On the Southern end of the Prora's 4km long, empty Koloss house there is a big beach. About 10? km South-East from Sassnitz (between Sassnitz and Sellin towns). There is a parking area, but many choose to park free just by the long empty Koloss house.
"Racing Roland" takes its way on a regularly timetable through the nicest part of the island.It is the joy of all tourists, railroad fan and also the local population.
On the 22nd July, 1895 the first train, with a trace width of 75 cms, in Putbus drove off. The first distance ended in Binz and in 1899, in the end of G?hren. The today's name of the narrow-gauge railway "Racing Roland " comes from the vernacular. The current distance of Putbus to G?hren amounts to 24.4 kms, in the contrast to it the road net at that time had in length of 96.8 kms. From 1901 to 1916 certain "theater trains" of Binz went to Putbus. They brought back the guests of the bathing resorts to the theater. To these journeys even dining cars were suspended, therefore R?gens "Racing Roland" was the only narrow-gauge railway in Germany in which during the journey warm food was served.
Since beginning of 1996 under private direction pursued railway becomes more and more a center of attraction for all visitors of R?gen. This experience by historical vehicles is getting rarer and rarer in Europe.
You start your walk at the carpark at the end of the Weddingstrasse in Sassnitz. You follow the signs to Piraten-slucht where you can reach the sea-shore by the stairs. Then you walk alongsite the white chalk-cliffs to the Kieler Bach. a walk for about 2 hours.
The Kieler bach is a small river that start in the woods and have a small waterfall where you can climb upstairs to reach the footpath through the woods, back to Sassnitz.
On the way back you have magnifficent views of the sea-shore where you have just walked.
You can extend your walk to the Koeningsstuhl. where you can also walk through the woods back to Sassnitz, or you take the bus from the car-park in Hagen back to Sassnitz.
Open your eyes while you drive across Rügen. There are so many typical and unique things, sceneries or pictures. The horses in front of thatched roof homes, the wonderful avenues, old trees, boats in a garden, sheeps, flowers, details.
I want show you what I liked, detected, with my pictures.
More of that you can see in Travelogue.
In the Southeast of Rügen lies a very small village, named Klein Zicker (Thiessow). A paradise for surfers and water sports. Only a narrow spit connects that region with isle of Rügen. Unique the coast line, the view to North, South and East, Bay and Sea.
What I found there was a great area of wild flowers, many meadows with it, and at cliff line also flowers, like poppies. What for fantastic pictures you can shoot there.
Close to our homes of Rugana, in Bakenberg, should be a Großsteingrab, means a barrow. So we read also in the map. A sign at main road... but then.... Where it shall be? So we searched, because the official map shown at last the place. Walked and found, but it was a Hügelgrab, a cairn.
One woman from reception desk confirmed. It is the last one.
Sad, that the whole hump was overgrown with high grass. There lain some big stones, scattered. But we found the "grave", that was important, and detected some new midst in fields.
BTW, Rügen has many barrows.
Near Lanken-Granitz we found this wonderful prehistoric grave site consisting of 4 neolithic dolmen graves. They date back to 2300 BC!
Great place to go for a walk or just sit there and meditate - or sketch!
Bergen is in the middle of the Island and therefore not as touristy as the coast towns. But Bergen is the capital of Rügen and a very nice place as well. All the important streets of Rügen come together on the lovely market square of Bergen. Unfortunately most of the market square is part of a big parking place.
Moreover you find some old houses like the Benedix-House and the Marienkirche.
This is a fun museum: it has more than 70 duplicats of world famous paintings, such as Van Gogh's "sunflowers" or the "White Cliffs" by Caspar David Friedrich....
You can find this museum (which is one of five imaginary museums in the world) in Binz/Rügen.
Megalith grave sites can be found in Rügen as well. This one shown on the picture is near Lanken-Granitz. An amazing site, indeed!