The beautiful white sandy beach of Rügen is the attraction for most children, but there are (extremely rare) also on the sunny island sometimes cloudy days – just the right time to do something different. This is especially true during the cold season. Since children are very curious and always want to experience new things, I have put together some ideas for families here:
The little ones always have a lot of fun playing in nature. A beautiful beach playground can be found in the Lauterbach “Goor”, directly on the water. The newly completed nature trail leads directly there. Here the whole family can enjoy the fresh sea air and a wonderful view to the island “Vilm”.
Also in Göhren or Baabe there are beach playgrounds where the children can romp around and feel good. A trip on the Rügen narrow-gauge railway “Rasender Roland” is very popular. On the route of the “Rasender Roland”, for example, lies the Granitz hunting lodge. Those who climb to the top will be rewarded with a fantastic view over the island of Rügen.
If you want to watch the wild animals of the forest, you should get off at the white town of Putbus. A huge game reserve has been created here – idyllically situated in Putbus Park, where you can get close to deer and roe deer. With a handful of bread leftovers or leaves, the animals can be lured up to the fence to eat directly from the hand. This beautiful enclosure has existed since 1833.
Attractions related to nature
Natural Heritage Centre Prora: Here nature becomes an experience, because from the 40-metre-high observation tower of the treetop path, which can also be easily reached with a pram, you can look out over a unique combination of forest, open countryside and wetlands. For the little guests there is a lot to see, for example the “Baumwipfel – Comic – Rallye”, which is intended to inspire young people for biological diversity. Various wooden climbing elements, familiar from ropes courses, make the ascent and descent at lofty heights particularly exciting for children. Courage and balance are required here.
Nationalpark – Zentrum Königsstuhl: On 2000m 2 exhibition space many instructive details await you about the famous Königsstuhl on Rügen. Among them a time lock, a chalk sea, a reconstructed ice age with real ice and some interesting facts about the beech forests and the vegetation of the plants on site.
Rügen tour on the peninsula Jasmund: Here we go for approx. 5 hours with a Hannomag group car AL 28 from the 60’s across the national park Jasmund. The adventurous journey begins along the chalk cliffs, over the graves of the great stones to a chalk mining area. There the mining of the chalk is explained and the guests can enjoy the wide view over the island, the Baltic Sea and the Bodden waters. In the lunch break there is a rustic pea soup for refreshment. At the end of the trip you can admire a real sacrificial stone with a blood gutter, which was sketched by Caspar David Friedrich.
This tour is suitable for children from approx. 2 years.
Swimming pools on Rügen and in Stralsund
Neddesitz: Therme & Spa – “Precise Resort Rügen” with a water slide, well-kept outdoor area, children’s pool and a great sauna and spa area.
Binz: Adventure pool “Vitamar” in the IFA holiday park has 1500m 2 and a 46m long water slide.
Sellin: leisure pool “Inselparadies” offers many possibilities including slide, outdoor pool, whirlpool, rain shower, whitewater channel and much more
Stralsund: “Hansedom” adventure pool
KID’S CLUB Binz: This offers in the “Suite Hotel Binz” on 1300m 2 surface a lot of fun and excitement for the children. During the day, the children are lovingly looked after by experienced animators and educators. Another highlight is the in-house “Appetito”. Here children are not only allowed to take part in small cooking and baking courses under supervision, but also to make their own fries and noodles.
Courses and holiday camps for children on Rügen
Sail & Surf Rügen: Here you can leave your dear little ones trustfully, so that they can learn surfing or sailing, in specially designed courses playfully.
Sailing school Rügen: Further sailing schools for your children aged between 7-12 years.
In the “Jaich” Lauterbach: A very good location to teach children how to sail is the port of Lauterbach. Here you can learn to sail and stay overnight on the pile houses or floating houses right next to the yachts which are so famous for Lauterbach.
Holiday camp Thiessow: The holiday camp offers your children from 8 years a lot of relaxation, fun and variety. In addition to full board, an extensive day program such as swimming badge, ranger tours, mini golf, barbecue and Neptune parties are other attractions included. The children enjoy a complete and competent care by the friendly staff.
Climbing parks on Rügen
Climbing forest in Bergen: On an area of approx. 16000m 2 and with more than 80 different climbing elements, the airy height of up to 20m is quite sporty and adventurous.
Altefähr forest rope park: The climbing park on the waterfront offers special children’s courses and a tree nature trail with exciting legends.
“PIRATENINSEL” Indoor playground Putbus: Here at 2000m 2 there is plenty to discover. There is a fun park, 6 trampolines, electric karts, a multi-purpose football field and much more. On the same area there is also the “house upside down” which, as the name suggests, stands upside down and is guaranteed to question all your perceptions.
Miniature park “Rügenpark” Gingst: Here you can discover over 100 scale and up to 9m large models of famous buildings on a scale of 1:25. The railway running in the park will take you through the entire park if necessary with expert explanation of the individual models. Furthermore, 17 fun and ride attractions are available to the visitors. For the physical well-being also in the best way one provides.
Dinosaurland Rügen in Bobbin/Glowe: Those who like dinosaurs will certainly get their money’s worth here. On the 1.1km long adventure trail you will find lots of lifelike dinosaur models, some of which are mobile and equipped with individual sound. The path, laid out in nature, impressively takes you back to prehistoric times. In addition to the Dino Trail there are many other attractions available, such as archery, knife throwing, dinosaur skeletons, night walks, campfire, dinosaur cinema, craft corner and three adventure playgrounds.
Karls Erdbeerhof in Zirkow: On this site you can experience more than 40 attractions together with the children. From the children’s farm to pony riding to the adventure playground and the large indoor ravine country, there’s a lot on offer here. Here you can cook with the children, make sweets and much more. Karls Schatzhöhle”, where your children can search for treasures and then buy them, has just opened its doors.
Bergen Island Toboggan Run: The northernmost toboggan run in Germany, with a length of over 700m and a difference in altitude of 27m, offers a maximum speed of almost 50km/h and lots of fun for young and old. You can zoom through 7 steep bends and over several jumps down into the valley, in steep terrain even through an action roundabout.
Here are the attractions to find