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Fischland-Darß-Zingst: Where unique landscape meets unique traditions

Holidays on Germany´s most beautiful peninsula

Above all, the Fischland-Darß-Zingst region captivates with its diverse coastline, which does not only include endless, sandy beaches, but also steep cliffs and the untouched, rough Weststrand. The latter is located in the national park Vorpommersche Boddenlandschaft, which is the largest national park in the Baltic Sea area and entices visitors with its pristine nature.

But there is more to the peninsula than that. The people living in the Fischland-Darß-Zingst region cherish the old customs, traditions and the unique craftsmanship of the area. Thanks to several local associations they are preserved and made to come alive for locals and visitors alike. Therefore, one can watch riders try to knock off a wooden barrel hanging high in the air at the so called Tonnenabschlagen, or go sailing on one of the traditional sailboats, the Zeesboote, in the little harbors of, for example, Dierhagen, Ahrenshoop and Zingst. Real eye catchers are the colorful doors that adorn many of the houses in the area called Darß. The “Darßer Türen” are still handmade in one family-run joinery in Prerow and are reminders of the peninsulas maritime past. Furthermore, there is the old “Salzstraße” on which salt was transported from one saline on the mainland to the coast. It still connects the Recknitztal region with the peninsula and, thereby, passes through the city Ribnitz-Damgarten, which has the byname amber city. The golden-brown stone also played an important role in the peninsulas past and still can be found along the coastline after a storm.

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Towns and villages in the Fischland-Darß-Zingst region