Route der Norddeutschen Romantik (Route of North German Romanticism)

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The 54 kilometre long theme cycle path leads from the beautiful University and Hanseatic City of Greifswald along the coast to the small ducal town of Wolgast.
From the ruins of Eldena Abbey to the Rungehaus Wolgast - the "Route of North German Romanticism" combines the art and literature of Romanticism with today's experience of nature along the coast of the Bay of Greifswald. The Romantics Caspar David Friedrich, Friedrich August von Klinkowström, Karl Gottlieb Lappe and Philipp Otto Runge, who come from Vorpommern, are at the centre of the themed cycle path, which runs up important stations in the lives and motives of these protagonists. These include original locations such as the palace complex in Ludwigsburg, the parsonage in the town Wusterhusen or the harbours in of the towns Vierow and Wolgast.

In addition, ten designated stations along the popular Baltic Sea Coast Cycle Route provide exciting background information and recommendations for further nature and cultural highlights along the route. The continuous red-yellow signpost "Route of Northern German Romanticism" leads along the entire 54-kilometre route.

Author’s recommendation

For more variety on the route, there is an alternative route along the coast from Vierow to the seaside resort of Lubmin.



Greifswald (3 m)
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Turn-by-turn directions

The tour starts in the centre of the university and Hanseatic city of Greifswald. The towpath leads along the course of the river Ryck for 5.5 kilometres to the monastery ruins of the city Eldena, from where it leads 6.1 kilometres on roads to the village of Kemnitz. Past fields and with a view of the Danish Wiek, the route leads on smaller roads 4.3 kilometres to Ludwigsburg Castle. Here it is worth making a first stop and a detour to the nearby natural beach and coastal forest. After another 7.3 kilometres, you will reach the next station, the town Vierow in the municipality of Brünzow. From here, another 4.3 kilometre cycle path leads along the road to the seaside resort of Lubmin. Alternatively, the popular holiday home can be reached via the port of Vierow on a narrow country and hiking trail along the coast. In the seaside resort of Lubmin, we recommend an extensive lunch and bath break as well as a short excursion to the nearby the town Wusterhusen with its idyllic parish garden. Back in Lubmin, the trail continues 8.4 kilometres to the fishing village of Freest. Here begins the last big stage, of 13 kilometers, along the road to the Rungehaus Wolgast. The last stretch is relatively flat and passes the stations Wolgast Dreilindegrund and the harbour Wolgast Hafen before reaching the destination.


Worth seeing on the "Northern German Route of Romanticism":

Caspar-David-Friedrich-Zentrum, Pommersches Landesmuseum, Greifswald museum harbour, Eldena monastery ruins, Kemnitz village church, Ludwigsburg castle, Ludwigsburg beach, Teufelstein Lubmin natural monument, Lubmin lido and pier, Wusterhusen village church, Wusterhusen parsonage near Lubmin, Freest beach, Wolgast town harbour, Rungehaus museum, "Kaffeemühle" museum, Wolgast historic town hall

Public transport

Public transport friendly

Accessible by train and bus

  • by IC or regional train (RE) from Berlin to Greifswald
  • by RE/UBB from Greifswald Central Station or Greifswald South to Wolgast Railway Station or Wolgast Harbour (bicycle transport possible)

Getting there

  • from Rostock: motorway A20 to exit Greifswalder Chaussee, then continue on road B109 direction Greifswald
  • from Berlin: motorways A11 and A20 take exit Gützkow and then continue on road B111 to Gützkow


In Greifswald at the main station (Osnabrücker Straße, 0.50 Euro/2h) or Greifswald main station (Bahnhofstraße, 1 Euro/day) possible.

Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

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Updated: August 05, 2019

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