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Quietly Wonderful Sassnitz awaits

Welcome to Sassniz, a traditional port town between the rocky chalk cliffs and sandy beaches of Rügen island!

Germany is home to spectacular islands and beaches, a jewel among which is Rügen Island. This Baltic isle has everything to make your holiday memorable! Go for its 33 miles long stretch of spectacular sandy beaches, imposing chalk cliffs, and enchanting countryside landscape. Stay for its resplendent seaside resorts, superb architecture, rejuvenating spas and a plethora of sights. The port town of Sassnitz is a gateway to Rügen. Its favourable geographical location close to the main ship routes makes it a perfect stopover point. Sassnitz originates from a small fishing village turned into the popular spa resort at the 19 th century. It is well-known for ist beautiful villas built in the style of the seaside-resort architecture. Artesian workshops, ship chandlers and sail makers, museums and shops with regional products are to be found beside the fish shop and fish restaurants. A stroll along the longest outer mole of Europe with its 1,444 metres across the Baltic Sea will be rewarded by a tasty marinated or smoked fish bun. Whether you love hiking or cycling, Sassnitz is a starting point for many tours into the National Park with gleaming white chalk cliffs and ancient beech forests protected by UNESCO.

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Important Port Matters

The favourable geographical location close to the main ship routes makes Sassnitz a perfect stopover point. The port is accessible without obligation for channel navigation. Port of Sassnitz offers exclusive docking for small to mid-sized cruise ships. Large ships can dock in Mukran Port located just 3 nm from the city port.

Berthing policy: First come, first served.

Pier 1

Max LOA: 230,00 mMax depth: 6,00 mType of berth (passenger, cargo, bulk traffic): Cruise berthFenders available (brand and type): cylindrical fenders (optional Yokohama fenders)Info on tides: no astronomical tides Learn more
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Pier 2

Max LOA: 248,00 mMax depth: 9,50 mType of berth (passenger, cargo, bulk traffic): cruise berthFenders available (brand and type): trapezoidal fendersBollard strength: double-bollards 2x500 kN Learn more
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Pier 3

Max LOA: 365,00 mMax depth: 9,00 mType of berth (passenger, cargo, bulk traffic): cargo Fenders available (brand and type): trapezoidal fendersBollard strength: twin-bollards with 2x500kN SWL Learn more
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Covid-19 Information

There are currently no COVID-19 restrictions in any of the 31 Cruise Baltic destinations. If the situation changes, this section will be updated with the necessary information regarding each port and destination.

Port Fees

Harbour dues (Currency/GT)

0,30 €/GT

Passenger dues (Currency/PAX)

1,75 €/GT

Services available for guests

Always available
Available in some cases
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Personal welcome
Musical welcome and/or farewell
Free local food samples
Cruise guest national flags
Shops open on Sundays
Independent guest reception and help
Local life and events with locals
Signed walking route from pier to city centre and/or public transport
Tourist information
Money exchange in port area

500 m from the pier

Free city maps
City Cards for sale
Destination collaboration/shore excursions
Local cruise network

Destination Rügen - Cruise & Ferry Network e.V. +493839255227

Authorized guides
Education of tourism partners on the cruise guest
Free shuttle available
City centre within 1 km from pier
Publicly regulated taxis
Bike rental including map or GPS

GREEN4RENT eBike Sharing available at port area - payment via APP

Credit cards accepted in taxis
Turnaround facilities
Airport less than one hour drive from port

Destination Highlights

Soft sandy beaches as far as the eyes can see, snazzy sea resorts, historic towns, a national park basking in natural splendor – this Baltic isle has everything to make your holiday memorable!

Jasmund National Park & Chalk coast - UNESCO

Germany’s smallest national park is home to ancient beech forests. These are of such outstanding importance that UNESCO declared them to be a World Heritage Site. The national park is crowned by gleaming white chalk cliffs. The Koenigsstuhl (King’s Chair) belongs to its most famous sections and is the ultimate tourist attraction. The cliffs reach up 384 ft (117 m) about the sea level and are speckled with fossils. The observation deck offers a view of the peninsula that enchants all who venture to the north eastern tip of Germany.

Cape Arkona - at the northern tip of the island

Just a few miles north of the Jasmund National Park, a 45 metre high cape forms the tip of the Wittow peninsula. Take a stroll through the ages and explore the remains of a Slavic fortress from the 12th century, the listed fishing village Vitt and two over 100 years old lighthouses next to the former naval command bunker complex from the GDR times. The “New Lighthouse” is still active today and offers visitors a stunning view of the protected landscape. Experience the regional craftsmanship settled on the Rügenhof and around the lighthouses.

