Ostseeküsten-Radweg (Baltic Sea Cycling Path)

Bicycle Touring · Mecklenburg-Vorpommern
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2034 m
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Close to the sea
This tour shows Mecklenburg-Vorpommern at its best. Through splendid seaside resorts and proud Hanseatic towns, over three islands and a peninsula you go on the Baltic Sea Coast Cycle Route. For the most part, the route runs with a direct view of the coast. Only a few shorter sections lead to the idyllic inland.

Author’s recommendation

Popular stopovers: On the steep coast in Nienhagen, on the Baltic Sea beach of Binz and on the market square of the Hanseatic city of Greifswald, pedal knights like to get off their bikes a little longer to enjoy the maritime flair.
Highest point
148 m
Lowest point
0 m
Best time of year

Safety information

Current bypass information:

Due to a heavy storm tide, coastal erosion occurred. For this reason, the Baltic Sea Coast Cycle Route is closed for the following section: Börgerende-Nienhagen, district of Rostock. Please follow the signs of the Western Brick Route. Please take this detour seriously. Due to invisible undermining, further interruptions may occur.

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Baltic Sea Cycling Path


Lübeck-Travemünde (1 hm) (1 m)
53.955075, 10.904016
53°57'18.3"N 10°54'14.5"E
32U 624934 5980202



Turn-by-turn directions

Cyclists reach the UNESCO World Heritage city of Wismar via dreamy hilly landscapes in the town Klützer Winkel. In Wismar Bay lies the picturesque fishing island of Poel, which serves as a rest stop for thousands of water birds. We continue over the hilly cooling towards the Baltic seaside resort Kühlungsborn. A little later, Heiligendamm, the white city by the sea, is reached. Soon the steep bank begins, which accompanies cyclists until they get to the port of Warnemünde. On the other bank of the Warnow, the route leads through the Rostocker Heide. This large forest area connects the Baltic seaside resorts Markgrafenheide and Graal-Müritz.

The city of Wustrow is already getting in the mood for the wildly romantic Fischland-Darß-Zingst peninsula, where colourful captain's houses are lined up and rustic Zeesboote rock in the harbour. Shortly afterwards, the artists' colony of Ahrenshoop is reached. Typical thatched houses duck here into the gentle dune landscape. In spring and autumn, cranes can be observed on the passage, especially on the section behind the city of Zingst.

Near Stralsund, the UNESCO World Heritage town on the Strelasund, cyclists reach the gateway to Germany's largest island. Rügen impresses the most with its untouched nature. The cycle path leads around the island. It passes the impressive steep banks of Cape Arkona, the legendary chalk rock called Königsstuhl and the nearby flintstone fields as well as the sophisticated bathing villas in the cities Binz, Sellin and Göhren.

After a visit to the university and Hanseatic city of Greifswald, we soon reach the sunny island of Usedom. Here, one Baltic seaside resort follows the next. Long promenades and traditional spa architecture invite you to explore. Dreamlike beaches, gentle hills and cheeky headlands make the island a true natural paradise.


Worth seeing: Wismar: medieval town centre, UNESCO world heritage, water art on the market square │ Rostock-Warnemünde: seaside resort with a lot of port romance │ Ahrenshoop: artistic town │ Stralsund: UNESCO World Heritage, Ozeaneum, town houses, panoramic view from Marienkirchturm, Dänholm Island │ Jasmund National Park: world-famous chalk cliffs of the Stubbenkammer, 117 m high Königsstuhl with national park centre│ Binz: 4 km beach promenade, pier │ Göhren: Kleinbahn "Rasender Roland" │ Greifswald: Pommersches Landesmuseum (Pomeranian State Museum), fishing village Wieck with bascule bridge, 15 stations of the Caspar-David-Friedrich-Bildweg │ Bansin, Heringsdorf and Ahlbeck: Imperial baths with sophisticated villas and lodgings in the style of spa architecture, magnificent promenades, piers


Current bypass information (status: April 2017): A severe storm surge led to coastal disruptions. For this reason, the Baltic Sea Coast Cycle Route is closed for the following sections: Börgerende-Nienhagen, district of Rostock: Please follow the signs for the Western Brick Route.Protective area Lanken, Landkreis Vorpommern-Greifswald: Please drive from Schloss Ludwigsburg (castle Ludwigsburg) via the village Loissin Dorf to the camping site Loissin Siedlung. The detour is indicated. Please take the detours seriously. Due to invisible undermining, further interruptions may occur.


Stages │ Contact │ Accommodation:

Region Baltic Sea coast Mecklenburg: Stages Wismar, Rerik, Rostock-Warnemünde

Verband Mecklenburgischer Ostseebäder e. V.

Konrad-Zuse-Straße 2 | 18057 Rostock

phone: +49 (0) 381 80892670 | fax: +49 (0) 381 80892671

info@ostseeferien.de , www.ostseeferien.de/en


Region Fischland-Darß-Zingst: Stages Ahrenshoop, Barth

Tourismusverband Fischland-Darß-Zingst e. V.

Barther Straße 16 | 18314 Löbnitz

phone +49 (0) 38324 64 00 | fax +49 (0) 38324 6 40 34

info@tv-fdz.de , www.fischland-darss-zingst.de/en


Region Rügen: Stages Gingst, Cape Arkona, Sassnitz, Sellin, Putbus

Tourismuszentrale Rügen GmbH

Heinrich-Heine-Strasse 7 |18609 Binz

phone +49 (0) 38393 689000 | fax +49 (0) 38393 689019

info@ruegen.de , www.ruegen.de/en


Region Vorpommern: Stages in Stralsund, Greifswald

Tourismusverband Vorpommern e. V.

Fischstraße 11 | 17489 Hanseatic City Greifswald

phone +49 (0) 3834 89 11 89 | fax +49 (0) 3834 89 15 55

info@vorpommern.de , www.vorpommern.de/en


Region Usedom: Stages Wolgast, Ahlbeck

Usedom Tourism GmbH

Hauptstraße 42 |17459 Koserow

phone +49 (0) 38375 244144 | fax +49 (0) 38375 244144

info@usedom.de , www.usedom.de

Public transport

Rail connection: Lübeck-Travemünde, Rostock-Warnemünde, Stralsund, Baltic Sea spa Ahlbeck

Getting there

Coming from Hamburg: motorway A20 take exit 2a-Lübeck-Genin

Coming from Berlin: motorway A20 take exit 2b-Lübeck-Süd


53.955075, 10.904016
53°57'18.3"N 10°54'14.5"E
32U 624934 5980202
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Author’s map recommendations

KOMPASS Fahrradtourenkarten, Osteeküstenradweg 2, KOMPASS Karten GmbH,  ISBN 978-3-85026-799-1

BVA Radwanderkarte Ostseeküsten-Radweg, ISBN 978-3-87073-496-1

bikeline Radtourenbuch und Karte Ostseeküsten-Radweg 2, ISBN 978-3-85000-461-9

Leporello Radtourenkarte Ostseeküsten-Radweg 2 Lübeck-Usedom, ISBN 978-3-89920-253-3

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Updated: July 15, 2020

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