Your Essential Travel Guide To Rügen Island
Discover Rügen Island
Rügen Island is a paradise away from the hustle and bustle of the city. It's known as the sunniest place in the north of Germany and is the largest island in this part of Europe, boasting stunning sandy beaches, lush forests and dramatic cliffs with breath-taking views. Visitors can enjoy a variety of outdoor activities such as horse-riding, sailing and cycling.
For those looking for some pampering, there are several luxury resorts located on the island which provide sumptuous spa treatments and fine dining.
If you're feeling adventurous, you can explore all the hidden gems that this beautiful island has to offer; think quaint fishing villages to crystal-clear lakes. Whether you're looking for an idyllic escape to relax and unwind, or an activity packed trip, Rügen Island promises a truly special getaway.
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Around the area
Binz is the largest seaside resort on the island of Rügen, with many wonderful 20th century villas. You can also visit other popular beach resorts such as Zelin and Gioren.
Hiddensee is a small but cosy island near the coast of Rügen. Accessible only by foot, bicycle, horse-drawn carriage, sailboat or ferry , it’s the perfect place to relax.
Cape Arkona is located in the north part of Rügen on the Wittow Peninsula. You can visit the temple of the god Svantevit, a ledgend of the Slavs who lived on the island in the XI century.
Visit Zanisco for an area full of colourful boats, freshly caught fish, cosy restaurants and romantic sea views.
Finally, Putbus is known for roses, traditional buildings and the famous theatre built at the start of the 19th century.
What to see
Rügen Island offers a range of activities for visitors to enjoy, including the butterfly park. where you can admire over 140 species of butterflies and get a close-up view of these colourful creatures.
For theatre goers, the open air theatre. hosts 150 actors, 4 real ships and 30 horses in their shows which include burning houses, fireworks and plenty of special effects.
Alternatively, visit the Fishermen and Port Museum providing exhibitions full of fascinating information on what could be fished in the area as well as an old fishing boat which is still visible from the pier. Also, don't miss the chance to visit the World War II British Submarine located at Zasnico port.
Rügen Park and Jasmund National Park
At Ruegenpark, you can be transported to some of the world's most iconic landmarks in miniature form. Alongside the miniature replicas, there’s also an amusement park with exciting attractions for adults and children alike.
A little further away lies Jasmund National Park – a stunning area of the island that must be seen to be believed! With white chalk cliffs, lush forests, and plenty of inviting greenery all around, it makes for a captivating sightseeing experience. The park is open from 9am to 7pm and adult entry tickets coast just €6.