Destination guide

Just try and wipe that smile off your face

When you need to take a load off, you need to come to Karlshagen. On the shores of the Baltic Sea, this idyllic seaside town on the island of Usedom is the perfect summer getaway. Local and international visitors love its pristine sandy beaches, quaint thatched houses, lush coastal forests, and its many family-friendly attractions. With fun-filled events on throughout the year, as well as scenic boat trips and other smile-inducing activities on offer, Karlshagen vacation rentals are in hot demand.

Things to do

Pique your interest—on and off the water

When you're in Karlshagen, a trip to the marina has to be near the top of your agenda. Regular guided boat tours take you from the marina to such picturesque destinations as Ruden island, Peenestrom strait, and Wolgast town on the mainland. Another notable site near Karlshagen is the eerie but fascinating Sauerstoffwerk 2 Peenemunde, a World War II-era military research institute. Now abandoned and overgrown, the institute developed the fuel that powered Nazi Germany's infamous V2 rockets.


Sun, sea, and sand—Karlshagen has you sorted

If sun, sea, and sand are top of your list, then Karlshagen has you sorted. Visitors adore its long sandy beach, which offers water sports such as kayaking, paddle-boarding, and windsurfing. Hikers, cyclists, and nature lovers really enjoy traversing the meandering trails that run through the lush forest that edges the beach. And to see Karlshagen from a different perspective, head down to the marina and hop aboard 1 of the region's traditional sailboats. Karlshagen also has events on throughout the year, including music concerts, cabaret, and the world's largest beach volleyball tournament.


Karlshagen—it's a lot warmer than you may think

Is it cold here or not cold here? Without a doubt, this part of the world can get chilly now and then. However, due to its coastal climate, Karlshagen does experience pleasant summers. You should expect highs in the low 70s in July and August, and it stays warm until September. It does get pretty damp, particularly from August. If you like your weather warm and dry, June is the month for you. However, there is high demand for Karlshagen vacation rentals in summer, so make sure that you book early.

Natural features

Cross your fingers and you might see something special

When you're in Karlshagen, you're sure to see lots of fauna of the human variety. But for examples of the non-human kind, head to the nearby Peenemunder Haken, Struck und Ruden nature preserve. Composed of beaches, dunes, and wetlands, the preserve is home to thousands of migratory birds, particularly on the islands of Struck and Ruden. In addition, there are large schools of waders, ducks, and many swans, and with a little luck you might spot a white-tailed eagle.

How to get there

Transportation to and around Karlshagen

Fly into Heringsdorf (HDF), the closest airport, located 20.3 mi (32.7 km) from the city center.

If you're traveling by train, you can make your way to Karlshagen Station.

Where to stay around Karlshagen?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 3,141 vacation rentals near Karlshagen. From 397 Houses to 2,361 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 Karlshagen for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

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

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 Karlshagen:

  • Bansin: 1,527 vacation rentals
  • Kölpinsee: 390 vacation rentals
  • Freest: 55 vacation rentals
  • Balm: 108 vacation rentals
  • Middelhagen: 480 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 Karlshagen?

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

  • Karlshagen Beach: 10,892 vacation rentals
  • Baabe Beach: 7,831 vacation rentals
  • Selliner See: 7,894 vacation rentals
  • Granitz Hunting Lodge: 7,892 vacation rentals
  • Lobbe Beach: 8,688 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Karlshagen 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 Karlshagen?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 397 Houses in Karlshagen. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Karlshagen include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 2,361 rentals available
  • Bungalows: 33 rentals available
  • Cottages: 33 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 Karlshagen?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 625 vacation rentals with pool available in Karlshagen. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.