Photos courtesy of Schlosshotel Ralswiek
Single rooms: 65–85 euros
Double rooms: 79–190 euros
Suites: 163–220 euros
Prices include breakfast, service, and taxes.
Open: all year
Ralswiek is located on Rügen Island. From Stralsund by car, take B96 north. Look for the Ralswiek junction to the left. Pass through the village, then through the gate. The nearest train station is in Bergen/Rügen, a 10-minute taxi ride away.
On site: swimming pool; fitness
Nearby: Open-air theater; cycling; hiking
Yes. Inquire hotel for details.
Surrounded by a nature park and with views out to the sea, this fine 19th-century palace makes for a quiet holiday. Its location is ideal for exploring the beaches and forests of Rügen Island.
Guest rooms come in a variety of shapes and sizes, but all are very clean, if not a little spartan, with mahogany furniture mixed with an occasional antique furnishing. Bathrooms are modern.
Breakfast is the usual hearty German buffet spread of cereals, fruits, and cheese, along with the addition of hot waffles. During the summer months, if the weather is good, dinner may be taken outside on the terrace with views of the Störtebeker Festival. For after dinner drinks, try the Grafenschenke bar in the brick-vaulted castle cellar.
Störtebeker Festival. During the summer months, the largest open-air spectacle of the Baltic Sea is held. 150 actors, ships, and horses re-enact the pirate adventure of “Störtebeker’s Gold: The Treasure of the Templars.”