Rügen – Germany's largest holiday island
The island of Rügen is Germany's largest island. With almost 1,000 square kilometres, it is an ideal year-round destination for holidays and short breaks. Whether you travel as a couple, with friends or acquaintances or with the family, holidays here are just plain fun!
Binz is the largest seaside resort on the island of Rügen and is situated on the island's southeast coast, along with other bathing resorts. It's right next to the Granitz nature reserve. A forest area with the Granitz Hunting Lodge on the so-called Tempelberg (Temple Mountain) – once the hunting lodge of the lords of Putbus.
Binz is located in the Southeast Rügen Biosphere Reserve, one of the smallest biosphere reserves in Germany. Naturally, the seaside towns and resorts also impress visitors with their fine sandy beaches that invite holidaymakers to do more than just sunbathe in the summer. Especially in spring and autumn, the beaches are ideal for enjoying the famous walks in the open sea.
Other famous sights around Binz are the district of Prora with its "Colossus of Rügen", once planned as a National Socialist seaside resort and which is 4.5 km long. New to the region is the Natural Heritage Centre of Rügen at the old forester's house of Prora with its 1,300 m long treetop walk.
Popular destinations on Rügen include the towns of Bergen, Garz, Putbus and Sassnitz. Of course, a boat trip along the chalk cliffs of Rügen to the Jasmund peninsula is something that should not be missed. The Jasmund National Park is the smallest of its kind in Germany and was officially designated a world natural heritage by UNESCO in 2011.
On the Wittow peninsula, there is, among other things, Cape Arkona, the northern cape of the island of Rügen. A day trip to the small sister island of Hiddensee should also be part of one's holiday activities – as should a quick visit to the World Heritage city of Stralsund.
Our reception staff would be happy to give you the best tips and advice for all kinds of excursions during your stay. Because holidays are supposed to be fun. So that every holiday becomes an experience.