to the Binzer villas tour!
Binz resort architecture, a carefree mix of classical, neo-baroque and Jugendstil styles, permeates this area. To help you get acquainted with the history and architecture of these buildings, you’ll find scannable QR codes on participating villas along the tour. These give you access to historical information, images and fascinating facts. The tour will take you from building to building and can be started at any villa with a QR code. We hope you enjoy discovering Binz resort architecture.
Each single one is different, individual, and unique: Numerous white villas and guest houses constructed at the end of the 19th and beginning of the 20th century beautify the Baltic Sea resort Binz. The magnificent buildings are great examples of an architectural style that continues to shape the region: the resort architecture. Nowhere else along the Baltic Sea coast is this architectural style, which, strictly speaking, isn’t even one, as well-preserved as in the town-centre of Binz. Early in May, various thematic guided tours, exhibitions and presentations focus on these villas during the Woche der Bäderarchitektur (“Week of the resort architecture”). Towards the end of the 19th century, summer holidays on the island of Rügen came into vogue. Many villages by the sea were enlarged to host the rising number of tourists. In Binz, which would later become the centre of seaside resort culture, countless villas, an almost 600-metre-long pier, and a spa house were built. The initially idyllic atmosphere gave way to an aura of a Mediterranean holiday resort. Today, there are still many marvellous architectonic works reminiscent of the turn of the 19th century, which have been restored and turned into hotels or guesthouses, offering visitors a unique holiday experience between past and modernity.