Glamorous seaside resorts

With 33 miles of white sandy beaches, Rügen became a hip getaway for nature starved Berliners. It actually looksback on a long and storied tradition as a holiday destination. Numerous white villas and guest houses constructed in Art Nouveau beautify the most popular Baltic Sea resorts Binz and Sellin. The long sandy beaches with its resort architecture along the promenades lure to take a stroll or hunker down inone of typical, canopied beach wicker chairs and enjoy the maritime atmosphere.

Tree top walk at Rügen Natural Heritage Center

Experience nature from another perspective! A 1,250-metre-long treetop walk takes guests through the forest canopy on a route packed with information and adventure stations. Highligt is the Eagle’s Nest, a viewing platform situated 40 metres above the ground offering fantastic views over the island, the Kleiner JasmunderBodden(lagoon) and the Baltic Sea. Previously a restricted military area, the grounds are now home to numerous endangered plant and animal species.

The Royal Town Putbus

When Prince Wilhelm Malte I founded the city, he created a unique urban combination of architecture, art and landscape. Still today, the ensemble of classical white houses around the circus, the former palace gardens with its church, royal stable house and orangery give Putbus its unique look. Due to more than 700 representative rosebushes Putbus had been given the nickname “Rose City”.

Racing Roland – steaming experience between seaside resorts

For over a hundred years, the narrow-gauge railway “Racing Roland” has been driving in the scenic south-east of Rügen. The train “races” steam-powered with a top speed of 18 mi/h connecting the former residence town of Putbus with the Baltic seaside resorts of Binz, Sellin, Baabe and Göhren.

Hunting Chateau Granitz - a jewel in the middle of the biosphere reserve

A grandiose hunting palace built in 1723 on top of the 107m high Tempelberg was significantly enlarged andaltered by Wilhelm Malte I, Prince of Putbus, in 1837. It still houses an impressive collection of trophies and prestigious salons. The main attraction is the spiral staircase in the middle tower made out of cast iron. With 154 steps it leads up to the 38 m high tower. The viewing platform offers a picturesque panoramic view over the island.

Hanseatic City of Stralsund - UNESCO

The Hanseatic City of Stralsund is known as “Gateway to Rügen”. The island and the mainland city are connected by Rügen dam and Rügen bridge. The historic centre of Stralsund is on an island surrounded by the Strela Sound and the ponds dammed in the 13th century. As a member of the Hanseatic League, Stralsund was one of the major trading centres in 14th and 15th century. In the 17th and the 18th centuries the town became major administrative and defence centre within the Swedish kingdom, contributing to the development of military art and integrating another layer of cultural influences. For the centuries, Stralsund’s citizens have preserved a unique cultural treasure that was finally included in the UNESCO World Heritage List in 2002. Stralsund’s Town Hall fashioned in north-German redbrick Gothic and also the St. Nicholas Church are among the most impressive buildings from centuries past. The warehouses, the OZEANEUM and the marina all make the harbour a popular attraction for tourists and residents alike.

Ozeaneum Stralsund - the world of the northern seas

Experience a unique underwater journey with 45 aquaria about the northern seas and five interesting exhibitions in OZEANEUM Stralsund. Especially the schooling fish basin and the exhibition “1:1 Giants of the Seas” with life-size whale models will fascinate you. The Humboldt penguins on the roof terrace are one of the visitors’ favorites. The OzeaneumMuseum in Stralsund was announced as the winner of the European Museum of the Year Award for 2010.

Classic Car & Military Museum

The Oldtimer Museum Rügen is a unique classic car museum offering a tour through 40 years of divided German automotive history from 1949 to 1989. The East-West comparison presents over 80 typified passenger cars and their special features. The NVA-Museum Rügen invites you to a military-technical time travel into one of the most exciting epochs of the recent past. In the times of the Cold War the NVA, the National People’s Army of the GDR, was one of the best equipped armies of the Eastern Bloc with thousands of tanks, airplanes and many other vehicles. Only a few examples of the robust vehicles are still preserved in Germany. Some of them can be marvelled today in the NVA-Museum Rügen at Prora.

