Usedom Island has almost 32 km (20 miles) of sandy shoreline and a string of resorts. Much of the island's untouched landscape is a nature preserve that provides refuge for a number of rare birds, including the giant sea eagle, which has a wingspan of up to 8 feet. Even in summer this island feels more or less deserted, and is ready to be explored by bicycle. Due to a fluke in the postwar division of Germany, about one-fifth of the island is actually in Poland.
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