The Kaiserbad Ahlbeck resort offers a wealth of interesting and charming attractions. Probably one of the most well-known is the 280-metre long pier dating back to Wilhelmian times, which is also the oldest in continental Europe. By the way: The pier is probably Usedom's most-photographed motif. Pleasure boats to the other resorts and to Poland regularly dock at the pier.
Along the beach promenade, you can admire the impressive villas in the style of Baltic Sea architecture. The impressive Meeresmuseum (Sea Museum) in the nearby Hanseatic city of Stralsund is one of the most visited museums in the region. Heimatmuseum in Zinnowitz reveals interesting details about the history of the Baltic Sea island and the vegetation.
And in Peenemünde you can find the Heeresversuchsanstalt (Army Research Centre), in which the V1 and V2, that were later used in space rocket technology, were developed. The former military base has been a museum since 1990 and houses, for example, the U-Boot- und Phänomensmuseum (Submarine and Phenomena Museum) and the Historisch-Technische Informationszentrum (Historical and Technical Information Centre). For nature fans, the Naturschutzzentrum in Karlshagen (Nature Protection Centre) provides interesting facts about the regions flora and fauna.
Small cosy fish bars, elegant restaurants and uncomplicated fish stores – Ahlbeck and the surrounding area offer a large selection of bars and restaurants. An absolute must is of course the freshly-caught fish from the Baltic Sea – that is mainly code, herring, plaice and eel. Whether smoked, or as a fillet served with parsley butter potatoes – you should definitely try the fish specialities on Usedom during your Baltic Sea holiday!
Popular fish restaurants on the Baltic Sea island Usedom include Frischfischlokal zum Smutje and Restaurant 1900 and the fish bar Uwe-Krüger in Ahlbeck. The La Mer panorama restaurant in TRYP by Wyndham Ahlbeck Strandhotel is the highest restaurant on the island and impresses its guests with a spectacular view of the baltic Sea and the three Kaiserbad resorts and fine regional cuisine.
Ahlbeck has a small but superior selection of shops and boutiques, a fashion gallery and a wine store with great choice. The beautiful beach promenade is lined with small shops and souvenir stores. That makes is really easy to combine a relaxing walk along the beach with a shopping trip.
There is also nothing to stop you taking a quick trip to Poland – the Grenzmarkt, the popular bazaar in Swinemünde (Swinoujscie), is just half a kilometre across the border. The bazaar is home to a wealth of stalls selling speciality cold meats, clothes, embroidery and arts and crafts – an absolute must for visitors to Usedom! If you don't want to carry back your purchases, take the "Bäderbahn" resort train, horse-drawn carriage or simply a taxi back to the hotel.
Beautiful nature, fine sandy beaches and the mild, healthy climate – the island of Usedom is the perfect destination for a wellness weekend by the sea. Modern spa facilities such as the Ostseetherme in Heringsdorf, with their pool complex, offer a broad spectrum of therapeutic offers. The Ostseetherme is not just one of the most attractive pools on Usedom, from the viewing platform you can enjoy the beautiful panorama of the Baltic Sea to the full.
The cycle path which runs parallel to the beach and the green areas inland with its blue lakes are ideal for cycling, hiking or if you simply fancy a walk. Usedom offers various water sports such as sailing, diving, wind and kite surfing and water skiing. You can relax especially well on Usedom with a spot of fishing – calm bays, the open sea and clear lakes provide the perfect conditions. The tourist fishing licence that you can buy on the island is particularly good for beginners.
Resort architecture and fine sandy beaches are the specific features of the coastal resorts.
At the narrowest point of the island there are the four Usedom amber baths Zempin, Koserow, Loddin and Ückeritz.
The hilly Achterland offers fantastic views over meadows and forests to Achterwasser and Peenestrom.
The most famous tourist destination on the island of Usedom. The exhibition informs about the former military research center and their consequences.
The Art Cabinet Usedom in Benz shows the first Feininger Art Print, which is ever emerged from a Usedom motif of the artist Lyonel Feininger.
Quiet bays or rough seas, perch or sea trout - the possibilities on Usedom make the heart of fishing beginners beat faster thanks to the tourist fishing permit.
Pine forests, meadows and lakes - beyond the beaches of the Baltic Sea the island of Usedom offers a unique flora and fauna.
To Poland or the neighboring island of Rügen.
TRYP Ahlbeck Strandhotel
Dünenstraße 19 - 21
17419 Ostseeheilbad Ahlbeck