The Nepperminer Fischpalast is a highlight of every Usedom visit

The Nepperminer Fischpalast is a highlight of every Usedom visit

Fish starter at Nepperminer Fischpalast

Contrary to the term “palace” in the name, the “fish-palace” in Neppermin is a fishmonger and self-service restaurant, in parts with bar tables. It also features simple tables and chairs on the outdoor deck, overlooking a playground and the backwater. Because of the abundance of still water, it is recommended to apply insect repellent before dining on the terrace.

Top fish

As the fish and innovative dishes – some with algae – are very good, this restaurant is so popular among connoisseurs of the island Usedom, that at least during the summer holidays you need to book a table in advance to avoid disappointment. Although it is not quite the best restaurant on the island of Usedom, it serves definitely the best, freshly prepared fish! Fish is no longer cheap, but the prices in the “Fischpalast” are fair.

Great sunsets

If you are lucky to book a table on the terrace of the Nepperminer Fischpalast with views over the Balm and the broads on a summer evening and enjoy the fish dish and drink there and then also get such a beautiful sunset experience, as is common here, you will never forget the experience and certainly count the Nepperminer Fischpalast among your favourite eateries.

Sunset at Nepperminer Fischapalast
Sunset over the broads at Balm

🍴 Nepperminer Fischpalast  

Lyonel-Feininger-Straße 6, 17429 Benz Tel +4938379287244

Cinnamon Spray insect repellent

Natural protection against insect bites

To keep mosquitoes at bay, without the neurotoxins (poisonous for the central nervous system) found in synthetic sprays like DEET (N,N-diethyl-m-toluamide) Cinnamon Hill’s “Canelle Spray“® is a tested option. I have used the spray when travelling to Scandinavia and Asia, where it has kept stingy insects away from my partner and me.

Cinnamon Hill’s Canelle Spray

Canelle Spray”® is made from oil of cinnamon leaf and bark (cinnamomum cassia), diluted with cinnamon water. The spray is distilled, mixed and bottled on the 25 acres Top House estate in the Ceylon cinnamon heartland. Only leaves and bark grown on the estate in a self-sustaining process are being used.

The cinnamon leaf oil has a natural moisturizing effect and it’s scent naturally keeps sting insects away. The oil distilled under traditional methods is even used in Ayurvedic medicines to help soothe stings. “Canelle Spray“® is a trademark by Cinnamon Hill. The 100 ml bottle of natural repellent is available at under £19 / €19 including delivery in the UK, Ireland and most European countries or about $20 in the USA. Cinnamon Hill avoids plastic packaging, as the essential oil would corrode it. Glass would be too heavy and at risk of breaking while travelling. Ideal for travel, the “Canelle Spray“® comes in a light and sturdy aluminium bottle, which dispenses a fine mist spray, making the most efficient use of the valuable, natural remedy. My recommendation take a bottle of “Canelle Spray“® with you on your next holiday:

Goat farm “Ziegenhof zur Wolfsschlucht”

Authentic goat cheese

The goat farm at the Wolfsschlucht in Pusack is a romantic place. The garden invites you to relax and take a break from cycling the Oder-Neisse cycle route. We had a lunch break on a Neisse-river cycleway ride from Forst to Zittau. We enjoyed authentic cheese, made from raw goats’ milk on artisan bread and drunk raw milk. We also had some filter coffee.

Pusack, in the municipality of Neisse-Malxetal in the German state of Brandenburg is located on the German-Polish border. This southern edge of the area where Sorbs and Wends settled, also forms Brandenburg’s southern border with the state of Saxony.

Gaden Wolfsschlucht
Garden at “Ziegenhof zur Wolfsschlucht”

The friendly host and “goat herder“, a former social worker, was able to speak both about his cheese, as well as the place and the people who live in the area and many changes that happened since German reunification. The food is local and authentic. We also bought some excellent raw milk cheese for our onward journey.

The atmosphere is natural, you sit at tables in the garden or under a shelter. Everything was very simple. The goats are not far, but the mosquitoes remain near the Neisse river, so you don’t need insect repellent to sit in the garden.

The food is neither fast nor cheap. We were very happy with it.

Goat farm “Ziegenhof zur Wolfsschlucht

Pusack Nr. 1, 03159 Neiße-Malxetal