Sights in the Baltic resort of Binz on Rügen
We make a stopover to see the Binz sights and a bathing holiday at the Baltic sea beach to enjoy. Baltic Sea places like the seaside resorts lure us. Our road trip to Scandinavia practically calls for a stopover in Binz on the island of Rügen. The Stenaline ferry that takes us from Trelleborg in Sweden back to Sassnitz in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern does not dock there until 22:00 p.m. We don't want to drive far after a day in southern Sweden and after a ferry crossing across the Baltic Sea. We are therefore planning a stay in Binz on the return journey. We don't want to miss the sights in the Baltic Sea resort of Binz. The city is only about a twenty-minute drive from the Sassnitz ferry port in Neu-Mukran. We are excited about the Binz sights on Rügen.
We stay in one of these pretty villas, the Villa Salve *, right on the waterfront and are awakened by the quiet sound of the sea. Between the pines, which separate the promenade from the sandy beach behind, the sun rises from the sea, as if she wanted to tickle us awake and tell us not to lie in bed lazily, but to explore the city.
A city in white - Binz on Rügen
At first glance you can see how much the city has blossomed. The beach villas, which line up on the promenade look like neat and inviting, like pearls on a string. Only a few have splashes of color. White is the color with which the houses in Binz are painted. This gives them a delicate appearance. One villa is more beautiful than the other.
The Binz promenade
Walkers enjoy the deep blue sky from which the sun shines, the breeze that blows from the Baltic Sea and the sound of the waves washing up on the beach. We also go out to the pier, which extends from the town center into the Baltic Sea. At the end of it, the boats moor every few hours, with which you can drive along the chalk coast to the Königsstuhl. We prefer to watch a young seagull as she painstakingly cleans every single one of her feathers. She is also not disturbed by Petar, who documents her cleaning work on video.
The Kurhaus - sights in the Baltic resort of Binz on Rügen
On the way back to the promenade that shows Kurhaus from Binz auf Rügen at its best. With its two towers, the yellow and white painted facade and the arched windows, it almost looks like a castle as it rises behind the beach. It is quieter on the east side of the promenade. We meet fewer people here. Maybe because there are only a few Coffees where you can take your coffee break or watch the strollers over a cocktail or a glass of beer. Instead, sandy paths always lead down to the beach. There, sun-seekers have made themselves comfortable in the beach chairs. You will find shelter from the wind that blows in from the Baltic Sea.
Getting married in Binz - exceptional
"That's how I imagine a seaside resort," I say to Petar. At the end of the promenade, a strange building suddenly protrudes from the sand. It reminds me of a UFO. However, the house has nothing to do with extraterrestrials. It is a lookout tower that the rescue team had built from Binz on Rügen. Today, however, the most extraordinary of the Binz sights serves the registry office as a wedding venue. With a view of the chalk coast and the sandy beach.
Interesting facts about the bathroom architecture by mobile phone
On the way back we pull out our cell phone, on which we take a tour of the Binz villas (https://villen.binz.de/) downloaded. We learn a lot about the development of the city and the fate of its people. We follow the villa tour back to the city center. On the way we discover a gallery of clay plates surrounded by a wisteria, on which the history of the seaside resort Binz from 1884 to its 125th anniversary in 2009 is told. Passers-by keep pausing in front of the tiles that an artist has created from the place, on which she has burned in original photos of the time in a special process.
Our goal is the workshop of
Finbarr Corrigan, the amber fisherman, shows us his sights in Binz
We had heard of him: the Irish man, who had been coming to the region years ago because his brother lived on Hiddensee. During his visits, he got to know amber and was so fascinated that he spent almost every vacation looking for the stone that was washed ashore by the sea everywhere on the Baltic Sea coast. During one of his visits, he decided to sell his restaurant in England and to settle on Hiddensee.
An Irishman on the Baltic Sea
It didn't last long there, however, then he met his wife Yvonne. With this he finally moved to Binz. There he runs a business where he grinds the amber and processes it into works of art with stone or wood. Together with his wife and daughter, he offers his work at Paulstrasse 1 in Binz in the summer. When a vacationer comes by and puts an amber in his hand, he starts to grind his find. Then a piece of jewelry is quickly created. Or fossils are visible that were not previously visible. Binz sights to take away.
Amber workshop and shop by Finbarr Corrigan
Finally, we stop to get hungry
Star restaurant freustil by Ralf Haug
Star chef Ralf Haug invites us to lunch in his restaurant. There is spaghettini with venison ragout in lime sauce and a rhubarb strawberry dessert. At a price of 19,00 euros. We enjoy his pasta with venison ragout on the Terrace of the restaurant. The other guests are regulars and stop by for lunch. Ralf Haug has been in Binz on Rügen since November 2009.
He now cooks in the Freustil restaurant in the Hotel Vier Jahreszeiten, which has had a Michelin star since 2013. Rightly so, as we find: our lunch melts on the tongue. Ralf Haug uses regional products. His venison ragout in lime sauce is an example of this. Rügener Wild offers an experience for the palate. The chef describes his way of cooking as "nordic nature cuisine". With us he won fans.
