"One week in Germany - the pearl of the Baltic Sea" Germany Off The Beaten Path Tip by Leipzig

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  Arkona Lighthouse and White Cliffs
by Leipzig

Ruegen is Germany's biggest island. I recommend to do this trip by bike. Start in Stralsund. The old hanseatic town is the Gate to Ruegen, due to the only bridge. Don't miss to climb up the tower of St. Marien Church and visit the typical Haseatic centre. Cross the bridge to Ruegen and follow the major road to Putbus, the last European town built in classical style. Don't miss to see the huge Schlosspark. Now you have the opportunity to take the "Rasender Roland" (a steam locomotive operating between Putbus and Goehren) or to go on by bike. This seaside resort is not very crowded by tourists and has a great sandy beach. Sellin is well known for the Wilhelm Street and the Sea Bridge, setting of many movies. Binz has always been a popular seaside resort. It attracts with beautiful houses and a great sandy beach. Cycle on along the coast to Sassnitz. At the harbour you find a lot of fishing boats. If you ever wanted to see the interior of an old British submarine here you can. North of Sassnitz begins the Jasmund Park. This old hunting region of dukes consists of vast birk forests, swampy land and the wolrd famous Limestone Cliffs. Follow the small road northward to the island's northernmost point, Arkona. Form oe of the three historic lighthouses you can have an excellent view on the Baltic Sea. Now you can cycle back via Bergen, the inofficial capital of Ruegen. Nearby the town, I do not remember well how to get there, is a tower from which you can overview the entire island.

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  • Updated Feb 8, 2004
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