Tuesday, May 3, 2016
Rügen Day 4: Binz, Jagdschloss, Naturerbe
Our last day on Rügen island turned out to be the best in terms of fun places to see. We directed our steps first to Binz - yet another lovely seaside resort - where we took a little train to Jagdschloss castle. Of course, beach and ice cream first :)
Jagdschloss was pretty interesting with all the antler, guns and, most of all, its openwork circular staircase that led to a tower that gave us the view on Rügen surroundings. Boy, I'm too heavy for this amount of stairs! And what Wojtek enjoyed the most was a fancy playground at the courtyard of the castle. Well, everyone had a treat.
Afterwards we came back to Binz for more beach, more ice cream and some lunch.
Our last part of the day was dedicated to Naturerbe Zentrum which is a national heritage here on Rügen. I guess it was one of the best attractions we saw here. We took the little train again, but there was no need to do that (better would be to take our car).Anyway, this centre is built in a forest and it's an educational path (suitable for handicapped people - how cool is that?) that teaches you about various aspects of forest life. But that's not the end... With not even one step to cover you find yourself at a remarkable altitude of 40m over the ground where, above the tree tops, you can really see the whole island. Amazing for adults and for children! See yourself.
That final circular tower was a real treat. It was built around a tree (that was one awesome idea) and I could feel like I'm in Avatar world a bit - tree centric. This maybe a little joke but there sure is some truth in it. I mean, I really felt the power of nature in this place and I felt like it was respected.
Rügen, we'll be back!