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.

5. Have a “Störtebeker” day – lunch at Riff, a walk along the Bodden, a ride around the bay, a cold drink in Störti’s and then an evening at the Störtebeker Festspiele in Ralswiek’s open-air theatre.

6. Take a ride on the Rodelbahn in Bergen auf Rügen – open for most of the year, this is very much more high-tech than your usual “mat on a slide” type.

7. Visit the Welt der Experimente in Putbus – a museum where children are encouraged to touch the exhibits!

8. Take a trip to the island of Hiddensee to see the beaches and see the island by horse-drawn carriage

9. Visit the Clockmaker’s Museum in Putbus

10. Try to count the dots on the northern clock face of the Marienkirche in Bergen auf Rügen

If you have been to Rügen then please add your own suggestions in the comments area below this article.


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About Graham

Graham Tappenden is a British ex-pat who first came to Germany as a placement student in 1993, returning in 1995 to live there permanently. He has been writing for AllThingsGerman.net since 2006. When not writing blog posts or freelancing for the Oberurseler Woche and other publications he works as a self-employed IT consultant solving computer problems and designing websites. In 2016 he gained German citizenship.


  1. klara kopecka says

    Visit submarine in Sassnitz

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