The High Shore Trail (12,5 km | 1 day tour)

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Route

13 km

  • Marking: Local signage and blue bar on white background.
  • Tour tips: Sassnitz harbor, Kieler Bach, KÖNIGSSTUHL National Park Center, Königsstuhl with Victoria View, Lohme fishing village.

Rail connection: Sassnitz

In harmony with nature: a journey of discovery along the high shore trail in the majestic Jasmund National Park, surrounded by the imposing chalk cliffs., © TMV/Roth

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The High Shore Trail (12,5 km | 1 day tour)

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Route

13 km

Stages: 1 day The chalk coast of Rügen is certainly a highlight among the sights for many island vacationers. Besides visiting the Königsstuhl as the most famous chalk cliffs, the hike along the high shore from Sassnitz to Lohme with picturesque views of the chalk coast and the Baltic Sea is a unique active experience.

Stages: 1 day The chalk coast of Rügen is certainly a highlight among the sights for many island vacationers. Besides visiting the Königsstuhl as the most famous chalk cliffs, the hike along the high shore from Sassnitz to Lohme with picturesque views of the chalk coast and the Baltic Sea is a unique active experience.

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The starting point of the tour is the parking lot above the Sassnitz Zoo in Stubbenkammerstraße. From the end of Weddingstraße, the tour continues along the steep coast with a view of the Baltic Sea. Crossing the Lenzer Bach, the hikers reach the Wissower Klinken, which were probably the model for the famous painting "Chalk cliffs on Rügen" by Caspar David Friedrich. Just behind them, the World Heritage Forum with lots of background information on the UNESCO World Heritage Site "Ancient Beech Forests" and a bistro invites you to take a short break. The path continues past the Ernst-Moritz-Arndt-Sicht with many impressive views of the chalk coast. Only a little later, nature lovers reach the Kieler Bach, which plunges into the Baltic Sea as a waterfall.

On the way to the Königsstuhl, three staircases offer the opportunity to descend to the gravel shore of the Baltic Sea to marvel at the cliff in all its splendor from the shore and collect fossils. Afterwards, however, you should climb back up to the high shore path, as there is a risk of chalk erosion at various points along the shore.

Once at the Königsstuhl, the famous chalk cliffs can first be admired from Victoria View. Afterwards, a visit to the National Park Center KÖNIGSSTUHL is recommended to learn all background information about the development of the Rügen chalk coast and its flora and fauna. If the visit takes longer than planned, it is possible to take a bus from the National Park Center back to Sassnitz or continue hiking the Hochuferweg to Lohme. From there, a bus will also take you back to Sassnitz.

By the way, the Hochuferweg Jasmund was chosen in 2012 by the jury of the hiking magazine as the third most beautiful hiking trail in Germany in the category of day tours and was able to prevail against medium and high mountain trails. A hike by the sea is simply something different.... Try it out!

Info about bus connections: www.vvr-bus.de

Hiking on cliffs:
Bluffs are special stretches of coastline and are constantly undergoing changes. Washouts and break-offs are to be observed constantly. For your own safety, be sure to keep your distance from the break-off edges, use only designated trails, and obey warning signs.

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© Tourismuszentrale Rügen

Waterfall on the shore of Kiel

  • 18546 Sassnitz

The waterfall on the Kieler Ufer, which is said to be the largest waterfall in Mecklenburg Vorpommern.

Read more: "Waterfall on the shore of Kiel"
© Tourismuszentrale Rügen

Stubbenkammer chalk cliffs

  • 18546 Sassnitz

Caspar David Friedrich captured it in his paintings, the rugged chalk coast with its old beeches: the Stubbenkammer. The 1st symphony of Johannes Brahms (1833 - 1897) even got stuck at the Wissower Klinken. The composer completed the final movement of this work in Sassnitz. Today, the Stubbenkammer with its chalk cliffs and the UNESCO World Heritage Bchenwälder is a national park, the smallest national park in Germany.

Read more: "Stubbenkammer chalk cliffs"
© Tourismuszentrale Rügen

Lohme tourism

  • Arkonastraße, 18551 Lohme

Touristik Lohme is the contact for all questions about vacation and recreation.

Read more: "Lohme tourism"
© Tourismuszentrale Rügen

Ernst Moritz Arndt View

  • 18546 Sassnitz

The 70-kilometer hike "Rügen Coastal Route Tour" promises beautiful scenic experiences. On the hiking trail you also come to the Ernst-Moritz-Arndt-Sicht. From here, a plateau-shaped chalk promontory, you have a wonderful view of the chalk formation that drops steeply to the sea.

Read more: "Ernst Moritz Arndt View"
© Tourismuszentrale Rügen

Viewpoint Pirate Gorge

  • 18546 Sassnitz

One of the many hiding places of the pirate Klaus Störtebeker.

Read more: "Viewpoint Pirate Gorge"
© NZK | T. Allrich

National Park Centre Königsstuhl

  • Open today
  • Stubbenkammer, 18546 Sassnitz

Right next to the famous chalk cliff Königsstuhl and the UNESCO World Heritage Site Ancient Beech Forests, the National Park Center KÖNIGSSTUHL offers a special nature experience for the whole family. A world full of secrets is waiting to be discovered by you on 2,000 square meters of exhibition space and 28,000 square meters of outdoor area.

Read more: "National Park Centre Königsstuhl"
© TMV/Gohlke

Port with pier Sassnitz

  • Mole, 18546 Sassnitz

The Sassnitz city harbor is a mixture of fishing and tourist harbor. A variety of pubs, restaurants and small stores invite you to stroll and linger.

