Germany
rügen

Rügen, Germany’s largest island has a total surface of more than 1,000 square kilometres and is located in the Baltic Sea. With its more than 60 kilometres of sandy beaches, it is known as a high-quality holiday destination. The island is particularly well known for its diversity and prides itself with two national parks: The national park at the Jasmund, marked by the famous chalk cliffs, and the Vorpommersche Boddenlandschaft National Park. In the south-eastern part of Rügen there is also a biosphere reserve.

You see, the island has a lot to offer, also in terms of culture and history. Rügen was inhabited many thousands of years ago which can be witnessed when visiting the grave mounds and sacrificial stone altars on the island. Remnants of the more recent history are the many manors, castles, parks and gardens. The northern and southern part of the island are characterised by Cape Arkona and the new bridge respectively. There are also a multitude of sports facilities enabling you to discover the island in your very personal way.

Whether you prefer to go hiking or ride your bike alone, in the company of family or friends, whether you prefer public means of transport or make use of the “Racing Roland” (a historic steam train), is quite up to you. You can even discover the island by means of boat. In other words, Rügen offers a lot for every generation: for activity vacationers or visitors who just want to relax, or for those who want to enjoy culture or nature. To experience all this would exceed the duration of a single vacation.