The peninsula of Mönchgut Rügen is a great place to relax
Mönchgut Rügen: A small piece of land between the Baltic Sea and the Greifswalder lagoon
The peninsula Mönchgut on Rügen is wild and romantic. In Mönchgut Rügen you can enjoy the meadows in the heavenlies: Primroses and the rare liverwort open their flowers in spring, the storks arrive, and a great number of birds build their nests along the lagoon. Originally this peninsula belonged to the convent Eldena near Greifswald. Nowadays many nature Enthusiasts hike and bike each year in the Mönchgut Rügen. One can hunt for the perfect picture at dreamy places and observe nature.
You can take part in guided tours and escape from everyday life. Baltic Sea and the Greifswalder lagoon. This is what you are looking for. It is only about 29 square kilometers big and yet so full of beautiful places. In Altesien, at area within the town of Sellin, you can marvel at the windmill at Gager on the shores of the Baltic Sea.
Mönchgut Rügen Island Pure nature
Nature conservation is very important
Most of the land of Mönchgut Rügen which was formerly owned by the convent is protected. The biosphere reserve South-East-Rügen was established in 1990 and just a year later it was approved by the UNESCO. The reserve covers more than 2000 hectares of land which is again subdivided into different areas. The Baaber Heather, characterized by heather, beech forest, bog and swampland is thus part of the biosphere reserve southeast Rügen. Nearby you can find the thatched covered gateway to the Mönchgut which is one of the main tourist attractions. Guests who arrive from the direction of Sellin want to see the gateway which is located at a former boarder. The monks used to enter the “sacred” grounds from here; the remaining land of the island was considered “unholy”. A document from 1295 refers to the Mönchgut Rügen. However, before that time Slavs settled here and many archeological findings from the Slavic time were made here. As such many megalithic tombs make reference to Rügen’s long history of civilization.
Exploring Mönchgut Rügen by bike
Visitors like to use the bike to get to know Mönchgut Rügen. Good bicycle lanes take you along old farm yards, along the Baltic Sea shore. You will stop at the oldest tavern in Rügen in Middelhagen. Here you also have the opportunity to see the location where “a Bavarian on Rügen” (“a Bavarian on Rügen”) was shot. Middelhagen is also the home of the Mönchgut pottery with its typical blue-white colors. A visit to see this beautiful pottery is worthwhile. You can take a quick refreshment at the natural beach of Alt Reddevitz by jumping into the cool water. It is very suitable for children as the water starts off very shallow. The idyllic small fishermen’s town has a fruit distillery to visit. Fruit trees and grazing sheep are also a common feature on the Mönchgut Rügen. It is only a few kilometers from the seaside resorts of Sellin, Baabe and Göhren. Amber stones on the beaches of the Mönchgut Rügen after a storm. If you do not fancy a bike ride you may like to roam around the Mönchgut Rügen on horseback in the riding school Reddevitz.
Not one but seven museums in Mönchgut Rügen!
Should the weather not play along, you should go and visit a museum. Germany’s sunny island Rügen has a lot more to offer than just a beach in a sun lounger. In the Mönchgut Rügen alone there are seven museums. In various model houses you want to learn how the fishermen used to live in days gone by. Lovingly decorated rooms invite visitors to visualize what life on the island Rügen what like. This also includes the museum of local history, Rookhus and the museum ship Luise in Göhren. In Middelhagen there is the old school museum – on request you can get a historical school lesson, the house of the priest’s widows are visited in Great Zicker and in Baabe there is an interesting exhibition in the coastal fishing museum.
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