this year we decided to go with a much more relaxed New Years celebration by escaping the city trouble and having a laid-back time at the coast. Rügen is the biggest German island surrounded by the baltic sea, having an almost 600km coastline and around 75 000 inhabitants. It's widely famous for its signature chalkstone cliffs which have also been awarded to be a UNESCO world heritage in 2011.
Our first day was cold but sunny, perfect condition for to visits the small and picturesque fishing village Sassnitz at the western coast of the island. After a stroll over the pier we headed off to the typical chalkstone cliffs in the north.
The next day we were less lucky with the weather as it was wet and foggy. We visited the old lighthouse at the so called Cape Arkona, a peninsula which is also referred to as being the most northern part of the island.
I hope everyone else had a similarly great start into the New Year. Best wishes and good luck for 2016!