Experience sea

Situated on the Way of St. James Via Baltica, Zarrendorf is an ideal starting point for trips to the historic old town of Stralsund, to the beaches of the island of Rügen, Hiddensee, to Usedom or to Fischland-Darß-Zingst.
Relax in nature and enjoy the beauty of the Mecklenburg-Vorpommern coast.

About 10 minutes by car from Stralsund is the village Zarrendorf . A nature experience for the whole family. Hike through the nature, on the Jakobsweg Via Baltica or enjoy it on a bike tour.

The city of Stralsund itself is worth a visit. Visible from afar are Stralsund’s large brick churches, which together with the colorful town houses have characterized the city since the Hanseatic era. The beautiful old town with its large market square attracts visitors from all over the world.

The harbor with its restored Kontoren and the berth of the legendary sail training ship Gorch Fock are great highlights that you should not miss.


  • Zarrendorf, the possibility to refresh yourself, to take pictures or to go rowing can be found about 500 m as the crow flies from your location in the village’s own lake.
  • Devin, the nearest beach is in Devin about 9 km away
  • Rügen, the island of Rügen with its famous seaside resorts of Binz or Göhren can be reached in about 40 minutes.
  • Fischland Darß, the Fischland Darß with the beaches Zingst and Prerow are also about 40 minutes away by car.
  • Stralsund, If the weather doesn’t play along, you can spend a day swimming at the Hansedom in Stralsund. A bathing paradise on 120,000 square meters, where families, action fans and peace seekers get their money’s worth.

Entertainment & Leisure

Störtebecker Festival

The adventures of the legendary pirate Klaus Störtebeker will thrill you on the natural stage in Ralswiek. A play with over 150 participants, 4 ships, 30 horses, special effects and much more. It will be performed from June 23 to September 8 of the year.


A declaration of love to the seas. The Ozeaneum shows a unique underwater journey through the northern seas in impressive architecture on the harbor island of Stralsund’s old town.


Maritime Museum

In Stralsund’s old town, the museum has its home in the former Dominican monastery of St. Katharinen. Topics such as oceanography, marine biology, fisheries, and the fauna and flora of the Baltic Sea are presented in the exhibitions. Behind the monastery walls Germany’s largest sea turtle tank is located behind the monastery walls.


Climbing forest & forest rope park

The climbing forest is located in the beautiful seaside resort Altefähr. The indescribable view of the silhouette of the Hanseatic city paired with climbing routes makes the stay unique. On 8 different climbing routes you can experience fun and action.

Klingenberg 25
18573 Altefähr

Office 038306 / 23 9758
Forest 0163 / 17 26 810

Horse farm

Reitsportclub Elmenhorst 2008 e.V.
Bookhäger Str. 20
18510 Elmenhorst
phone 0172/3061254


Hiking and cycling

Hike or bike on the Way of St. James via Baltica through the Borgwallsee nature reserve and enjoy nature.


Germany’s largest island, Rügen, is located directly in front of the Hanseatic city of Stralsund.
The island is connected to the mainland by the Rügen Dam and the new Rügen Bridge across the
the two kilometer wide Strelasund.
In addition to a total of 60 km of fine sandy beaches, the island offers
the island vibrant Baltic resorts and large national parks, such as the Jasmund National Park with the world-famous chalk cliffs.


Poets, painters, actors and artists have been raving about the wonderful Baltic Sea island of Hiddensee for more than 100 years.

Fischland Darß-Zingst

Only about 40 kilometers away from Zarrendorf lies the peninsula
on the Baltic Sea coast between Rostock and Stralsund. The southwestern section of the peninsula is formed by Fischland, followed by Darß, which is joined to the east by the Zingst peninsula.


Theater Stralsund 

The Stralsund theater has a long tradition. Performances of plays on the Old Market Square are documented for the years 1553 (“Tragedie van deme Daniel”)
and 1584 (“De Tragedien van Susannen”). The tradition lives on in the Theater Vorpommern since the merger of the theaters of the cities of Stralsund and Greifswald in 1994. The Theater am Olof-Palme-Platz – built and opened about 100 years ago – is the main venue in the Hanseatic city of Stralsund.


White fleed

For over 60 years, the White Fleet, based in Stralsund, has been operating scheduled, excursion and ferry services in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern. Explore the island of Rügen, completely relaxed and without traffic jams, on a boat trip. Discover the Hanseatic city of Stralsund and enjoy the unique view of the silhouette of the Hanseatic city from the water, on a harbor tour on the Strelasund.


City tours

Guided tours through the World Heritage Site Old Town Stralsund. Whether with Stralsund original, in Swedish or completely different, here is something for everyone.
You can also discover the old town itself with the audio guide.


Sail training ship Gorch Fock

The former sail training ship GORCH FOCK returned to its old home port in 2003. Since then, it has been moored at the ferry bridge in Stralsund harbor and can be visited.