Read more: "Port with pier Sassnitz"
© Tourismuszentrale Rügen

Small stump chamber

  • 18546 Sassnitz

The Small Stubben Chamber belongs to the Stubben Chamber, which is a national park with its chalk cliffs and UNESCO World Heritage beech forests. From the vantage point " Viktoria-Sicht" extends a magnificent panorama of the surrounding chalk cliffs and the shining Baltic Sea.

Read more: "Small stump chamber"
© Tourismuszentrale Rügen

Port & water hiking resting place Lohme

  • Freely accessible at any time
  • Am Hafen - Servicegebäude, 18581 Lohme

The marina in Lohme on the island of Rügen is an idyllic little harbor with a view of Cape Arkona.

Read more: "Port & water hiking resting place Lohme"
© Archäo Tour Rügen

Great stone grave at the forest hall

  • 18546 Sassnitz

The megalithic tomb at the forest hall is located in the forest near the Wissower Klinken.

Read more: "Great stone grave at the forest hall"
© Tourismuszentrale Rügen

Lohme tourism

  • Arkonastraße, 18551 Lohme

Touristik Lohme is the contact for all questions about vacation and recreation.

Read more: "Lohme tourism"
© Tourist Service Sassnitz

Tourist Service Sassnitz

  • Strandpromenade, 18546 Sassnitz

The harbor town of Sassnitz is bordered to the north by the famous chalk coast and to the southeast by the bathing bay of Prorer Wiek

Read more: "Tourist Service Sassnitz"
© Tourismuszentrale Rügen

Waterfall on the shore of Kiel

  • 18546 Sassnitz

The waterfall on the Kieler Ufer, which is said to be the largest waterfall in Mecklenburg Vorpommern.

Read more: "Waterfall on the shore of Kiel"
© Tourismuszentrale Rügen

Stubbenkammer chalk cliffs

  • 18546 Sassnitz

Caspar David Friedrich captured it in his paintings, the rugged chalk coast with its old beeches: the Stubbenkammer. The 1st symphony of Johannes Brahms (1833 - 1897) even got stuck at the Wissower Klinken. The composer completed the final movement of this work in Sassnitz. Today, the Stubbenkammer with its chalk cliffs and the UNESCO World Heritage Bchenwälder is a national park, the smallest national park in Germany.

Read more: "Stubbenkammer chalk cliffs"
© Tourismuszentrale Rügen

Lohme tourism

  • Arkonastraße, 18551 Lohme

Touristik Lohme is the contact for all questions about vacation and recreation.

Read more: "Lohme tourism"
© Tourismuszentrale Rügen

Ernst Moritz Arndt View

  • 18546 Sassnitz

The 70-kilometer hike "Rügen Coastal Route Tour" promises beautiful scenic experiences. On the hiking trail you also come to the Ernst-Moritz-Arndt-Sicht. From here, a plateau-shaped chalk promontory, you have a wonderful view of the chalk formation that drops steeply to the sea.

Read more: "Ernst Moritz Arndt View"
© Tourismuszentrale Rügen

Viewpoint Pirate Gorge

  • 18546 Sassnitz

One of the many hiding places of the pirate Klaus Störtebeker.

Read more: "Viewpoint Pirate Gorge"
© NZK | T. Allrich

National Park Centre Königsstuhl

  • Open today
  • Stubbenkammer, 18546 Sassnitz

Right next to the famous chalk cliff Königsstuhl and the UNESCO World Heritage Site Ancient Beech Forests, the National Park Center KÖNIGSSTUHL offers a special nature experience for the whole family. A world full of secrets is waiting to be discovered by you on 2,000 square meters of exhibition space and 28,000 square meters of outdoor area.

Read more: "National Park Centre Königsstuhl"
© TMV/Gohlke

Port with pier Sassnitz

  • Mole, 18546 Sassnitz

The Sassnitz city harbor is a mixture of fishing and tourist harbor. A variety of pubs, restaurants and small stores invite you to stroll and linger.

Read more: "Port with pier Sassnitz"
© Tourismuszentrale Rügen

Small stump chamber

  • 18546 Sassnitz

The Small Stubben Chamber belongs to the Stubben Chamber, which is a national park with its chalk cliffs and UNESCO World Heritage beech forests. From the vantage point " Viktoria-Sicht" extends a magnificent panorama of the surrounding chalk cliffs and the shining Baltic Sea.

Read more: "Small stump chamber"
© Tourismuszentrale Rügen

Port & water hiking resting place Lohme

  • Freely accessible at any time
  • Am Hafen - Servicegebäude, 18581 Lohme

The marina in Lohme on the island of Rügen is an idyllic little harbor with a view of Cape Arkona.

Read more: "Port & water hiking resting place Lohme"
© Archäo Tour Rügen

Great stone grave at the forest hall

  • 18546 Sassnitz

The megalithic tomb at the forest hall is located in the forest near the Wissower Klinken.

Read more: "Great stone grave at the forest hall"
© Tourismuszentrale Rügen

Lohme tourism

  • Arkonastraße, 18551 Lohme

Touristik Lohme is the contact for all questions about vacation and recreation.

Read more: "Lohme tourism"
© Tourist Service Sassnitz

Tourist Service Sassnitz

  • Strandpromenade, 18546 Sassnitz

The harbor town of Sassnitz is bordered to the north by the famous chalk coast and to the southeast by the bathing bay of Prorer Wiek

Read more: "Tourist Service Sassnitz"
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