Barhöft is a small district of the municipality of Klausdorf , about twelve kilometers north of Stralsund in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania . It has around 100 inhabitants, its own small port and was a base of the National People's Army with its own military training area until the fall of the Wall .
Today Barhöft is part of the Vorpommersche Boddenlandschaft National Park , which is valued by nature lovers not least for its crane landing sites. In the “North House” visitor facility, the National Park Office for the Vorpommersche Boddenlandschaft shows an information exhibition on the subject of flora and fauna on the Baltic Sea and the Bodden all year round .
The nearby Barhöft observation tower on the cliff offers a view of the Zingst peninsula , the islands of Bock , Hiddensee and Rügen as well as Stralsund. The 16.9 m high brick tower was built in 1986 as a military observation tower, was not used for a long time after reunification and was made accessible as an observation tower in 2004 after being supplemented by an external steel staircase.
Many sailors use the port of Barhöft as a stopover to the islands of Rügen, Bock and Hiddensee. The place has a small sandy beach and a well-developed network of bike and hiking trails.
The name is derived from the Low German “Höft” for “head, head” and bar for “naked” and means something like barren, unwooded headland.
- Literature about Barhöft in the state bibliography MV
- Barhöft on the side of the municipality of Klausdorf
- Barhöft observation tower at hafen-barhoeft.de