Rügen is an island in the Baltic Sea off the northeastern German coast. It is famous for its chalk cliffs, sandy beaches, and resorts. The island has an area of 926 square kilometers (356 square miles) and a coastline of about 500 kilometers (310 miles). Rügen is the largest island in Germany.
The island is a popular tourist destination, with about 2 million visitors each year. Visitors come to see the chalk cliffs, the sandy beaches, and the resorts. Rügen is also a popular destination for swimming, sailing, and windsurfing.
The island has a long history. It was first settled by Slavic tribes in the 6th century. In the 12th century, the island became part of the Duchy of Pomerania. In 1648, Sweden took control of the island. In 1815, the island became part of the German Empire.
Rügen was a popular resort destination for upperclass Germans in the early 20th century. Many of the island’s resorts were built during this time.
During World War II, the island was used as a Nazi military base. After the war, the island became part of East Germany. After the reunification of Germany in 1990, Rügen once again became a popular tourist destination.
The island is accessible by ferry from the German mainland. There are also airports on the island.
The island has a temperate climate, with average temperatures of 18 degrees Celsius (64 degrees Fahrenheit) in summer and 5 degrees Celsius (41 degrees Fahrenheit) in winter.
Rügen is a beautiful island with a lot to offer tourists. However, there are also some drawbacks to visiting the island. First, the island is quite crowded during the summer months. Second, the prices for hotels and restaurants are higher than average. Third, the island can be quite windy.