Silversea Luxury Cruises A Sassnitz

Sassnitz

A hybrid of two rural personalities, Sassnitz is the fusion of a small fishing village and its neighbouring farming community. United over a hundred years ago, the initial differences coming from the two communities have been turned into strengths and Sassnitz today is a charming, lively hamlet. The only harbour village on Rügen Island, Sassnitz is both a thriving community and also the beating heart of the island. But perhaps the most impressive thing about Sassnitz are the Königsstuhl chalk cliffs bordering the town. View more

Illustrating the dynamic coastal erosion of the region, the cliffs act as a huge natural wind breaker for the beach, so along with the unique south-eastern placement, the village enjoys clement temperatures and ergo a holiday ambiance much of the year. With modernisation in recent years, the town has connected the beautiful old-town to the harbour by a dramatic 912 feet/278 metre long footbridge. A superb feat of engineering (and perhaps to be avoided if you suffer from vertigo), the bridge offers unsurpassed panoramic views from its 292 feet/80 meter high location. Although Sassnitz seems to be on the cusp of developing further, the footbridge has added a considerable dimension to the little village with cafés, art galleries, bars and restaurants sprouting up at its base, making any further development look promising.

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Excursões em Sassnitz

The Best of Rügen

Discover the diverse beauty and historic landmarks of rugged Rügen during this picturesque, half-day sightseeing excursion around Germany's largest Island.


Rügen Island, Chalk Cliffs of Königstuhl, Bergen and Market Square

Depart the pier for the scenic, approximately 30-minute drive north through Jasmund National Park, Germany's smallest. The area is famous for its towering Königstuhl, an approximately 387-foot-high (about 118-metre-high) chalk cliff and the most famous landmark of Rügen. Upon arrival, take a guided stroll to the chalk cliffs for panoramic vistas over the Baltic Sea whilst breathing in the fresh air. Leaving the chalk cliffs, re-board your coach and head to Rügen's capital city of Bergen. As you travel through the Market Square, your guide points out the oldest half-timbered house on the Island, dating from 1538.


Putbus

Next, continue on to Putbus, conceived by a local prince approximately 200 years ago. The entire cityscape was adapted to reflect the prince's private architectural priorities, and features plain, white colours that are compatible with his Classical-styled palace. Upon arrival in Putbus, a stop is made at the famous 'Circus'. During your visit, it is easy to understand why Putbus is referred to as the 'White City', as its white villas circle around the majestic obelisk. Leaving Putbus, re-board your coach and head to Binz, a spectacular seaside spa resort along Germany's Baltic coastline.


Binz, Kurhaus and Prora

This maritime village is highlighted by its Classical-style architecture, noble manor houses and villas, and features one of the longest sea bridges in Mecklenburg. Upon arrival, take a guided walking tour of Binz, along with a photo stop at Kurhaus, built in 1908 as a wooden pavilion, and later developed into a hotel and spa. Today, the building is a protected monument and the resort's landmark. Time permitting, some free time is made available to browse for souvenirs or explore the resort at your leisure. Following your visit, re-board your coach and commence the approximately 30-minute drive back to the pier. En route, pass by the remains of Prora, originally intended by Hitler to be a gigantic holiday resort operated by the Nazi organization, 'Kraft durch Freude'.


Please note: This tour involves a moderate amount of walking for approximately 2.17 miles (about 3.5 kilometres), at times over uneven and cobblestone surfaces and inclines, with three steps to negotiate to get on/off the coach. Walking in Binz is at the discretion of each guest. This tour is not suitable for guests with limited mobility and guests who utilise a wheelchair. Guests are advised to wear warm, comfortable clothing in layers with flat, closed-toe walking shoes, and bring sun protection and raingear from the ship.

UNESCO World Heritage Site of Stralsund

Explore the medieval city of Stralsund, an UNESCO World Heritage Site, during a scenic, half-day sightseeing excursion to this Hanseatic city.


