Bike Touring Highlight
The oldest pier in Germany, built in 1882, is probably one of the most famous and most photographed bridges in the country. Star in various film productions, the building is a must on every Usedom tour. The wooden jetty, which was added later, protrudes 280 meters into the sea, the destination and starting point for many excursion boats.
February 23, 2016
The history of Germany's oldest pier dates back to 1882. At that time, a wooden walkway was built over the beach, which led to a platform directly on the sea, were built on the wooden structures for a restaurant and stage parts.
It was not until 1898 that a jetty was built that jutted 280 meters into the Baltic Sea. Both parts were connected at the beginning of the 20th century, and from then on you could walk from the beach around the superstructures to the end of the bridge, where you could and still can board passenger ships.
As part of renovation and restoration work, the historic structure and thus the appearance of the pier was always maintained. Since 1986, the building is a listed building and is a popular motif on postcards and calendars, illustrated books and coveted scenery for filming in the context of television and cinema films.
In the context of elaborate renovation work, the restaurant area of the pier was redesigned in 1993, which with stylish furnishings reminds of the times when the emperor was still a guest here. The "Kogge", a combination of pub and bar, has been integrated into the entire complex and radiates a particularly distinctive maritime flair. While sophisticated and varied fish and meat dishes are served in the restaurant, in the "Kogge" you can rather enjoy small dishes and snacks, but also some spirited drinks and have a good chat.
April 1, 2019
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