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Small is beautiful, as far as Zempin's concerned

Zempin is a resort with an impeccable pedigree. This classy-but-cute seaside village has been welcoming discerning vacationers for over 100 years, and Zempin vacation rentals are something a bit special. It's the smallest resort on the island, and compared to many of the larger, flashier places, it's much more traditional, with homey architecture and fishermen bringing in their boats each day on the wide, sandy beach. Of course, that also means the seafood 'round here is just about as fresh as it gets, and Zempin's well-stocked with restaurants where you can get acquainted with the day's catch.

Things to do

Historical attractions that go off with a bang

If you know your military history, you'll know that Zempin vacation rentals are ideally located for an excursion up to the town of Peenemunde, a 20-minute drive away. It was here that the famous V-2 rocket was developed during World War 2, and the Historical Technical Museum has all the details. While you're in Peenemunde, you might also want to check out the town's other attractions: It's got a science museum, Phanomenta, plus a small toy museum and a U-Boat museum. Closer to home, you could visit the zoos in nearby Trassenheide, just 10 minutes by car from Zempin.

Activities

The sort of amber you wouldn't mind being stuck in forever

It won't be long before you end up on Amber Beach, and you might find yourself wondering why it's named after a semi-precious stone, even though it's a real diamond of a place. Wide and sandy, dotted with sun loungers, it runs a whopping 12 km along the coast, connecting Zempin to neighboring spa resorts. From Zempin, there are all kinds of excursions you can take—for example, to the zoological attractions of Trassenheide, the museums of Peenemunde, or even over into Poland—or you might find yourself more inclined toward hiking and biking in the coastal forest.

Weather

It's sun, sea, sand, and superlatives on Usedom

Zempin vacation rentals can defy expectations where weather is concerned. On the one hand, the fact that it's set on the Baltic Sea conjures up visions of howling winds and chilly temperatures; on the other hand, Usedom promotes itself as "the Sunny Island." In fact, the island does get more sunshine than anywhere else in Germany, and features long, warm summers. Winters, on the other hand, can get reasonably (but tolerably) cold, and you'll want to pack a raincoat for your Zempin vacation, as there's a decent amount of rainfall year-round.

Natural features

Should it be "guten tag" or "dzien dobry"?

Zempin is set on the Baltic island of Usedom. It's just off the German mainland, but most of the main resorts are on the north coast, offering views of the Baltic Sea. Zempin vacation rentals are in the German section, but drive half an hour southeast and you'll find yourself unexpectedly in Poland, as the island is split between the 2 countries. As the tiniest resort on the island, located at its narrowest point, Zempin is best known for its wide, white-sand beach, and its spectacular sunsets. There's also an intriguing coastal forest that's best explored on foot or by bike.

How to get there

Traveling to and around Zempin

Fly into Heringsdorf (HDF), the closest airport, located 15 mi (24.1 km) from the city center.

If you prefer train travel, you can make your way to Zempin Station.

Where to stay around Zempin?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 4,129 vacation rentals near Zempin. From 474 Houses to 3,192 Condos/Apartments, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Zempin for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Zempin?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Zempin:

  • Ahlbeck: 1,610 vacation rentals
  • Seebad Heringsdorf: 1,441 vacation rentals
  • Bansin: 1,526 vacation rentals
  • Kölpinsee: 369 vacation rentals
  • Freest: 55 vacation rentals

For other neighborhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Zempin?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Zempin. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Zempin Station: 7,934 vacation rentals
  • Atelier Otto Niemyere-Holstein Museum: 7,837 vacation rentals
  • Ahlbeck Beach: 7,284 vacation rentals
  • Lobbe Beach: 8,661 vacation rentals
  • Wolgast Station: 8,250 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Zempin listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Zempin?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 474 Houses in Zempin. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Zempin include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 3,192 rentals available
  • Bungalows: 35 rentals available
  • Cottages: 35 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Cabins and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Zempin?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 713 vacation rentals with pool available in Zempin. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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