Walking, watching, discovering, relaxing. Whoever explores the island of Rügen by foot, senses its preciousness from the very first step. The clear, salty air, the rustling of the leaves, the rumble of the waves,the criesof the seagulls and moments of serenity, of contemplation. The island of Rügen, a paradise for hikers – with over 800 kilometres of designated cycle paths and hiking trails.Additionaly, miles of fine-sandy bays and natural beaches, perfect for hikers to find fossils and amber.Many trails lead to the high banks of the peninsulas Wittow in the north, Jasmund in the northeast or Mönchgut in the southeast of the island. Also the highlands of the island of Hiddensee allure with an amazing vista. High above the sea, the soul breathes absolute freedom. Breathtaking panoramas incite wanderlust or inspire reflection. The Jasmund peninsula with Germany’s smallest national park and its imposing chalk cliffs, magical paths along the high banks that offer an ever-changing impression through the seasons. Or the island of Ummanz, Europe’s largest resting place for cranes, where approximately 50,000 cranes rest every evening in spring and autumn. An exceptional spectacle of nature. But also in summer, hikes across the vast meadows are worthwhile here.