Nature & Outdoor Activities

Ummanz – Rügen's little sister

Ummanz: Stand Up Paddeling ©Tourismuszentrale Rügen GmbH (Tourismuszentrale Rügen GmbH)

Ummanz is home to charming fishing villages and untouched natural landscapes. Rügen's little sister island in the Baltic Sea has a unique atmosphere of peace and tranquillity that is perfect for tourists in need of some rest and relaxation.

Spanning some 20 square kilometres, Ummanz is linked to Rügen by a long bridge. The pastures, meadows and farmland on this extremely flat island are only just more than three metres above the lagoon waters of the larger of the two neighbouring islands. Located in the Western Pomerania Lagoon Area National Park, Ummanz is surrounded by lots of other small islands, where visitors can happily watch herons, geese, cormorants and eagles in peace. Waase, the largest village on the island, is home to a church that is well worth a visit despite not looking at all special from the outside. Inside, you will be wowed by a beautifully carved altar that was originally created for the Hanseatic town of Stralsund in Antwerp in 1520.

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