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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.

Hotel Vier Jahreszeiten Binz
Hotel Vier Jahreszeiten Binz
4.5 out of 5
Zeppelinstrasse 8, Binz, MV
The price is $250 per night from Jun 26 to Jun 26
This family-friendly Binz hotel is located by the sea, within a 5-minute walk of Southeast Ruegen Biosphere Reserve and Binz Beach. Naturerbe-Zentrum Ruegen ...
4.1/5Very Good! (366 reviews)
"Very nice hotel in the centre of Binz. Plenty of restaurants nearby and only a few minutes from the beach"

Reviewed on Aug 24, 2020

Hotel Vier Jahreszeiten Binz
Loev Hotel & Spa
Loev Hotel & Spa
4 out of 5
Hauptstraße 20-22, Binz, MV
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $261 per night from Jun 30 to Jun 30
Located in the heart of Binz, this beach hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Southeast Ruegen Biosphere Reserve and Binz Beach. Islands of the Baltic Sea and ...
4.2/5Excellent! (78 reviews)
"Had a very enjoyable time. Staff very friendly. Perfect location in Binz!"

Reviewed on Aug 5, 2020

Loev Hotel & Spa
Grand Hotel Binz
Grand Hotel Binz
5 out of 5
Strandpromenade 7, Binz, MV
The price is $400 per night from Jul 4 to Jul 4
Located in Binz, this beachfront hotel is on the boardwalk, just steps from Southeast Ruegen Biosphere Reserve and Binz Beach. Hundestrand and Islands of the ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (186 reviews)
Lovely and cosy spot
"The hotel is located in a very nice area just at the main promenade but in a more quiet part of it. The view and the surroundings are amazing with direct access to the beach. Parking is very convenient in the garage below the hotel. Staff was welcoming and friendly, with one of the best breakfast ..."

Reviewed on Sep 1, 2018

Grand Hotel Binz
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.
Villa am Park
Villa am Park
4 out of 5
Putbuser Straße 19, Binz
Situated in the historical district, this spa apartment building is within a 10-minute walk of Southeast Ruegen Biosphere Reserve and Binz Beach. Islands of ...
4.7/5Exceptional! (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 within a 10-minute walk of Southeast Ruegen Biosphere Reserve and Binz Beach. Prora Beach and Islands of the ...
4.6/5Wonderful! (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
Villa Oestereich
Villa Oestereich
3.5 out of 5
Putbuser Straße 19, Binz
Situated in the historical district, this apartment building is within a 10-minute walk of Southeast Ruegen Biosphere Reserve and Binz Beach. Islands of the ...
4.9/5Exceptional! (7 reviews)
"Schöne Ferienwohnung, sehr gut ausgestattet. Organisations zur An-Abreise sehr gut. Lage sehr nache am Zentrum zum Shopping und zum Strand."

Reviewed on Oct 5, 2020

Villa Oestereich
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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