Prora

Prora is a district of the municipality of Ostseebad Binz on the island of Rügen and lies directly on the Baltic Sea coast in the Prorer Wiek. It combines nature and history like no other coastal resort.

The once grey «Colossus of Prora», planned in 1939 as a KdF (Power-through-joy Resort), now shines in new splendour over a length of 4.5 km. In addition to a youth hostel, luxury holiday flats and residential property, a museum mile has been created there with the NVA Museum, Oldtimer Museum, Rügen Toy and Doll Museum and a sand sculpture exhibition. The world's best sand artists present gigantic sand sculptures made of more than 9,000 tonnes of sand on an area of 4,000 m².

Not far from the sea and beach, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern's first tree-top walk awaits its visitors. 1,250 metres high, the path of the Rügen Natural Heritage Centre winds its way to the gigantic treetops of the beech forest. It leads up a gentle incline to the "Eagle's Nest" at a height of 82 metres. Even prams and wheelchairs can make the ascent effortlessly. At eye level with the beech forest, you can enjoy the impressive view over the Bodden, the hilly country and the forests from the viewing platform.

Seemingly endless, the 40-hectare Flintstone Fields boulder field stretches into the landscape near the Baltic Sea coast at Prora. The natural monument lies on the other side of the road at the "Schmalen Heide" and can only be reached by a narrow footpath. Around 200 metres wide and 2 kilometres long, up to 14 stone ramparts lie there one after the other. Some of them are up to 25 metres wide and one metre high. Presumably, the stones were gradually washed out of Jasmund's chalk coast and then carried here by a series of storm tides or currents.

Since the extension of the beach promenade from Binz to Prora, more and more holidaymakers are discovering the qualities of this holiday offer in the north of the Baltic Sea resort.


Address:

Binz bay tourism office
18609 Seaside Resort Binz, Heinrich-Heine-Straße 7

Contact:

Phone: 004938393 148148
eMail: info[at]binzer-bucht.de
Web: www.binzer-bucht.de

Geographical position Large map

Transport connections +

By car:
Approach via the A20 and the Rügen approach road to Stralsund, the Rügen Bridge crossing the B96 to Bergen, continue on the B196 via Karow or Serams to Binz (alternatives: via the Ziegelgraben bridge / Rügen Causeway or on the seasonal Stahlbrode-Glewitz ferry)

By train:
There are IC connections to the Binz station from all over Germany

By bus:
Various long-distance bus lines are available.

Local remedies +
  • Active factors of the sea and the climate
  • Thermal brine
  • Rügen healing chalk
  • Coastal forest
Health-oriented hotels in the town +

Medical wellness:

 

Ayurveda treatments & therapies:

  • Grand Hotel Binz - Hotel Arkona Dr. Hutter e.K., 7 Strandpromenade, phone: 004938393 150, www.grandhotelbinz.com

 

You can find more hotels and guesthouses at www.gastgeber-binz.de and www.binzer-bucht.de and in the Binz accommodation Directory.

Acute care hospital in the town +

The nearest hospital is located in Bergen auf Rügen, about 15 km away.

Camping and caravanning in the town +

Information at www.binzer-bucht.de

Health-tourism infrastructure +
  • about 10 km long fine sandy beach
  • pier
  • Spa park with Kneipp pool and fitalPARC
  • coastal forest
  • network of cycling and hiking trails
  • House of the guest
  • Beach promenade
  • Thermal brine bath
  • Sauna
Therapy facilities +
  • outpatient spa treatment (timely consultation with the spa doctor)
  • chalk treatments
  • Thalasso on the beach
  • Lymphatic drainage
  • Electrotherapy
  • Migraine treatments
  • Massages
  • Packs
  • Exercise therapy
  • Reflexology
  • Acupuncture
  • Physiotherapy
  • Dialysis in Bergen by arrangement
  • Manual therapy
  • Yoga
  • Hiking
  • seasonal active courses and more
Special therapeutic facilities +
  • Feldenkrais
  • Myoreflex therapy
  • energetic body therapies
  • sleep training
  • Meditation
  • Ayurveda treatments and cures
  • Osteopathy (private) and more
Medical Care +
  • Balneologist
  • Specialists (general medicine, internal medicine, surgery, paediatrics)
  • Dentists
  • Pharmacies
  • Physiotherapy
  • Health food store
Balneologist +

Manuela Tomschin, MD,
General Medicine
Margaret Street 14
18609 Baltic resort Binz
phone 004938393 2315
dr.tomschin@gmx.de 
www.drtomschin.de 

Activities +

Sportive

tennis, volleyball, water sports, surfing, kiting, swimming, fishing

Attractions

Guided tours, classicistic spa architecture, museum, pier, special botany, Granitz hunting lodge, natural heritage centre of Rügen, Colossus of Prora (former KdF seaside resort), Schmachter See, Kurplatz

Culture

library, readings, lectures, galleries, exhibitions, concerts, theatre, cabaret, film screenings

Excursions

Boat trips, bicycle tours, historical narrow-gauge railway, bicycle rental, e-bike rental, hiking, treetop path

Fun and Games

minigolf, creative offers, children's animation, indoor playground