Rügen Travel Guide

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Rügen Things to Do

  • Rasender Roland

    The authentic and historic narrow gauge railway of the Rasender Roland (Racing Roland) is a must see for any steam enthusiast. While I am not a great fan of steam trains myself, the magic of the Rasunder Roland is hard to deny. As you are pulled along in acrid old coaches, you can watch out of the window as the steam hatches over the fields and...

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  • Binz - Sublime Seaside in November

    More and more people connect the seaside resort with the best of all preserved bath architecture with the name Binz. Still today there isreflected the charm of the turn of the century (19./20 cent.). No seaside resort on the German Baltic Sea has a similarly completely preserved local core of this style. A walk on the promenade and through the...

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  • Altenkirchen, the unique church

    The church of Altenkirchen is the second-oldest religious building of Rügen was built in 12th century.In one aisle you see the Savantevit Stone from Jaromarsburg (my tip about Arkona), built in the church horizontally. Remarkable the expositions of paintings about region or by regional painters in that church.A great pleasure also the candles at...

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  • Jagdschloss Granitz

    In the middle of of lovely beech forests Wilhelm Maltas let built himself that hunting palace on the 107 ms high temple mountain. Was completed by Johann Gotthard Steinmeyer, and is an often visited sight. A special attraction point is the 38 ms high tower, that was constructed 1844 after plans by Karl Friedrich Schinkel. The outlook platform...

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  • Cape Arkona - The North of Germany, the...

    Cape Arkona is the most northern point of Germany. The 46 ms high cliff line is very impressive. From the far you see the two lighthouses and a bearing tower (navy). One of the lighthoses is built 1826/1827 by Schinkel, one of the most famous architects of Germany. It is the oldest lighthouse of Baltic Sea.The other one was built 1902, 35 ms high....

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  • Sellin

    This over 700 years old town is one of Germany's most popular sea resorts. Landmark are the Sea-Bridge and the Wilhelm Street.

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Rügen Hotels

  • Hanseatic Rugen und Villen

    Nordperdstrasse 2, Gohren, Mecklenburg-West Pomerania, 18586, Germany

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

    Hotel Class 4.5 out of 5 stars

Rügen Restaurants

  • Fish boats in Sassnitz harbour

    Instead of restaurants, we chose to dine by the fishing boats. A fish plate cost just a few euros, and I got to taste several different fishes. A bit too salty for me, but good.

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  • The favourite

    Since more than 100 years the "Strandhalle” (“beach hall") is located at the well known promenade of Binz. In their eventful history it was one of the first restaurants directly on the Binzer beach, later also a dining room and even cinema. Now, at last, it is again what it always wanted to be: a restaurant. The surprising, nostalgically equipment,...

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  • Resaurant at habour

    Would you like to sit in a good reaturant directly at harbour of Bay of Breege? Then you should visit that fishing village. All recommended, the meals, the service, and the nice surrounding. Have a dinner or a beer after your sailing turn! Prost!

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Rügen Transportation

  • To Rügen with car, new autobahn

    With the car you can reach Rügen via many motorways (autobahn). From the south (eg Munich), like we had to do via A9 to Berlin. From Berlin A 11 and A 20 direct to Stralsund. Another autobahn A 10 west of Berlin to Rostock. Because the new motorway ( 96 and 96a)is ready you can drive also directly to Stralsund.About the Rügendamm (bridge) you reach...

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  • To the North, Wittow

    Up to the North of the isle, the region of Wittow, you can drive with car but would need many time. So it is better to take the Wittower Fähre (ferry boat) in Wittow. Its a very short way between Wittow South and Wittow North, only some minutes and you reach the region Wittow with its most north point Arkona. Ferry even weaves between north and...

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  • From/To Hunting Palace Granitz

    That little train, but with more power you can guess, brings you to the Palace Granitz, up to the hill, across wonderful forest. The tour isn´t boring. During you drive up, you get many informations about the region, the town and the history of Granitz. A very good idea and interesting. The music at the end of the tour, backwards... okay, not the...

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Rügen Shopping

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  • Much in One, Putgarten

    Is not good to have to select one, I took Others, but the Rügenhof is much in one. Arts, exhibitions, gifts, crafts, jewelry, clothes, food and drink, restaurants, events and holiday flats. It was a manor formerly.High recommandable if you want have some for memory, or search for a beautiful gift or special art. Esp. porcellain is so fascinating...

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  • Very good cheese and more, Biological...

