Destination guide

A tiny spa town on the sea that makes a big splash

This spa town is situated on the island of Usedom, just off of Germany's northeast coast on the Baltic Sea. Whether you visit in the summer and stay by the sea, or in the shoulder seasons when outdoor activities are king, Zinnowitz has much to offer travelers eager to explore this tiny German island. Book a Zinnowitz vacation rental along the coast or pick a cottage set inland, and discover why this spot is so popular. Stroll through the historic village or explore the surrounding nature reserves, castles, and lakes that Zinnowitz and Usedom have to offer.

Things to do

Get to see Zinnowitz both on the land and by the sea

Many of Zinnowitz's main highlights are located outdoors, but, should the weather take a turn, there are a variety of indoor attractions and museums worth seeing, too. Pay a visit to the Welt Steht Kopf, a quirky museum located inside an upside down house, or explore the Butterfly Farm & Nature Discovery Park in Trassenheide. Explore the atelier of the artist Otto Niemeyer-Holstein, or stroll through the town's Maritime Museum, the Museum Zinnowitz, or the Eisen und Glas Art Galerie at your own leisurely pace.

Activities

A coastal town, packed full of outdoor fun

Zinnowitz is particularly inviting in the shining summer sun, when you can sunbathe, swim, sail, surf, and even scuba dive in the Baltic Sea. Summer visitors may also be treated to the Vineta Festival, an annual theater festival held on the beach each June. The rest of the year is still ideal for hiking, cycling, and horseback riding, or for enjoying the mineral baths at the spa. For the kids in your crew, head indoors for a day at the Bernsteintherme pools and mineral baths, or to the Piraten der Ostsee Abenteuer mini-golf course.

Weather

Four seasons of fun on Germany's northern islands

Zinnowitz and Germany's Usedom Island is best enjoyed during its peak season in July and August, when the days are long, sunny, and hot. Expect crowded beaches and higher prices in summer, or book your Zinnowitz vacation rental for a visit in the shoulder season, in late spring or early fall. The weather is still perfectly pleasant this time of year, and both the prices and crowds will be more manageable. Alternatively, winters in Zinnowitz are cold and gray, making it an ideal time to visit the city's indoor attractions, museums, and mineral spas.

Natural features

A seaside German village with plenty to do and see

With its location on Germany's island of Usedom, Zinnowitz overlooks the Baltic Sea, and offers plenty of sandy beaches and stunning coastline. Scuba diving is a popular activity in Zinnowitz, should acquainting yourself with the Baltic Sea marine life be of interest. There are a variety of cycling paths that wind along the beaches, or head up into the rolling hills and German forests set further inland. If birdwatching is your style, consider a Zinnowitz vacation rental set on the hillside, or head out for a daily stroll into the surrounding forests.

How to get there

Transportation options to and around Zinnowitz

The nearest airport is in Heringsdorf (HDF), located 16.4 mi (26.4 km) from the city center.

If you'd rather travel by train, the main station is Zinnowitz Station.

Where to stay around Zinnowitz?

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

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  • Ahlbeck: 1,588 vacation rentals
  • Seebad Heringsdorf: 1,431 vacation rentals
  • Bansin: 1,475 vacation rentals
  • Kölpinsee: 358 vacation rentals
  • Freest: 49 vacation rentals

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

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  • Zinnowitz Beach: 8,221 vacation rentals
  • Bernsteintherme: 8,771 vacation rentals
  • Tauchgondel: 8,414 vacation rentals
  • Theater Blechbüchse: 8,135 vacation rentals
  • Baabe Beach: 7,790 vacation rentals

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Can I rent Condos/Apartments in Zinnowitz?

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  • Houses: 440 rentals available
  • Bungalows: 28 rentals available
  • Cabins: 28 rentals available

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

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Zinnowitz?

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