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Binz Rugen Germany Cruise Port Guide


This is a tender port. You will be tendered to the center of town.

Rügen is Germany's largest island. It is situated in the Baltic Sea in the region of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania.

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Shining white chalk cliffs, kilometers long fine sandy beaches, calm expanses of beech woods and the beauty of Cape Arkona are all part of Germany's largest island. The megaliths graves bear witness that Rugen had already been settled more than 1000 years ago and had attracted traders and seafarers.

Binz is renowned for its fine, well-preserved spa architecture.

The handsome villas along the promenade date from the heyday of the liveliest and largest Baltic resort on Rügen. They were built towards the end of the last century and up to the 1920s. The center of the resort is the nucleus: The old time honored rest house with its pavilion in front.

Prora was a Nazi-planned spa on the island Rügen, Germany. The massive building complex was built between 1936 and 1939 as a Kraft durch Freude (KdF) (Strength and Happiness) project. The eight buildings are identical, and while they were planned as a holiday locale, they were never used for this purpose. The complex has a formal heritage listing as a particularly striking example of Third Reich architecture.

Tours Excursions Transportation:

Taxis are dependable, but expensive.

It pays to compare your cruise line tours here.

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Shopping and Food

Special purchases include precision optical equipment such as binoculars and cameras, porcelain, handmade crystal, silver, steel ware, Solingen knives, leather wear, sports equipment, toys from Nuremberg and Bavarian Loden cloth. Special purchases in eastern Germany include musical instruments, wooden carved toys from the Erzgebirge Mountains, and Meissen china

In Germany snacks (Schnellimbiss) are widely available, especially Bock wurst (boiled sausage), Bratwurst (grilled sausage) and Curry wurst (spiced sausage), as well as fries and hamburgers

German fast food is cheap, hearty and diverse; there are a number of sausage stands, imbisses and specialty stands; you have many options from which choose. Many of the fast food is of Turkish origin, this food is very popular for being cheap and healthy. The German's favorite Turkish fast food is the Doner Kebab; a thick pita filled generally with either chicken or beef complemented with fresh French fries and salad.

Important things to know about Germany, like tipping, toilets etc.


Euro. There are plenty of ATM machines around.

In smaller establishments ask first if they accept Credit Cards.

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German spoken. Germans are regarded as being punctual, disciplined and last but not least, a little formal. In German there are two forms of you: "Du" and "Sie." "Du" is less formal, "Sie" is more so. You almost always should use the "Sie" form and someone's last name with people you don't know.

110 -- Police Emergency
112 -- Fire Emergency or Ambulance Call

Most cafes offer free WiFi.

Opening Hours and Holidays:

All stores must close no later than 8 p.m. Some close as early as 6:30 p.m. On Saturdays stores lock up at 1 or 2 p.m.; although in big city centers most stay upon until 2 or 4 p.m.

Sundays all stores are closed, except some bakeries which are open on sunday morning.

January 1 New Year's Day
January 6 Epiphany
varies - Good Friday
varies - Easter
varies - Easter Monday
May 1 Labor Day
varies - Ascension Day (usually in May)
varies - Whit monday (usually mid-May)
October 3 Unity Day
December 25 Christmas Day
December 26 St. Stephan's Day

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