Hiddensee Travel Guide

  • no autos - only horse cars
    no autos - only horse cars
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  • wonderfully tranquil beaches
    wonderfully tranquil beaches
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  • lighthouse on the hill
    lighthouse on the hill
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Hiddensee Things to Do

  • Kloster

    If Vitte is the island's biggest village and offers the most in terms of infrastructure, Kloster is Hiddensee's cultural heart. There is a nice village church, consecrated in 1332, surrounded by a picturesque graveyard where the famous German writer Gerhart Hauptmann is buried. You can't miss his grave - it's quite massive and basically just on the...

  • Vitte

    Vitte (600 inhabitants) is Hiddensee's main village, with most of the tourists leaving the ferry or water taxi at its picturesque harbour. First mentioned in 1515, the village is named after the so-called "Vitten", the places where ships unloaded their catch and the fish were cleaned. While the harbour is lovely, it's worth checking out the rest of...

  • Life is a beach...

    ...as is Hiddensee! The island's west side is basically one long, never-ending strip of sand with lots of places to go swimming. While the beach is somewhat constrained by huge concrete blocks meant to protect the dunes in Kloster, it is much better further south. We stopped at a section near Vitte and spent a great afternoon basking in the sun and...

  • Hiddensee's Lighthouse

    Hiddensee has an iconic lighthouse at its northernmost tip, the Dornbusch area. It was built in 1888 and has ever since then served to guide ships on the sea around the flat seas close to the island. Nowadays, the lighthouse is of course operated electronically, but it's still a very nice sight - and one of Hiddensee's most popular destinations....

  • Hiddensee, the Isle of Artists

    Some famous artist liked Hiddensee so much that they spent often their holidays there, some had their homes on the isle, or worked also on isle. So you can visit the houses, like that of Gerhard Hauptmann, the famous writer. Others are Gret Palucca (dancer, choreograph), Asta Nielsen (actress) and more.

  • Vitte, the beautiful homes

    Everywhere in that village you have impressive houses in original and regional style. The citizens given also colours to the walls, and they like flowers. Some decorate with inventiveness. Strolling through the streets is so amazing.Some of that impressions you find in my pictures.


Hiddensee Restaurants

  • Right, don´t miss the Seafood!

    Its an restaurant-coffeehouse in Hotel Töwerland. Of course, nearly in all restaurants you get fresh seafood, esp. on the isles of Baltic Sea. There, named Sundevit you very good local meals, fresh and delicate. Therein are also specialties of sallow thorn.

  • At Bay in Kloster

    Such a nice place for a hotel and restaurant, very romantic. Directly at Bay, nice ambiente and a big garden restaurant. Highly frequented because from Kloster you drive with ship back to isle of Rügen. The service is nice and also meals are good.

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Hiddensee Transportation

  • Take the ferry or the water taxi

    Most visitors to Hiddensee come from Rügen. This means they leave their car on one of the giant car parks of the village, walk down to the harbour and decide whether to take the ferry or the water taxi to the island.The ferries run regularly (up to 16 times a day) between Schaprode and Vitte on Hiddensee. In most cases, bicycles can be taken along,...

  • With coaches or bicycles

    No cars, so you have to take some other vehicles. ;) On that isle you should take the sportively version, bicycles, or do you like to be slower? So take coaches, seams so lovely. Did not take one myself, but watched them everywhere on isle.

  • To Hiddensee with Boats

    We took the watertaxi from Schaprode to Hiddensee. In that time better than from Wieck, because more often tours.You can take a slower or faster boat. The big ones, of course, are not so fast like our taxi was. I liked to have speed across the water. Nevrtheless, it taken nearly one hour, also on that way. And was funny!


Hiddensee Warnings and Dangers

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    Renting a bike on Hiddensee

    by King_Golo Written Aug 12, 2014

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    As Hiddensee is a car-free island, most visitors, in particular day-trippers, rent a bicycle. Be aware, though, that while there are numerous rental places, bikes can still quickly become scarce in high season. We had to check out 5 different places before finally finding a bike to rent. Unfortunately, we were given bikes of a very bad quality. In my case, this meant that one of the brakes didn't work at all... Anyway, the best way to avoid ending up on Hiddensee without a bike is of course to bring your own. When you take the ferry or the water taxi, this is no problem. Another option to avoid the problem is to reserve a bike. Here are the contact numbers of a few rental places on Hiddensee.

    Fahrradverleih E. Leschner (Neuendorf) 0049 (0)38300 477
    Fahrradverleih Vitte Hafen: 0049 (0)179 1119406
    Fahrrad-Müller (Vitte): 0049 (0)38300 464
    Fahrradverleih Mirko Pehl: 0049 (0)38300 437
    Fahrradverleih Christian Kula: 0049 (0)38300 472
    Fahrradverleih "Zur Ostsee": 0049 (0)38300 68015

    By the way, "Fahrradverleih" is German for "Bike rental".

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