Location: Villages, forests, and waterfront
Sellin unites numerous small villages to the municipality. It is located in the east of Rügen, Germany’s largest island. It is situated on the coast of the Baltic Sea and has direct access to lake Selliner Sea. Dense forests, small lakes, and farmlands characterise the surrounding areas. It functions as the gateway to the Mönchgut Peninsula, and the Bay of Greifswald.
Business: A tourist hub in northern Germany
As a popular island getaway, the most prominent branch in Rügen is the tourism industry. The beech forest in the Jasmund National Park gained UNESCO heritage status and together with the chalk cliffs and numerous sea resorts dotted all over the island, make attractive holiday destinations. There are also more than 600 hotels, pensions, and campgrounds on the island as well.
Culture: Amber Museum, Resort Architecture, and Historical Sites
One of the most popular museums is the privately managed Amber Museum, which displays raw amber in many forms from all over the world and shows how peals are jewellery are made. Lovingly restored villas light up in their original Resort Architecture, and make for wonderful photo motifs. Furthermore, historical sites, such as the post mill in Altensien or the diving gondola by the pier should be on the list of any visitor.
Activities: Hiking, biking, and Sellin Pier
The most famous attraction is Sellin Pier, which stretches into the Baltic Sea. It is the perfect place for an afternoon stroll on a spring day, and hosts a restaurant where you dine while taking in the astoundingly beautiful view. Active holidaymakers find a well-developed network of hiking trails and biking paths in the surroundings, and the beaches promise fun in the water in summer and romance in winter.