10 Things to do on Rügen

The island of Rügen has lots of things for visitors to do and see, especially in the summer months.

Here are just 10 of ideas that we have:

The Rasender Roland in Putbus station on Rügen

The Rasender Roland in Putbus station

1. Take a ride on the Rasender Roland from Putbus to Lauterbacher Mole or Göhren.

2. Visit the Rügenpark and see Rügen in miniature – where the entrance price for children is decided by their height

3. View the island from the top of the Ernst-Moritz-Arndt-Tower in Bergen auf Rügen.

4. Climb aboard a yacht and sail round the cost to see the chalk cliffs.

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Störtebeker Festspiele – Open-Air Theatre on Rügen

The Störtebeker Festspiele are an annual event on the Island of Rügen, on the North-Eastern coast of Germany in the Baltic See (Ostsee).

Started in 1993, the plays tell the story of Klaus Störtebeker, a German pirate who apparently lived at the end of the 14th Century.  Legend has it, that he stole from the rich and gave to the poor, but was also known for his ability to drink large quantities of beer.  The plays on Rügen are often inter-linked, with the story continuing from year to year.

One side of the stage for the 2011 production of the Störtebeker Festspiele

One side of the stage for the 2011 production

Describing the theatre as “open-air” does not really do it justice.  The stage is on the water’s edge – behind it four ships take part in the action.  It is big enough (and strong enough) for 30 horses to be used, and many of the actors ride at sometime during the performance. [Read more…]

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