Hochuferweg

Hiking Trail • Ruegen
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Difficulty
medium
Distance
12.6 km
Duration
5:07 h
Ascent
335 m
Descent
321 m
Tour route Nice views With refreshment stops Geological highlights Botanical highlights
Baltic Sea, beech forests and chalk cliffs
The Hochuferweg over the white chalk cliffs of Rügen, which at 118 meters is the steepest cliff in the southern Baltic Sea region, is particularly popular among trekking fans. The tour takes hikers parallel to the chalk coast through the magnificent beech forests of the UNESCO World Natural Heritage in the Jasmund National Park. Repeatedly, the Hochuferweg was voted one of the top 10 most beautiful German hiking trails.

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Breathtaking views: The view along the chalk coast and over the Baltic Sea, the eyes can not get enough.
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118 m
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Safety information

Steep banks are special coastal sections and are subject to constant change. For your own safety, it is important to keep your distance to the demolition edges, to use only the designated paths and to observe warning signs.

Tips, hints and links

Start

Parkplatz oberhalb des Tierparks Sassnitz in der Stubbenkammerstraße (30 m)
Coordinates:
Geographic
54.520247 N 13.664675 E
UTM
33U 413567 6042227

Destination

Parkplatz oberhalb des Tierparks Sassnitz in der Stubbenkammerstraße

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Baltic Sea, beech forests and chalk cliffs

The Hochuferweg over the white chalk cliffs of Rügen, which at 118 meters is the steepest cliff in the southern Baltic Sea region, is particularly popular among trekking fans. The tour takes hikers parallel to the chalk coast through the magnificent beech forests of the UNESCO World Natural Heritage in the Jasmund National Park. Repeatedly the Hochuferweg was chosen among the top 10 of the most beautiful German hiking trails.

 

The tour starts at the parking above the zoo Sassnitz in the Stubbenkammerstraße. From the end of Weddingstraße it goes with a view of the Baltic Sea along the cliffs. The Hochuferweg (symbol: blue bar) leads you directly to the high bank. The first viewpoint is the Bläse, a prominent chalk wall. Only a little further on you will find the legendary pirate gorge. The legendary pirate Klaus Störtebeker is said to have had his retreat here. In the pirate gorge, a staircase leads down to the beach. It is worthwhile, however, to continue on the high waterway. Via the Lenzer Bach, you reach the Wissower Klinken, the former landmark of Rügen. In 2005, the two up to 20-meter-high main pits of the chalk formation slipped into the sea. Immediately behind, the Gasthaus »Waldhalle« invites you to stop. The path leads you to the Ernst Moritz Arndt view, from which you can overlook large parts of the chalk coast. Over the 60 meter high bank, it goes to the Kieler Bach, which plunges as a waterfall in the Baltic Sea. A steep staircase leads directly to the waterfall down to the Kieler Ufer. Passing through the magnificent beech forests of the UNESCO World Heritage Site the Hochuferweg leads you to the small Stubbenkammer with the Victoria view. Here you can enjoy a breathtaking view of the Königsstuhl, which you will reach shortly afterwards. The Königstuhl is the highest and most famous rock of the Rügen chalk coast. The white giant rises 118 meters out of the sea. In the National Park Center Königsstuhl you will experience a multimedia exhibition of a special kind. Rangers provide information on hiking trails, animals and plants and offer guided hikes. The National Park Bistro offers regional and ecological food. If you do not want to hike back on the beach, you can take the hiking bus (www.rpnv.de) back to Sassnitz. Or the high shore road at the bus stop for about 6 km right to follow in the coastal village Lohme.

 

Worth seeing: Sassnitz Harbor, Kieler Bach, Victoria view, UNESCO World Heritage Buchenwald, National Park Center KÖNIGSSTUHL, Lohme

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Getting there

Parking

paid parking above the zoo Sassnitz in the Stubbenkammerstraße
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Author’s map recommendations

Kartenempfehlung

Verlag Grünes Herz: Halbinsel Jasmund, ISBN 978-3-935621-23-6

Nordland Verlag: Nationalpark Jasmund, ISBN 3-928397-10-9

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Updated: 2018-11-21

Travel Guide: Hiking trails in Ruegen

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Sandro Klausner
2018-04-11
Uneingeschränkt zu empfehlen!
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Berit Gebelein
2017-12-31
Wirklich ein sehr eindrucksvoller Weg. Wir wanderten ihn schon mehrfach. Den am Ende der Weddingstrasse beschriebenen Parkplatz gibt es allerdings schon lange nicht mehr . Dafür den Grossparkplatz Waldhalle. Von dort den Bus bis Stubbenkammer nehmen und zurück nach Sassnitz über den Hochuferweg wandern. Ca. 10km
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Sonntag, 31. Dezember 2017 11:06:00
Sonntag, 31. Dezember 2017 11:06:00
Photo: Berit Gebelein, Community

Heike Schäfer
2017-05-18
Einfach nur traumhaft schön
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Grandios
Grandios
Photo: Heike Schäfer, Community

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