Bergen on Rügen

Ernst Moritz Arndt Tower
From the Ernst Moritz Arndt Tower built on the Rugard, you have a view of the entire island. This tower was erected in the 1870s as a monument to Ernst Moritz Arndt, who was born in Groß Schoritz on Rügen. The foundation stone was laid on 26 December 1869, the poet's 100th birthday. It was decided to use the design of the Berlin architect and master builder Hermann Eggert and construction began in the autumn of 1872, which could not be completed until 1877 due to lack of money. In the 1930s, the forest area of the Rugard had reached a height that no longer allowed an unobstructed panoramic view from the top gallery of the tower.
In the climbing forest on the island of Rügen, you can expect lots of fun, adventure and action on more than 80 different climbing elements. The aim is to master various courses with increasing levels of difficulty. In the Rügen Climbing Forest, you can climb from tree to tree at a height of up to 20 metres - over net bridges, swaying planks or on swinging ropes. If you dare, you can race 120 metres on ropeways through the Rügen Climbing Forest and overcome a distance of 13 metres when jumping into the net. Everyone will find their own personal pleasure in the adventure park for children.

Inselrodelbahn Bergen
The Bergen island toboggan run was opened in summer 2005. It is the northernmost summer and winter toboggan run in Germany. Embedded in the natural landscape of the Rugard, it is located on the steep slope of a natural forest meadow surrounded by beech forest on the outskirts of Bergen. With a length of more than 700 metres and a difference in altitude of 27 metres, you'll get off to a good start here, hurtling down into the valley with action, fun and speed.

Open-air stage
The open-air stage on the island of Rügen... it offers you many possibilities in the midst of a unique natural setting with a modern roofing.

St. Marien Church
St. Marien Church is the church of the Protestant parish of Bergen on Rügen, which belongs to the Pomeranian Protestant Church District and has about 1600 parishioners. It is the oldest building in the town of Bergen on Rügen and, along with the Altenkirchen parish church, the oldest building on the island of Rügen.


Bergen auf Rügen liegt im Zentrum der Insel Rügen im deutschen Land Mecklenburg-Vorpommern. Seit 2005 ist Bergen Verwaltungssitz des Amtes Bergen auf Rügen, des mit über 23.000 Einwohnern bevölkerungsreichsten Amtes des Landes. Die Stadt ist eines von 18 Mittelzentren des Landes und der Hauptort der Insel Rügen.

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Rügen Island in public sources

Information about the island of Rügen.

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