Isle of Usedom, Germany
Usedom is a Baltic Sea island on the border between Germany and Poland. It is situated north of the Szczecin Lagoon estuary of the Oder river in Pomerania. The main town on the island is Świnoujście, which has more inhabitants than the rest of the island. Another town, giving its name to the island, is called Usedom. The largest town in the German part is Heringsdorf .
There are many popular tourist resorts on the northern coast, including the three Dreikaiserbäder cities of Ahlbeck, Heringsdorf and Bansin, as well as Świnoujście and Zinnowitz.
The Isle of Usedom has a variety of landscapes. There is a 40 kilometer white, sandy beach fringed by woods, rolling hills, wide meadows, forest, bays and lakes. You can explore the island along 400 km of well-signposted nature trails and enjoy the wide vistas of the superb countryside. You can still see sea eagles circling , admire thatched cottages and mediaeval churches
Things to see and do
* Pier in Ahlbeck
* Villa Oechsler in Heringsdorf
* Bäderarchitektur in Zinnowitz
Cruise Season – March - Nov
Currency – Euro (€) (EUR)
Language – German
Land Area – 445 sq km’s
Population – 77,000 approx
Electricity – 2 round pins European style
Time – GMT plus one hour
International Country Telephone Code – + 49
Port Location – There are a number of harbours around the island.
Transport Links – With the German Railway network, no matter where you are coming from, trains go to Züssow. There you have to change to the Usedom train (Usedomer Baederbahn) which takes you straight to the island. If your destination is Peenemuende, change trains in Zinnowitz.
The regional Heringsdorf airport is located in Zirchow. It is the only airport in “Vorpommern” with scheduled flights. You can reach the airport directly from major cities such as Dortmund, Frankfurt or Düsseldorf. Lufthansa now connects the island of Usedom with the world via Düsseldorf International Airport.