Rügen in Germany offers a paradise-like setting on the Baltic Sea with spectacular scenery, beech and white chalk cliffs.
The seaside resorts of Binz, Sellin and Göhren attract many visitors with their incredibly fine sandy beaches and charming seaside resort architecture, offering scenery unlike any you would expect to find in northern Germany.
Rugen is actually an island, set just off the mainland of Germany and the Pomeranian coast.
There are several great spa hotels here that have really good service, making this an enjoyable and relaxing holiday island.
It’s not surprising that Rugen has become one of the biggest tourist magnets in Germany.
Historic and exciting sights
Rugen has lots to see, but among the most famous and popular attractions are the following:
Nature Reserve Granitz and Hunting Lodge “Die Jagdsloss” has a scenic beech forest with hiking trails and bike paths.
In fact, the entire island is very bike-friendly, so great for anyone who enjoy cycling.
Cape Arkona and Kings Chair is grand and beautiful with its white chalk cliffs.
The most mentioned and famous historical attraction is the beach resort of Prora, Often called the “Colossus of Prora”.
This planned resort was built by Hitler and although the eight identical buildings were never actually used by tourists it was planned to be a huge holiday resort for the German people.
Narrow gauge steam train rides
The steam locomotive, Rasender Roland, runs between the beach resorts, providing a practical solution for anyone who does not cycle or is tired of walking after a day’s sightseeing.
The train’s whistle is a familiar sound on Rugen!
Looking for a Spa and Gourmet Cuisine ?
Then Rugen is the right place! Relax with a spa and enjoy life in one of Rügen’s many luxury hotels.
Their restaurants are also real gourmet places with very good service.