Bergen is the largest town on and the administrative centre of Rügen. Since the reunification of Germany in 1990, its historical centre has been renovated and decorated. In 2018, it was home to to over 13,000 people.
The town sits in the middle of Germany's biggest island on the Baltic Sea coast. The town lies in a hilly area, with the Rugard woods on the town's northeast outskirts reaching a height of 91 m above sea level.
There are regional connections from Binz – Prora – Lietzow – Sassnitz – Sagard – Lietzow; Samtens – Stralsund – Velgast – Ribnitz-Damgarten – Rostock; Putbus – Lauterbach Mole
Following the road signs for the centre takes you round not particular attractive outskirts then somehow out the other side of town. Use your instincts and head up the hill to the centre.
- Marienkirche. 12th-century with 14th-century extension, the triple-aisled basilica church is the oldest surviving brick building in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania
- Ernst-Moritz-Arndt-Turm. Tower on the Rugard, at 91 m above sea level (NN), is the highest elevation in the central region of Rügen.
- Forest climbing (Kletterwald Rügen), Rugardbühne, Rugardweg (take the B96; take the Vieschstraße from the town center and then Rugardweg.), ☏ . If you do not enjoy mountaineering, why not try climbing in the forest? Kletterwald Rügen has around 80 stations of various difficulty. €13 and upwards.
- Summer rodel (Inselrodelbahn Bergen auf Rügen am Rugard), Rugardweg 7 (take the B96; take the Vieschstraße from the town centre and then Rugardweg), ☏ . You do not need ice or snow to go rodeling. You can do it just as well during the summer on this over 700-m-long track. €2 and upwards.
Real supermarket on the edge of town.
- Restaurant Kontor (Kaufmannshof), Bahnhofstr. 6-8, ☏ .
- Tüffelhus (Meyer's kaffehaus), Bahnhofstr. 72, ☏ .
|Routes through Bergen auf Rügen|
|Hamburg ← Stralsund ←||W E||→ Sassnitz → Malmö|