Binz is the most easily reached resort on the entire island, being at the end of several major train lines running from Berlin and Cologne. This makes it very popular with Germans, and it has masses of hotels all along the sea front and behind. Binz doesn't have much in the way of outstanding sights, just a long beach, a simple Seebruecke (pier) and some interesting regional architecture. In the winter it is extremely cold, as I can testify, but still has plenty of visitors to enjoy walks along the Strand in the bracing sea breeze.
I came to Binz with the intention of riding the Rasender Roland, to experience it and take some pictures for my ailing father back in England. It brought back many nostalgic memories of holidays as a child, where my father would take me on long (and sometimes tedious) hikes chasing after some train, walking along train lines, and waiting in remote fields to take photographs of passing engines. It also made me feel sad to think of how much my father would have loved to have taken this trip himself, but probably never will be able to given his current health.