Your visit to the NATUREUM

Opening hours

November to April: Wednesday to Sunday from 11 am to 4 pm

May, September, October: daily from 10 am to 5 pm

June to August: daily from 10 am to 6 pm


(Last admission: 30 minutes before closing)


1 May: from 10 am to 5 pm  

9 May: from 10 am to 5 pm  

19 and 20 May: from 10 am to 5 pm  

3 October: from 10 am to 5 pm  

31 October: from 10 am to 5 pm  

24 December: closed  


(Admission ends 60 min prior to closing)


  Single ticket NATUREUM (per Person)
Adults 8 €
Reduced1 6 €
Children 4 - 16 years 5 €
Children 0 - 3 years free

 Extract from price table, valid from 01.01.2024 (subject to alterations)

1 Persons aged 17-24 and 66 and over | Members of the Förderverein Deutsches Meeresmuseum e. V. (25-65 years) | regardless of age and on presentation of current proof (not older than one year) at the museum ticket office: trainees, volunteers Recipients of unemployment benefit 1 with notice of approval (no acceptance of citizens' allowance and social assistance notices as well as city and state passes), Severely disabled persons (accompanying persons have free admission on presentation of proof of eligibility B, H, G, aG, Bl, Gl and TBl)

Address and Location

NATUREUM Darßer Ort is not accessible by car. Parking is available in Prerow, Wieck, Born, "Drei Eichen" and Ahrenshoop.

Hike from Prerow (75-minute walk), Born and Wieck through the beautiful Darß Forest. All hiking trails are signposted. Route description:

Starting from Bernsteinweg car park in Prerow you go straight ahead in the direction of the camping site (holiday resort Regenbogen). Pass the railway gate by the camping site and proceed to the next fork in the path. Turn left and hike through the Darß Forest to the lighthouse. At the fork you may also continue straight on and take the lighthouse circular walk. The longer route to the lighthouse crosses the dune landscape and is 3.6 km long; if you take the shorter route, you will reach the lighthouse after 1.6 km.

Please also mind the signposts. Have a save trip!

Reach NATUREUM by bike on passable forest paths starting from Prerow, Born and Wieck. If you wish to rent a bike just contact the local spa and tourism agency in Prerow, Gemeindeplatz 1, Tel: 038233 6100.

Flights from Stuttgart and Munich to Rostock airport are offered all year.

From the airport, take the motorway 19 (A19) towards Rostock and continue along the A-Road 105 (B105) towards Stralsund. Shortly before Ribnitz-Damgarten turn left and continue on the B-Road 21 (L21) towards Prerow / Darß.

Starting from Prerow (ca. 45 minutes)

Coach rides are offered by:

  • Alfred Kayserling (on request), Prerow, Schmiedeberge 20, Tel.: +49 (0) 38233 602 78

The small Darßbahn (Darß railway) runs from Prerow to Darßer Ort via 7 stops. Starting from Prerow’s canoe touring rest area it crosses Prerow, the Western Pomerania Lagoon Area National Park and finally reaches its last stop at Darßer Ort port of distress. Darßer Ort is connected with one of the Darß peninsula’s best network of hiking trails.

Two special circular walks (1.7 km and 3.7 km long) lead you through the beautiful and multifaceted nature of the Darß Forest within the national park reserve. Walkable paths run along observation platforms with wonderful views until you reach Darßer Ort lighthouse. It was built in 1849 and is one of the oldest still working lighthouses on the Baltic coast. The lighthouse is accessible via 126 steps that lead to the top.