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Destination guide

Just try and wipe that smile off your face

When you need to take a load off, you need to come to Karlshagen. On the shores of the Baltic Sea, this idyllic seaside town on the island of Usedom is the perfect summer getaway. Local and international visitors love its pristine sandy beaches, quaint thatched houses, lush coastal forests, and its many family-friendly attractions. With fun-filled events on throughout the year, as well as scenic boat trips and other smile-inducing activities on offer, Karlshagen vacation rentals are in hot demand.

Things to do

Pique your interest—on and off the water

When you're in Karlshagen, a trip to the marina has to be near the top of your agenda. Regular guided boat tours take you from the marina to such picturesque destinations as Ruden island, Peenestrom strait, and Wolgast town on the mainland. Another notable site near Karlshagen is the eerie but fascinating Sauerstoffwerk 2 Peenemunde, a World War II-era military research institute. Now abandoned and overgrown, the institute developed the fuel that powered Nazi Germany's infamous V2 rockets.

Activities

Sun, sea, and sand—Karlshagen has you sorted

If sun, sea, and sand are top of your list, then Karlshagen has you sorted. Visitors adore its long sandy beach, which offers water sports such as kayaking, paddle-boarding, and windsurfing. Hikers, cyclists, and nature lovers really enjoy traversing the meandering trails that run through the lush forest that edges the beach. And to see Karlshagen from a different perspective, head down to the marina and hop aboard 1 of the region's traditional sailboats. Karlshagen also has events on throughout the year, including music concerts, cabaret, and the world's largest beach volleyball tournament.

Weather

Karlshagen—it's a lot warmer than you may think

Is it cold here or not cold here? Without a doubt, this part of the world can get chilly now and then. However, due to its coastal climate, Karlshagen does experience pleasant summers. You should expect highs in the low 70s in July and August, and it stays warm until September. It does get pretty damp, particularly from August. If you like your weather warm and dry, June is the month for you. However, there is high demand for Karlshagen vacation rentals in summer, so make sure that you book early.

Natural features

Cross your fingers and you might see something special

When you're in Karlshagen, you're sure to see lots of fauna of the human variety. But for examples of the non-human kind, head to the nearby Peenemunder Haken, Struck und Ruden nature preserve. Composed of beaches, dunes, and wetlands, the preserve is home to thousands of migratory birds, particularly on the islands of Struck and Ruden. In addition, there are large schools of waders, ducks, and many swans, and with a little luck you might spot a white-tailed eagle.

How to get there

Transportation to and around Karlshagen

Fly into Heringsdorf (HDF), the closest airport, located 20.3 mi (32.7 km) from the city center.

If you're traveling by train, you can make your way to Karlshagen Station.

How many vacation rentals are available around Karlshagen, DE?

Our 2020 property listings offer a large selection of 3,255 vacation rentals around Karlshagen. From 370 house rentals to 32 cabin rentals, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends.

Can I rent a seaside property in Karlshagen?

Sparkling waters, white sands and cloudless skies as your canvas. If that is your idea of heaven, now's your opportunity to get your bliss on. Vrbo has 291 beachside vacation rentals. Looking for a different atmosphere? See if any of our other properties steal your heart. Our options for this destination include:

  • 218 beach vacation rentals.
  • 205 resort vacation rentals.
  • 104 waterfront vacation rentals.

Can I rent an apartment in Karlshagen?

If you want the space to spread out, kick back and maybe even cook up a dinner or two, you're going to love living it up in your very own apartment. Vrbo has 2,337 for you to browse here. If you make your reservation early, you could spend as little as $33 per night. Or perhaps you'd rather go for one of the area's other popular lodging types, such as:

  • Hotel: 402 vacation homes. Prices start from $39 per night.
  • House: 374 vacation homes. Prices start from $45 per night.
  • Cottage: 14 vacation homes. Prices start from $104 per night.

Can I stay in Karlshagen in a large group?

Getting together with your friends and loved ones can be stacks of fun, especially when you're under the one roof in a fantastic new place! If you're visiting with a large group, Vrbo can help you out. Apartment vacation homes are the most popular option here for big groups of travelers. Our extensive database presently has 324 available. Rental options around here that are suitable for large groups include:

  • If yours is a crew of 5, we have 748 vacation homes just right for that size. Spend a night for as little as $39.
  • Require a vacation property for 6 people? We have 680 that will be ideal. Prices begin at just $53 per night.
  • Seeking properties for rent suitable for 7 people? You'll be delighted to find out we have 198 that'll be ideal. You can bag one for as little as $100 per night.

So don't fear! When you travel with us you can bring along your uncle, your brother and all your mates to Karlshagen.

Where are the cheapest rentals in Karlshagen?

Reduce those hefty accommodation expenses with a little help from Vrbo. You'll discover plenty of unique rentals and save heaps! You can always bank on there being a fantastic deal just waiting to be snatched up in Gneventhin. With 6 rentals on offer at an average price of $109 a night, staying in this popular area is bound to get your getaway off to an awesome start!