Rügen Island and Stralsund

Depart the pier for the scenic, approximately one-hour drive southwest of Rügen Island, then cross the bridge joining the island to the mainland for a visit to Stralsund. This historic city was a major trading centre of the Hanseatic League in the 14th and 15th centuries. Later, Stralsund became the Swedish administrative and defensive centre for the German Territories.


Old Harbour, St. Mary's Church, Old Town, Town Hall and Market Square

Upon arrival in Stralsund, begin your guided walking tour. Along the way, pass by the Old Harbour with its warehouses and quays, St. Mary's Church, and the medieval town wall with its gates and towers. Continue on to the heart of the Old Town for a stroll through the charming narrow streets. Pass by the splendid Town Hall façade, then through the arcades, which are adorned with 17th-century Baroque details on the buildings. The centrepiece of this city is the splendid Market Square, built in the Gothic Brick style. Colourful gabled houses can be seen around the Market Square.


St. Nicolas Church and Free Time

Following an inside visit to St. Nicolas Church, built solely from donations from the city's citizens, some free time is made available to browse the quaint shops for souvenirs or further explore this beautifully restored city. At the conclusion of your visit, re-board your coach and commence the approximately 75-minute drive back to the pier.


Please note: This tour involves a moderate amount of walking for approximately 1.24 miles (about two kilometres), at times over uneven and cobblestone surfaces, with three steps to negotiate to get on/off the coach. Walking in Stralsund is at the discretion of each guest. This tour is not suitable for guests with limited mobility and guests who utilise a wheelchair. Guests are advised to wear warm, comfortable clothing in layers with flat, closed-toe walking shoes, and bring sun protection and raingear from the ship. Flash photography is not permitted inside St. Nicolas Church.

Rügen Canopy Walk & Architectural Gems

Discover the exquisite beauty and architecture of the biggest island in Germany during this memorable, half-day excursion to picturesque Rügen.


Rügen Island, Prora Village and Tree-Top Canopy Walk

Depart the pier for the short drive to the village of Prora. Upon arrival, proceed to the Tree Top Promenade Centre. Here, a very modern version of a canopy pathway enables you to walk to the tree top platform for spectacular panoramic vistas across the green hills, flourishing meadows and blue waters of the Baltic Sea.


Binz and Free Time

Next, re-board your coach for the short drive takes you to Binz, a spectacular seaside spa resort along Germany's Baltic coastline. This maritime village is highlighted by its Classical-style architecture, noble manor houses and villas, and features one of the longest sea bridges in Mecklenburg. Upon arrival, proceed for refreshments at a cosy café near the waterfront. Afterward, some free time is made available to explore the village at your leisure, or take a stroll along the sea bridge for magnificent views of the horizon.


Putbus and Prince's Palace

Leaving Binz, re-board your coach and drive along the charming, tree-lined alleyways for which Rugen is famous. Your last stop is at the town of Putbus. Located in Rügen Island's hinterland, Putbus was conceived by a local prince approximately 200 years ago. The entire cityscape was adapted to reflect the prince's private architectural priorities, and features plain, white colours that are compatible with his Classical-styled palace. A few photo stops are included during your guided tour of Putbus. At the conclusion of your visit, commence the approximately 30-minute drive back to the pier.


Please note: This tour involves an extensive amount of walking for approximately 1.86 miles (about three kilometres), at times over uneven and cobblestone surfaces and inclines, with a few steps to negotiate to get on/off the coach, three steps at the bus park and venue, café and sea bridge, ten steps at the entrance to the Tree Top Promenade Centre, and 22 steps inside the Tree Top Promenade Centre; a ramp and elevator are available at the Tree Top Promenade Centre. Walking in Binz is at the discretion of each guest. This tour is not suitable for guests with limited mobility and guests who utilise a wheelchair. Guests are advised to wear warm, comfortable clothing in layers with flat, closed-toe walking shoes, and bring sun protection and raingear from the ship. Guests must be at least 12 years old to participate on this tour. Operation of this tour is subject to weather conditions.

Rugen’s North & Nature

Explore the picturesque northern coast of Rugen Island by coach and rail during this scenic, half-day sightseeing excursion.


