Destination Germany 30 years after the fall of the Berlin Wall: Rügen
The beautiful Baltic Sea island of Rügen was once part of East Germany. When the Berlin Wall fell 30 years ago, it became a place for people from all over the world to come and enjoy a relaxing holiday. Sun, sea and sand – what more do you need?
CHALK CLIFFS OF JASMUND NATIONAL PARK.
Rügen is renowned for the steep chalk cliffs of the Jasmund peninsula. The forests that clad these coastal crags offer the most spectacular views, like this one here.
Rügen is the place to go if you really want to switch off. There are some fabulous beaches here, including at Sellin and Binz. Sellin is also home to a famous pier whose long walkway extends right over the sand – you’ll always find people taking photos here! Looking at this shot from @twins_that_travel, we can understand why!
TREETOP WALK.We bet you’ve never seen anything quite like this before! Is there anything this island doesn’t have?! Rügen’s treetop walk is an elegant wooden structure that winds its way up to the canopy of an ancient beech forest. The views from the top are simply spectacular – that’s a promise!
All over Rügen you’ll find these traditional thatched cottages that are typical of northern Germany. Don’t they just look so inviting?
WICKER BEACH CHAIRS.
Another thing that you’ll find everywhere on Rügen are wicker beach chairs. They’re designed to protect you from the wind so that you can just sit back and enjoy the sun. A great invention, we’re sure you’ll agree!
What else does Germany have in store 30 years after the fall of the Berlin Wall? Find more inspiration here.