Rügen’s history as a favored holiday destination, back in time, moreover talks highly of its worth. It is in Rügen where Hitler once proposed the completion of a 4.5 km long beach side resort — the largest that the world would ever see. According to him, the beach in Prora in Rügen (where the resort was proposed to be built) offers best views than from any other beach in Europe.
So, Rügen has its own image, and is often regarded as one of the best places to explore in Germany.
Is it expensive to travel through Rügen?
Speaking of the travel costs, consider travelling in Rügen almost as expensive as travelling in Berlin or any other German town. Though accommodation can be slightly expensive if you will compare it with that of big cities, and this is for the simple reason that islands in Europe are always more popular among those interested in a luxury holiday than those wanting to budget-backpack, making it tougher for backpacking hostels to survive. But for food and transportation, consider Rügen not going to be any brutal on your pocket.
Indians need Schengen Visa to travel to Germany. A short term single entry tourist visa costs 60 EUR on top of additional costs by the vfs. The maximum time period you’re entitled to visit on a short term tourist visa is three months. But the visa is generally offered only for the duration of period you’re intending to travel to Schengen territory. It may take as long as a month to get the visa after the application was submitted, so plan well in advance. For Indian Passport Holders, Schengen Visa is one of the toughest visas to obtain.
What to see & do in Rügen
When tourists come to Rügen they often think they can visit the entire island in a day. But this is not possible. Its 926 square kilometer size has quite a few dozen attractions to explore. Those having three or four days, however, can explore pretty much everything and get a hang of German lifestyle around the Baltic.