Travel Guide to the Island of Rügen

Travel Guide to the Island of Rügen, Binz, Germany (B)

Did you know that Germany has a few islands? You’d have to zoom in on your Google Maps to see them, but they’re there. And one of the most popular islands to visit on the Baltic Sea is the relatively large island of Rügen. You’ve probably never heard of it, so allow me to tickle your travel buds and entice you to swap out your holiday in the Alps for a beach holiday on Rügen.

Located at the back of my Germany travel guide, I find a chapter on Mecklenburg – Western Pomerania and it crosses my mind that perhaps this is because it’s one of the states that receives the lowest amount of foreign visitors in Germany, thus it’s relatively unheard of outside of Germany. And that’s a gosh darn shame because there is so much to see and do in Mecklenburg – Western Pomerania despite the fact that it’s one of the least populated states in Germany!

You also likely wouldn’t picture Germany as having white sandy beaches, considering that Germany is almost completely landlocked, with only just 1,484 miles of coastline divided between the North Sea and the Baltic Sea, which is typically more cold than other popular beaches in Europe. However, don’t give up hope yet! In the summer, the weather can be ideal for a day on the beach, and Rügen certainly has some of the best beaches in Germany! Like the time we discovered the white sandy beaches of Blankenberge Beach in Belgium, we were pleasantly surprised such hidden beaches in Europe are not more popular, considering when people think of beaches in Europe, they tend to think of Mediterranean beaches. ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: Travel Guide to the Island of Rügen
Guide Location: Germany » Binz
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Author: Lorelei Frey
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Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • The Parish Widow’s House
  • Sellin Pier
  • Kurhaus Binz
  • Happy-Happen
  • Dolden Mädel Braugasthaus
  • Boothaus
  • Jagdschloss Granitz
  • Naturbe Zentrum Rügen
  • Documentations Center Prora
  • Europe’s largest Youth Hostel
  • Prora Beach
  • Jasmund National Park
  • Galileo Wissenswelt
  • U-Boot Museum in Sassnitz
  • Sand Festival Rügen
  • Oldtimer Museum Rügen
  • Piraten Insel Rügen