockets and other military weapons were developed. You even get the chance to explore a submarine's interior.
Children are especially fascinated by the nearby Phänomenta, an exhibition of physical phenomena, and the Toy Museum.
Other child-friendly places are the butterfly farm and the Wildlife Usedom, an exhibition of live and stuffed animals, in Trassenheide. A peculiar sight there is the upside-down house.
For nature lovers, the Nature Conservation Center in Karlshagen offers interesting facts about the region's flora and fauna. The Heimatmuseum in Zinnowitz displays interesting details about the local history and vegetation.
There is always something going on in Ahlbeck. In summer, many concerts and sports events take place at the beach. The year starts with the winter beach chair festival, winter swimming, the Baltic Lights festival and the literature days. Even in the cold season, the Baltic Sea is well worth a visit. In autumn you can watch impressive fireworks at the beach or visit the Usedom music festival. Around Christmas, it is getting cosy with a Christmas market and a living Christmas calendar.
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