Destination guide

Beauty meets nature—where have you Binz all my life?

Set in the Baltic Sea, just off Germany's shoreline, Binz is an idyllic resort town on the island of Rugen. A Binz vacation rental gives you the chance to simply relax and recharge while embracing the laid-back lifestyle of this peaceful place. While travelers may come to the island for its famed beaches, the area also offers a rural and rugged playground for lovers of the great outdoors. Whether you're exploring the island's jagged coast, thick forests, or magnificent cliffs, you'll find adventure around every corner of this breathtaking island.

Things to do

Fly high through the forest like an eagle

If you have thrill seekers staying in your Binz vacation rental, make sure you visit the Natural Heritage Center Rugen in Prora. Set in the middle of a forest, the center offers treetop obstacle courses and the Eagle's Nest, a 130-foot-tall viewing platform with sweeping views of the island and sea. History buffs can tour Jagdschloss Granitz, a grand, hilltop hunting lodge and castle built in 1723. You can also visit the nearby Dokumentationszentrum Prora, a former Nazi resort that now features hiking trails, restaurants, hotels, and a museum chronicling the history of the complex.

Activities

Beaches and bike rides—fun is on tap in Binz

Binz is known for its beaches and they don't disappoint. Sandy shores offer volleyball courts, while the seawater invite you to enjoy a day of swimming, diving, and snorkeling. You can stretch your legs on the Strandpromenade, an elegant seaside walkway dotted with fish stands, restaurants, and shops, or take a stroll down the city's famed 1,200-foot-long pier. If you book a Binz vacation rental near Jasmund National Park, a space known for its forests and towering chalk cliffs, explore the hiking and biking trails, or stop by the visitor's center to sign up for a free guided walk.

Weather

Wet and warm, sunny and snowy: weather runs the gamut

Winters are dry and cold, with temperatures fluctuating between freezing and below freezing. It can also snow from November through April, but the island rarely gets slammed. For instance, January and February see the most snow, but even then, it's only between 1 to 3 inches. Summers are warm but comfortable, with temperatures in the high 70s and plenty of sunshine. July is the wettest month, but the town only gets about 24 inches of rain each year. Spring and autumn both feature similar conditions with highs in the low 50s and 60s.

Natural features

From bustling beaches to beech trees, Binz brings it

The town of Binz lies on the island's east coast, between a bay and the lake of Schmachter See. Rolling hills surround the town to the south and east, but the island's mammoth chalk cliffs, which climb up to 525 feet in some spots, steal the scenery. A beech forest lies behind the cliffs, while pines and chestnut trees dot the white sand beaches along the coast. The watery landscape makes the island a popular spot for a variety of birds, including white-tailed eagles, kingfishers, common house martins, and peregrine falcons.

Can I find a vacation rental around Binz?

Yes, our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 6,740 vacation rentals near Binz. From 5,768 Condos/Apartments to 699 Houses, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Binz for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Binz?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Binz:

  • Prora: 251 vacation rentals
  • Juliusruh: 301 vacation rentals
  • Freest: 49 vacation rentals
  • Middelhagen: 466 vacation rentals
  • Lauterbach: 107 vacation rentals

For other neighborhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Binz?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Binz. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Ostseebad Binz Station: 7,819 vacation rentals
  • Binz Pier: 7,758 vacation rentals
  • Naturerbe-Zentrum Ruegen: 8,140 vacation rentals
  • Prora Beach: 8,227 vacation rentals
  • Museum Ostseebad Binz: 7,785 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Binz listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Condos/Apartments in Binz?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 5,768 Condos/Apartments in Binz. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Binz include:

  • Houses: 699 rentals available
  • Bungalows: 50 rentals available
  • Cottages: 50 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Villas and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Binz?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 789 vacation rentals with pool available in Binz. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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