Exterior view of the UNESCO World Heritage Forum in Sassnitz, © Gesine Häfner / Nationalpark-Zentrum KÖNIGSSTUHL
Cafés, Exhibitions and Galleries, National Park and Nature Conservation Centres, family-friendly

The hiking base near the port town of Sassnitz on the island of Rügen is dedicated to the UNESCO World Natural Heritage idea. Nature lovers can learn about the phenomenon of ancient beech forests here or simply linger in the greenery, fortify themselves and unwind.

Deeply hidden and well protected in the heart of Jasmund National Park is a part of the heritage of all mankind. These are ancient, almost intact beech forests, which are of such outstanding importance that they were included on the World Heritage List in June 2011. For those who want to discover the World Heritage Site on Rügen as a hiker, it can be reached via the spectacular Hochuferweg along the chalk coast of Sassnitz (2.4 km) as well as from the National Park Center KÖNIGSSTUHL (6.3 km). The World Heritage Forum, as a new hiking destination, is exhibition, information point and service center at the same time. Next to the KÖNIGSSTUHL National Park Center, a second information center was created, which not only offers knowledge and experience to the increasingly large group of hikers, but also contributes to visitor information in the heart of the UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Exhibition on the Ancient Beech Forests
Inside the UNESCO World Heritage Forum, a small, artfully and informatively designed exhibition on the UNESCO World Heritage Site "Ancient Beech Forests" awaits visitors. With lovingly designed graphics, entertaining information and small animations, young and old hikers can immerse themselves in the secrets of the Ancient Beech Forests.

Small snack offer
The relaxed bistro atmosphere invites visitors to linger and delve deeper. The snack bar serves simple food and drinks.

Ranger Information Point
Rangers of the National Park Administration Vorpommern support the guest service as contact persons for questions concerning the Jasmund National Park, the chalk coast and the UNESCO World Natural Heritage Old Beech Forests on the Island of Rügen.

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Arrival

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UNESCO-Welterbeforum
Waldhalle 1
18546 Sassnitz



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Opening hours
Today, Apr 19, 202410:00 - 17:00 clock
Gültig ab 01. April bis 31. October
Monday 10:00 - 17:00 clock
Tuesday 10:00 - 17:00 clock
Wednesday 10:00 - 17:00 clock
Thursday 10:00 - 17:00 clock
Friday 10:00 - 17:00 clock
Saturday 10:00 - 17:00 clock
Sunday 10:00 - 17:00 clock
Holiday 10:00 - 17:00 clock
Gültig ab 01. November bis 31. March
Monday closed
Tuesday closed
Wednesday closed
Thursday closed
Friday 11:00 - 16:00 clock
Saturday 11:00 - 16:00 clock
Sunday 11:00 - 16:00 clock
Holiday closed

Events

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Men's Day at the UNESCO World Heritage Forum

  • Date: 5/9/24
  • Waldhalle, 18546 Sassnitz

We invite you to a nice family day in the middle of the world heritage. Look forward to a colorful program for young and old with live music, play action and delicious food from the grill.

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Men's Day at the UNESCO World Heritage Forum

  • Date: 5/9/24
  • Waldhalle, 18546 Sassnitz

We invite you to a nice family day in the middle of the world heritage. Look forward to a colorful program for young and old with live music, play action and delicious food from the grill.

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