third largest island with beautiful nature
Fehmarn, the third largest German island after Rügen and Usedom, with 78 kilometres of coastline with long sandy beaches and steep slopes, small villages, picturesque lakes and lots of nature with meadows and fields, invites you to explore on foot or by bike. On the rather rare rainy days, holidaymakers can visit the island's five harbours, including the lively international ferry port of Puttgarden in the north and Burgstaaken in the south. The cruiser "Arwed Emminghaus" is the heart of the sea rescue museum there. Popular photo motives are the lighthouses in Flügge, Westermarkelsdorf, Marienleuchte and Staberhuk as well as the Südermühle in Petersdorf - a windmill which is used today as a restaurant. Windmills in their modern form are widespread on Fehmarn. There are about 130 wind turbines, the first of which were built in the mid-1980s. They produce significantly more electricity than is consumed on the 185 square kilometre island. The Fehmarnsund Bridge has been connecting the island with the mainland since 1963. Many travellers only know Fehmarn from the main road, which divides the island into two halves as part of the Vogelfluglinie and leads to the ferry port of Puttgarden. From there it goes by ship over the Fehmarnbelt to Denmark.
Travel time: 30 minutes / 39 km