Rügen: an archipelago full of surprises in every season
Rügen is Germany’s largest island, and is actually an archipelago in itself, with a main island, several peninsulas and a scattering of islets. It is regarded as the country’s most beautiful island too, with its chalk cliffs gleaming over the wide blue expanses of the Baltic. Beaches lined with windswept pines are interspersed with promenades edged with rows of ornamental white villas like strands of pearls.
Grand old boulevards lead to tranquil lakes and rustling beech woods. Putbus, a neo-classical ‘white town’, is regarded as the cultural hub of the island.
Just a stone’s throw away is the island of Hiddensee, Rügen’s serene and pristine neighbour. Natural beauty and clear light conjure sparkling childhood summers. The flower-strewn meadows of spring, autumn’s golden forests, beaches transfigured with hoar frost in winter – this archipelago has charms aplenty no matter what the season. Rügen is an island of contrasts, and more diversity than a first glance would suggest.
And on Rügen there’s accommodation to suit every guest. Travel Charme has no fewer than three hotels on Rügen: in Binz, Sellin and Göhren. Each has its own particular appeal, and all have been evaluated by holidaymakers as amongst the best hotels on Germany’s Baltic coast. Holidays on Rügen are memorable in every way.
Our three Rügen hotels received a special award from trivago, and are listed as a recommendation in their blog article, ‘Rügen’s most popular hotels’.