4th Usedom Amber Festival

If you're wondering where best to look for amber on the beach, pay a visit to the Baltic island of Usedom, which is hosting its Amber Festival until 14 April 2012. There are fantastic opportunities to learn all about the 'gold of the sea' – you might like to make your own amber jewellery or find out about the legendary story of the Bernsteinhexe or 'amber witch'. The highlight of the week is the ball with a buffet and live music and the coronation of the new amber princess.