Baltic seaside resort Göhren

Bridge house to the pier
Pier Ostseebad Göhren
The Baltic seaside resort of Göhren is a municipality on the Mönchgut peninsula in the district of Vorpommern-Rügen on the island of Rügen in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania (Germany). It is administered by the Amt Mönchgut-Granitz with its headquarters in Baabe. The Göhren pier is a pier in Göhren on the island of Rügen.
The bridge is 350 metres long, 270 metres of which extend into the Baltic Sea. The structure was built in 1993. You enter the bridge, which is covered with wooden planks, through the traditional white-painted and green-roofed bridge house, at the end of which excursion boats can moor. A 1002-metre-long pier was built on the southern beach of Göhren in 1898. It was demolished during the First World War. Since 1912, there had been a 126-metre-long pier on the northern beach of Göhren; guests were brought to the pier by disembarking. In 1934, a 450-metre-long bridge was built on the same spot, which was still in use until the beginning of the 1950s.

The Buskam (also Buskamen or Buhskam) lying in the Baltic Sea is the largest erratic boulder found in northern Germany so far.
The Buskam is located about 350 metres from the beach line on the south-east coast of the island of Rügen, directly east of the seaside resort of Göhren. It is surrounded by other erratic boulders, but all of them are much smaller and practically always under water.
Depending on the water level, this large boulder protrudes up to 1.5 metres above sea level. The Buskam has a granitic composition, whereby the structure of the granite corresponds to the so-called hammer granite on the Danish island of Bornholm. Therefore, it can be assumed that it was transported to Rügen with a glacial flow of the Scandinavian inland ice during the last ice age.

The second part of the adventure golf course has been open since April 2015. The theme "Rügen" is represented with the Sellin pier, the chalk cliffs and much more. A small artificial stream also flows through the course here. The historic railway "Rasender Roland" runs along the stream and the play tracks as a model garden railway in G scale. The stations such as Putbus, Binz, Sellin and Göhren are recreated true to life. Translated with (free version)

Göhren station
Between 1895 and 1945, the Rügensche Kleinbahn (RüKB) operated an extensive narrow-gauge railway network with a gauge of 750 millimetres on the island of Rügen in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania. After several changes of ownership and decommissioning of parts of the line, the part called Rasender Roland (line number: RB 32) from Putbus via Binz, Sellin and Baabe to Göhren is still operated today, since 2008 by the Eisenbahn-Bau- und Betriebsgesellschaft Pressnitztalbahn (PRESS) from Jöhstadt (business unit Rügensche Bäderbahn (RüBB)). Steam locomotives and wagons, some of which are almost 100 years old, operate on this 24.1 km long line.


Göhren was mentioned in documents in 1276 and 1295 in boundary descriptions of the Eldena monastery. Later, Göhren was owned by the monastery. The village was part of the Principality of Rügen until 1326 and then of the Duchy of Pomerania. With the Reformation and the dissolution of Eldena Monastery, Göhren came into ducal possession. With the Peace of Westphalia in 1648, Rügen and thus also the village of Göhren became part of Swedish Pomerania. In 1815, the municipality and Vorpommern became part of the Prussian province of Pomerania. Göhren developed into an important holiday resort in the 19th century and has held the title of seaside resort since 1878, but this was only bestowed on it by its inhabitants. In 1885 the village had 245 inhabitants. In 1887, the imperial court lady Adeline Countess von Schimmelmann founded the world's first seamen's home in Göhren. The construction of the Rasender Roland narrow-gauge railway strengthened the tourist development from 1899, and from then on Göhren really became a seaside resort. The narrow-gauge railway still runs regular services today and connects Göhren with the seaside resorts of Baabe, Sellin and Binz. It ends in the Putbuss district of Lauterbach. In GDR times, holiday capacities were further expanded. In 1962/64, the so-called holiday villages with simple wooden accommodation were built. In 1965, a camping site was built in the dune forest in the direction of Baabe in the immediate vicinity of the Baltic Sea, which is now run by Regenbogen AG. In 1976, Göhren had 1800 inhabitants and 4400 guest beds, which were mainly managed by the FDGB holiday service. The village had about 70,000 holiday guests annually.

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Rügen Island in public sources

Information about the island of Rügen.

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