Location & Arrival
Discovery Centre at the furthest point
Life does somersaults in the northeastern corner of the German Republic. Behind sophisticated Binz, the sunrays fall on five kilometres of white sandy beach before reaching their destination: Prora Youth Hostel is situated right next to the beach. The sunrays jump from tent to tent, enticing couch potatoes to come outside before greeting the sandpipers. There is more good humour and fun here than anywhere else in Germany.
The unique landscape around the Hostel entices you to go out whatever the weather: The dunes, open moorland, alder fens and reed beds all belong to Germany's most precious nature reserve areas. The German Federal Environment Foundation (Deutsche Bundesstiftung Umwelt, DBU) has chosen to dedicate itself to the protection of this area.
Closeby, Jasmund National Park sprawls above with its high cliffs and beech forest. This is where you have to scramble down countless stairs leading from the top of the chalk cliffs to the beach. And what do you do if there isn't any sun? Then you can go and visit and marvel at the museums in Prora.
With the regional train from Stralsund over the hills to Prora or with the IC or EC to Binz and then straight back to the Youth Hostel by bus.
By coach or car
- Drive along the A20 motorway until Süderholz/Stralsund, then take the motorway sliproad from Rügen to Stralsund and continue along the B96. Shortly before you reach Bergen, turn right onto the B196 headed for Binz/Sellin. When you reach Karow, turn left and follow the directions for Binz / Sassnitz / Prora. Turn left at the traffic light junction, then right again about 200 metres after the former KdF Prora spa. Take a left after crossing the railway tracks. Follow themain road for about another kilometre until the end of Proraer Straße, then turn right towards the Youth Hostel.
- Alternatively, drive along the motorway sliproad until Wilmshagen, and then continue to Stahlbrode via Reinberg. From there take the Glewitzer car ferry to Zudar Peninsula. Then continue via Garz, Putbus and Binz to Prora or take a right over the old Rügen dam or bridge and follow the directions to Prora via Garz, Putbus and Binz.