Holidays in Germany have never been more popular since the corona pandemic.
But that can also have disadvantages: Spontaneous vacations on the Baltic Sea island of Usedom are difficult to get hold of this year.
Usedom - In times of the corona pandemic, one thing is particularly important: spontaneity.
However, many tourists in the Baltic Sea had to find out that it is not that easy when it comes to holidays.
The popular holiday island of Usedom is fully booked.
Vacation on the Baltic Sea is in greater demand this year than it has been for a long time.
But anyone who tries to spontaneously travel to the German coastal region will quickly reach their limits.
Because: on various booking
there are hardly any
Spontaneous vacation on the Baltic Sea: hope for free beds
In an interview with the island portal
Katrin Hackbarth from the State Tourism Association in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania reports
on the situation on site: “There is a lot of activity among the hosts and a lively, happy, grateful mood among the guests.” Hackenbarth also has good news for tourists: Despite the high number of bookings on Usedom, there is still room for improvement.
This rush is certainly an advantage for the holiday region itself: After the long Corona break, the large number of visitors is good for the region's economy.
Because the economic development of the Baltic Sea region is heavily dependent on tourism.
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Tourists who still want to go to the island of Usedom have to expect traffic jams.
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There are various tools that tourists can use to protect themselves from a possible corona infection while on vacation and to escape large crowds.
Visitors can use various apps to see how full beaches, promenades or pedestrian zones are, such as the “Frida Web App” or the “Baltic Sea Schleswig-Holstein” app.
However, if you still make it to the Baltic Sea, you have to expect controls. Road closures have prevented a mass influx of people on the island in the past few weeks. It also makes it easier for emergency services to control who enters the island.