Rügen Island

A highlight of Binz is simply strolling its 4km-long north–south beach promenade, lined with elegant villas. At the southern end of the built-up area, you’ll find the palatial Kurhaus, a lovely 1908 building housing a luxury hotel. In front of it is the long pier. Strandpromenade continues further south from here, and becomes markedly less busy.

Lonely Planet's must-see attractions

Nearby Rügen Island attractions

1. Jagdschloss Granitz

1.64 MILES

A grandiose hunting palace built in 1723 on top of the 107m-high Tempelberg, Jagdschloss Granitz was significantly enlarged and altered by Wilhelm Malte I…

2. Dokumentationszentrum Prora

2.86 MILES

Macht Urlaub (Power Vacation) is a well-done exhibition on the Nazis and the role the workers' resort Prora played in their 'strength through joy' schemes…

3. Aussichtsturm Adlerhorst

3.01 MILES

Northwest of Binz, in a lovely Rügen forest, the extraordinary spiral Aussichtsturm Adlerhorst rises 30m above the forest floor – the spiral ramp goes…

4. Prora

3.06 MILES

The beach just north of Binz still bears testament to Nazi plans to create the world's largest resort: six hideous six-storey buildings, each 500m long,…

5. Seebrüucke

3.76 MILES

Sellin's Seebrüucke (pier) is an ornate, turreted pavilion sitting out over the water at the end of a long wooden causeway. The original pier was built in…

6. Mönchgüter Museen

6.69 MILES

Göhren has a collection of four historic sites, which together make up the Monchgüter Museen, including the historical Heimatsmuseum, the Museumshof farm,…

7. Nationalpark-Zentrum Königsstuhl

11.93 MILES

Admission to Jasmund National Park is through the Nationalpark-Zentrum Königsstuhl, which has multimedia displays on environmental themes, a ‘climbing…

8. Historisch-Technisches Museum

19.4 MILES

Peenemünde is immodestly billed as ‘the birthplace of space travel’ here. Displays – some in surviving buildings – do a good job of showing how the…