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.