Bike Touring Highlight
Road Cycling Highlight
Tourismusverband Vorpommern planned a bike ride.
July 10, 2019
Between Greifswald and Wolgast, the almost 50-kilometer-long route of the North German Romanticism combines the art and literature of the Romantic era with a unique natural experience along the coast of the Greifswald Bodden. You cycle on the traces of Caspar David Friedrich and Philipp Otto Runge to the places of action of German romantics.Start of the tour is on the eastern outskirts of Greifswald. From the train station of the interesting Hanseatic and university city, it is four kilometers to the starting point, the monastery ruin Eldena. From there you drive via Kemnitz to Ludwigsburg with always fantastic views of the Greifswalder Bodden. In Ludwigsburg, the castle of the same name awaits you, one of the last surviving Renaissance buildings of the Pomeranian dukes and the last remaining largely intact.From Ludwigsburg you can make a small detour to the quiet nature reserve Lanken, which is located directly on the water and where you will find a beautiful natural beach. The route will take you to Lubmin, where you can take a swim and fish sandwich break at the pier. From there you take a short trip to Wusterhusen, the hometown of the poet Karl Lappe. The local church served as a model for painting and literature. So it was, according to legend, the devil who threw a stone after the church, which is why the tower still has a kink today. The rock is now located as a devil stone on the beach near Lubmin. Passing by the decommissioned nuclear power plant, you drive along the road to the quaint fishing village of Freest, the largest fishing port in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern.The last few miles you drive on quiet, always slightly wavy roads along the mouth of the Peene river to Wolgast, the hometown of the romantic Philipp Otto Runge. A visit to the Rungehaus Wolgast near the harbor is worthwhile. From there you can take the train back to Greifswald or via the Wolgaster bascule bridge to the island of Usedom.This tour is available as an audio tour. Information can be found at: izi.travel/de/0969-route-der-norddeutschen-romantik/de
July 19, 2019