    Its not only a shop, it is also a restaurant. If you want buy fresh and good local food, you should by in such small shops, often belong the roads. That one is high recommandable, comfortable, with beautiful ambiente and really delicate food and drink. sallow thorn products, cheese, sausage

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  • Shopping in Bergen

    Well, Rügen does not offer a lot of possibilities for shopping. In bigger towns, like in Bergen, are some department stores and small stores along the main streets.

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Rügen Local Customs

  • Strandkörbe

    Strandkörbe are a speciality of German beach life. There are made for sitting inside, protected from the cold wind and turned towards the sun. Looking on the colourful formation of a multitude of Strandkörbe at the beaches sometimes offers an amazing sight.

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  • Sanddorn

    Sanddorn is a kind of fruit of which delicious syrup and marmalade are made. Sanddorn it is a speciality which you can only find in northern Germany.

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Rügen Warnings and Dangers

  • Mysterious restaurant

    In Gramtitz, near Bakenberg, is a small restaurant. The name is Schifferklause, a dirty and bad low pub. okay, they advertize with the fact that is very old,existing since some hundred of years. But bad keeps bad.The host was out of humour, the rooms were neglected. We did not eat. So I cannot say how meals had for a quality. It is as if the time...

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  • Non smoking area

    Hi, if you are a smoker, you should not forget to buy your cigaretts during the day. At evening you can´t get some (at least on Wittow). Not in restaurants and nowhere a slot machine. And if you find one, guaranteed want not work. (lol)

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  • Road Conditions

    Conditions on Ruegen roads can change swiftly! One moment you're driving an ordinary road, the next moment you're on cobble stones. This particularly happens when entering small villages, but it happens also just "some where". Sometimes you see speed limits of 80 km/h (50mph). I suggest you don't try!!

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Rügen Tourist Traps

  • Alternative entrance to the island

    There is only 1 entrance bridge to the island, which will open at fixed times to allow ships to pass. Be patient. If you are in the middle of a traffic jam in Stralsund, better pay a short visit to this beautiful Hanze city.2007 Update: End october the new Ruegenbruecke was opened. This new and high bridge makes an end to the lang waiting lines at...

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  • You can't drive everywhere

    The the National Park is forbidden for private cars. Go to the Hagen Parking place and take the bus. If the weather permits take a bicycle (24 gears!)

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Rügen What to Pack

  • Endless walking

    Backpack. Form bathing suit to rain coat. Sun lotion. Very wide angle lens Mountain shoes.Bicycle with 24+ gears.

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  • ... can be fun!

    we took along a kite and had the most fun with it! The winds are terrific, at times even too strong!!! In that case you might just enjoy walking along the beach and wait for better wind conditions...

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  • Cold winds....

    Even in August the temperatures in the evenings were rather low. Especially the cold wind made some warm clothes quite enjoyable!!!

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Rügen Off The Beaten Path

  • Beach in Prora, next to Prora Koloss...

    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.

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  • "Racing Roland"

    "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...

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  • Great walk to the Kieler Bach

    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...

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Rügen Sports & Outdoors

  • Horseback riding

    There are quite a few farms and stables that offer lessons or rides through the wonderful landscape. We tried a few of them and each one of them was just perfect.

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  • Horseback Riding

    Since the girls love to go horsebackriding, we took them to various places, where they could either take lessons or go on a ride. I contacted this one organisation beforehand and they sent me a list of places - with addresses and telephone numbers. You can also get information at the Rügen tourist information.

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  • The Sea

    What I miss when I remember for that journey? At first the moments at Sea. Lying in sand, reading a book, listening for waves. So peaceful, when you are there in off-season. Or at evening. Strolling at waterside, watching children and relaxed persons. Watching the sunsets and dream a while..... Pure romance. I miss it again during I write that...

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  • The Beaches and Coast

    Beaches on isle of Rügen are great, unique.... which word I should take for it? Fine sand beaches change with cliff lines and stones. Luxurious beaches, natural beaches. The last I like more, of course. That´s me.Belong the coast you find forests. And inmidst the forests everywhere cottages, trailer (fixed), little homes, mostly of the time from...

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  • PRORA

    The Prora buildings construction started a few years before the second World War as a Nazi summer resort. It's 4 km of appartment buildings at the East coast of the island. It's complete madness, because the facility never saw any workers arriving for a holiday.Once the war started the workers and materials wre moved to Peenemunde were the...

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