Western Pomerania Lagoon Area National Park is the third biggest national park in Germany, and stretches over parts of the Baltic Sea as well as land areas such as the island of Hiddensee. Visitors can experience the dynamics of nature with windwatts, sandspits, active cliffs, beaches and dunes as well as numerous animal species of land and sea.
You can explore the national park on various signposted hiking trails or by bicycle. Fishing is also allowed on most beaches. Information centres can be found at several locations all through the park. They feature interesting exhibitions and activities. The centres are located in Hiddensee, Zingst, Barhöft, Waase and Bug.
The West Pomerania Lagoon Area National Park was listed in October 1990.
- Western Pomerania Lagoon Area National Park is among the 3 best rated Tourist Attractions in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania.
How to get there
You can get to Zingst from Hamburg via motorway A1, A20, and A19. Leave A19 at exit 6-Rostock-Ost and continue on B105. Continue to Zingst via Bartelshagen II, Fuhlendorf, and Pruchten.
Information Centre Zingst/Sundische Wiese
The centre is located about 100 metres east of the car park at Hotel Schlößchen. You can get there on foot or by bike via the lake dyke and Osterwald forest, or on the road from Zingst.
Barhöft - Nationalparkausstellung im Haus am Kliff
The national park exhibition is located near the port in Barhöft. To get to Barhöft, leave motorway A20 at exit 24-Stralsund. Via Stralsund, Prohn and Klausdorf you continue to Barhöft.
The national park house is located at the northern edge of Vitte. From Vitte port, walk towards the monastery. The larger, blue building at the town exit is the national park house.
Information Centre Waase
To get to Vaase, drive to Stralsund and follow B96 to Samtens on Rügen. Turn left and continue towards Ummanz and Waase. The facility is located right behind the bridge that leads from Rügen to Ummanz.