The region

Island of Rugia

The tourist and sports offers of this region is especially typified by its 200 km long bike way network, 22 marinas, as well as 84 km of sand and nature beaches. Its coastline of 574 km makes it possible that no point on the island is more than 7 km away from the water. On the area of 976 km² 74,000 people are living. With its three nature reserves, wide-spread forests, seven seaside resorts and six holiday resorts Rugia represents an ideal nature-based leisure, relaxation and sports region.

Hanseatic City of Stralsund

The Western-Pomeranian Backwater National Park is a wetland with international relevancy in conservation of waterfowls. This area adjoins on the Strelasund – the natural barrier between the island and the mainland – a backwater and estuary of the Baltic Sea. Here the 58.700 inhabitants of Stralsund are living. Gaudy gabled houses, magnificent churches, the impressive city hall, medieval cloisters and brick-wall buildings form the character of the UNESCO world heritage place.