Vilm island, © Tourismuszentrale Rügen
Monuments and Sights

Vilm, Rügen's small sister island of only a few hectares, is known for its gnarled oaks and sunrises, which already captivated Caspar David Friedrich and Philipp Otto Runge. Together they wandered the island and told Goethe about its beauty in letters.

About 6,000 years ago, the island of Vilm, which covers about 94 hectares, was formed from moraines left behind by glaciers. It is still an untouched natural paradise today. Forests of ancient oaks and huge beeches characterize the landscape. The beginning of the settlement on Vilm can be traced back to the Stone Age. Once a holy place of the Slavs, later a Christian place of pilgrimage and medieval hermitage, in the 19th century a princely summer residence and soon after a meeting place for landscape painters - Vilm has always exerted a great attraction. This is probably most evident in painting. Within the last 200 years, the island has been visited by over 350 painters. Since 1936, the entire island has been considered a nature reserve.

Guided tours of the island of Vilm, take place from March to the end of October. Daily 10 am and if necessary a second guided tour - from 13.30. The starting point is the port of Lauterbach. The motorboat "Julchen" will take you to the island of Vilm. The excursion leads partly through rough terrain and covers a distance of 3 kilometers. The journey there and back takes 15 minutes each way. The guided tour 2.5 hours.

The participation fee is to be paid in cash and on the day of the guided tour on the motor ship "Julchen". Payment by EC card or check is not possible.

Important: It is not allowed to enter the island without permission or to bring animals. Due to the limited number of participants, pre-registration is absolutely necessary.

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Krimvitz manor house

  • Krimvitz, 18581 Putbus

The manor house was built in the middle of the 19th century and surrounded by a small well-kept park.

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Natural Heritage Centre Rügen (Naturerbe Zentrum Rügen)

  • Open today
  • Forsthaus Prora, 18609 Ostseebad Binz OT Prora

The Natural Heritage Centre Rügen with treetop path and experience exhibition is open 364 days a year so that you can experience and get to know nature all year round.

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Karl's adventure village Zirkow

  • Open today
  • Binzer Straße, 18528 Zirkow

Rügen's most popular family destination attracts with a large farmers' market, colorful show manufactures and more than 50 exciting experiences.

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Harbour of Lauterbach

  • Freely accessible at any time
  • 18581 Lauterbach

Lauterbach municipal harbour is located on the Rügen Bay in the south-east of the island of Rügen. With the narrow-gauge railway " Racing Roland" at the Lauterbach pier, it is an ideal starting point for excursions across the island. Restaurants and cafés offer a wide range of culinary delights.

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Störtebeker distillery

  • Open today
  • Alt Reddevitz, 18586 Alt Reddevitz

At the Störtebeker distillery on Rügen's Mönchgut, you can immerse yourself in the world of Störtebeker single malt whiskies. During tastings, guided tours and while browsing in the showroom, you will experience the artisanal production of the spirits up close.

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Ernst Moritz Arndt House

  • Dorfstraße, 18574 Groß Schoritz

The place owes its special fame to the university professor, writer and publicist Ernst Moritz Arndt (1769 - 1860), who was born here.

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Manor house Zicker

  • Zicker, 18574 Zudar

On the Zudar peninsula on the island of Rügen, in an idyllic and child-friendly environment, 10 minutes from the Baltic Sea, lies this vacation paradise with 13 vacation apartments and extensive parkland.

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Cabaret theater Lachmöwe

  • Strandstraße, 18586 Baabe

Cabaret stage with its own ensemble on the Island of Rügen. Political-satirical cabaret with high entertainment value and a lot of enthusiasm.

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Rugard adventure world

  • Open today
  • Rugardweg, 18528 Bergen auf Rügen

In the forest area around the Erst-Moritz-Arndt-Turm, young and old can enjoy sport, fun and nature in the Rugard Adventure World - tobogganing at any time of year, slides, go-karting, minigolf, trampoline, nature trail, open-air stage, legendary places and monuments as well as a hotel with restaurant - all this in a geographically and biologically very interesting forest area.

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House of the guest Baabe

  • Open today
  • Am Kurpark, 18586 Baabe

Guests and residents of the Baltic resort Baabe are equally welcome in the Haus des Gastes behind the dune, which is also the seat of the spa administration.

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Circus Putbus

  • Circus, 18581 Putbus

The name Putbus is probably of Slavic origin and translates as "behind the lilac bush". In 1810 this place was developed by Prince Malte to a residence town in classicistic style with theater, pedagogy and white houses around the circus. A city from the drawing board with park and animal enclosure and rosebushes in front of every house.

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Rugard with Ernst Moritz Arndt Tower

  • Open today
  • Rugardweg, 18528 Bergen auf Rügen

The Rugard is located in the heart of Rügen and is now a recreation and adventure park with the lookout point. On the southern slope of the 90-meter-high Rugard, Prince Jaromar I had the construction of a church begun around 1180, the model for which was the Lübeck Cathedral - the Marienkirche zu Bergen.

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Sand sculptures exhibition Prora

  • Open today
  • Vierte Strasse, 18609 Prora

The doors of our large glass palace open for you and lead you into a living sand landscape. Where artists cut images and fantasy from wet sand, works of art of creation also belong. Trees and plants together with man-made artworks form a living landscape.

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Forest stage Rügen

  • Rugardweg, 18523 Bergen auf Rügen

OPEN AIR concerts, shows and events. Party hard, dance, sing, enjoy or just let your soul dangle. There is nothing you can not do with us - at the Waldbühne Rügen, probably the most beautiful open-air stage in the north!

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Pleasure workshop Binz

  • Open today
  • Strandpromenade, 18609 Binz

Enjoy with sea view on the Island of Rügen. Gourmet chef Robert Schindler inspires in his Genusswerkstatt with an exquisite Nordic-seasonal cuisine on the 5th floor of the Rugard Thermal Strandhotel with a view of the sea and the chalk coast.

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