The Rasunder Roland passes through Binz but not at the main DB station, but at the little station (kleine bahnhof) a good walk on. If you want to get off the main train and catch the narrow-gauge you will need to allow yourself a good 15 minutes to make it, even if you walk quickly like I do. Even if you don't want to travel on the train itself, a...more
The former royal residence with its 29 small districts stretches the length of Rügen Bodden. As ordered by Prince Wilhelm Malte, eight local elders and protectors of historical monuments are responsible for ensuring the classic city centre is preserved.The whitewashed houses with their rose bushes are stunning. A visit to the theatre in Putbus is...more
This castle is situated on Temple Mountain among rich beech forests close to Binz. It was built between 1837 and 1851 by Wilhelm Malte I, Earl and Lord of Putbus, who used it mainly to host guests. It was opened to the public in 1900 and has been a popular tourist attraction since then. The viewing platform atop the tower is 144 meters above the...more
Although nothing special in terms of architecture, the church at Binz has to be one of the scariest looking buildings I have ever seen. Perched on a shelf cut into the side of a small hill, with the snaking roots of the trees exposed on one side looking like the braided locks of witches, it makes for a spooky sight, especially at night. It would be...more
Not a patch on Sellin's distinctive pier, the Seebruecke (Sea Bridge) at Binz does give some nice views of the beach front buildings and architecture. In the winter you will have to face the icy winds coming straight off the freezing waters of the Baltic sea. Even on mild days, such as when I visited Binz, these breezes are stiff. As you can see in...more
Just behind the beach, and separated from it by a row of trees and some brush, the Strandpromenade is a popular walk that is somewhat sheltered from the chill breezes blowing in off the Baltic, and allows easy access to many of the expensive restaurants and cafes that line the shore front.more
Lashed by the cold waters of the Baltic sea, the beach of Binz is a long windswept stretch of sand curving around the front of the town for several kilometers. Without a doubt the beach of Binz is the main draw for the town, although it does also have some interesting architecture and some pleasant walks.more
Strandpromenade 27, Ostseebad Binz, 18609, de
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Strandpromenade 24, Ostseebad Binz, Mecklenburg-West Pomerania, 18609, Germany
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Strandpromenade 24, Ostseebad Binz, 18603, DE
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The restaurant at the "little station" was decked out like a station of yesteryear, complete with waitress dressed as a station master. The waitress reminded me of many Tom Waits songs, where he falls in love with lonely waitresses in pokey towns across America, like in Invitation to the Blues or the Ghosts of Saturday Night."He dreams of a...more
International style for the Dorint hotel restaurant Olivio; you can have pasta as fish as other more "german" stuff.Anyhow the food style is not for "heavy" taste.Interiors quite nice, glass and wood almost everywhere, kind staff.Offer a romantic dinner to your lady here ... and then post the results on VT :-) Super prawn backed with ham ......more
Small and calm restaurant along the Binz promenade, a little bit away from the sea-bridge, close to the Dorint hotel.Interiors are nicely decorated with sealife related stuff.The result is a relaxing place; staff is kind and not overwhelming. Fish is definitely ok but you have to try the soljanka soup !!!more
Binz's other station is the Kleine Bahnhof and it serves the Rasender Roland, the narrow gauge steam railway. This little steam train putters along the 20 or so kilometers from Lauterbach to Goehren, and makes a pleasant change of pace to the other modes of transport. It is also the only way you are going to get to more remote places like Sellin or...more
Roads in the north of the former DDR (the old East Germany) typically look like this photo - pretty, somewhat narrow tree-lined avenues. However, what appeals to the eye doesn't necessarily appeal to the chassis - yours or your car's! Very often the preferred construction material for the road surface was cobbles, which, whilst long lasting and...more
1st week of may ... this is the date you cannot miss if you are there; on the 1st week of may all the hotel managers go for the very 1st bath of the season into the horribly cold sea. All the hotels crews are on the beach to attend the show and laugh like hell while their bosse suffer like hells ... funny !!!!more
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If I thought Stralsund was cold, the weather in Binz had some more shocks in store for me. Walking out of the train station Binz was noticeably colder than Stralsund, with a biting sea breeze carried over the tall hotel buildings. As I crested the Strandpromenade and faced the Baltic Sea the temperature dropped significantly again. The sea front...more
Beach etiquette is very important, especially when you discover that you're not dressed (or undressed) for the occasion!Take this sign as a case in point. Even a non German speaker can probably work out that "Hundstrand" means "dog beach", but "FKK"?FKK means Frei Koerper Kultur (Free Body Culture) ... in other words, the naturist - let's be even...more
Visiting churches is one of the absolute highlights of a trip to Europe, and provides a fascinating insight into the most powerful influencethat has shaped European cultures of the past couple of millenia.Unlike some other religions - where access to places of worship may be restricted to members of that religious group or a specific gender - the...more
There is no special rainy season
Avg. Temp. in Spring: max.: 4 – 12°C ( 39 - 52°F ); min: 0 - 7°C ( 32 - 45°F )
Avg. Temp. in Summer: max.: 17 – 20°C ( 63 - 68°F ); min: 11 - 14°C ( 51 - 57°F )
Avg. Temp. in Autumn: max.: 7 – 16°C ( 45 - 60°F); min: 3 - 11°C ( 38 – 51°F )
Avg. Temp. in Winter: max.: 2 – 4°C ( 36 - 39°F); min: -2 - 0°C ( 28 - 32°F )
Watertemperature: in winter around 2°C ( 36°F ), in summer around 17°C ( 63°F) in average.
My father (pictured) maintains that this is a mangelwurzel - having never met a mangelwurzel, I don't know any better, but I defer to his better judgement and am blown away with the sonorous medieval title!
Wikipedia informs me that, " Mangelwurzel or mangold wurzel, is a cultivated root vegetable derived from Beta vulgaris. Its large white, yellow or orange-yellow swollen roots were developed in the 1700s for feeding cattle and pigs".
Apparently both leaves and roots may be eaten. Much more interestingly, the mangelwurzel has a history in England of being used for sport (mangold hurling) and for the brewing of a potent alcoholic beverage. Presumably the mangold hurling is a more logical thing to do after the potent alcoholic beverage has been imbibed???
Whether this is a mangelwurzel or not, the Muenchgat peninsula - home to this plant on Ruegen's south east tip - is a pretty if somewhat windswept spot. It reminded me of parts of the West of Ireland, and is certainly a good place to get away from the crowds in and around Binz and the more established tourist destinations.