Binz - The Largest Seaside Resort on Rügen Island
Location: Surrounded by the Baltic Sea
Binz is on the eastern coast of Rügen Island in the Baltic Sea. It is surrounded by the Schmatcher See lake and the bay of Prorer Wiek. Much of the surrounding landscape features rolling hills while other areas barely hit above sea level. The weather is pretty stable year-round with minimal rain falling evenly throughout the year. This is why so many people come to relax in the sun on the beach.
Culture: Seaside Activities and Beautiful Architecture
Most of this pretty town's culture revolves around its status as a famous resort. It started as a spa and sea destination where the rich and royal came, but in the 20th century, tourism boomed. The focus is on the beach and all it has to offer including fishing, swimming, and a 370-meter long pier. Around town, visitors can discover all the traditional architecture used in the many hotels, resorts, and shopping destinations. It takes the sightseer back to 19th century Germany.
Activities: Beach, Hiking, and Sightseeing
While the obvious main attraction of Binz is the beautiful beach courtesy of the Baltic Sea, there are plenty of other activities to choose from. Hiking and sightseeing are combined when you journey through The Granitz and the Beech Forest. Hiking through this beautiful forest will take you on the trek of your life. At the end, you'll find the castle known as the Granitz Hunting Lodge, which once belonged to the royal Putbus family.