The sound of the Baltic sea, the snow-white chalk slopes, and the steep shores are an image that remains memorable for all who come to the island of Rugen, the largest in Germany. And there are about 750 thousand holidaymakers and 2.5 million tourists annually.
The 2.5 kilometers long artificial rampart connect the island with the city of Stralsund, from which the railway and the highway lead to the largest island city – the port of Sassnitz. Not only sea ships come to Sassnitz harbor; from there, ferries that carry trains and cars to and from Sweden are constantly on their way.
There are also the only flint fields in Europe that are preserved as a natural monument. They go on a lot of kilometers. It is believed that the flint fields were formed by the wind blowing the chalk layers characteristic of Rügen Island. The water washed off the soluble chalk, and the flint remained in it. In these fields, there are many fossilized sea hedgehogs, oysters, and other marine animals.
And be sure to visit 20th-century’s Granitz Castle and the white chalk cliffs (Kreidefelsen auf Rügen).