Destination guide

A scenic German gem hiding in plain sight

Sassnitz sits on the coast of Germany's largest island of Rugen, and is the perfect seaside escape to the scenic Jasmund Peninsula. Its prime positioning just below the Jasmund National Park means that outdoor activities are king. But whether you plan to strap on your hiking boots or just kick back and relax, there are plenty of options in this hidden German gem. Look at Sassnitz vacation rentals in town, along the coast, or on the edge of the beechwood forests throughout the national park, and you're surely in for a vacation to remember.

Things to do

Visit the animal kingdom, from snorkeling to schmetterlings

There's much history to explore in Sassnitz and around the rest of Rugen. Be sure to visit the Erlebniswelt U-Boat naval museum, quirkily housed inside the submarine HMS Otus—a British boat! If you'd prefer to spend your time outdoors, you'll find you're surrounded by the thick, beech forests of Jasmund National Park. Visit the chalk cliffs, and hike up to the King's Chair, where you'll find a visitors' center with exhibits highlighting Rugen nature. After, take the kids to the Alaris Butterfly Park, and walk through houses of fluttering tropical butterflies.

Activities

How do you say "let's get physical" in German?

Sassnitz is inside the Jasmund National Park, and a network of trails winds through its beech forests, perfect for hiking, bird-watching, and cycling. Look at Sassnitz vacation rentals near the coast, where you'll also find plenty of activities to occupy your time. The resort town overlooks sandy beaches made for sunbathing and swimming, or you can rent boats, watersports equipment, and snorkeling or scuba gear. In town, spend your days sitting outside at any of the restaurants and cafes, or hit some of the local shops for the perfect gifts to take back home.

Weather

Ja, ja, ja to summers by the sea, bitte and danke

Sassnitz, like many towns on the Black Sea, is best enjoyed in summer. You'll find the town come alive in July and August, when the sun stays in the sky well into the evening. Summer also means crowded beaches and high prices, so if you'd rather avoid both, consider visiting in late spring or early fall. You'll still find pleasant weather, but the prices and crowds are more manageable. Booking Sassnitz vacation rentals in winter will give you the chance to explore the area's indoor activities, and get a feel for the true local life.

Natural features

Feel like true royalty on the King's Chair

The village of Sassnitz sits on Germany's largest island, Rugen, part of the Jasmund peninsula, set on the edge of the Jasmund National Park. This location between the Black Sea and the park makes for stunning views, and the area is notable for its thick beechwood forests. The local trails are perfect for hiking, biking, and bird-watching for the local white-tailed eagles. Along the coast, you'll find dramatic chalk cliffs, most notably the Konigsstuhl, or the "King's Chair," which features a long platform that looks out over the Baltic Sea.

How to get there

Traveling to and around Sassnitz

If you'd rather travel by train, make your way to Lancken Station or Sassnitz Station to see more of the city.

Where to stay around Sassnitz?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 4,894 vacation rentals near Sassnitz. From 4,295 Condos/Apartments to 394 Houses, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Sassnitz for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

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

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 Sassnitz:

  • Prora: 251 vacation rentals
  • Juliusruh: 301 vacation rentals
  • Middelhagen: 469 vacation rentals
  • Lauterbach: 106 vacation rentals
  • Lonvitz: 22 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 Sassnitz?

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

  • Submarine Adventure World: 8,011 vacation rentals
  • Ruegen Gallery: 8,006 vacation rentals
  • Dwasieden Castle: 8,059 vacation rentals
  • Alaris Butterfly Park: 8,055 vacation rentals
  • Port of Sassnitz: 8,176 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Sassnitz 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 Sassnitz?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 4,295 Condos/Apartments in Sassnitz. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Sassnitz include:

  • Houses: 394 rentals available
  • Bungalows: 26 rentals available
  • Cabins: 26 rentals available

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

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Sassnitz?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 522 vacation rentals with pool available in Sassnitz. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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