Bremen, 08. March 2022. In many federal states, the Easter holidays will start in a month. After the years of the pandemic, the longing for relaxation is greater than ever and for many people, this Easter holiday will be the first carefree trip without far-reaching corona restrictions.
The coasts of the North Sea and Baltic Sea have been among the most popular inland holiday destinations for many years. Most vacationers have already booked their stays and confirm the unbroken popularity of the German coasts this year as well. But where is it particularly crowded and where can I still find holiday apartments? And on which promenade can I stroll in peace?
The online portal Traum-Ferienwohnungen has focused on the German coastal regions and determined the occupancy rate of holiday accommodation in the two most popular holiday weeks around Easter.
The differences are large: in calendar week 15, the East Frisian Islands have an occupancy rate of 73%, while the North Frisian Islands are at 60%. Nordstrand has the lowest occupancy rate of the North Sea islands at 46%. In contrast, Langeoog is the leader with 90%. Sylt is widely regarded as the most popular North Sea island. But when it comes to the occupancy rate at Easter, the seven East Frisian Islands are well ahead of Sylt. A much larger selection of holiday accommodations can be found on the Baltic Sea islands, where the occupancy rate is between 40% and 51%. On the mainland, the Eiderstedt peninsula (64%) and the Bay of Kiel (63%) are particularly well booked. Flensburg Fjord (39%) and Fischland-Darß-Zingst (42%) bring up the rear.
Anyone who hasn’t booked yet should hurry up: “Especially in the regions with low occupancy rates, we’re seeing a strong final sprint. Although Usedom currently has the lowest occupancy rate of 40%, it was able to score the highest growth (+23.4%) in the last 14 days,” says Ruud Smeets, Managing Director of Traum-Ferienwohnungen. “We’re also seeing above-average growth in the last 14 days on the Mecklenburg Baltic Sea coast (+22.6%) and Rügen (+20.5%),” Smeets continues.
A comparison of the occupancy rates of holiday accommodation in the most popular German coastal regions at Easter, calendar week 15 and 16:
In this chart you can see the occupancy rate of the East Frisian Islands in calendar week 15:
In this chart you can see the occupancy rate of the North Frisian Islands in calendar week 15:
A comparison of the occupancy rates of holiday accommodation on the North Sea islands at Easter, calendar week 15 and 16: