Rügen Things to Do

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    Stubbenkammer & Jasmund National Park

    by Leipzig Updated Feb 24, 2010

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    R��gen Limestone Cliffs

    Rügen's landmark and most popular attraction are the Limestone Cliffs near Hagen in the National Park Jasmund. The partly more than 100 m high limestone cliffs, the most popular are the Koenigsstuhl and the Wissower Klinken, offer a fascinating view from the land.

    In 1818 the painter Caspar David Friedrich painted the Chalk cliffs on his picture "Kreidefelsen auf Rügen" (Limestone cliffs at Ruegen) .

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    Der Rasende Roland

    by janvanommen Written Dec 19, 2008
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    Since more than 100 years operates " Racing Roland" , the Rügener narrow-gauge railway, between Putbus and the seaside resorts in the southeast of Rugen, and ends in Göhren after a 76 min. ride. It steams and whistles incessantly, the Kleinbahn " Racing Roland" - a mad experience for parents and their children!
    The small station of Göhren is laying of the foot of the Steilküste of the monk property, only few steps up to the kilometer-long sand beach. Cure place, Strandpromenade, sea-bridge and restaurant - everything you will find there. The place above the station with many reorganized mansions and business and those monk-good museums is worth seeing. This trip is accomplished all year round daily in the 2-Stunden-Takt.

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    Visit Sassnitz

    by janvanommen Written Dec 19, 2008

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    The city borders on the Jasmund National Park and its picturesque chalk coastline, and the chalk hills above the city of Sassnitz are good to be seen when you take a walk on the
    1,4 km. long harbour wall, called the Mole and is the longest in Europe. There is always something to be seen in the harbour: Fishing vessels, birds, restaurants and fine gift shops.
    Every day you can eat smoked fish in the harbour or take a walk along the seaside.
    Don't forget to visit the Alt-Stad (the Old town). The houses have been rebuild an most of them are painted white. The where build in the Baltic -arcitecture.

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    Visit Kap Arkona on Wittow (windland)

    by janvanommen Written Dec 18, 2008

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    When you drive from Altenkirchen to Kap Arkona, the two Kap Arkona lighthouses greet you from afar. Part of an historic site, they are inseparable from the lookout tower, the fishing village of Vitt and the wall of the fortified temple of Arkona .

    There's a great car-park in Putgarten, from where you can walk to Kap-Arkona and the little fishing village of Vitt. its a 1,5km walk.
    You can visit the two light-towers for a great view. With nice weather your view is about 10-15km far.
    There is a guided tour in the former military barracks underground, every hour.

    The sheer coast, which rises to 46m, is a stunning sight! White cliffs rise above the sea, which can be reached with stairs.

    You can also visit the Rugenhof. A great barn with several gift shops.

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    KDF-Bath in Prora

    by janvanommen Written Dec 18, 2008

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    The so-called Colossus of Prora, a 4.5 km long building complex was built in the late 1930's as a “fit for fun” (Kraft durch Freude) seaside resort for the nation. 10,000 rooms with twin beds and a sea view were to provide accommodation for the holidaymakers. Today, one building lies abandoned and in ruins.
    It's situated along the seeside in Prora.
    The buildings are the largest in the world.
    In one of the buildings is a museum that gives you a quite good impression of this massiv Colossus.

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    Breege, fishing and sailing

    by elgin99 Written Jun 17, 2006

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    Since long time that romantic fishing village was the harbour of sailing boats. Therefore it was also in the past (19th century) a very rich village at Baltic Sea. The center is still that harbour.
    From there you can start to Hiddensee and other ship tours, too.

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    Chalk cliffs, Königsstuhl, Jasmund

    by elgin99 Written Jun 17, 2006

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    The most little National Park of Germany is Jasmund, famous for its wonderful nature on land and the cliff hangers of chalk, many kilometers long. The most famous point is the Königsstuhl, 117ms high.

    We made a tour with a small motor cutter, very recommandably. Started in Sassnitz (ask at information point in harbour for that) and enjoyed the fantastic views to the cliff hangers.

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    Sassnitz - the harbour

    by elgin99 Updated Jun 17, 2006

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    Sassnitz, the little town has many faces. At first his harbour with the longest European jetty, 1444 ms totally. The town has an old history. Many fishing boats also today lies in the harbour. But the main means of income got tourism, more than ever.

    Belong quays you find boats, former on the Sea and changed now to restaurants. If you like to eat on a boat, there are much of this in harbour. Everywhere in harbour you get fresh seafood.

    You can book also a tour to world famous Kreideküste (coast of Cretaceous, chalk) with its Königsstuhl, often painted, often fotographed... and too often visited. :)) The tour over the Sea is therefore the better way. Look for my special tip.

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    H.M. Submarine Otus-An Adventure

    by elgin99 Written Jun 13, 2006

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    A time of phantasies in the amazing world of submarine!
    Her Majesty´s Submarine Otus of the British Oberon Class, served for 28 years in the 1st Submarine Squadron of the British Royal Navy.
    The submarine was built in 1963, surved with 68 crew members in Falkland War and 1991 in Persian Gulf War.
    Now the boat is in Sassnitz on Rügen. You can visit all days 10 am - 4 am (winter time) or 10 am - 7 pm, April - October.

    It was an adventure to be inside, look for the technic and have the feeling to be under water. I was excited, thrilled to be there. But I can say, never I could stay only a day inside with the knowledge to be under water in true!

    I shot so much pitctures that I have to put inside an extra album.

    Website is also in English language with technical details and very interesting pictures about history and technical stuff of Otus.

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    Palace Spyker and its park

    by elgin99 Updated Jun 13, 2006

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    The palace was built in 14th century. In 1648 the Queen of Sweden declairated as Swedish property and given to Carl Gustav Wrangel, the famous Swedish general.
    The Queen was there as guest herself in 1668.
    Later is was in French ownership and later again Swedish.

    In the park are many trees which are about 250 till 350 years old. Its an event to walk through that park.

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    Vitt, the village

    by elgin99 Updated Jun 11, 2006

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    On the peninsula Wittow lies Vitt, the idyllic fishing village on Rügen. Architectural conservation village because it is founded in 10th century. It was a part of Jaromarsburg (temple Arkona).
    Above the village on hill is a small octogonal church, built in 1816.

    Many tourists come to Vitt, which you can only reach by walking from Cape or with a very little train from Putgarten (see that tip).

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    Cape Arkona, Slavs and gods

    by elgin99 Written Jun 11, 2006

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    Cape Arkona is a point of interest also due to an ancient temple fortress dedicated to Svantevit (Jaromarsburg). The temple fortress of Arkona was the religious and political centre of the Slavic principality of Rügen in the early Middle Ages. The main temple of Svantevit was located in Arkona on Rügen.
    The temple was dedicated to the deity Svantevit, who was depicted with four heads. The temple was housed an important horse oracle in Slavic times, where the behaviour of a white stallion decided about peace and war. Today only about a quarter of the old fortress are left, as the chalk-promontory it was built on is slowly eroded by the Baltic. Rescue excavations are in progress.

    In 1168 Arkona was destroyed by Danish invaders (see Absalon). This event preceded the Christianisation.

    They assume that the harbour of temple was in Vitt (see there), the settlement in Putgarten (means At Feet of Castle).

    In July and August there will be a great historical event (Middle Age), with archaelogists and artists from Denmark, Poland and other countries.

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    Kreidefelsen

    by angidesign Written Oct 12, 2005

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    Who doesn't know the famous picture of Caspar David Friederichs? So go and see the Kreidefelsen, as long as they are still there. You can do it by walking there, on the cliffs, looking down at the sea - or more comfortable, by boat...

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    Explore Cap Arcona

    by angidesign Written Oct 12, 2005

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    Cap Arcona is famous four its Cliffs and for its Lighthouse, where you can even wed! So if you ar looking for a nice location ... In addition to that, there is a little cute village next to it, and it is completely car-free.

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    Look for Huehnergoetter - Mukran

    by angidesign Written Oct 12, 2005

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    Ok, what is a Huehnergott? Litterary translated it means: Chicken God, but it has nothing to do with that animals! In fact, it is a firestone with a whole in it - and if you find one - you will be safe for all evil ;-). You can find them at the beach - or at the Mukraner Feuersteinfelder (firestonefields). That is a geological sensation, just outside of Binz.

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