Rügen offers you around 60 kilometres of beach along the coastline. You will find superb sandy beaches all around the seaside resorts on the east coast and also at the north of the island. The water quality is tested regularly and many beaches have been awarded the “Blue Flag” quality mark. The choice of beaches is huge: family-friendly and dog-friendly, barrier-free, naturist, peaceful and those with a vibrant beach life.
Hiking with added beach value at Jasmund National Park.
Hike on the fairy-tale cliff path on the peninsula of Jasmund in the north-east of Rügen. The smallest national park in Germany, with rustic beech forests, an impressive chalk coast as well as its famous Königstuhl chalk cliff, it is ideal for this. Be enchanted by the fascinating views, or go searching for amber on the stony beaches below the chalk cliff.
Next to the horizon on Sellin Pier.
The pier, rebuilt in the 1990s in spa architecture style, is the landmark and main attraction of the Baltic Sea resort of Sellin today. Enjoy the breathtaking architecture, the view of the sea and the culinary diversity. Tip: venture a view of the underwater world with the diving gondola at the end of the pier.
Cross the island with the “Rasender Roland”.
The historical narrow-gauge railway, known as the “Rasender Roland” in common parlance, connects the residential town of Putbus with the Baltic Sea resorts of Binz, Sellin, Baabe and Göhren. The steam trains operate daily and offer pure railway nostalgia. Climb aboard!
The nature conservation area of Mönchgut.
Picturesque countryside with meadows, hills and sheep, this is what you can look forward to in the nature conservation area and biosphere reserve on the Mönchgut Peninsula in the south-east of Rügen. The charming environment is ideal for recuperative walks or pleasant bike tours. With luck you can even watch the grey seals and discover rare species of orchid
Expansive view from Cape Arkona.
In the north of the island of Rügen is a 45-metre-high cliff called Cape Arkona. Once a place of worship, today it is one of the most important sights of interest in Rügen. Visit the 12th century fortress. Enjoy the splendid view from the Schinkel Tower, beacon and Peilturm Tower. Or stroll around the charming fishing village of Vitt with its thatched roof.
Adventures of the pirate Klaus Störtebecker on the Ralswiek outdoor stage.
The legend of the pirate Klaus Störtebeker has been enacted on Rügen every year since 1993, at the Störtebeker festival in Ralswiek. One of the largest outdoor stages in Europe, 150 actors, 30 horses and wild riders put on an adventurous show with spectacular stunts and impressive special effects on four ships.
Excursion into the mystical flint fields.
The Rügen flint fields were formed from the activity of storms, water and powerful sea currents in the northern part of the Schmale Heide between today’s Mukran and Prora around 3,500 to 4,000 years ago. The well-known flint fields, also called the “stony sea”, with their strange appearance, provide an impressive natural experience. With luck you will also find an “adder stone”, a piece of flint with a hole through it. Legend has it that whoever touches one of these will be bestowed with wealth, the blessing of having children and other wonderful things.
Rügen from a different perspective.
Do you fancy a trip to the tops of the trees? The treetop path near Prora winds its way through the unspoilt mixed beech forest. With a total length of 1,250 metres and 4 to 17 metres high, it offers numerous learning and experience stations. The trail and viewing tower are designed to be barrier-free and family-friendly. A maximum gradient of 6% enables access for wheelchairs and pushchairs.