The island of Ruegen – 1,000 square kilometers vacation island with historic and natural diversity

Wednesday, 5 January 2011 - 12:43 am (CET/MEZ) Berlin | Author/Destination:
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Rügen Karte © Devil m25

Rügen Karte © Devil m25

The Island of Rügen, together with the Island of Hiddensee and some smaller islands form Rügen County the county town Bergen. Other cities are Sassnitz, Putbus and Garz and the seaside resorts Binz, Sellin, Göhren, Baabe and Thiessow. Rügen is visited by many travelers from all around the world for its rich landscape and the long, sandy beaches. On the relatively small island area the full range of German history can be found, in addition to the partially resurrected seaside resort tradition and architecture, it is said that the famous pirate Klaus Störtebeker hide and buried his treasure here and a lot of modern history happened too. The Island of Hiddensee, a holiday hideaway for the SED leaders of the former communist East Germany, as well as the still-existent 4.5 km long KdF resort in the seaside resort Seebad Prora from the Nazi past – for any epoch tangible architecture, art and culture can be found. Rügen, more than any other baltic seaside resorts, managed the change of times in a short period and established itself as a sustainable holiday destination for national and international visitors.

Putbus Markt © Darkone

Putbus Markt © Darkone

It’s an exciting prospect! Even on the way to Rügen to begin your holiday, it soon becomes clear that it is “the right place to be.” Germany’s largest island is often described as the most beautiful – and that’s quite understandable! Visitors to Rügen are treated to so many different stunning views: white sandy beaches; idyllic bays, peninsulas and lakes; tree-lined avenues; rugged cliffs; and lush beech forests. Nestled in the island’s picturesque landscape are splendid, lively resorts and tranquil villages. Rügen is bursting with colour – from the vivid greens of the forests and the shimmering turquoise of the sea, to the brilliant white of the sand and the chalk, and the vibrant yellows and reds of the poppy and rape fields. But that is by no means all! Come with us on a voyage of discovery around the holiday island of Rügen.

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