The resort town of Lancken-Granitz lies in a charming landscape central to the large seaside resorts of Binz, Baabe and Sellin. The community of 300 inhabitants was formerly a fishing and farming village, today the economic mainstay is tourism.
The tranquil village of Lancken-Granitz is located on the forested edge of the Southeast Rügen Biosphere Reserve and the Neuensien Lake nature reserve. The village, which was originally only called Lancken, can look back on a long history. Although first mentioned in a document in 1250, the area was a settlement site of the Ranen, a Slavic people, long before that. Today, the community is a quiet vacation destination with a traditional rural atmosphere, ideal for a walking vacation.
Many Rügen vacationers love the resort for its rustic flair, which is exuded by the many romantic thatched-roof houses with their farm gardens, as well as the time-honored vicarage. The wonderful hiking tours are another reason for Lancken's great popularity. For example, a wonderful hiking trail leads to the Granitz hunting lodge. This is home to a museum of princely living culture on Rügen as well as an observation tower. Lancken-Granitz has become famous because of its burial ground. About one kilometer southwest of the village, visitors will find seven well-preserved megalithic tombs from the younger Stone Age.