The people of Usedom island have come up with a novel idea for getting through the winter months, centred around Germany's famous wicker beach chairs. From 24 to 26 January 2014 they are staging the Usedom Winter Wicker Beach Chair Festival and the Beach Chair Sprinting World Championships. The aim of this not entirely serious competition is to see who is the fastest pair to carry a wicker beach chair over a distance of 20 metres. In addition to the thrilling races there is also plenty of other entertainment on offer for spectators, for example a beach chair auction and a beach party.
Holidaymakers visiting this Baltic island should make sure to take advantage of the extensive wellness and pampering programme.