Olpenitz Hafen


54° 39’ 37.1” N


10° 1’ 21.7” E


Yacht marina in the former naval base.

NV Cruising Guide


The approach to the harbour is easy and possible day and night. Between the north breakwater and the mouth of the sluice there is a protected zone which may not be navigated. There is plenty of room for sailing manoeuvres in the outer harbour or the inner harbour.


The moorings for guests are located in the SW of the inner harbour (4 - 6m water depth) by the floating bridges. The jetties on the north side of the harbour in front of the cottages are private.


Marina basic standard and shopping possibility and bistro restaurant are available in the harbour (refuelling possibility as well as a shipyard in preparation). Another restaurant is located 1.5 km away at Weidefelder Strand.

NV Land Guide

Born in the early 1960s, Olpenitz was home to several squadrons of fast patrol boats and minesweepers as a naval base during the Cold War, which considered the short access to the Baltic Sea a great advantage. Numerous accommodations for the soldiers of the floating units, workshops and a signal station resulted in one of the most modern naval harbours, which was administered by the Naval Base Command Olpenitz since April 1964 and with its infrastructure also provided the home port for supply vessels as well as the workshop ship "Odin". At times of peak operation, an average of 1800 soldiers and 450 civilians served on the 143 hectare site. The final closure in December 2006 was preceded by planning requirements that had their initial origins as early as 1993 in the course of naval downsizing.

Today the Ostsee Resort Olpenitz is being built here, which at the end of its development will include not only a modern marina with all the amenities for water sports enthusiasts, but also an extensive holiday resort with a wide range of leisure facilities. After initial unsuccessful development attempts around the huge harbour basin, a lot has happened in the meantime: There are already various shops (groceries, boutiques, souvenirs) on the promenade in addition to a hotel. To get to Kappeln for more extensive shopping, you can use the rental car service or rent ferry bikes. Due to the ongoing construction work in parts of the extensive area, the sights and recreational value of the place are still manageable. However, there is a mini-golf course and a good bathing opportunity at the neighbouring Weidefelder Strand.

As a stopover port on the way to or from Denmark, Olpenitz with its still strategically favourable access to the Baltic Sea is certainly an option, if you want to avoid the neighbouring narrow Schleifahrwasser with the ports of Schleimünde, Maasholm or Kappeln as a stopover.

Marina Information

Max Depth 6.5 m









Public Transport



Last edited
21.07.2021 at 22:06 by NV Charts Team

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heidi.heidemann, Fluctus
Kommt nicht zu spät an, sonst kommt man ohne Karte nicht mehr ins Waschhaus. Am neuen Steg gibt es noch kein Wasser um Strom. Potenzielle hat der Hafen, aber es braucht noch ein wenig.
06.06.2021 15:32
Cmingus, Terra Nova
18.08.2020 17:44
Syakka, Akka
Man kann ja sagen, was man will: aber die (wenigen) Sanitären Anlagen sind super, fast besser, als zu Hause. Personal supernett und wirklich sehr hilfsbereit, Edeka in fußläufiger Distanz (ca. 10 min). Ansonsten ein seelenloser Ort an dem nichts los ist, ein paar dicke Yachten werden hier geparkt, drum herum eine ebenfalls seelenlose Feriensiedlung, im Nord-Osten wird es fast unerträglich protzig, leider keine Chance, noch mal auf die Ostsee zu schauen, alles privat, schade. Ärgerlich: Strom wird hier noch mal extra mit Karte abgerechnet. Muß doch nicht sein....
14.07.2020 20:05

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