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Bathing in the Baltic Sea
In mid-May it is still a bit too cool to swim, but with deep blue skies, temperatures around 18 ° Celsius, plenty of sun and a breeze blowing in from the Baltic Sea, a walk on the beach in the seaside resort of Binz in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania is just that Right one. We have a choice. We can either take part in the Beach promenade with its white villas Stroll along from the Art Nouveau period and join the masses.
That must be in the suitcase for the Binz vacation on Rügen
- Comfortable walking boots, because Binz and Rügen offer many opportunities for hiking
- If you are planning an elegant evening, then you should bring comfortable pumps .
- Fit for a stroll on the promenade or on the beach sandals.
- A backpack, in which you can store all the utensils for a day. For longer hikes we recommend one backpack.
- A Binoculars*that you can use to keep an eye out for ships
- A Camera* for the numerous photo opportunities that Binz offers.
- For the beach you need a swimsuit or swimming trunks*.
- So that you don't forget anything for your vacation by the sea, we have one packing list for the beach vacation compiled.
- A few Baltic Sea Mysteries * for the beach chair
- We recommend the for excursions and hikes Rügen travel guide * from the Michael-Müller-Verlag.
We can go down to the sea, let the wind blow around our ears, watch the goings-on at the beach bars and watch the bathers. They don't miss the chance to plunge into the floods of the Baltic Sea on this sunny day. Or you do it like we do. We enjoy the promenade with its views, the bars and cafes and the spa architecture in one direction and on the way back we experience sun, sand and sea on the beach in the seaside resort of Binz along the water.
The beach in the seaside resort of Binz - Binz sights
While the walkers on the promenade are more looking for the flair of a beach pool and strolling from café to café in casual clothing, the beach lovers in the seaside resort of Binz can be found. These are bathers who cannot be deterred by the water temperatures, at least sticking their feet into the sea. They are beach hikers who roll up their pants and walk with their shoes in the sand for miles. Others are families with children, whose offspring digs holes in the sand with a shovel and bucket. Or it is simply relaxation seekers who make themselves comfortable with a book in one of the beach chairs to spend the day in the sun.
At the beach bar, guests can take drinks and have a snack. Here you can also rent the beach chairs and pay the tourist tax, which is due when using the beach area.
A beach holiday in the sand
We trudge through the sand to the regions where it is smoothed over and over again by the waves and walking becomes easier. So, shoes in hand, we stroll along the coast. We feel the salt on our lips and close our eyes to protect them from the sun.
At the same time we hear the whispering of the waves, which end in the sand next to us. Happy children build sandcastles while their parents watch them from the beach chair. In the distance the excursion boat is approaching, taking its passengers out to the chalk cliffs. It docks at the pier built for such purposes. Until it was built, travelers who came to Binz by boat had to disembark off the coast because the water on the shore was too shallow. When there was a storm, that was often a delicate matter. However, today is different. Visitors can take a leisurely stroll out to the end of the pier and easily board the excursion boats there.
Beach chairs - Binz sights
We continue our beach walk. We pass beach chairs in all colors and variations. Seagulls screech in the wind above us. One of them, which has just lost its young feathers, is busy cleaning them. For minutes we watch her pull each feather through her beak. She twists her head in incredible directions to really reach all parts of her plumage. In any case, it doesn't bother her that we watch her doing it. Only when the sun sinks towards the horizon do we finally make our way back our hotel, the Villa Salve *, we know that from the junior suite we have a view of the Baltic Sea coast of Binz to end our day there.
Binz sights like back then
For us, Binz is the epitome of a seaside resort, as it may have looked in the 19th century. Sophisticated with villas, but also with rows of wicker beach chairs in which bathers make themselves comfortable. Except that these are no longer knee-length Swimsuits jump in the water or wear bathing caps with ruffles. Finally, current swimwear unmasks the mirage of a bygone era that is presented to our eyes. It finally takes us back to the present day. For a few hours, however, we indulge in this fantasy and experience Beach tourism from yesteryear in Binz. Also discover more Beach vacation travel destinations here.
Do you like to travel to Binz’s sights by motorhome?
- Do you want to rent a mobile home? Then you will find information and a selection of booking options here. Rent a motorhome or a camper near you here. Or would you prefer to stay overnight in a roof tent on the car? Also the overnight stay in camping tents is possible.
- Be sure to check our packing list for campers to see whether you have packed everything for your motorhome tour.
- At the BsSW Campingpark Rügen, Südstrand 96, 18609 Binz. But there are other campsites near Binz. There you can, for example, after a day trip in a Dutch Oven or on the portable grill . You can also find Dutch oven accessories you can find it here anyway.
- Practical accessories for the mobile home you can also find here.
- Why is a folding e-bike useful when camping?
Parking at the airport
Arrival by plane, train or bus
Arrival by plane, bus or train*. Lufthansa and Germanwings fly to Rostock. From there we continue with the rental car. It is also possible to travel by train to Rügen train station.
Events on Rügen:
For example, a summer event Störtebeker FestivalDiana from kurzreisenundmeer describes here.
Hotels in Binz:
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Source Binz Rügen Sights: Research on site with an invitation from the Binz Kurverwaltung on Rügen. However, our opinion remains our own.
Text: © Copyright Monika Fuchs and TravelWorldOnline
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