Cape Arkona is one of the most popular sights on Rügen
The distance from Hotel Aquamaris to Cape Arkona is almost exactly 10 km.
Perhaps a bit too far for a sporty hike, so many guests take the bus to Cape Arkona and enjoy the hike back to the Aquamaris beach residence. Or they rent one of the Aquamaris bikes and make a nice cycling trip to the North Cape of Germany. The particularly sporty guests of the Aquamaris also know the route as a popular half-marathon course and run there and back in one to two hours. Hats off!
Cape Arkona is not one of the most popular sights on the holiday island of Rügen for nothing. It belongs to the not-so-well-known municipality of Putgarten. Cape Arkona explorers can’t avoid a proper walk anyway, because the car has to be left in the car park at the entrance to the village. About 2.5 km separate you from the North Cape of Germany. A great experience is then the descent of the King’s Staircase to the beach. Beware, this is only something for explorers who are free from giddiness and unfortunately you must expect safety-related restrictions.
Tip: There is a wonderful hiking trail from the AQUAMARIS beach residence directly on the high shore!
Discover the historic lighthouses
Apart from the wonderful view, the two lighthouses are worth seeing. The older, square 22.5 m high tower was built in 1826/27 according to designs by Karl Friedrich Schinkel and today serves as a registry office and museum. So you could get married there and then celebrate a romantic wedding at Aquamaris.
The younger and considerably higher lighthouse has been in service since 1902. At 34 m high, it sends its flashing light 40 km out to sea. You can climb both towers and enjoy the view.
And if you feel like coffee and cake, visit the Helene-Weigel-Haus, about 1 km away. ( Putgarten Dorfstraße 16). On all days except Saturdays you can sit in the holiday home of the most famous “Mother Courage”, the actress Helene Weigel and her husband Berthold Brecht.
Finally, a visit to the Rügenhof Arkona farm.
But that is by no means all you can visit at the North Cape. We recommend a visit to the Rügenhof Arkona. Traditional crafts have moved into a former cow and sheep barn. Here you can observe the art of candle making, basket weaving, amber cutting and many other crafts all year round. Or you can become an archaeologist yourself and help with the excavations at the Slavic fortress wall. There are guided tours on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from June to August.