Rügen Island

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 1906. It's had a checkered history since: the not-terribly attractive modern pier you see now is somewhat modelled on a 1927 version.

Lonely Planet's must-see attractions

Nearby Rügen Island attractions

1. Jagdschloss Granitz

2.97 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. Mönchgüter Museen

3.35 MILES

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

3. Strandpromenade

3.76 MILES

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…

4. Dokumentationszentrum Prora

6.24 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…

5. Prora


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,…

6. Aussichtsturm Adlerhorst

6.64 MILES

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

7. Nationalpark-Zentrum Königsstuhl

13.16 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

17.29 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…