Famous sight: the white chalk cliffs on Rügen. To get to the chalk cliffs, you climb down many stairs for several minutes. There are also refreshment stops at the top. About four kilometers away, in the village of Hagen, there is a large car park, from where well-marked paths lead to the Königsstuhl.
August 13, 2014
The chalk cliffs on the Jasmund peninsula are the main part of the 3,000 ha Jasmund National Park. It extends north of Sassnitz on Lohme until just before Glowe.
The approximately 11-kilometer-long high-waterway from Sassnitz to the National Park Center KÖNIGSSTUHL is one of the most beautiful hiking trails in Germany. It leads to the most impressive vantage points of the coastline: the Wissower Klinken, the Ernst Moritz Arndt view at the Tipper place, the Kieler shore, the small stubbenkammer, the Victoria view, the king seat and the large stubbenkammer.
The most striking point of the chalk coast is the 118 meter high Königsstuhl. Every year, up to 300,000 people visit the platform of the Königsstuhl to look at the Baltic Sea and the neighboring coastal sections of the Chalk Coast.
Memorial stone Victoria's view The view from the neighboring Victoria's view is also impressive. The Viktoria Viewpoint is an iron platform that juts out over the chalk cliffs and offers visitors at lofty heights a breathtaking view of the depths and the royal chair. The Victoria View was erected to commemorate King William I and the Crown Princess Victoria of Prussia for their visit to this place on 10 June 1865.
Highly recommended for a boat trip to see the entire beauty of the chalk coast from the sea side. In the port of Sassnitz there are many offers for a boat tour along the chalk cliffs. Or inform yourself at the National Park Office Jasmund and take part in guided hikes with experienced rangers.
The unique beauty of these white rocks inspired many painters and poets already in the 19th century. One of them is the most important landscape painter Caspar David Friedrich, who rivals the Königsstuhl with his famous painting.
March 12, 2019
Every year thousands of visitors from all over the world flock to the island of Rügen to see the most famous chalk projection of the Stubbenkammer: At 118 meters high, the Königsstuhl rises imposingly over the sea and offers an unforgettable view of the city from its 200 square meter platform Rügen coast.
The Königsstuhl itself is best seen from the neighboring chalk cliffs "Victoria View".
Unfortunately, it is not known exactly how the Königsstuhl got its name. Two legends are handed down:
First, it is said that the Swedish king Carl XIII. set up a chair here in 1715 to observe the naval battle between his and the Danish fleet. However, at that time the king's chair was already called the "King's Chair", as can be read in a travelogue of 1584 by the salt-god Rhenan.
On the other hand, only the king who could climb the chalk cliffs as quickly as possible from the sea side and sit down on the chair set up there should only become king. A daring undertaking, considering that the chalk walls are very soft ... Out of consideration for nature, the road to the royal chair is closed to public transport. From the large parking lot, a three-kilometer hiking trail leads through the beech forests of the Stubbenkammer to the Königsstuhl.
March 12, 2019
We were somewhat disappointed with the viewing platform of the Königsstuhl. for the € 10 entry p.p. we would have liked to have expected more views. It is more worthwhile to go along the riverside path from Sassnitz or take a boat trip to see the chalk cliffs in all their glory. The Hochuferweg from Sassnitz to the Königsstuhl is of course recommended. Perhaps one can admire the planned new viewing platform in a few years.
June 14, 2020
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