Usedom island has it all. An unparalleled choice of leisure activities, culinary highlights for all tastes, 42 kilometres of fine white sandy beach and 2,000 hours of sunshine per year. The sunniest island in Germany with the geographic position of 53° 56′ N, 14° 5′ O, is nestled in the Baltic’s Sea Pommeranian Bay and truly blessed by nature. Partly German and partly Polish, Usedom has a colourful history; it even briefly belonged to Sweden in 1648. Fishing was the main source of income for residents until the imperial seaside resort project changed the island’s faith. During the 19th century, wealthy people from nearby Berlin discovered the island’s recreational appeal.