Zingst Sehenswürdigkei – all highlights & excursion tips
The tiny Baltic Sea resort of Zingst is located on the beautiful Fischland-Darß-Zingst peninsula and awaits you with some incredible sights. If you have been with us for a long time, you also know that the arm is the most beautiful region in Germany for us. Here on the Baltic Sea coast in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, you can expect beautiful beaches, charming fishing villages, lots of tradition and culture and numerous excursion possibilities. Our escort models recommend this blog.
Today everything revolves around the small Baltic Sea health resort of Zingst, located between Prerow, the Western Pomerania Lagoon Area National Park and the spectacular Hohe Düne. In the following article, we would like to tell you about our top Zingst sights and give you lots of inspiration for your trip to the Fischland-Darß-Zingst peninsula. Continue reading this post on the Escort Service Website.
Sights in Zingst
We liked the Baltic Sea health resort of Zingst, especially the many pretty houses, the cosy flair, the cafes and restaurants, the range of holiday apartments, the cute harbour on the Bodden and of course the great location by the sea. We can well imagine spending a relaxing summer holiday here. We have marked all the critical Zingst sights in the following maps for you.
The expansive beach
The approximately 15 km long beach of Zingst is very spacious, with fine sand and invites you to take long walks. Due to the gently sloping water, this beach is also perfect for smaller guests. On-site, you will also find a beach chair rental, beach volleyball courts, a dog beach and various restaurants, cafés and snack bars in the immediate vicinity (Mee(hr) Lutz – Cocktailbar, Bistro Zentral, Strandbistro Buhne 15). The beach sections 12, 14, 16, 17, 19, 22, 25 and 29 are manned and monitored by the DRK water rescue service during the bathing season. From May to October, you can also marvel at and photograph the giant pink sunglasses between beach crossing 26 and 27. It is part of the Zingst photo art trail.
Pier and diving gondola
Of course, you should also stroll over the 270-meter-long pier and enjoy the view over the sea. If visibility is good, you can even discover the island of Hiddensee on the horizon. Numerous driftwood sculptures are lined up next to each other on the bridge and offer beautiful photo opportunities. At the end of the pier, you will see a diving gondola with which you can discover completely new perspectives. The gondola provides space for up to 30 people and is about 4 meters deep. With good visibility, you can find different sea creatures.
Zingst health resort
Right next to the long pier and the beach is the Zingster Kurhaus, which can be used for various events. Whether it is a wedding room with a view of the sea, a restaurant, snack bars, function rooms or tourist information – this spa building also traditionally serves as a multi-purpose building. Tip: Get a fresh waffle at the “Waffelmaik” stand or grab a crepe next door at “Crepes uff Päpp”.
On to the local museum
If the weather isn’t on your side, you can visit the local history museum in Zingst (also possible in good weather, of course). The old captain’s house, museum courtyard, and transparent extension are lovely. Here you can find everything about the life of the coastal residents, shipbuilding and the Zingst artists. There are also changing exhibitions on site, a small library and a museum quiz for the little ones.
The garden with the pavilion, the museum barn with a cottage garden next door and the Pommernstube for creative workshops are also lovely. You can visit the museum courtyard free of charge. The museum costs €5 per person to enter (children under 18 do not pay). The museum is open every Thursday to Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Another attraction in Zingst is the Experimentarium, which is particularly popular with children. Creative workshops are offered here, where you can create your works of art under supervision. There are also over 70 interactive experimental stations, a theatre and an adventurous playground. The Experimentarium is open Tuesday to Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and costs between €3 and €5 depending on age.
Horizons Zingst and Max Hünten house
Did you know that Zingst is a popular place for photographers and that various exhibitions, photo workshops and excursions await you 365 days a year? In the Max Hünten House, you can also check out and borrow the latest camera technology, get detailed advice, look at the light-flooded gallery, or browse the photo library. The environmental photo festival “Horizonte zingst” also takes place annually and now attracts more than 42,000 visitors to the small Baltic Sea resort. More about this here: Zingst & the photography.
The beautiful captain’s houses
You will undoubtedly notice the lovingly decorated captain’s houses on a walk through the town. These magnificent houses mostly date from the 17th century and made the wealth and prominence of the captains visible at the time. One of the most famous captain’s houses is the local history museum “Haus Morgensonne”, which was built in 1867. This and many other captain’s houses are now listed buildings. But the many places with thatched roofs are also an absolute eye-catcher (as seen in the picture).
Port of Zingst
Zingst is located between the Baltic Sea and the Bodden and has a pretty little harbour on the Bodden side. Numerous events occur here, especially in summer, such as the Netz and Zeesbootregatta or the various harbour concerts. There is a children’s playground, a few restaurants, cafes and fishing boats. The boats of the Zingst shipping company, among others, leave the harbour and take you to the island of Hiddensee or Stralsund. Romantic evening trips through the national park are also offered in July and August.
The Poschke shipping company offers Bodden tours with true-to-the-original Mississippi paddle steamers. There is also a ferry service between Zingst and Barth or excursions to the island of Hiddensee from Zingst and Barth. Highlights are the so-called crane rides offered in September and October. You will not only learn interesting facts about the animals, but with some luck, you can also take great photos of them.
