The town of Zingst is situated on Fischland Darß-Zingst, Germany’s largest peninsula. It is the Baltic Sea health resort between the sea and the Bodden (a coastal area typical of this part of the Baltic Sea with coastal lagoons formed by spits of land), and is located at the end of the attractive chain of peninsulas. Zingst has developed into the largest Baltic Sea health resort of the area over the decades, without losing its traditional character.
The heart of the West Pomeranian Bodden landscape national park begins right at the edge of Zingst town and extends to Hiddensee Island. Day trips by boat to Hiddensee are offered in the months from April to October. This outing along the inland coast is a great opportunity to watch the bird kingdom and the unusually varied and beautiful countryside.
Day trips by boat to the Hanseatic town of Stralsund, which is situated about 65km from Zingst by the overland route, are also offered. Stralsund and Rostock-Warnemünde (also about 65km from Zingst) are beautiful alternatives in bad weather. A visit to both towns will make you more familiar with the history of seafarers and the old Hanseatic tradition.
The beautiful German Oceanographic Museum, which has no equal in Europe, is located in Stralsund. The Hanseatic Dome, a games, sports and water paradise, is also situated in Stralsund.
On your way to Rostock, while driving along the B105 road, you will pass through the town of Ribnitz-Damgarten (about 35km from Zingst). In Ribnitz-Damgarten, you can pay a visit to the renowned amber museum, the amber factory and the old monastery.
The bird park in Marlow (about 45km from Zingst) houses a large number of rare birds and, in particular, a small selection of cranes.
The late summer time is also the period for collecting mushrooms. In our seemingly endless forests, there is a variety of edible and also inedible mushrooms. It is worth paying a visit to the mushroom museum in Neuheide to make sure that you have found the right mushrooms.
Neuheide is located on the route of the seaside resorts in the direction of Ribnitz-Damgarten, past Dierhagen. We will gladly prepare the mushrooms that you have collected yourself, or possibly the fish that you have caught yourself, in our hotel kitchen.
The national park office, which is present in the region with well-designed information stands, is housed in the village of Born auf dem Darß. The Darßer Arche (ark) can also be found in Born. The Kunstkaten (art cottage) in Ahrenshoop and also the Kunstscheune (art barn) in Wustrow, but also the numerous art galleries in Zingst, invite visitors who are interested in the arts.
The lighthouse in Prerow, located directly in the village of Darßer Ort, is a MUST for everyone. You can climb the lighthouse during the summer months. From here, you have a view to Pramort, the easternmost point of the chain of peninsulas, and also to Rostock. Even what is probably the most renowned shipping channel of the Baltic Sea - the Kadettrinne (cadet channel) – can be watched from here. In particularly good weather, you can even see the Danish island of Moen.
Cycling tours around the Bodden area increasingly meet with visitors’ approval. Anyone who thinks that such a cycling tour is too exhausting can also go on a one-way cycling tour and return by regular service bus, as this runs with a large trailer for bicycles during the summer months.