Visit Rügen Germany
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The largest German island is located in the Baltic Sea and belongs to the federal state of Mecklenburg-West Pomerania. Beautiful seaside resorts, lovely fisher villages, castles and mansions, endless beaches and nature reserves, and the famous chalk cliffs are the reason hundred thousands of travelers visit Rügen (Rügen vacation rentals | Rügen travel guide) per year. We highly recommend to visit Rügen if you like to explore
The island of Rügen is connected with the German mainland over the 2.5 miles (4 km) long ‘Rügenbrücke’. While this bridge is open for cars, vacationers taking the train will travel over the long ‘Rügendamm’ to the island. Moreover there are ferry connections from Sweden, Denmark, Lithuania, and St. Petersburg in Russia.
Entering the island over Rügenbrücke you drive down long avenues that are part of the national scenic route ‘Deutsche Alleenstraße’ (German Avenue Road). The avenues lead towards the historic town of Putbus (Putbus vacation rentals | Putbus travel guide), Rügen’s first seaside resort in the South or the scenic Cape Arkona (Cape Arkona vacation rentals | Cape Arkona travel guide) in the North. Turning northwest you see endless meadows, small villages and prestigious mansions and beautiful farmhouses.
Through the town of Bergen (Bergen vacation rentals | Bergen travel guide), the center of Rügen and home of an 800-year-old church, a lovely monastery yard and nice market place, you get to the gorgeous seaside resorts of Binz (Binz vacation rentals | Binz travel guide) and Sellin (Sellin vacation rentals | Sellin travel guide). These two beach towns are characterized by beautiful seaside resort architecture and located along fine beaches. They are separated from each other by Granitz forest that embeds the beautiful castle of Granitz, a former hunting lodge and the most visited castle on Rügen.
The seaside resorts are also connected through the historic island train ‘Rasender Roland’ (‘Raging Roland’) that runs from the village Lauterbach (Lauterbach vacation rentals | Lauterbach travel guide) in the South of Rügen to the beach resort Göhren (Göhren vacation rentals | Göhren travel guide) in the Southeast.
Heading north you approach Sassnitz (Sassnitz vacation rentals | Sassnitz travel guide), the island’s ferry hub and beautiful harbor town, before you reach the world famous chalk cliffs (Kreidefelsen). The best and safest way to explore the cliff line is a hike along ‘Hochuferweg’ that runs from the town limit of Sassnitz to the highest ledge ‘Königstuhl’.
Over the bay bar ‘Schaabe’ vacationers get to Rügen’s northern tip with the scenic Cape Arkona, its old lighthouses and the picturesque villages of Putgarten (Putgarten vacation rentals | Putgarten travel guide) and Vitt.
A day trip to the neighbor island Hiddensee and a trip to the preserved island Vilm complete your Rügen visit in Germany. The small island Hiddensee is popular with artists and is known for its picturesque villages and beautiful beaches. The preserved island Vilm can only be visited by a limited number of visitors per day and can only be entered by joining a guided tour.
More info for your visit to Rügen Germany is available under: http://www.ruegen.de/en/about-ruegen.html - we defintely recomment to visit Rügen and enjoy the scenery on the Baltic sea coast.
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