Prora - a place oozing with suppressed history

The beach just north of Binz still bears testament to Nazi plans to create the world’s largest resort. The 4.5-kilometre-long megastructure at Prora was originally designed as a national socialist holiday camp between 1936 and 1939 to accommodate 20,000 holidaymakers. Designed by architect Clemens Klotz, due to its high architectural quality, the 15-metre-long Prora model was awarded the Gran Prix at the World Exhibition in Paris.The outbreak of WWII stopped its completion. The locals think of Prora more in terms of its use as a soldier training camp during the Cold War rather than as part of Hitler’s holiday plans. For decades the area located on one of Rügen’s finest beaches, close to the famous Baltic seaside resort Binz, was a restricted military area. Today, it hosts education, documentation and research centre, museum, youth hostel as well as luxury flats.

The Peenemünde Historical Technical Museum

From 1936 to 1945, the research stations in Peenemünde formed the largest armaments centre in Europe. Over an area of 25km², up to 12,000 people worked simultaneously on guided weapons, most famously the world’s first cruise missiles and the first ever functioning large-scale rockets. Both were designed as a weapon of terror against the civil population, made mostly by forced labourers and from 1944 they began to be used in the Second World War as “Vergeltungswaffen” (V-weapons). The exhibitions document who worked in Peenemünde, how the people lived and why the enormously elaborate weaponry projects were carried out.

Exciting extras


Helicopter flights

Rügen’s landscape has a vivid play of colours: the deep blue sea, white chalk cliffs, colourful meadows, golden yellow fields and green forests. Experience Rügen island, Hanseatic city of Stralsund and the nearby Baltic Sea from a different perspective. The flight time varies from 20 to 60 minutes depending on tour.

Climbing forest

Enjoy the adventurous climbing freedom on 10 varied courses in nature in the climbing forest BinzProra! For beginners or old hands, from the children’s course to the super difficult course, in heights between 1.50m and 12m, there is something for everyone.


With over 800 kilometres of designated cycle paths and hiking trails, Rügen island is a paradise for active explorers. Miles of fine-sandy bays and natural beaches lure to find fossils and amber. Magical paths along the high shores of Jasmund peninsula with Germany’s smallest national park and its imposing chalk cliffs offer an ever-changing impression through the seasons.


Experience Germany’s biggest island either on one of the cycle paths alongside the road or else far away from streets and traffic, in the natural surroundings, through forests or along the coast with ever-changing views and resting spots in idyllic places.

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Excursions – on and off the beaten path


