Ostseebad Binz Travel Guide
Muenchgat peninsula, Ruegen
Muenchgat peninsula, Ruegen
First select your beach ...
The White City of Putbus
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...
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...
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...
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-guage you will need to allow yourself a good 15 minutes to make it, even if you walk...
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...
Kleine Bahnhof Restaurant: Historic Rail Themed Restaurant
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...
Olivio: Shock your lady !!!
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 ......
Local train, we did not make use of it, but from the outside it looked like a pleasant means of transport.
Be careful of boneshaking cobbled roads!
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...
The main station at Binz is the Terminus for a number of direct trains coming from as far afield as Munich and Cologne. It also runs regular local services that connect to Inter City and Regional Express trains in Bergen and Lietzow, which connect the town to even more...
Binz's other station is the Kleine Bahnhof and it serves the Rasender Roland, the narrow guage 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...
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...
Ok, beside the weather you can see in this pic, this is the way they go for sunbathing in Binz (and Ruegen) ... has anybody alerted them we can also have some small comfortable beds :-)))) ???
Know your beach signs!
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...
Guidance on photography in churches: Homer's Rules
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...
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...
Climate in Binz
Miscellaneous: 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.
Updated Jun 22, 2003
Meet a mangelwurzel on the Muenchgut peninsula
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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.
Updated Jun 6, 2011
With some luck you'll run into a band performing next to the Kurhaus. It was a great pleasure to attend a live performance by the naval orchestra 'Marineorchester Hamburg'.
Have a walk along the promenade. Along this road you find numerous dealer offering amber, jewelry, leather products, shirts and fruits.
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