Day trip tip: Jasmund

Unaltered nature is what you will find on the Jasmund peninsula. Red beech trees and white chalk cliffs can be seen as far as the eyes can see. The famous Königstuhl and fires stone beach are also prominent features of the Jasmund peninsula. The most beautiful point on the peninsula is the Stubnitz, a thick 140 meter high living forested area with hills and streams in which many wild orchids grow. In the spring the floor of the forest is carpeted with thousands of native flowers which turn the ground into an ocean of color. Hikers and nature friends will find themselves in a virtual natural El Dorado full of hiking and natural discovery opportunities. One of the most famous landmarks on the island of Rügen are the white chalk cliffs from the peninsula. In the chalk museum in Gummanz guests can learn about the interesting beginnings of these chalk cliffs and how the cliffs were formed. Also not to miss is the Jasmund National Park visitor center, where guests can take a multimedia tour through the creation of the chalk cliffs and the fire stone beaches.

Day trip tip: Putbus

The city was built after designs by Fürst Wilhlem Malte I of Putubus. The city serves as a typical model of the late classical period and presents a classic Italian dream, with high white columns and lush roses. In the center lies the Circus, a circular center with 19 meter high obelisks and 15 classical houses that line the circle. The white city on the green island is the cultural capital from the island. Every year Putbus hosts the Putbus Festical and the one of a kind Putbus theater. In the Orangerie in the Schlosspark, a garden built in the style of the classical English garden, grow 60 different varieties of ancient trees from the Rügen region. Another highlight is a visit to the restaurant “Nautilus” in Neukamp, not far from Putbus. The one of a kind ambience imitates what it would be like to dine 20,000 miles under the ocean.

Ostseebad Göhren

The Ostseebad city of Göhren with its 280 meter long boardwalk is a jewel of bathing architecture. The central office of the AVR is located in Göhren and in the office sits the boss of the AVR George Heissler who is very pleased with the reservations from the last couple years. „Many of our guests are enjoying their second or third vacation with us in Göhren. Although some think that Rügen is expensive, once they arrive in Göhren they quickly change their minds. Those who have already been on the island know that the beach, landscape, comfortable apartments, and culture are one of a kind and definitely worth a second or third visit.”

Kleinbahn Rasende Rolland:

For over 100 years the coal train the Rasender Rolland has been transporting guests around the island. From its humble beginnings in 1989 with only a couple km of track, the Rasender Rolland has transformed itself into a major tourist site with over 25 km of tracks for the tourists to enjoy. Today the Rasender Rolland stretches from Putbus over the Ostseebads of Binz, Seelin and Baabe to its end station in Göhren. The Rasende Rolland ends and begins in Göhren and also in Lauterbach, which is only minutes away from the tourist boats which take guest up and around the chalk cliffs.

Day trip tipp: Jagdschloss

The Jardschloss Granitz built in 1836 in a neo gothic architecture, is for all intensive purposes the castle Neuschwanstein of Rügen. The late classical architecture was conditioned in the name of Fürsten Willhelm Malte I of Putbus, after plans developed by Karl Schinkel. The castle served as a summer residence for bathing guests. The legend says that the Fürst made a deal with the (at that time) ruling Swedes that he would climb to the highest point on Rügen and that everything he saw would belong to him. He then built on top of the 107 meter high Tempelberg the highest point on Rügen a 38 meter high tower from which the entire island was viewable and therefore his! With its mighty view the Jagdschloss Granitz has one of the best and most beautiful views on the island.