Darß - NP Vorpommersche Boddenlandschaft

Mecklenburg Vorpommern  >  Germany

Very nice forest area with beautiful beaches and wide steppe areas.

Added* by Eric Herrmann
Most recent update 12 February 2020
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With 805 km², the Vorpommersche Boddenlandschaft National Park is the largest national park on the Baltic Sea. It covers a land area of 118 km² and a water area of 687 km². Very natural, only accesible via foot or bike. Beautiful landscape and long beaches. 163 breeding bird species are listed.

These include Great Cormorant, many duckspecies, Whooper Swan, Barnacle Goose, Red-breasted Merganser, Little Stint, Avocet European Golden Plover and Grey Plover. The national park is particularly known for its flock of Common Crane. Autumn is the highlight every year: from September to November, around 60,000 cranes pull through and remain in the area for several weeks.



You can only access the area by foot and certain trails by bike. Parkplaces you can find in Prerow, Wieck, Born or Ahrenshoop.

Terrain and Habitat

Forest , Plain , Steppe , Beach


Flat , Swampy , Sandy , Open landscape

Circular trail


Is a telescope useful?


Good birding season

All year round

Best time to visit



Paved road , Unpaved road

Difficulty walking trail

Average walk

Accessible by

Foot , Bicycle

Birdwatching hide / platform


Extra info

For more info see http://www.nationalpark-vorpommersche-boddenlandschaft.de, www.natureum-darss.de and www.darsser-arche.de

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