Maybe I will become an absolute island expert, who knows?. But until it is actually so far, I still have some plans, in terms of island explorations, on the spoon list.
On a first visit to a region, a city or a country, I browse, in the first step, also first of all the common sights that are listed in a usual guidebook.
Often, mostly by chance, other highlights fall in front of my feet. There's no other way to put it…
So far it was the same for me when I was a guest on the island of Rugen.
Many tips (e.g. tree top walk, beach, chalk cliffs or even treatments with Rugen healing chalk u.v.m.) I have already revealed and presented to you in detail in another Rugen article.
Vacation on Rugen: New adventures& Discoveries waiting!
For my next trip to the island of Rugen I started looking for new special travel experiences and I found some really interesting adventures and excursions on Rugen and near Rugen.
A map with all new and old discoveries for a vacation on Rugen can be found at the end of this article – for better overview. This map is also constantly updated.
Hiking on Rugen: Herb hike with goats
How about e.g. with an enchanting herbal walk with goats? The herbal farm Carlsthal in Lindholz OT Carlsthal offers not only goat tours. There are also herbal courses, concerts and guided tours of the herb garden on the program. The cafe and a farm store complete the offer.
- This special hike is offered from March to October.
- Always on Fridays at 5 pm
- For 15.- Euro per person
"Thiessow" – the smallest Baltic resort on the island of Rugen
On my bucket list is also a visit to the smallest Baltic seaside resort on the island – by the way, it is called "Thiessow". In Thiessow the beach is natural and due to the shallow water it is an ideal spot for families to have a swim.
The largest marine museum in Central Europe
A visit to the largest maritime museum in Central Europe must not be missing on my next trip to the island of Rugen. Because the Katharinenhalle (in Gothic style) is already alone a real eye-catcher. O.K. with this tip we have cheated ourselves briefly from the island, over to Stralsund.
On a side trip to Bornholm
On Hiddensee I was per day trip, from Rugen, also already. But did you know that you can also take a short trip from Sassnitz to the Danish island of Bornholm (travel time is approx. 3.5 hours per tour)? That would be a cool trip if you are on the island for a longer period of time.
From Sassnitz you can also travel by ship to Finland, Sweden, Russia and the Baltic States. Did you know that?
Insider tips for the Rugen vacation
…and then there are always the insider tips that I like to get from locals. Here are two tips that particularly appealed to me.
Baltic Sea island Rugen: Forces of nature at the Wissower Klinken
One such tip is e.g. Wissower Klinken (also chalk cliffs). They were actually a big tourist magnet until 2005. But then they just slipped into the sea. Now they are not as impressive as they used to be. I am interested in so much natural power but actually very.
Special restaurant& Rugen Accommodation: The Nautilus by Nemo
As a further insider tip is in any case the restaurant Nautilus on my program. It was probably actually the submarine Nautilus, from the novel by Jule Verne "20.000 miles under the sea" modeled after. You will find Hotel& Restaurant Nautilus in Putbus.
Wellness vacation Rugen
Since I do not want to do without wellness on Rugen – as a wellness-specialist – of course, and also my favorite hobby "the hiking" absolutely want to pursue, I usually choose a hotel with wellness offer, further away from the tourist crowds.
Such a hotel is for many people certainly very lonely – for me exactly suitable and ideal. Because all around is often only nature.
Suitably in addition you find on the island also some hotels, pensions or also vacation homes on Rugen.
Vacation on Rugen favorably *with coupon
…so we come to the question of booking. For my next Rugen trip I will try myself times in the use of a coupon booking.
Recently I have discovered voucherwonderland and there Rugentrips just already from 109.- Euro for 2 persons (incl. a visit to the. 2 nights, breakfast, use of the wellness area, dinner, parking place and.v.m.)
I do not know how it goes to you, but I give away such time off also gladly times. I like to go on such a trip with a friend or of course with my husband.
When I was last time on Rugen, we have actually given the trip to my in-laws, as a common experience, for their wedding anniversary. The present arrived at that time super and I think, also this time I land with the presentee a full hit. 🙂
Vouchers from Voucherwonderland
Voucherwonderland has set itself the goal of soon becoming the largest provider of hotel vouchers in Europe. The different offers amount to 1-5 days. Very popular are currently the city trips (here there is also a special – from 98.- Euro, which can be booked in over 100 hotels in Europe) but also the wellness arrangements are often booked.
Vocherwonderland went online in June 2015. In the last years are already almost 9.000 (really very positive reviews) received. Which sounds very promising. The head office is in Berlin. Founders of the company are Moritz Biedenweg, Tobias Preisel, Kurt Knobloch and Marc-Oliver Juschkus (who by the way also answered all my questions for this post). 😉 He also told me that the idea for the voucher booking portal "voucherwonderland" came from Moritz and Tobias.