Rügen, Germany

It wasn’t long time ago when me and my family visited Rügen (or Ruegen), a biggest island in Germany located located at Baltic Sea. It was just a 3-night visit, but I would say it was worthwhile. For some reasons, I’ve started writing about our tour here but at some point, I never got to an end-point.

I was at the midpoint of my ups and downs, but this tour has just refreshed the inner side of me.

The island of Rügen is part of the district of Vorpommern-Rügen, with its county seat in Stralsund. The towns on Rügen are: Bergen, Sassnitz, Putbus and Garz. In addition, there are the Baltic seaside resorts of Binz, Baabe, Göhren, Sellin and Thiessow.

Rügen is very popular as a tourist destinationbecause of its resort architecture, the diverse landscape and its long, sandy beaches.

You will find some photos below, I think the pictures say it all, as it has never been easy describing how such lovely this place this is.

Sellin, Rügen

The Ostseebad Sellin is a municipality on the island of Rügen in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania. The municipality in the district of Vorpommern-Rügen is managed by the office Mönchgut-Granitz, located in the municipality of Baabe.

Ostseebad Sellin

You will see some dark spots on the sand, as on the photo above, it’s where experts of Stone hunters searched for Amber- the “Gold of the Baltic Sea”.

Amber is a fossil, fossilized resin that was secreted by coniferous trees in the Baltic Sea area about 40 to 50 million years ago. Under exclusion of oxygen, resin was preserved and solidified in layers of brown coal age – it was amber.

The amber has a low density, it is light and soft, so it is taken by the ocean current. Therefore, the distribution is very wide-ranging. There are various forms, these were caused by the different toughness of the resin. The color depends on the radiation of the light when it leaves the tree.

Amber is easily confused with other stones. To determine if it is amber, the stone is lit. In a positive sample, the stone burns very bright. That’s why he got his name.

Sellin, Rügen

The first place we visited in Rügen after Breege was Sellin, for me the place was very quiet but perfect for those who are just simply trying to relax and enjoy the air, sand, and water.

Sellin, Rügen

Binz, Rügen

Binz, Rügen

Binz is perfect for those who loves to shop, there are also a lot of selected nice shops and restaurants just around a few meters away from the sea. It was easier for us to find some nice Restaurants in Binz than in Sellin.

Sellin, RügenInside National Park

King’s Chair of the Jasmund Peninsula (Königstuhl) view from National Park

King’s Chair of the Jasmund Peninsula (Königstuhl)

The Königsstuhl or King’s Chair is the best-known chalk cliff on the Stubbenkammer in the Jasmund National Park on the Baltic Sea island of Rügen and lies at 118 m above sea level.

Bunkers can still be found during the World War II at Putgarten

Kap Arkona View from the top of the Tower in Puttgarten.

Cape Arkona or Kap Arkona in Germany, is a 43 meter high, consisting of chalk and boulder clay steep coast on the peninsula Wittow in the north of the island of Rügen. The area monument Kap Arkona belongs beside the fishing village Vitt to the municipality Putgarten and is one of the most popular excursion destinations on Rügen with annually about 800,000 visitors.

Tower at Kap Arkona

We went to the top of this Tower to see the nice view of Kap Arkona in Putgarten.

Kapitäns Häuser, Breege (where we stayed for 3 nights, at the back of this house is a nice overlooking view of the sea.

Port of Yachts in Breege


I just spotted this small house while we were strolling around Breege to look for some nice restaurants around.

Stralsund, RügenWe dropped by at Stralsund on our way back home and visited this small lovely city.

Panoramic View of Stralsund

Not only did I enjoy our short stay in Rügen, but also driving at a no-speed limit area (reachjng 200 kms. per hour) made our Journey fun!

You may check it out here:

Driving 200 kilometers per hour in Germany

13 thoughts on “Rügen, Germany

      1. That’s the trouble ! There’s never enough time you can take to travel and get it all in . I went to the Caribbean areas like Aruba and Haiti and curcao last year and I wanted to keep exploring everything but there’s just so much to see and do . It’s incredibly overwhelming but in a good way 🙂 I love traveling . I try to do little things once a week on weekends for my photography and to explore new places . Thankfully pa has many places to explore that aren’t too far away from where I’m at so that helps 🙂 but yes I really want to get to Germany sometime. Hopefully at some post I could afford it lol

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        1. Wow! That’s a lot of travel in 1 year. I also love travelling at least once a year, sometimes twice, sometimes too much than I could😂, but travelling is a therapy, I enjoy more the water or just walking around the coast. Yes, keep exploring… that’s all that counts. I also try to do that as much as I still can. Can’t wait to see your next post to Germany🥰… please let me know if you need some help, maybe we can make some arrangements😂

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          1. That would be incredible ! Thank you ! When I went to those places I was on a ridiculously expensive cruise that I’ll probably never be able to afford again lol . That’s how I went to all those places but it was incredible ! I mostly travel to different states rather than countries because it’s more affordable . Europe , especially Germany, Scotland, England , Iceland are places I want to visit 🙂 it will probably be a long time until I can go to Germany but I will definitely keep you posted when the time comes! I appreciate your feedback and help 🙂 Meeting other great bloggers like you is part of the reason I blog in the first place 🙂

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            1. Same here! That was sweet of you, it really means a lot to me. England is really nice, quite expensive than in Germany, I think. I have a cousin in England somewhere in Oxford where we get most of our time to visit, I actually prefer staying in Oxford as it is more quiet than in London😃. Scotland and Iceland also sounds great… oh how wonderful it is really to see the world. If only we could do all at a time.☺️

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              1. I know the feeling !!!! If I could afford to travel all the time and had the time off of work, I would absolutely be doing it monthly lol but to make it work I travel almost every weekend so that helps get my travel itch under control lol . Wow Oxford ! Yeah quiet is nice . I like rural areas and woods . I typically try to find nature areas to go to . I love taking nature photography . I love the experience of being out in it and capturing it in photos. I love exploring and glad to talk about it always ! 🙂

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