Take a Look at the Picturesque White Cliffs of Ruegen

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As seen on an iconic, world-famous painting – and by Kaiser Bill’s mother Ruegen is Germany’s largest island and one of the country’s most popular tourist destinations.

Unsurprisingly, considering the German love for hiking, Ruegen also has a dense network of hiking paths, all centred on the 140 km long Hauptwanderweg – the “main hiking path” – from Kap Ankona in the north to the southern ferry harbour of Altefähr.

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Take a Look at the Picturesque White Cliffs of Ruegen

See Why You’ll Agree that Scenic Binz Means Beach

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Scenic landscapes and a historical monument on the beach promenade of Rügen, Germany’s largest island It may be a truth universally acknowledged (at least across that section of the universe where English is spoken) that Binz Means Heinz. But in modern Germany, Binz means beach. It has always stood for sandy beaches and seaside fun – at least since Binz became one of the busiest and most popular holiday resorts on the country’s Baltic coast.

See Why You’ll Agree that Scenic Binz Means Beach

Spotlight on Stralsund as Gateway to Ruegen and Usedom

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The German city of Stralsund is the gateway to Ruegen and Usedom in the Baltic Sea… …. and before you set out for a hiking trip on either of these two fascinating islands, you should take the time to explore what is in many ways the most interesting of the great German Baltic sea ports. Spotlight on Stralsund

We used Stralsund as a base for our stay in the area, and here are

Spotlight on Stralsund as Gateway to Ruegen and Usedom

The City of Seven Lakes

"A lake view in Schwerin"

Hiking in Germany The City of Seven Lakes in Germany Mountains provide the underlying theme of most hiking trails: England has the South Downs, France the Massif Central and Germany the gently rolling landscapes of its various Mittelgebirges.

Now don’t get me wrong. I have always enjoyed my hikes through this type of landcape, otherwise I would not have done so many of them.

But it is also true that, after

The City of Seven Lakes