Destination guide

A low-key village on the edge of Germany

Situated on the island of Rugen just off Germany's northeast coast, this laid-back seafront town overlooks the Black Sea. Sellin also shares Germany's largest island with a variety of other towns, many of which are famous for their picturesque, sandy beaches. And like many of the other towns, you'll find a love for watersports here, including snorkeling, scubadiving, and sailing. Browse through the Sellin vacation rentals, and feel like you have 1 of Germany's best kept secrets all to yourself.

Things to do

Try seein' all there is to see in Sellin

With Sellin vacation rentals, you'll have access to all the island of Rugen has to offer. Explore the Monchgut Coastal Fishing Museum in nearby Baabe, or ride the historic Rasender Roland steamtrain between beaches. Tour the Erlebniswelt U-Boat naval museum in nearby Strassnitz, which is in the British submarine, HMS Otus. The Jasmund National Park is also well worth your time, famous for its beechwood forests and chalk cliffs, plus a lookout point and exhibits at the King's Chair visitor center. Whisk the kids off to the Alaris Butterfly Park, and stroll through houses full of fluttering tropical butterflies.


Spend yours days by the sea or by the See

It's likely that the majority of your time in Sellin will be spent in, on, or around the Black Sea. With kite-surfing, waterskiing, and windsurfing, Sellin vacation rentals offer tons for active travelers. If you prefer to laze a bit, book a boat tour and spend the day lounging on deck, or swimming in the clear waters. Off the sandy beaches and around the island, you'll find plenty of cycling and hiking trails through the forests. There are also a handful of scenic lookout points with panoramic views of the sea, as well as Selliner Lake.


Spend your summers in sunny, seafront Sellin

Sellin's proximity to some of Germany's best beaches makes it an increasingly popular destination for summer travelers. The island feels like it wakes up in July and August, when you can enjoy long, sunny days. You may also find high prices and bigger crowds in the summer months, so if you're hoping to avoid both, plan your visit for late spring or early fall. You'll still find pleasant weather, but with lower prices and smaller crowds. Winters might not be the best time to visit Sellin, but you can still enjoy the local life and indoor activities.

Natural features

Nab a bird's-eye view from the Konigsstuhl

Sellin lies at the start of the Monchgut peninsula, and is a part of the island of Rugen—Germany's largest. Rugen is famous for its sandy beaches and thick forests, and Sellin certainly has both. Along with the Black Sea, Sellin also borders the nearby Selliner Lake. North of both, you'll find Jasmund National Park. The park is full of beechwood forests, famous white chalk cliffs, and Konigsstuhl—the "King's Chair." Here's where you'll find a long viewing platform, overlooking the Baltic Sea. It's perfect for seabird-watching and spotting the marine life from above.

Can I find a vacation rental around Sellin?

Yes, our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 6,028 vacation rentals near Sellin. From 5,274 Condos/Apartments to 497 Houses, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Sellin for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

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

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 Sellin:

  • Seedorf: 122 vacation rentals
  • Prora: 251 vacation rentals
  • Juliusruh: 301 vacation rentals
  • Freest: 49 vacation rentals
  • Middelhagen: 466 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 Sellin?

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

  • Inselparadies Sellin: 7,799 vacation rentals
  • Amber Museum Sellin: 7,716 vacation rentals
  • Sellin Pier: 7,586 vacation rentals
  • Friedensberg Kurpark: 7,624 vacation rentals
  • Ostseebad Binz Station: 7,819 vacation rentals

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

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 5,274 Condos/Apartments in Sellin. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Sellin include:

  • Houses: 497 rentals available
  • Bungalows: 44 rentals available
  • Cottages: 44 rentals available

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

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Sellin?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 729 vacation rentals with pool available in Sellin. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.