The Bakenberg is with 66 meters the highest elevation on the hilly peninsula of Mönchgut and offers unique views over the landscape of the Mönchgut to the island of Vilm.
The peninsula Mönchgut with its gentle hills, the Bodden, bays and headlands resembles a small group of islands. The Mönchgut was already a popular destination in the days of the romantics. Here, picturesque motifs, reed-covered fishermen's houses, the mountains, the Rauwolligen Pommersche Landschafe - and especially these views from the up to 60 meters high "Zickersche Alpen" offered and still offer today. The untouched nature of the peninsula already attracted artists of the Romantic period. Caspar David Friedrich drew the Mönchgut coast from a hill at Nordperd near Göhren in 1801.