Rügen Island, Chalk Cliffs of Königstuhl and Tromper Wiek Bay

Depart the pier for the scenic, approximately 30-minute drive to Königsstuhl, an approximately 387-foot-high (about 118-metre-high) chalk cliff and the most famous landmark of Rügen Island. The cliff was the inspiration for Kreidefelsen auf Rügen, an acclaimed 1818 oil painting by renowned artist Caspar David Friedrich. During a photo stop at Königsstuhl, some free time is made available to explore your surrounds, soak in the fresh sea breeze and hear the cries of the seagulls. Leaving Königsstuhl, re- board your coach and drive past the picturesque bay, Tromper Wiek, en route to Putgarten.


Trolley Train-Ride, Cape Arkona and Vitt Village

Upon arrival at Putgarten, board a little trolley train, the Arkonabahn, for the picturesque ride to Cape Arkona, the northernmost part of Germany. Here, a visit is made to the small fishing village of Vitt. During your guided walking tour, learn about the rich history of this legendary locale, pass by thatched houses and typical facades with maritime decorations, visit the small chapel and enjoy splendid views of the Cape.


Trolley Train-Ride, Putgarten, Spyker Castle and Sassnitz

Following your tour of Vitt Village, take a stroll along the beach or purchase some smoked fish before re-boarding the trolley train for the ride back to Putgarten. Upon arrival at Putgarten, re-board your coach for the approximately 30-minute drive back to the pier. En route, learn more about Rügen Island and see many notable sights, including Spyker Castle.


Please note: This tour involves a moderate amount of walking for approximately 0.93 miles (about 1.5 kilometres), at times over uneven and natural surfaces and inclines, with a few steps to negotiate to get on/off the coach and three steps to board/de-board the trolley. This tour is not suitable for guests with limited mobility and guests who utilise a wheelchair. Guests are advised to wear warm, comfortable clothing in layers with flat, closed-toe walking shoes, and bring sun protection and raingear from the ship.

Rugen’s South & Rushing Roland

Explore the splendid southern coast of Rügen Island and take a ride on the historic Rushing Roland train during this panoramic, half-day sightseeing excursion.


Rügen Island, Binz, Promenade and Free Time

Depart the pier for the scenic, approximately 30-minute drive to Binz, a spectacular seaside spa resort along Germany's Baltic coastline. This maritime village is highlighted by its Classical-style architecture, noble manor houses and villas, and features one of the longest sea bridges in Mecklenburg. Upon arrival, take a guided walking tour of Binz. As you stroll along the promenade, your guide points out the spa hotel, pier and other highlights. Following your tour, some free time is made available to explore the village at your leisure, browse the shops for souvenirs, or walk along the white-sand beach and enjoy magnificent views of the horizon.


Rushing Roland Train-Ride to Putbus

Next, board your awaiting narrow-gauge railway train, the Rasender Roland or Rushing Roland, which is pulled by a steam locomotive. Put into operation in 1895, this historic train connects Binz to Putbus. During your picturesque ride to Putbus, pass by smaller villages and the blooming landscape of Rugen.


Putbus

Located in Rügen Island's hinterland, Putbus was conceived by a local prince approximately 200 years ago. The entire cityscape was adapted to reflect the prince's private architectural priorities, and features plain, white colours that are compatible with his Classical-styled palace. Upon arrival in Putbus, de-board the Rushing Roland train and board a coach for an orientation drive around the town, then take a guided stroll through the palace park and learn about its history. Don't miss the 'Circus', an architectural landmark surrounded by Neo-Classical villas. At the conclusion of your visit, commence the approximately 30-minute drive back to the pier.


Please note: This tour involves a moderate amount of walking for approximately 1.55 miles (about 2.5 kilometres), at times over uneven and cobblestone surfaces, with three steps to negotiate to get on/off the coach and board/de-board the Rushing Roland train. Walking in Binz is at the discretion of each guest. This tour is not suitable for guests with limited mobility and guests who utilise a wheelchair. Guests are advised to wear warm, comfortable clothing in layers with flat, closed-toe walking shoes, and bring sun protection and raingear from the ship.