The romantic and historic village on the southern shore of the Great Jasmund Bodden is the oldest settlement on Rügen. The today rather tranquil, quiet place was then a large Slavic port and trading settlement.
Today's small Ralswiek was one of the important ports on the Baltic Sea in the Middle Ages. The extensive trade relations that existed with other port cities on the Baltic Sea are evidenced by archaeological finds, and the latter represent a cultural highlight of the region. From the grand staircase of the castle in Ralswiek you can enjoy a magnificent view over the extensive castle park, the Great Jasmund Bodden and the open-air stage of the Störtebeker Festival. The idyllic natural harbor was modernized and expanded in 2000. The harbor has a slipway, a lighted jetty, fresh water at the mooring, electricity at the mooring, and a bread service. Sanitary facilities are also available. Nearby are restaurants and shopping facilities. It is a very beautifully located harbor that offers plenty of time for recreation.