‘BINZ’ by Rugen

Villa Meeresgruß, Binz - foto Wikipedia - Ostseekueste (Andreas Horst)

 

We would like to celebrate beaches or ‘Stranden’ on the German Baltic Coast with this 16th article of a series, we look at “Binz” which lies on the eastern coast of the island of Rügen between the bay of Prorer Wiek and the lake of Schmachter See.

In our portrait we highlight that very odd part of the German vacation  psyche which is so attached to the concept of […] Continue Reading…

The concept of “STRAND” or The German Beach [16] ‘BINZ’ – Germany North Blog

Binz - foto Wikipedia - source, Klugschnacker

 

We would like to celebrate beaches or ‘Stranden’ on the German Baltic Coast with this 16th article of a series, we look at “Binz” which lies on the eastern coast of the island of Rügen between the bay of Prorer Wiek and the lake of Schmachter See.

In our portrait we highlight that very odd part of the German vacation  psyche which is so attached to the concept of […] Continue Reading…

Ruegen has a steam train – Germany-North Blog

Once you are on the Island of Rügen of germany’s north you have alongside the wonderful sights a transportation technical miracle which is a train operated by a steam locomotive. It’s name is Racing Roland and its rails are a little of 75 centimeter.

But the steam-powered narrow gauge railway is anything else than fast. If you hop on in Putbus you need an hour to […] Continue Reading…

The Baltic Sea Coast is Germany’s Best Kept Secret [4] – Germany-North Blog by contributor RvP

 
  Finding accommodation [part 4]
The Baltic Sea coast has no shortage of good hotels. But renting your own vacation home is a far more rewarding experience. A seaside house or apartment all to yourself is the most relaxing and authentic way to experience this wonderful region and live like the locals do.

Germany-north.com lets you rent vacation properties, directly from the owners, in all popular destinations […] Continue Reading…

Natural heritage in Germanys North’ on Ruegen – Germany-North Blog

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Last Friday, the Chancellor Mrs Merkel in Germany has inaugurated a natural heritage from the Deutsche Bundesstiftung Umwelt ( in english: German Federal Foundation of environment) . This area lies in Prora on Rügen what is known particularly for the long building of the National Socialists. Although the Nazis never militarily seized this area they were converted to military courses by the Government of the […] Continue Reading…

The concept of “STRAND” or The German Beach [3] Germany’s beaches – Europe’s best-kept summer secret -Rügen Island –Binz – Germany North Blog

Germany’s beaches – Europe’s best-kept summer secret?

We would like to celebrate beaches or Stranden on the German Baltic Coast with this 3nd article of a series, in which we will try to portrait that very odd part of the German vacation  psyche which is so attached to the concept of ‘strand’.

We are all in love with ‘the beach’ – or so it seems. Those of us […] Continue Reading…

When you ‘chill-out’ on the beach, why not rent a ‘Roofed-wicker-beach-chair’ – a real ‘German Strand’ phenomenon!

A roofed wicker beach chair is that what in german we simply call “Strandkorb”. The rather interesting point here is that it might be a local thing for Germanys North.

Here are some infos from Wikipedia:
“Strandkorbs are predominantly used on the coasts of North Sea and Baltic Sea, as well as other coasts with strong winds. During the summer months, they can usually be rented from […] Continue Reading…

What is the biggest Island in Germany? Germany-North Blog

The most people I ask start guessing with islands they know and sometimes Rügen is not realized as island as it has a direct connection to the continent over the Rügendamm. But you are surely will realize a difference to the rest on germany if you are there.

First of all you need to drive with light during the day, so that feels already you are […] Continue Reading…

The great beach at ‘BINZ’ has nothing to do with Mercedes BENZ! – Germany-North Blog

Binz is the largest seaside resort on the German island of Rügen – between the bay of Prorer Wiek and   Schmachter See on the southeast part of the  Rügen or Ruegen.

The Schmale Heide lies to the north of Binz – a thin stretch of land which joins the Muttland region of Rügen to the Jasmund peninsula.

The land around  Binz is quite hilly, reaching heights of […] Continue Reading…