Hiking in Jasmund National Park - UNESCO
The „Nationalpark Jasmund“ is located north of Sassnitz. The Koenigsstuhl is Germany‘s highest and most famous chalk cliff and has become world renowned through the painting of Caspar David Friedrich! From the view point (120m above sea level) you have a breath-taking view not only of the chalk cliffs and the Baltic Sea but also into the gorges and the beech forests protected by UNESCO. Experience the ancient beech forest on a guided hike with the National Park’s ranger.
Sea Buckthorn at Cape Arkona
Make sure not to miss Kap Arkona, home of one of Germany´s oldest lighthouses. It has been built in 1902 from construction plans of Carl Friedrich Schinkel. To the south of Kap Arkona you can reach the fishing village Vitt, which is located in a hollow on the stony east beach of the Tromper Wiek. The 13 thatched houses have been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Afterwards, enjoy the sea buckthorn afternoon at "Rügenhof". The old restored manor house in Putgarten is an ideal place to immerse yourself in the history of traditional crafts and to experience this art at first hand. In the workshops, guests are encouraged to participate in making their very own personal Rügen souvenir. Interested visitors can take a look at a candle workshop, a creative fashion studio, a basket weaving workshop and an amber shop with a stone-cutting workshop, where they can watch the creation of the Rügen chalk figures, the island's mascots.
Steam Train & Smoke House
Take a panoramic drive to the "White Town" Putbus, a former princely seat. Centre of this small city is the Circus, a geometrical round square with magnificent buildings of the classicist era. Have a look at the grounds of Putbus Castles´s orangerie and sanctuary in the park before you will board the old steam train called “Rasender Roland”. Take a seat in the train to steam along the picturesque landscape of Germany´s largest island to the seaside resort Göhren. Watch over the shoulder of the smoke master at work and enjoy the homemade fish specialities only 100 meters from the white sand beach.
Tree Top Walk & Seaside Resort Binz
The Prorer Wiek is one of the most beautiful bays on the island and a place with bizarre remnant. A huge building complex located between Mukran Port and Seaside Resort Binz is the largest relic of Nazi architecture anywhere. 20,000 people at a time were to vacation in the nearly five kilometer-long (3.1 mi) holiday camp, arranged by the "Kraft durch Freude" (Strength through Joy) organization to control and bring into line the German population's leisure time. All 10,000 rooms were to have a sea view, which explains the gigantic length of the structure. Take a 1,250-metre-long treetop walk through the forest canopy at the Natural Heritage Centre to reach the Eagle’s Nest viewing platform. Situated 40 metres above the ground, it offers view on the Prora complex, Kleiner Jasmunder Bodden (lagoon) and he Baltic Sea. The final stop of the tour is Binz - island’s largest seaside resort. The long sandy beach with its charming resort architecture along the promenade lures to take a stroll or hunker down in one of typical, canopied beach wicker chairs and enjoy the maritime atmosphere.
Highlights of Rügen
White Cliffs & Jasmund National Park - Seaside Resort Sellin - steam train "Racing Roland" - Seaside Resort Binz
UNESCO Hanseatic City Stralsund & Brewery
Explore the medieval city of Stralsund, which became a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2002. Begin your tour with a scenic drive across the Island of Rügen and cross the bridge to Stralsund on the mainland. The city has a long and rich history dating back to the medieval period, when it served as a major trading port for the Hanseatic League. Departing the coach, embark on a guided walk through the heart of the old city, winding along narrow cobbled streets towards the 13th century historic town hall and central marketsquare. Visit the front of the large town hall, and walk through its arcades, admiring the 17th century baroque ornaments that adorn the inside of the arches. Your final stop on the walking tour will be at St Nicholas’ Church, the oldest of the parish churches of the city. From here take some free time to explore the cobbled streets or take the opportunity to buy souvenirs in the city’s many antique shops. On the way back to the ship visit the island’s only brewery including beer tasting. The award-winning rare beers are elaborately produced with natural umbel hops, special malts and bottle aging.
UNESCO Hanseatic City Stralsund & Ozeaneum
The Hanseatic City of Stralsund is known as “Gateway to Rügen”. The historic centre of Stralsund is on an island surrounded by the Strela Sound and the ponds dammed in the 13th century. The warehouses, the OZEANEUM and the marina all make the harbour a popular attraction for tourists and residents alike. Experience a unique underwater journey with 45 aquaria about the northern seas and five interesting exhibitions in OZEANEUM Stralsund. Especially the schooling fish basin and the exhibition “1:1 Giants of the Seas” with life-size whale models will fascinate you. The Humboldt penguins on the roof terrace are one of the visitors’ favourites. The Ozeaneum Museum in Stralsund was announced as the winner of the European Museum of the Year Award for 2010.


Jasmund Tour
The historic off-road vehicles take you to the hidden gems that other tourists never see. You will discover the primeval beech forest of the Jasmund National Park with the new World Heritage Forum, the chalk coast, hidden chalk lakes, the chalk open-cast mine with a panoramic view over the island. We will take you back in time to the Neolithic Age with megalithic tombs and a legendary sacrificial stone with a blood channel. At lunchtime regain your strength with traditional home-made pea soup and drinks. We will surprise you with sea buckthorn liqueur and mead at special places during the tour.
Peninsula Wittow / Peninsula Bug
At the northernmost tip of the island of Rügen in the National Park “Vorpommersche Boddenlandschaft” on the Bug peninsula, we will show you fantastic nature and historical legacies. During a short walk through the national park, you will learn about the remains of the naval air base of the Nazi era and visit the harbour of the 6th flotilla of the People's Navy of the GDR in the closed military area. On the second part of the tour, we show you the old historic chalk loading station in Wiek and the huge, monumental megalithic tomb at Nobbin.

Don’t hesitate to get in touch

Port of Sassnitz
Nicole Hoene
Harbour Master Phone +49 38392 667776 Mobile +49 151 59917972
Port of Sassnitz (Hafenbetriebs- u. Entwicklungsgesellschaft mbH Sassnitz)
Hafenstr. 12 Haus D, 18546 Sassnitz, Germany
Port of Sassnitz
Ronald Damp
Port Authority Phone +49 38392 677789 Mobile +49 171 3323660
Port of Sassnitz (Hafenbetriebs- u. Entwicklungsgesellschaft mbH Sassnitz)
Hafenstr. 12 Haus D, 18546 Sassnitz, Germany
Port of Mukran
Robert Krüger
Manager Port Operations / PFSO Phone +49 38392 55252 Mobile +49 172 1538417
Port of Mukran (Fährhafen Sassnitz GmbH)
Im Fährhafen 20, 18546 Sassnitz / Neu Mukran, Germany