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 Hotel zur Brücke in Greifswald/Wieck

Wieck & Greifswald

A stroll through the historic city, a sailing tour or a daytrip to Rügen – our hotel is due to its central location, the best starting point for various activities.


The over 800 year old, ancient fishing village Wieck is a district of the Hanseatic and University City of Greifswald. It is located at the mouth of river Ryck, which is floating into the Bay of Greifswald, also called the Danish Wiek. Its most famous landmark is the bridge in Wieck, one of the oldest, still operating wooden bascule bridges in Europe.

In the summer time, Wieck serves as the most popular recreational area for the people living in Greifswald. Especially the bathing beach in Eldena, only a few foot steps away from our hotel, attracts numerous vacationer as well as bathers from Greifswald and its environment.

Every third weekend in July, the traditional „Fischerfest Gaffelrigg“ takes place in Greifswald-Wieck. With a range of 50.000 visitors, it is the second largest fair in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, besides Rostocker Hanse Sail. The utterly highlight is the regatta with traditional ships of Greifswald’s museums harbour, joined by foreign traditional sailors and pleasure crafts.

Hanseatic City of Greifswald

The foundation of the city is referring back to the cloister in Eldena, which was established by Cistercian monks in the 12th century. It became famous and gained worldwide glory through the paintings made by Caspar David Friedrich. He was born in Greifswald and the constantly recurring image of the cloister made it to THE symbol of romanticism.

The medieval church towers of all three, gothic brick churches St. Marien, St. Nikolai and St. Jakobi have been shaping the old city’s silhouette since hundreds of years.

In 1456 the university was established and is one of the oldest in Central Europe. Thanks to the university, Greifswald is young and alive. About 12.000 students from all over the world are the reason for an international atmosphere. Beyond that Greifswald’s culture and nightlife have an excellent reputation. Science and research at the University of Greifswald have been producing worldwide relevance and recognition.

Regardless of bathing, sailing, hiking and playing golf, there are various activities in very short distances to our hotel:

District Wieck

Ancient centre with fishing harbour
One of the oldest fishing villages in the North of Germany and home port for the sailing training ship „Greif“.
Bascule bridge in Wieck
A technical landmark and one of the oldest and still operating wooden bascule bridges in Europe.
Short hop
Ruined monastery Eldena
Received worldwide fame through the paintings by Caspar David Friedrich and a symbol for romanticism.
3 min
Bathing beach Eldena
Beach at the Bay of Greifswald with a broad sandy beach and a sunbathing lawn.
3 min
Highly cultivated church in Wieck, periodically small concerts.
5 min

Hanseatic City of Greifswald

Historical marketplace
One of the most beautiful, North German city centre sceneries with tenderly restored, magnificent gable houses and various restaurants and cafes.
5 km
Museum harbour
Largest museum harbour in Germany, various gastronomic offers (our advice: Restaurant ship „Schwalbe II“) with tenderly restored, ancient ships.
5 km
Pomeranian State Museum
Pomeranian history, culture and art in a charming, architectural ensemble including art gallery and monastery garden.
5 km
Cathedral St. Nikolai
Impressive gothic brick building and landmark of the city. The tower is 100 m high and serves as viewing tower, which is accessible through 264 stairs.
5,5 km
Caspar David Friedrich Centre
Dedicated to the life and work of Greifswald’s most famous son and painter of the romantic period.
5,5 km
Ernst-Moritz-Arndt University
Numerous, publicly accessible institutions like baroque hall in the auditorium, council hall, botanic garden, campus prison or observatory.
5 – 7 km
Golf park Greifswald-Wackerow
Here, you play golf in front of a historical scenery. The golf school provides constantly taster courses.
9 km
Water park Greifswald
A 1.200 m² water area, 40 m-slide, various sports, fun and children’s pool. Outdoor area with sunbathing lawn, playing area, summer bowling and boccia alley.
3 km


Hotel zur Brücke in Greifswald/Wieck

An der Mühle 6 · 17493 Greifswald · Germany
Phone: +49 (0)3834 83 61 60 · Fax: +49 (0)3834 83 61 634