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Where can one get a great breakfast in the morning?

Are there any cultural highlights, museums?

Ideas for 2-3 activities and daytrips?

Good restaurants for dinner?

Typical tourist activities or places that one should NOT do, as they are not worthwhile doing.

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How to get around and find best means of local transportation?

"We will be travelling to Germany from Australia in October and wish to travel by train to Rugen Island. Does the train travel all the way to the Island or does it stop on the mainland? If it doesn't travel all the way onto the Island, what is its last stop? How do we then proceed to the Island? I will appreciate any information you can provide. Regards Allan Ford" (posted 08/25/2014)

The train stops in Bergen in the middle of the island and in Binz and Sassnitz, the two largest coastal towns. There are also a number of smaller stations. In addition, there is a narrow-gauge steam railway, which oscillates between Göhren and Putbus. In Binz can eg switch between the two tracks. The whole island is covered with a dense bus network. Holidaymakers who book with us in the Zicker on the Moenchgut and take the train to Binz be picked up by us at the station. Regards Bernhard Wildt
Answer provided by Bernhard Wildt on 08/26/2014
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Hello, you can take the ICE, which is an express train, for example. drive over Berlin on the island of Rügen Binz up after. Then it comes down to where you want to go. If you want, for example, in the Göhren in our apartment, you can take the "Orlando Furioso", which is driving an old historic steam train. Other options are available from Binz by taxi or bus. The public transport is very well developed on the island of Rügen. Sincerely, Christian Seltmann
Answer provided by Christian Seltmann on 08/26/2014
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Dear Mr. Ford, we are happy to assist you. Trains also go to the island. In the last station is Binz. Kind regards Olga Friesen and the Baltic residences Team
Answer provided by Olga Friesen on 08/26/2014
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Where to find good quality groceries?

Are there any special local events?

Are there any local food specialties one should try out?

What makes this destination special? Why should one spend some time here during vacation?

"What is considered the finest resort hotel in Binz?" (posted 07/14/2014)

Travel Charme Hotel (Kurhaus Binz) and the Ceres Hotel are both very beautiful and elegant. First row on the promenade right at the pier. But there are a lot of hotels in every price range and with different concepts (eg luxury (see above), child friendly, cozy, original resort architecture from the imperial period, etc.)
Answer provided by Bernhard Wildt on 07/15/2014
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Hello, in Binz, I think you should make a reservation at the Grant Hotel Binz *****. http://www.grandhotelbinz.com/ Regards, Christian Seltmann
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"Is there any tourist service available which will take around the island, major attractions over an evening and morning hours? Alternatively, which place will be easily accessible from berlin by train and will be convenient for sightseeing as well? Will appreciate contact emails or websites which might be helpful." (posted 03/17/2016)

There are various health resorts, the events and information present example. also with us in Göhren. With the ICE train can drive from Berlin to Binz and then with the "Orlando Furioso" to Göhren. Sincerely Christian Seltmann
Answer provided by Christian Seltmann on 03/17/2016
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Is there a good local deli or restaurant with lunch menu?

Are there any points of interest or local attractions?

What are good places to go for shopping?

"October 2014 I was in Binz, Germany. At the railroad station I bought a Navy Blue baseball style hat with the Binz Logo. I would like to buy five more of these hats. Three are for relatives in Mahlberg, Germany and two are for gifts in the U.S.A. How can I buy the hats?" (posted 08/04/2015)

times please go to the link. http://ruegensche-baederbahn.de/ Regards Christian Seltmann
Answer provided by Christian Seltmann on 08/05/2015
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Any sporting activites and recommendations to stay active?

"Is there a public swimming pool in Binz? " (posted 04/20/2014)

No, in Binz there is no public swimming pool.
Answer provided by Werner Hannemann on 04/20/2014
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No, but there is a large swimming pool in Sellin, which is 15 minutes from Binz.
Answer provided by Olga Friesen on 04/21/2014
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In Binz, there is the "Binz Therme Rügen," with aqua-gym, thermal water, massages, solarium, salt water pool, spa and wellness. In Sellin, you can visit the water park "Island Paradise Sellin 'with similar offerings. Both places are not far apart. There are also other public swimming pools on the island. With springtime greetings from the island Friedemann Schur
Answer provided by Friedemann Schur on 04/20/2014
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In Binz, there is the sea where one can swim in summer. There are several hotels with swimming pools which can also be used by others than their own guests, for a fee. In Sellin and other places on the island there are public pools, but as far as I know there are none in Binz. Regards Birgit Roth-Neuschild
Answer provided by Chris Neuschild on 04/21/2014
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Popular Points of Interest in and near Binz Rügen

  • Hunting Lodge (Jagdschloss Granitz)

    The hunting lodge is located atop the 106-m Tempelberg in the extensive Granitz beech forest, very close to the resort of Binz. From 1837 - 1851, during the flowering of Classicism, Wilhelm Malte I, the prince of Putbus, had the lodge built under the direction of the famous Berlin architect Johann Gottfried Steinmeyer.

    The hunting lodge served the nobles of nearby Putbus primarily as a guest house. Beginning in 1900 the family allowed visitors paying a fee to tour the castle. Since its restoration the lodge has become one of the most visited day-trip destinations on the island. The tower 144 metres above the sea affords a panoramic view of the uniquely beautiful Rügen landscape.

    Hours: May - September: daily 9 am - 6 pm. October - April: Tuesday - Sunday 10 am - 4 pm.

