Binz

Travel Guide
Granitz Hunting Lodge showing heritage architecture

Enjoy total relaxation in this Victorian-era Baltic Sea resort town, where local residents praise the healing properties of its air and water.

Ostseebad Binz, literally “Baltic Sea Spa,” has been a beloved tourist destination since the 19th century, when the local craze for swimming in the sea began. Once a sleepy fishing village, the town quickly transformed into a hub for Germany’s smart set, who began building its now-renowned resort architecture. Appreciate today’s relaxed atmosphere. Experience the old glamor at famed resorts such as the art nouveau Kurhaus.

Stroll leisurely along the sand of Binz Beach or rent a wicker chair to sit and watch the water glittering in the sun. Amble along the boardwalk observing stately white Victorian-era resort architecture.

Sit beside the bay or the sea for the afternoon with a fish sandwich and a book.

In the Museum Ostseebad Binz inside the tourism information center view old photographs and swimsuits from Binz’s early days.

Explore Binz on the Raging Roland, a famous narrow-gauge railway that takes visitors between beaches. Cycle through the nearby national park. Visit the Granitz Hunting Lodge, a former royal retreat whose central tower has a high vantage point.

Outside town, explore recent history in the massive Prora complex, once the headquarters of the People’s Police. Look at decorative objects and artifacts from the former German Democratic Republic in the NVA Museum and admire the enormous collection of vintage cars and steam engines at the Railway and Technical Museum.

Watch the sunset from Binz’s 400-yard (370-meter) pier, with panoramic views of the town and natural surroundings. Join a boat here for a tour of the chalk cliffs that stand bright white against the sea.

Drive to Ostseebad Binz from the closest international airport in Hamburg in 4 hours or take the train from Rostock in 2 hours. Rostock offers rail connections to other German and Baltic locations. Alternatively, take a car ferry from Malmö, Sweden in 5 hours.

Binz may be cold outside in summer but is often sunnier than other parts of Northern Europe.

IFA Rügen Hotel & Ferienpark
IFA Rügen Hotel & Ferienpark
3.5 out of 5
Strandpromenade 74, Binz, MV
Located in Binz, this beachfront hotel is on the boardwalk, just steps from Southeast Ruegen Biosphere Reserve and Islands of the Baltic Sea. Binz Beach and ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (482 reviews)
"On the beach and within walking distance of Binz."

Reviewed on Oct 11, 2020

IFA Rügen Hotel & Ferienpark
Dorint Strandhotel Binz/Rügen
Dorint Strandhotel Binz/Rügen
4 out of 5
Strandpromenade 58, Binz, MV
Located in Binz, this beachfront hotel is on the boardwalk, just steps from Southeast Ruegen Biosphere Reserve and Binz Beach. Prora Beach and Port of Sassnitz ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (345 reviews)
"The staff was very friendly and we felt very welcoming and safe during the Covid-19 climate. The measurements put in place were adequate and we enjoyed our stay at the hotel."

Reviewed on Feb 12, 2021

Dorint Strandhotel Binz/Rügen
Travel Charme Kurhaus Binz
Travel Charme Kurhaus Binz
Strandpromenade 27, Binz, MV
Located in the heart of Binz, this luxury hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Binz Pier and Binz Beach. Granitz Hunting Lodge is 1.7 mi (2.8 km) away. Ostseebad ...
4.8/5 Exceptional! (212 reviews)
Very nice hotel close to beach
"We received a warm welcome at this hotel, which is superbly located on the seafront in Binz. The rooms were spacious and clean, breakfast was excellent and the bar was pleasant. The pool and spa facilities were very good and you are also able to book beach chairs on the hotel’s private stretch of ..."

Reviewed on Jul 23, 2018

Travel Charme Kurhaus Binz
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AKZENT Apartmenthotel Binz
AKZENT Apartmenthotel Binz
Dollahner Straße 15a, Binz
Situated near the beach, this aparthotel is steps from Southeast Ruegen Biosphere Reserve and Islands of the Baltic Sea. Binz Beach and Schmachter Lake Promenade ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (15 reviews)
"Gut ausgestattetes Apartment , sehr freundliches Personal."

Reviewed on Oct 12, 2021

AKZENT Apartmenthotel Binz
Villa am Park
Villa am Park
4 out of 5
Putbuser Straße 19, Binz
Situated in the historical district, this spa apartment building is steps from Southeast Ruegen Biosphere Reserve and Islands of the Baltic Sea. Binz Pier and ...
4.7/5 Exceptional! (11 reviews)
"Die Ferienwohnung war einwandfrei. Es gibt nichts auszusetzen. Sie punktet außerdem durch die tolle Lage. Eine Minute bis zur Flaniermeile und drei Minuten bis zum Strand. Auch die Kommunikation funktionierte schnell und unkompliziert. Es hat uns einfach sehr gut gefallen."

Reviewed on Sep 10, 2020

Villa am Park
Dünenresidenz Prora
Dünenresidenz Prora
4 out of 5
Strandstraße 20-24, Binz
Nestled on the beach, this Binz condo building is just steps from Southeast Ruegen Biosphere Reserve and Islands of the Baltic Sea. Binz Beach and Prora Beach ...
4.6/5 Wonderful! (5 reviews)
Gerne wieder!
"Das war wieder ein herrlicher Aufenthalt. Ideal zum Erholen und Ausruhen für Alleinstehende und Paare. Die Küche bietet alles was man braucht, um sich zu versorgen, inkl. Miele-Umluftherd. Großer TV, Würfelspiele, Tablet mit Internetzugang im Apartment vorhanden. Ristorante 50 Meter entfernt im Hotel. ..."

Reviewed on Nov 27, 2019

Dünenresidenz Prora
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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