Dierhagen – A Vacationer’s Utopia
Location: Germany’s Gateway to the Baltic
Dierhagen sits on the southeastern shore of Germany’s Fischland-Darss peninsula, in the north of the country and about 50 km from the airport at Rostock (Laage). Its proximity to the gentle Baltic Sea and inland lagoons has made it a great tourist destination for those who enjoy water sports, beachside walks, and any other form of ocean recreation. Those who enjoy nature and exploration in particular can make use of the extensive walking trails throughout the surrounding Nature Reserve Great Moor of Ribnitz (Naturschutzgebiet Ribnitzer Großes Moor).
Culture: An Idyllic Getaway on the Baltic Shores
This is a small municipality that’s primarily tourist-oriented – something that’s reflected in the local offerings. Dierhagen has developed a culture around fun and relaxation, with no shortage of facilities for everything from sailing, tennis, and camping to more pampering stays at the bathing and spa facilities. The beauty of the Baltic coast has inspired a number of established and amateur artists as well – those comfortable with a brush or camera may enjoy laid-back exploration of the shores, lagoons, and forests.
Activities: Waterfront Thrills and Nature Trails
Visitors can find both active and relaxing recreational options in Dierhagen. Challenge friends and new acquaintances to a beachside volleyball competition, or pit yourself against the forces of nature with some sailing, surfing, or water skiing. Those seeking contemplation that is more peaceful will enjoy the village’s many walking and biking trails in the Western Pomerania Lagoon Area National Park (Nationalpark Vorpommersche Boddenlandschaft). If you happen to be onsite in April, you won’t want to miss the Easter bonfire, while those visiting over the summer will have a number of festivals to pick from.