  • Beach promenade in Binz with Bathing Resort Architecture

    More and more, people associate the name Binz with the best in resort architecture preservation. No German resort on the Baltic has a similar perfectly preserved center in this style, which, to be precise, is not a strictly single architectural style at all.

    Emerging in a period in which people were influenced by a desire to go back to nature, this architecture embodies the lifestyle of the fin de siècle like little else. People from every part Germany obtained plots of land and charged their local architects with the building of hotels and boarding houses. The beach promenade, the spa, the pier and the bathhouse appeared -and a seaside resort was born. Today with every step visitors discover renovated villas from that era with their playful Art Nouveau elements, gingerbread trim and wood or metal balconies.

  • Prora, the
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    Prora, the "Colossus of Rügen"

    Prora, a few kilometres from Binz. is known especially for its colossal Nazi-planned touristic structures. The massive building complex was built between 1936 and 1939 as a Kraft durch Freude (KdF) project. The eight buildings are identical, and while they were planned as a holiday locale, they were never used for this purpose. The complex has a formal heritage listing as a particularly striking example of Third Reich architecture.

    As of the beginning of the Second World War only the building's exterior was finished, and the vacation spot was converted into a military barracks, which was taken over after the war by the East German People's Army (NVA) and after 1990 by the unified German armed forces. Now interesting cultural attractions have been established there, such as museums and galleries, which offer information about Prora's evolution.



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Binz Rügen (Rügen vacation rentals | Rügen travel guide) Overview

Rügen or Rugia is Germany's largest island. It is located in the Baltic Sea off the coast of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern. Rügen makes up the principal part of the Rügen District, which also includes the neighboring islands Hiddensee and Ummanz, as well as several small islands. Rügen is located in one of the most popular holiday and recreation areas within Germany, comprising such seaside resorts as Binz and Sellin (Sellin vacation rentals | Sellin travel guide) and has more tourists per resident than any other location in Germany.

Rügen is located in northeastern Germany in the Baltic Sea and its shape is distinguished by many smaller peninsulas. The Rügendamm bridge, which connects the island by road and rail with the city of Stralsund (Stralsund vacation rentals | Stralsund travel guide) on the mainland, crosses over the Strelasund. There are also ferry connections from Stralsund, Greifswald (Greifswald vacation rentals | Greifswald travel guide) and Wolgast.

Things to See in Binz Rügen

Rügen is one of the most requested holiday destinations in Germany. The island has many popular seaside resorts along the eastern coast, such as Binz, as well as quieter locations in the west. Several of the holiday resorts are accessible via a historic narrow gauge railway employing steam locomotives, called Rügensche Kleinbahn. Tourists come both to enjoy the beaches and to explore the island's diverse landscape. The most popular locations are Binz, Sellin (Sellin vacation rentals | Sellin travel guide), Sassnitz (Sassnitz vacation rentals | Sassnitz travel guide) and Bergen (Bergen vacation rentals | Bergen travel guide) auf Rügen (Rügen vacation rentals | Rügen travel guide) as well as Cape Arkona (Cape Arkona vacation rentals | Cape Arkona travel guide).

The island also offers a huge variety of different beach and shore areas. Rügen is often visited by Wind- and Kitesurfers and offers more than fifteen different locations for surfing. The most popular locations are Dranske, Rosengarten (Rosengarten vacation rentals | Rosengarten travel guide), Wiek, Suhrendorf and Neu Mukran.

Jasmund National park cliffs

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More about the History of Binz Rügen

In the beginning of the first millennium, the island and the surrounding continental areas were settled by the Germanic Rugians, who might have come from Scandinavia or evolved from autochtone tribes and gave their name to the island. In the 7th century, West Slavic R(uj)ani settled Rügen (Rügen vacation rentals | Rügen travel guide), assimilating the Germanic population which had not migrated southward in the Migration period, thereby adopting their name (Rugians --> Rujanes). Many traces of their life can be found today. Rügen became a Slavic principality, stretching from the Recknitz to the Ryck River, with the political center in the ancient town of Charenza, and a religious center in the fortified temple of Svantevit at Cape Arkona (Cape Arkona vacation rentals | Cape Arkona travel guide), the northernmost point of Rügen. In 1168 the area was conquered by Denmark and became the Danish Principality of Rugia. The principality underwent Christianisation and German settlement in the course of the Ostsiedlung. The former monarchs became Danish princes of Rügen. In 1325, Rügen was inherited by the Duchy of Pomerania.

In 1936 the first bridge connecting Rügen (Rügendamm, recently with a second bridge, Rügenbrücke) with the mainland was constructed, replacing the former ferry shuttles. The Nazis added a large resort: Prora (Prora vacation rentals | Prora travel guide), planned by the Strength Through Joy organisation, which aimed to occupy people's free time. However, Prora was never completed. Rügen was a major summer holiday destination in the German Democratic Republic. Rügen remained a holiday island after German reunification; it has now surpassed Sylt (Sylt vacation rentals | Sylt travel guide) as the most popular German island again.

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Rügen or Rugia is Germany's largest island. It is located in the Baltic Sea off the coast of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern. Rügen makes up the principal part of the Rügen District, which also includes the neighboring islands Hiddensee and Ummanz, as well as several small islands. Rügen is located in one of the most popular holiday and recreation areas within Germany, comprising such seaside resorts as Binz and Sellin and has more tourists per resident than any other location in Germany.

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