Stettiner Haff-Rundweg (Szczecin Lagoon Cycling Path)

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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
407 km
Duration
27:16h
Ascent
627 m
Descent
630 m
Public transport friendly Loop Multi-stage route Scenic Botanical highlights Refreshment stops available Faunistic highlights

Two countries, one lagoon

The 310 kilometre journey around the Szczecin Lagoon promises boundless cycling pleasure in the truest sense of the word. Via Usedom and Wollin, through magnificent seaside resorts, small villages and unspoilt countryside, you will travel from Germany to Poland and back again.

Author’s recommendation

In the city of Anklam, you should not miss a visit at the museum of the aviation pioneer Otto Lilienthal.

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Difficulty
moderate
Stamina
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Landscape
Highest point
59 m
Lowest point
-4 m
Best time of year
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Safety information

Cross-border tour - take your passport with you!

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Szczecin Lagoon Cycling Path

Start

Ueckermünde (3 m)
Coordinates:
Geographic
53.924256, 14.212704
UTM
33U 448299 5975381

Destination

Ueckermünde

Turn-by-turn directions

The journey begins with a detour to the city harbour in the lagoon town of Ueckermünde, which with its maritime atmosphere will get you in the mood for the coming experience. Traditional fishing villages are situated between lagoon beaches and the lush forests of the Ueckermünde Heath. Numerous birds breed in the meadows called Haffwiesen just outside Anklam. The aviation pioneer Otto Lilienthal was born in Anklam and has set up a museum where you can have a look at the first flying machine built from feathers.

Behind the Zecheriner bascule bridge, the path leads to the island of Usedom. The hinterland of the Kaiserbäder (imperial baths of Bansin, Heringsdorf and Alhbeck) spoils you with fresh fish and wonderful peace. The Kaiserbad Ahlbeck shines in its full beauty behind the 69 meter high Golm, the highest elevation of Usedom. The famous pier overlooks the rushing Baltic Sea. The Polish town of Swinoujscie is also enchanting with its magnificent spa architecture.

A ferry takes cyclists to the sister island of Wolin. On the steep coast and the banks of the Bodden (bay), the route continues to Miedzyzdroje, where the 75-metre high coast offers an impressive panorama of the entire Pomeranian Bay. The trail leads from the eastern shore of the Szczecin Lagoon to Stepnice between swampy meadows and a vast forest area.

With great views of one of the largest rivers in Europe, the journey through the estuary of the Oder River is fascinating. From Szczecin, mighty towers greet the cyclists from afar. After years of war, the former port metropolis now presents itself in its old splendour again. The last part of the route starts in the Wkrzanska jungle. After crossing Lake Neuwarp by ferry, the starting point Ueckermünde is almost in sight again.

Public transport

Public transport friendly

Accessible by train and bus

  • by regional train (RE) or IC from Berlin or Stralsund to Pasewalk (bicycle transport possible/limited possible, reservation required), then change to RE4 to Ueckermünde
  • RE from Lübeck to Ueckermünde (bicycle transport possible)

Getting there

Take the motorway A20 from Rostock or Berlin to Pasewalk, then continue on the road B109 towards Anklam to Ferdinandshof, then continue on the road L28 to Ueckermünde.

Parking

Ueckermünde: free parking (Am Ueckerdamm), parking at the Haffbad (Am Strand 2)

Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Author’s map recommendations

bikeline Radkarte:  Usedom, Stettiner Haff, Esterbauer BVA ISBN: 978-3-85000-383-4

ADFC Radtourenkarte | Rügen/Usedom, Vorpommern:   ISBN: 978-3-87073-769-6

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Equipment

Depending on season and weather, rain jacket and trousers, binoculars, mosquito repellent, swimwear

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Mecklenburg-Vorpommern Tourist Board 
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Tourismusverband Mecklenburg-Vorpommern e. V.

Updated: March 29, 2019

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