Weekend trip to Rügen

Rügen is Germany’s biggest island, geographically. We rented a car and went to explore it. As you can see, the round trip was approximately 700 km, just like when I go to Prague:

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We started on the sand dunes of the eastern tip of Göhren, after passing Sellin and Baabe. It was in this area that Christopher Isherwood stayed. The Strand Hotel in Baabe is mentioned in the Rügen part in Goodbye to Berlin. You can rent the traditional little beach hut for a day (8 euro) or a week (48 euro), just like back then I suppose. It was too early and too cold for beach life now though – we just enjoyed a stroll.

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We got a new Volvo V40 T4 automatic with only 2,300 km on the meter.

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First stop: Kars Erlebnis-Dorf = Karl’s Adventure Village, in Zirkow on Rügen. Not much to see, but how could I not stop there!

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Göhren.

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Lunch from Edeka on the boardwalk.

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After Göhren we went to Sassnitz, which had a rocky beach and is famous for its harbour – I think I’ve arrived there several times with the ferry from Trelleborg.

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And after the city of Sassnitz, we continued further up north into the national park Jasmund, where we parked quite far away from the sea and then walked several kilometers to the famous cliff Königsstuhl.

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Afterwards we climbed down these stairs to the shore.

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Of course I bathed in the Baltic!

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When we came back to the car, someone had kicked off the mirror, so we called the police. Fortunately we had chosen to pay extra for Avis’ “Super Cover” insurance, which reduces our part of the costs to 0 (zero) euro.

After an adventurous day, we left Rügen and found a hotel in Stralsund, and a restaurant next door which still served food despite it was past eleven in the evening.

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Next day: Sightseeing in Stralsund and then back to Berlin.

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The Rügenbrücke was built in 2007.

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