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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Bergen auf Rügen

When I arrived on Rügen, one of the first places that I went to was the island’s capital, Bergen.

Bergen auf Rügen somehow felt familiar, even though I had never been there before.  It reminded me of other places that I had visited on the North Sea coast, even though it is actually located some way inland.  I think this was a mixture of the architecture and the layout of the town, of maybe it is something that many towns along the coast have in common.

The market square and a car park is located at the centre of the town, although – perhaps confusingly – the signs to the free car park called “Zentrum” actually take you in a different direction.  From that car park it is a 10 minute walk to market square along a tree-covered road.

The market square in Bergen auf Rügen

The market square

Once there, the most noticeable building is the Benedix House, named after the family that used to live there, it is considered to be the oldest residential house on the island of Rügen and was apparently built in 1538.  It currently houses the tourist information office. [Read more…]

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