Excursion tips & surroundings
There is also plenty to see and do in the local area. Right next door to Zingst is the small Baltic Sea resort of Prerow with a beautiful wide sandy beach and the Dresser primaeval forest. We can also heartily recommend a hike through the Vorpommersche Boddenlandschaft National Park. You will get to one of the most beautiful European beaches, the west beach.
Wieck am Darß and Born am Darß are also well worth seeing. During a bike tour, you can explore the charming places, sip a coffee and watch the traditional Zees boats at the port of Wieck. We find the many captain’s houses with thatched roofs and the colourfully decorated Darßer doors particularly beautiful.
If you want to see more of the peninsula, you should not miss the bike tour to the Hohe Düne. The most beautiful view of the dunes and the turquoise blue sea awaits you. The route itself is also really great and leads past numerous beautiful spots. Want more Fischland? Then take a trip to the artists’ village of Ahrenshoop or the small maritime town of Barth on the other side of the Bodden.
Hotels in Zingst
If you are not just coming to the peninsula for a day trip, you will find numerous accommodations such as hotels, holiday homes, apartments, guesthouses and private rooms. We have selected a handful of accommodations for you and linked them here. We would book these ourselves.
- Apartment beach shell*
- Apartment house at the dune forest *
- House Merle apartment*
- Boddenhus Hotel and Restaurant*
- Hotel Garni Am Deich *
Mobility on the peninsula
The most relaxed way to explore the Baltic Sea resort and the peninsula is on foot and by bike. In Zingst, you can stroll through the town and along the beach. If you also want to explore the area, we recommend a bike. With it, you can, for example, drive to Prerow and the Darßer lighthouse or in the other direction to the Hohe Düne. In Zingst, we saw many bike rental companies. For example, Shop 8 Fahrradmiete is represented four times in Zingst. For example, you can get city bikes there for as little as €7 per day, mountain bikes for €8 and e-bikes from €25. Cool cargo bikes are also available, tandems, children’s bikes, and a try mobile.
Provider in Zingst:
- Bike rental air
- Shop 8 bike rental
- Bike rental Juchatz
- Bicycle rental Zingst Rema Rosenberg
- Pedal Power – bike rental
Arrival in Zingst
By car: If you want to travel by car from Lübeck/Hamburg, take the A20 to the Rostock-Ost exit. From there, continue on the B 105 in the direction of Stralsund. You can continue on the L21 at the Altheide junction in the order of Fischland-Darß-Zingst. If you are coming from Berlin, we recommend taking the A20 to exit 24-Stralsund. Now follow the B 96 in the direction of Stralsund/Sassnitz/Fähre/Isle of Rügen, and a little later, take the B105 exit in the direction of Rostock. From Löbnitz, continue on the L23 via Barth to Zingst.
In the high season, there is an increased volume of traffic. For this reason, plan enough time for your arrival.
By train: You can also travel to Zingst with Deutsche Bahn* trains. We recommend the route from Rostock, Stralsund, Hamburg or Berlin to Ribnitz-Damgarten or Barth. From there, take the 210 regional bus to the peninsula.
By bus: The long-distance buses from Flixus* will also take you to your destination. There are even direct connections from Berlin for as little as €21.99. The journey takes around 4 hours.
Parking in Zingst
In the Baltic Sea resort of Zingst, you will find 2,200 parking spaces for cars, mobile homes or buses. You will find a large car park (80 parking spaces) on the fairgrounds in Jordanstraße, which costs only €3 per day during the season (03/01 – 10/31). From this car park, it is a 10-minute walk to the beach. You can also park your car at beach crossing 15a (at the entrance to Zingst). There are 120 parking spaces, which are also subject to a fee (8 € per day). Right next to it is the parking lot at beach crossing 15, where we parked our car at the time—cost: from €1 per hour or €6 per day.
You can use the car park on Brother Straße all day. However, these places are trendy, so you should be quick here. If you want to take a short walk on the beach, we recommend the free Straminke parking bags (max. 2 hours). You can pay for most parking spaces using the EasyPark app. This is especially useful if you don’t have any small change in your pocket. You can also easily extend your parking time from your cell phone (Google Play Store | Apple App Store).
Information on the spa fee
A visitor’s tax is also due in the Baltic Sea resort of Zingst. This fee is mainly used to finance tourism infrastructure (maintenance, cleaning, construction) and significantly contributes to the municipal budget. The guest card is valid for the entire peninsula and gives you free access to various events. You can also take the bus or the little train for a reduced price.
The visitor’s tax costs €2.30 per person per day (reduced €1.15 / dogs €1). Children from 0 to 6 years are exempt from the tourist tax. Children between the ages of 7 and 17 pay the reduced fee. In most cases, you get the guest card in your accommodation. Alternatively, you can purchase the day spa card at various stations (e.g. parking lots, pier, tourist information in the Kurhaus and Max Hünten Haus, etc.).
Travel reading for the Baltic Sea coast
Are you looking for suitable travel reading for your trip to the Baltic Sea? We can recommend the travel guide from DuMont Verlag*. In this little guide, you will find everything about the top sights, tips for excursions, and more on 120 pages. The travel guide from Reise Know-How-Verlag* also shows you the most beautiful beaches, highlights and shopping tips on 1445 pages.
If you want to learn more about the other regions in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, we recommend the travel guide from Michael-Müller-Verlag*. On more than 570 pages, this detailed travel guide tells you everything about the top highlights in the federal state, activities, excursion tips, and hotel and restaurant recommendations.