Towns on Rügen

Sassnitz – the traditional port town

The harbour town Sassnitz where fishing boats and tour ferries set out to the sea, is the starting point for many tours into the National Park. The old city centre with its well-kept and historic houses lined along the narrow lanes is purely picturesque. An elegantly curved suspension bridge connects the centre with the town harbour where fishermen bring their catch ashore. The nearby located former British submarine HMS Otus serves today as a floating naval museum and is open for visitors daily.

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A stroll along the longest outer mole of Europe with its 1,444 metres across the Baltic Sea will be rewarded by a tasty marinated or smoked fish bun.

Putbus – the former resident town

When Wilhelm Malte founded the city, he created a unique urban combination of architecture, art and landscape. Still today, the ensemble of classical white houses around the circus, the former palace gardens with its church, royal stable house and orangery give Putbus its unique look. Due to more than 700 representative rosebushes Putbus had been given the nickname “Rose City”.

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Exciting tour to the island’s only theatre offers unique insights into historical architecture of the royal playhouse.

Bergen – the capital of Germany’s biggest island

The town of Bergen sits atop a hill, treating visitors to jaw-dropping panoramas across the ocean from the Ernst Moritz Arndt Tower. The popular sights in this town are the abbey church of St. Mary’s built in 1168, the medieval monastery courtyard and the colorful half-timbered structure of Benedix-Haus.

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Enjoy the splendid organ melodies of the historic Grüneberg organ at St. Mary’s abbey.