Rügen

Sandy beaches, more than 2,000 hours of sunshine a year and white shining chalk cliffs: This is Rügen, Germany’s biggest island. There is no place on the island further away from the sea than seven kilometres. Rügen has bodden waters, shallow bays, a wild cliff coast and the Baltic Sea. The island also features breathtaking views, mystic enchanted forests and picturesque sunsets.

Rügen and its both sister islands Hiddensee and Ummanz are true oases for nature lovers. The Vorpommersche Boddenlandschaft national park, the Jasmund national park, the Biosphere Reserve South-East-Rügen and the “Alte Buchenwälder” (Old Beechwood Forests) UNESCO World Heritage invite visitors to experiencing unique and sublime holidays with ample space for activity.

For more information on Rügen visit: www.ruegen.de

The chalk coast is Rügen's most famous landmark (Image: TZR/C. Thiele)