Photo provided by Mecklenburg-Vorpommern Tourist Board
Photo provided by Mecklenburg-Vorpommern Tourist Board
Love zoos, museums, and beaches? Get away to Heringsdorf!

Heringsdorf is located on the island Usedom in the Baltic Sea, boasting some of the best seaside resorts in Germany and Poland. Heringsdorf is known as the imperial seaside town, famed for its heavily adorned ancient manors and houses, many of which were built by the imperial German family. Lots of seaside entertainment makes this Pomeranian town a popular holiday destination.

Walk around the town and take in the aristocratic architecture of the Imperial Villa and the Villa Oppenheim, which housed German royalty for centuries. Heringsdorf is one of the oldest seaside towns in Germany. When it became popular for the aristocracy to vacation here in the 1800s, they went to great lengths to make the town and its architecture as opulent as possible. This turned this one-time sleepy fisherman’s village into an exclusive destination for artists, musicians and aristocrats. Today, the town boasts a wide array of luxury hotels and boarding houses.

The town's biggest attraction is the promenade pier. Inaugurated in 1995 as a replacement for the Emperor William Pier, which was built in 1893 and burned down in the mid-20th century, it is the longest promenade pier in Germany. Take a walk down the pier to enjoy the pretty coastline or just relax at one of many cafes. The pier is also home to the town's main entertainment complex, with a cinema, hotels, restaurants and more.

For all these attractions, it is the famous spas that bring the masses to Heringsdorf, also known as the “Bathtub of Germany.” Relax by opting in for a luxury spa-day in one of the many facilities here.

Toward the end of your stay, consider taking a short trip just across the border to visit the Polish harbor town of Swinemünde, for a taste of another cuisine and culture. You can reach both via Heringsdorf Airport, conveniently located right between the two, at the heart of Usedom Island.

Known for

Zoo, Museums and Islands

Top Hotels in Heringsdorf

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
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Strandhotel Ahlbeck
Dunenstrasse 19-21, Seebad Ahlbeck, Heringsdorf, MV
Aug 29 - Aug 30
4.5/5Wonderful! (29 reviews)

With direct access to the beach, this Ahlbeck hotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Islands of the Baltic Sea, Swinoujscie Beach, and Heringsdorf Pier. Ahlbeck Beach ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (29 reviews)

"Keine Badewanne und für Familien mit 1 Kind zu klein"…"

Reviewed on Aug 18, 2019

Strandhotel Ahlbeck
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Steigenberger Grandhotel & Spa Heringsdorf
5 out of 5
Liehrstrasse 11, Heringsdorf, MV
Sep 4 - Sep 5
4.7/5Exceptional! (190 reviews)

Located in Heringsdorf, this beachfront resort is on the boardwalk and within a 10-minute walk of Islands of the Baltic Sea and Heringsdorf Pier. Swinoujscie ...

4.7/5Exceptional! (190 reviews)

"Nice hotel in a nice location, with a very good breakfast selection. Prices are reasonable and food is great. What dented our experience was the inconsistent level of friendliness of the staff, which ranged from a genuine very eager to please to (from a UK perspective plain) rude."…"

Reviewed on Mar 5, 2018

Steigenberger Grandhotel & Spa Heringsdorf
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Das Ahlbeck Hotel & Spa
4.5 out of 5
Dünenstrasse 48, Seebad Ahlbeck, Heringsdorf, MV
Aug 25 - Aug 26
4.7/5Exceptional! (88 reviews)

Nestled on the beach, this Ahlbeck hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Islands of the Baltic Sea and Heringsdorf Pier. Swinoujscie Beach is 2 mi (3.3 km) away. Ahlbeck ...

4.7/5Exceptional! (88 reviews)
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"Better brush up your German if you want to be understood at the reception or in the restaurant. Spanish or French will not help either :-)"…"

Reviewed on Aug 23, 2015

Das Ahlbeck Hotel & Spa